Leading Independent Building Inspectors in Melbourne & Sunshine Coast

Whether you’re buying or building a property, there’s a lot that can go wrong. Carrying out due-diligence and identifying problems or potential problems before you take possession of the property can save you money and headache down the road.

With such a large investment and with so many people having a vested interest in closing the sale (e.g. builders, real estate agents, conveyancers etc.) it can be hard to know who to trust.

This is why it’s vital to find a reliable independent building inspector in Melbourne & Sunshine Coast to carry out your pre-purchase or new construction staged inspections. An independent building inspector will not be affiliated with any construction, development or real estate firm. They will be working solely for you and looking out for your best interests.

At Focal Point Building Inspections, we are 100% independent building inspectors based in Melbourne & Sunshine Coast. We are highly qualified registered builders with extensive industry experience. We carry out all inspections in line with the relevant Australian Standards, the BCA and all good building practices.

We offer a range of inspection services including:

All inspections come with a detailed written report, including photos, documenting any issues with the property and offering recommendations for fixing any problems. We generally provide reports within 24 hours of the inspection.

Why you Should Hire an Independent Building Inspector

Whether you’re building, buying or selling, an independent building inspector can identify any structural defects and repair or maintenance requirements before settlement or handover. An inspection will also highlight any assets or positive aspects of the property that may not have been immediately noticeable on first walk-through.

If you’re selling a property, an independent building inspector will give you the information you need to get the best price at sale and to ensure that you are aware of any issues with the property that might arise during the sale process. The inspection will ensure that you know the precise condition of the property, allowing you to negotiate the best possible price.

If you’re looking to buy a property, an independent inspector will identify any issues or potential issues that should be fixed by the vendor before sale or may become larger issues down the road. Being aware of these problems will help you negotiate the best price and can save your significant money down the road.

For those building a property, our building inspector offer new construction staged inspections. We will thoroughly go over all stages of construction to ensure that all work meets contractual obligations and designs specifications, and is carried out in line with Australian Standards, the BCA and good building practices.

Amongst all the independent building inspectors in Melbourne & Sunshine Coast, our expert team at Focal Point is the best one to provide you all important insights about your prospective property. To book an inspection, call us at 0417 584 594

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    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

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