A combined pre-purchase building and pest inspection is our most comprehensive inspection service and is strongly recommended for Melbourne properties as it covers both building defects and timber pests.
By combining a prepurchase building and pest inspection you are getting our most comprehensive inspection service. It is well known that Melbourne is in a high risk zone for termite attack in Australia. Timber pests like termites are present in many areas of Melbourne. It is estimated that one in five homes throughout Melbourne has seen some level of termite damage.
Almost all homes in Victoria contain elements of timber in their construction and as such are a higher risk of attack from termites. Timber pests like termites, wood decay fungi and wood borers will weaken structures made from timber. Timber elements that are vulnerable include roof frames, wall frames, decks and handrails.
We highly recommended for people considering properties in Melbourne to get a comprehensive pre-purchase building inspection covering both building defects and timber pests.