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Reliable Independent Building Inspections – Melbourne

Your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. Whether you’re building, buying or selling, it’s essential that you have as much information as possible about the condition of the property so you can buy or sell with confidence.

At Focal Point Building Inspections, we carry out independent building inspections across Melbourne. We provide property inspections for apartments, townhouses, semi-detached and detached houses and commercial properties to homeowners, homebuyers, businesses, investors and developers. Our inspectors will help you fully understand the condition of your property so you can make the most informed decisions.

Our team of building inspectors are registered builders who bring high-level expertise and extensive industry experience to every inspection. We are fully independent, which means that we are only working for you and looking out for your best interests.

Why is Property Inspection Important?

An independent property inspection in Melbourne will ensure that you are armed with all the information you need to make an informed property purchase or sale. Without a property inspection, you are effectively buying blind. Any structural defects or major repairs will become your responsibility and that can end up tacking tens of thousands of dollars onto the purchase price. For vendors, not addressing major defects before sale can turn away potential buyers or force you to substantially lower your asking price.

A reliable property inspection will:

  • Identify structural defects
  • Document any major or minor repairs needed
  • Identify ongoing maintenance issues
  • Identify potential problems before they occur
  • Highlight assets or positive aspects of the property
  • Ensure each stage of construction is properly completed

With a comprehensive property inspection, you can bid at auction with confidence and negotiate the best purchase or sale price without fear of surprises.

If you’re building, an independent building inspection is essential to ensure that your builders and contractors have satisfied all contractual obligations and that all work complies with all relevant building standards, codes and practices.

Our Building Inspection Services

Whether you’re buying a newly constructed house or buying or selling an existing property, we offer a range of inspection services tailored to your requirements.

All inspections are carried out in line with Australian Standards, the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and good building practices.

Our building inspection services include:

We provide written reports, including photos, for all inspections. These reports outline in detail any major structural defects, minor repairs or ongoing maintenance requirements. We clearly indicate which defects should be addressed immediately and can offer buyers and vendors recommendations on what should be addressed prior to sale or purchase.

We generally deliver reports within 24 hours of inspection and our inspectors are available to talk you through the report if you need further information. Call Focal Point and speak with our friendly staff to find out the cost of your Melbourne building Inspection.

Why Choose Us

  • Registered builder
  • Extensive building industry experience
  • Fully insured
  • Completely independent
  • Reports within 24 hours
  • Member of Master Builders Victoria
  • Competitive pricing


Shaun conducted our pre-settlement inspection on our apartment that we purchased off the plan. Shaun had a good knowledge of our builders and had seen their work previously. He worked with us and the company to ensure everything was finalised as per the plans. His attention to detail was fantastic resulting in ensure elements such as light switch panels were level, painting marks were fixed etc. He was also useful in ensuring we understood how elements in our apartment were constructed e.g. floating tiles on balcony. Overall we were really happy with the outcome and would definitely use Shaun again.

– Amy, Camberwell


Focal Point were very easy to deal with,quick to respond and provided a great service.Shawn provided a very detailed report of the building condition and was happy to answer all of my
questions – there were quite a few as this is the first time I’ve purchased a property. Would happily recommend him to others needing a building inspection.

– Sean


Focal point was excellent and very quick to get the job done.They coordinated with the agent to get the inspection done on our pre purchase house. Report was detailed and well structured and easy to understand. Pick up on almost everything we did not notice when we inspected the house. He also spends the time explaining every item he has documented in his report I would highly recommend Focal point (Shaun) if you need a building inspection done.

– Olliver