Perth’s Pre-purchase Building Inspection Specialists

personal, professional, efficient, high quality service

SERVICE OPTIONS & PRICING

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Full Standard Inspection

Structural Inspection by a Professional Structural Engineer. Electrical and Plumbing Inspection by an Engineer and/or Associate.

If you choose our Full Standard Inspection, we check:

  • Foundation performance.
  • Underneath the floor where accessible.
  • External walls.
  • The floor, internal wall and ceiling condition of each room.
  • Roof structure (we enter the roof space where accessible).
  • The water performance of the roof covering.
  • Site drainage and retaining walls.
  • Swimming pool.
  • Electrical.
  • Plumbing.

The electrical and plumbing inspections are a basic check carried out by the Engineer or an Associate and include checking accessible power points for faults and the satisfactory operation of lights (where globes are fitted), air conditioners, the oven, hotplates, hot water system, taps and drains. We also check for the presence of a safety switch and keep an eye out for substandard wiring.

Pricing
PRE-PURCHASE Inspection on behalf of Purchaser Fee (including GST) if your inspection is paid for
SERVICE ON OR AFTER BEFORE
the day of inspection

Full Standard Inspection

Building inspected by a Professional Structural Engineer to the inspection requirements of Australian Standard AS4349.1, and

Basic visual inspection of electrical and plumbing systems by a Professional Structural Engineer or Associate.

$995 $945

Timber Pest Inspection

If your Real Estate Agent has not already arranged it and is happy for us to do it, we can also organise a timber pest inspection and review the report for any structural issues before forwarding it to you. This inspection is conducted to AS4349.3 by a Public Health Department Licensed Pest Control Operator and searches for termites, wood borers and wood decay fungi in the main building and in pergolas, garages, sheds, fences, trees, tree stumps and other wood in the ground up to 50 metres from the main building.

$295 $295

If you would like more information or to order by telephone, please contact Peter or Jacqui on 0411 232 483.

Premium Inspection

Structural Inspection by a Professional Structural Engineer. Electrical Inspection by a licensed Electrical Contractor and Plumbing Inspection by a licensed Plumbing Contractor.

If you choose our Premium Inspection, we check:

  • Foundation performance.
  • Underneath the floor, if accessible.
  • External walls.
  • The floor, internal wall and ceiling condition of each room.
  • Roof structure (we enter the roof space where access is provided).
  • The water performance of the roof covering.
  • Site drainage and retaining walls.
  • Swimming pool.
  • Electrical systems inspected by a licensed Electrician.
  • Plumbing systems inspected by a licensed Plumber.
Pricing
PRE-PURCHASE Inspection on behalf of Purchaser Fee (including GST) if your inspection is paid for
SERVICE ON OR AFTER BEFORE
the day of inspection

Premium Inspection

Building inspected by a Professional Structural Engineer to the inspection requirements of Australian Standard AS4349.1, and

Electrical systems inspected by a licensed Electrician

Plumbing systems inspected by a licensed Plumber

$2,595 $2,545

Timber Pest Inspection

If your Real Estate Agent has not already arranged it and is happy for us to do it, we can also organise a timber pest inspection and review the report for any structural issues before forwarding it to you. This inspection is conducted to AS4349.3 by a Public Health Department Licensed Pest Control Operator and searches for termites, wood borers and wood decay fungi in the main building and in pergolas, garages, sheds, fences, trees, tree stumps and other wood in the ground up to 50 metres from the main building.

$295 $295

If you would like more information or to order by telephone, please contact Peter or Jacqui on 0411 232 483.

What Else Do I Need To Know
For My Own Peace Of Mind?

How can I be sure that I am getting the best possible person to inspect my new home?

Owner, Peter Williamson is a qualified Professional Structural Engineer. He has a Bachelor of Engineering university degree backed by 35 years of experience in building inspections and structural design. He has extensive practical construction experience, including large civil, commercial and residential construction. He has personally carried out most of the trade work to build a second story on his own home. Peter can also give you on‑the‑spot professional advice on any plans that you may have for structural changes to your new home.

Also, if structural issues are observed during an inspection, most other building inspectors will recommend that you call in a Professional Structural Engineer for a second, qualified opinion. This would mean paying twice when you could have paid once by using Take 2.

Peter is qualified to be an expert witness in relation to building structure matters in a court of law, whereas most other building inspectors are not. All this means that you can be certain that you are getting the best possible advice.

Where will you go?

We do most of our inspections anywhere across the Perth metro area, including Mandurah. See our service options and pricing page. We are also open to requests for country inspections; contact us for a special quote.

How much notice do I need to give?

We can usually do your inspection within a few business days.

Can I attend my inspection?

Once you have obtained your agent’s permission you are most welcome to attend your inspection. This is your opportunity to give yourself a very clear and thorough understanding of the home you are about to buy. If you have any concerns or if any issues become apparent during the inspection, then we can discuss these with you on site. You will leave the inspection knowing exactly which way you are heading.

Because Peter is a Professional Structural Engineer, he can also provide advice and recommendations regarding any future structural changes or improvements that you may have in mind for your new home.

However, if you can’t attend the inspection be assured that your report will be thorough, clear and easy to understand. You can also telephone Peter to discuss any concerns that you may have after reading your report.

When will I receive my report?

Your report will be available within one clear business day of the inspection. If we have your email address then we will email it to you and your agent within minutes of completion. You will then receive an original printed copy through the post with a tax invoice.

If you have an urgent time constraint, just let us know and we will give you top priority so that you can meet your deadline.

What type of report do I get?

Your written report is a concise descriptive exception report. It is personally written for you by Peter and focuses on identifying significant structural and maintenance issues that you should know about your prospective purchase. He will also provide you with a clear course of action to take regarding any issues that are identified. This may also include the electrical and plumbing systems, depending on the level of service that you choose.

When is payment due?

A discount is available if you pay prior to inspection day. Payment can be made by EFT, debit or credit card (Visa or Mastercard). Other arrangements can also be made to suit your personal circumstances. Just ask us.

Are there conditions of inspection?

Yes. We conduct our inspections and reporting according to our Standard Conditions of Inspection and recommend that you request and read a copy prior to using our services.

Are you Insured?

Yes. We have current Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance policies in place to protect you and give you ultimate Peace of Mind.

How much notice of cancellation do I need to give?

Once you request us to conduct your inspection we will allocate a day and time for your inspection and organise access to the property through your Real Estate Agent. We consider this to be a firm appointment of our time for the delivery of our Professional Services. If for any reason you decide to cancel your inspection, we require advance notice of two business days prior to the day of inspection for a full refund. Inspections cancelled the business day prior to the scheduled inspection day incur 50% of the fee charged and inspections cancelled on the day of the inspection incur 100% of the fee charged.

Does the service end when I get the report?

We are committed to delivering you ongoing high quality customer service because we want you to tell your family, friends and work colleagues about us. We would also like you to contact us again when you buy your next home.

Once you are our registered Client, you can contact us at any time in the future for free advice relating to the structure of your home.

How do I organise my home inspection?

To order your inspection, please click on the link below and complete the secure order form that will appear. Once we receive your order, you can relax because we will take care of all of the arrangements for you.

If you would like more information or to order by telephone, please contact Peter or Jacqui on 0411 232 483.

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