Regional Victoria

Our consultants service all of Victoria

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose us?

Why Jim’s Building Inspections?

Fully Insured – We have a full and comprehensive professional indemnity and public liability insurance as part of our commitment to our clients.

Fast Delivery – Our building inspection reports are carried out on iPads and generally emailed to you within 24 hours of completion.

Australia Wide Network – We are proud of our franchisees and the work they do helping our clients make better purchasing decisions.

Regional Victoria building inspections

What is the cost of building inspection?

Cost of Building Inspection Report – Melbourne (average range)

Building Type Average Range
Apartment $280 – $330
3 Bed Home $440 – $660
Large House $660 – $880

The above prices are rough estimates and should only be taken as a loose guide.
For accurate pricing please get a free online quote or call us on 131 546.

What is a building inspection?

A building inspection is designed to give you independent and objective advice about the physical state of a building. This advice enables you to make an informed decision, usually about whether to purchase a property or not.

Building inspections are also carried out for the purpose of risk management, new construction management, dispute resolution, insurance claims, compliance with legislation and regulations and to inform renovation and extension decisions.

Whats services do we provide?

Our Melbourne Building Consultants Offer the Following Services

Service Type
Building Inspection
Asbestos Inspection
Dilapidation Report
Handover Inspection
Specialist Inspections



Our Story

Jim’s Building Inspections is passionate about delivering jargon-free, professional building inspection reports to home buyers, vendors, investors, property managers and commercial clients throughout Regional Victoria.

Established in 2011 and already one of Australia’s leading building inspection companies, Jim’s Building Inspections conduct over 5000 building inspections each month and have dedicated Inspectors located all over Australia and New Zealand. Jim’s Building Inspections is committed to excellent customer service, which is the very foundation of the division’s success and at the core of the Jim’s Group’s continued growth and prosperity.

Regional Victoria encompasses regions from Ballarat, Gippsland, Warrnambool and Mornington to the Bellarine Peninsula and Geelong. Growth corridors, the Jim’s Building Inspections team are kept busy delivering an extensive suite of services, the most popular being the the Building and Pest Inspection service which includes –

  • Identification of major hazards such as structural issues or suspected asbestos
  • Identification of minor defects, such as expected property maintenance and future repairs
  • Overview on the presence of termites or timber pests and any recorded damage
  • A review of any present conditions that may attract or assist termite or timber pest infestation
  • Detailed photos describing the defects
  • Information on the works that may be required to rectify defects or issues

Franchisor Phil Smallman attributes the success of the Jim’s Building Inspections team to a belief in a strong customer service ethos. Phil is an exceptionally experienced Building Inspector and in a dual role, is also the National Training and Technical Manager for the division. Phil’s area of expertise is his knowledge of building elements required for new construction assessment and reporting. This gives Phil a great edge – he is able to advise customers on building works that may be required to rectify current or future damage and will include this information in his reporting.

With a 24-hour report turnaround time, Jim’s Building Inspections is passionate about providing and empowering clients with the information they require to make an informed property decision. All inspectors hold comprehensive Professional Indemnity Insurance, Public Liability Insurance and use industry leading technology and equipment to guarantee the peace of mind needed to proceed with confidence.

Other inspection services offered by the Regional Victorian Franchisors of Jim’s Building Inspections include:

  • Asbestos inspections
  • New home inspections
  • Dilapidation reports
  • Specialist inspections such as insurance assessments, owner builder warranty inspections and property condition reports.

Reports are available to purchase online and all inspections carried out to the highest of Australian Building Standards.