About us Building Inspections

About Us

Master Building Inspectors Melbourne

About us. Our Melbourne based team comprises of experienced, registered builder’s and pest inspectors. All MBI inspectors are fully insured with Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurances. 

Only builders registered with the Victorian Building Authority are permitted to join our team. This provides our clients with the peace of mind knowing that a qualified, experienced inspector is accessing their property. 

Master Building Inspectors are  all trained to a high standard and suitably qualified to report on any property.

This includes all units, apartments, villas, townhouses, duplex, freestanding properties, shops, offices, mixed use complexes and industrial structures.

We can also provide specialist/investigative reports detailing specific areas of defective workmanship along with maintenance related defects.  A comprehensive building report is provided to all clients, within 24 hours of the inspection.

Each report will detail any structural faults, safety hazards, major and minor defects. Items requiring immediate repair are also noted.

When considering your next property purchase in Melbourne, contact MBI!

Building Reports

Australian standard AS 4349.1 – Inspection of Building is the minimum requirement that all pre-purchase building reports must conform with.

We offer 2 different types of these reports:

  1. Pre-purchase structural report
  2. Pre-purchase standard report

Under Construction Reports

MBI Melbourne provide a variety of new building reports where the structure is assessed for BCA non-compliance related issues along with sub standard workmanship defects.

Inspections can be conducted at any stage during the build, however we recommend they are conducted at:

  1. Slab
  2. Wall Frame
  3. Roof
  4. Lockup
  5. Practical completion

Noted Items

Our About us page is a useful reference to identify items inspected during a building inspection, which include:

    • Ceilings – sagging/ nail popping/ cracking/ staining
    • Walls – cracking/ damp/ distortion
    • Timber floors – movement/ damp/ damage
    • Concrete floors – out of level/ cracking/ damp
    • Timber windows – cracked/ deteriorated/ seals
    • Metal-framed windows – water staining & corrosion 
    • Doors & frames – binding/ jamming/ damaged doors
    • Damp issues – rising/lateral/falling
    • Stairs – stringer/ handrails/ treads & risers
    • Balconies, verandahs, patios, decks, suspended concrete floors, balustrades – structural & safety issues
    • External cladding – integrity/ paint/ deterioration
    • Roof cladding – tiles/ sheeting/ flashings/fixings
    • Roof frame/trusses – damage/  modifications
    • Skylights, vents & flues
    • Valleys – rust
    • Guttering – rust/ water ponding
    • Downpipes – rust
    • Eaves, fascia’s & barges – rot/ damage/water staining
    • Party walls – integrity
    • Insulation – missing/ inadequate
    • Fencing – leaning/ deteriorated
    • Steps – subsidence/ trip hazards
    • Retaining walls – leaning/ deterioration
    • Car accommodation, detached laundry & garden sheds – appropriate

We provide inspection services to the following Melbourne metro areas:

  • Inner City Melbourne: Abbotsford, Aberfeldie, Albert Park, Alphington, Armadale, Ascot Vale, Balaclava, Balwyn, Balwyn North, Bellfield, Brunswick, Brunswick, East Brunswick, West Burnley, Camberwell, Canterbury, Carlton, Carlton North, Caulfield, Caulfield East, Caulfield North, Caulfield South, Clifton Hill, Coburg, Collingwood, Cremorne, Deepdene, Docklands, East Melbourne, Elsternwick, Elwood, Essendon, Essendon West, Fairfield, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Flemington, Footscray, Gardenvale, Glen Iris, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe East, Kensington, Kew, Kew East.

  • Kingsville, Kooyong, Maidstone, Malvern, Malvern East, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Middle Park, Moonee Ponds, Newport, North Melbourne, Northcote, Parkville, Pascoe Vale, South Port, Melbourne, Prahran, Preston, Princes Hill, Richmond, Ripponlea, Seddon, South Kingsville, South Melbourne, South Wharf, South Yarra, Southbank, Spotswood, St Kilda, St Kilda East, St Kilda West, Thornbury, Toorak, Tottenham, Travancore, West Footscray, West Melbourne, Williamstown, Williamstown, North Windsor & Yarraville.
  • Outer Suburbs: Airport, West Albanvale, Albion , Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Ardeer, Ashburton, Ashwood, Attwood, Avondale Heights, Beaumaris, Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Black Rock, Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Braybrook, Briar Hill,, Brighton Brighton East, Broadmeadows ,Brooklyn, Bulleen, Bundoora, Burnside, Burwood, Burwood, East Cairnlea, Campbellfield, Carnegie, Chadstone, Cheltenham, Clarinda ,Clayton, Clayton South, Coburg, North Coolaroo, Dallas, Deer Park, Derrimut, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Eaglemont, Eltham, Epping, Essendon, North Fawkner, Forest Hill, Gladstone Park, Glen Huntly, Glen Waverley, Glenroy, Gowanbrae, Greensborough.

  • Hadfield, Hampton, Hampton East, Heatherton, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights, Heidelberg West, Highett , Moorabbin, Airport, Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Jacana, Kealba, Keilor, Keilor Downs, Keilor East ,Keilor Lodge, Keilor Park, Kings Park, Kingsbury, Lalor, Laverton, Laverton, North Lower Plenty, Macleod, Mckinnon, Meadow Heights, Melbourne Airport, Mentone, Mill Park, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North, Montmorency, Moorabbin, Essendon, Fields, Mount Waverley, Murrumbeena, Niddrie, Notting Hill, Nunawading, Oak Park, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East, Oakleigh, South Ormond, Pascoe Vale, Reservoir, Rosanna, Sandringham, Seabrook, Seaholme, Somerton, St Albans, Strathmore, Strathmore Heights, Sunshine, Sunshine North, Sunshine West, Surrey Hills,Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, Thomastown, Tullamarine, Vermont, Vermont South, Viewbank, Watsonia, Watsonia North, Westmeadows & Yallambie.