澳洲Australia property Can anyone recommend a building inspector


在澳大利亚 I need some advice regarding a property purchase. Property - semi-detached house Bedrooms - 2 Condition - average needs internal reno to modernise Street - one of the best in suburb Location - excellent Close to schools - yes Transport - 50m The pool at of an IP needs to be resurfaced (or so the pool doctor says), the cost was estimated to be $10K ($10,000), after recoverying from my impresssion of a cat coughing up a fur ball, it just seems far too much. Its just a standard poo


Bit of excitement and nervousness at Chez-marantha tonight, as we've just made our first ever offer. It's for our first PPOR, and we'll be meeting with the agent tomorrow night to do one on paper and possibly make it official. This means we'll need a building inspector very soon, as we'd like to make sure the smell in the downstairs area is just mouldy carpet and not rising damp, as well as getting a general assurance that the house is sound.

I've done a bit of a search in the forums but couldn't find an answer - can anyone recommend a reliable building inspector in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne? The property is in Mitcham. Someone recommended Archicentre - any opinions?

Also, if the inspection falls through for some unforeseen reason and we find out too late that it is rising damp, what are our options for dealing with it?

Thanks in advance for any advice :)  

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Cool, you'll be just around the corner from me! Mitcham is a great place to live, good access the just about everything, but far away enough not to be crowded.

We also used archicentre to do the inspection and were quite happy with the report.  

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Great; thanks for that :)  

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Building Inspector

Hi Amarantha

I've used Deiter Pleuger to do two inspections, one in Millgrove.
He's a HIA member, Building Consultant and a Registered Building Practitioner who gives a very comprehensive report, an overview at the end, rates your IP in terms of poor, good, very good etc as an overall purchase, and is there for followup later on if req'd. He also gives you a planned maintenance listing along with dates you should expect to do such maintenance.

Very professional, very old stock.
$300 from memory.
All Home Inspection Service - Bayswater and Balwyn.
BH - 9720 6729 / 0407 311 391
AH - 5967 4213
Cheers
Fish  

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Again, thanks :) This could be a good alternative if Archicentre can't make it in our time limit.  

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Hi there!

The two names I might have suggested have already been mentioned.

I've dealt with both Ray Smith from Archicentre, and with Deitre Pleuger - I used him when purchasing my home. I've found both to be very professional and both know their stuff.

Big thumbs up to both of them, you won't go wrong.

Regards,

James.  

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Building Inspector

Building Masters Inspections very experienced and comprehensive. Mike  

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mike heathcote said: ↑
Building Masters Inspections very experienced and comprehensive. MikeClick to expand...
Hey there Mike........welcome to the forum.

A very timely post :rolleyes: .............six years hence :cool:  

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Better late than never?  

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Rickardo said: ↑
Better late than never?Click to expand...
As my birthdays acumulate, my scepticisim of such first posts in six year old threads also escalates:

http://buildingmastersinspections.com.au/why-building-masters/  

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