Building inspection

We perform expert building inspection as per Australian Standards  4349.1-2007 and 4349.3-2010

We use the latest inspecting technology to ensure we detect the smallest defects that without the technology could turn into large defects.

Your report will be delivered within 24 hours of the inspection and we are available for questions after you receive the report.

Book your building inspection here.

building inspection

building inspection

What exactly is included in your building inspection?

When a property inspector enters a property he is constantly scanning things. Looking at the paint, the floors, the general condition of a property…before he even starts the inspection.

I like to start the inspection in the kitchen as there is usually a few minor defects there to be found….such as ..poor sealing to the bench top behind the sink, leaking under the sink in the cupboard, bad flooring as  a kitchen is the busiest room in the house etc, the walls are usually copping it if there is no range hood, if there is its often faulty….

Then i circle the house interior looking in the rooms in a clock wise direction looking at (in each room)

the floors, condition and bounciness

the walls & ceilings, paint condition, cracks, straightness, dampness, moisture

the door gaps and closes properly

the skirting and cornices, light fitting

bathroom sealing, tiles, floor, ceiling, light fitting fan

on and on….then the exterior….

condition of exterior walls, gutters, down pipes, meter box (i’m an electrician so i like meter boxes)

paving and driveway

condition of grass and fall of land for water run off and drainage


eves and soffits….etc etc

And then in the roof space and under the floor…..and then look at the roof exterior…loose or cracked tiles, ridge mortar (common defect)

At the same time as the building inspection looking and testing for termites and timber pests. Especially in the roof space and sub floor.

 And also deciding what is a minor defect and a minor one.

And taking photos of everything at the same time. As you can see its quite an involved process and you need to know exactly what to look for…you need to know how one thing can affect another…eg, what might seem like simple cosmetic fault could be caused by something far more serious so a bit of investigation skills are required.

A slightly leaning fence could be caused by excess moisture in the ground which could be caused by…..on and on…

Then when the notes are taken on site and pictures taken the inspector will leave and create the report, which is usually delivered to you in pdf format and can be from 20 to 80 pages. I think 80 is way too much and usually includes superfluous information for the average home buyer.

They just want the facts to decide whether to buy the property or not.

So…you can see a building inspection is quite an involved activity and requires experience, a sharp eye, patience and skill.

Good luck with your house hunting.

More info HERE and HERE.

What our happy clients say:

Wayne from Inner West Property Inspections completed the job. He was prompt, turned up on time and send me the reports needed.

Mandy Sigaloff

Wayne was very professional and assisted us quickly. We required an inspection with a turnover of 2 days. He was able to provide us with the relevant information so that my fiancé and I could make a better decision when bidding for our future house. Thanks to Wayne and Inner West Property Inspection, we were able to be confident with our decisions.

Kai Ikeuchi

As a property investor i need a really good building inspector on my side as investing is a numbers game, i cant make mistakes. Wayne is one of the best. His knowledge of inner west Sydney properties is amazing.

Kevin Krilic
Inner west Sydney

Thank you so much for the thorough inspection you did for us. Inner West Property Inspections was neat and fast with getting everything done. It was all so easy. Thanks again.

William Johns
Strathfield NSW

I just had my home inspected by Inner West Property Inspections this week and the peace of mind is worth every cent. I am buying an older inner west home and Wayne was skilled, patient and thorough. I highly recommend this service.

Genevieve McCabe

Wayne was punctual, polite, and neat and tidy. Very professional. He answered our questions and provided a great inspection report that we passed on to our solicitor. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking to have their future home inspected.

Karen Lane

Inner West Property Inspections inspected a house I was looking to purchase in Marrickville. Wayne showed up on short notice as the auction was in 2 days. He provided a great, detailed report and called the next day to clarify something. Top level service and knowledge!

Gary Williams

Wayne at Inner West Property Inspections is friendly, courteous and thorough. He is also very informative & I would definitely recommend him for your property inspection service.

Jacqueline Young

Inner West Property Inspections were very prompt, efficient and professional for our dilapidation report in Glebe.

Ian Scrutton