building inspection

Make sure your new home is exactly as it should be

When you’re preparing to settle on your new home the smartest thing you can do is get a professional building inspection done, prior to handover, to ensure everything is up to scratch.

Your new home should be perfect when you settle

Almost every new home has a long list of defects that need to be repaired by the builder. Even if it looks fine of the surface, there can be issues that you can see. These defects and issues may not become obvious for years to come, which can make getting the builder to come back to repair them really difficult, stressful and time consuming.

So it makes sense to get a PPI building inspection and building report done before handover, so you can make sure that everything is exactly the way it should be.

Melbourne new home handover building inspections start at $295

It’s a small price to pay when you consider it could save you hours upon hours of time and stress trying to get the builder to come back and repair things that should’ve been done right before handover.

New home handover building inspection reports

Our Melbourne New Home Handover Building Inspections and Reports are thorough and comprehensive.

PPI’s Melbourne building inspectors take the time to carefully inspect the interior and exterior of the property, including the roof, building, sub-floor structure, decks and verandahs, fences, flooring, stairs, windows, carport and garage, plumbing, structural soundness and identify any non-compliant building work.

We then provide you with a comprehensive report that details any minor or major defects or issues along with the steps to rectify them.

What we look at during a pre-handover inspection

Unlike many other building inspectors, we go below the surface to thoroughly check everything. We get under the floor, we get up in the roof, we use infrared camera’s and moisture meters, and meticulously inspect every aspect of the property.

  • Exterior of the building
  • Ceilings
  • Walls
  • Floors
  • Windows and Window Frames
  • Doors and Door Frames
  • Plastering
  • Painting
  • Bathrooms, En-suites, Kitchen, Laundry, WC
  • Stairs
  • Balustrades and Handrails
  • Toilets
  • Baths
  • Shower recess
  • Basins
  • Taps
  • Bench tops
  • Cabinets
  • Tiling
  • Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings
  • Hot Water Units
  • Rising Damp
  • Moisture in wet areas
  • Roof space framing structures
  • Roof coverings
  • Gutters
  • Skylights
  • Vents and Flues
  • Flashings
  • Valleys
  • Eaves
  • Fascias and Barges
  • Downpipes
  • Insulation
  • Downlight safety
  • Sarking
  • Subfloor supports
  • Ventilation
  • Drainage
  • Piers
  • Exterior walls including Cladding
  • Lintels
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Pergolas
  • Decking
  • Patios
  • Balconies
  • With in 30m of the house and within the boundaries of the site
  • Fencing
  • Retaining walls
  • Paths
  • Driveways and water drainage
  • Garages
Inspections within 24 hours

Same day property inspection reports

Registered Builder with 30+ years experience

Latest equipment – infrared cameras and moisture meters

Melbourne Building Inspections from $295


  • 30+ years industry experience
  • Registered builder DBU-37118
  • Associate diploma in building construction
  • Registered Pest Inspector
  • Qualified carpenter
  • Master builder

Your building inspection report

Within 24 hours of your building inspection we’ll send you a comprehensive written report that goes through all the findings of the inspection. It will identify any minor or major defects, structural issues, problems and potential problems. It also includes photos and clear explanations, so you have a full picture of the property before handover takes place.

These are the kind of issues we come across everyday when we perform building inspections in Melbourne

  • Poor workmanship
  • Sub-standard finishes
  • Non-compliant building work
  • Timber framing failures and inadequacies
  • Slow and fast leaks from showers or baths and wet areas
  • Poor external drainage or stormwater systems
  • Safety hazards such as collapsing structures
  • Potential Fire Hazards
  • All sorts of ‘cover up jobs’