Pre-Purchase Building & House Inspections

Book A Prepurchase Building or House Inspection

Structural Inspection
Price $495

Single Storey
Double Story $595 Roof, Walls, Footings
No maintenance items
House only

Prepurchase Building Inspections | Comprehensive house inspection

Comprehensive Inspection
Price $650

Structural Inspection Items
Single Storey
Double Story $795
Safety Items
Maintenance items
Full scope of works as per Australian Standard
All aspects of the property within 30 metres of the house


Comprehensive Inspection
Check against supplied plans for unlicensed building works
We can put you in touch with other specialist reports by
Electrician, Plumber, Pool Technician, Timber Pest, Valuer etc.
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What is a prepurchase building inspection?

If you’re finally ready to make that huge investment into a new home, nothing is more important that making certain it is free from issues that may not be in plain sight. A prepurchase home inspection does just that.
Buying your new dream home is often the biggest investment a person will make in life. When paying that kind of money, you want to make sure it’s spent on something you can enjoy, rather than a bunch of costs for repairs to problems you didn’t notice or know about. Our building inspectors in Perth are registered, qualified and experienced professionals who can take a fresh eye to your dream home. We will inspect the home from top to bottom and present you with a full prepurchase inspection report that you can understand, all about your new home. Our prepurchase building inspection in Perth can be tailored to your needs. We can make it as detailed as you would like it to be, follow the link for more details!

Why do you Need a Prepurchase Inspection?

When you’re excited about a home, it is easy to overlook details that might cause issues in the future. No matter your knowledge level, we recommend a prepurchase home inspection in Perth to get a fresh pair of eyes to look at anything you might have missed.
Whether you’ve been working in construction for years or never touched a hammer in your life, it’s always possible to gloss over nasty details when you really like a home. A prepurchase home inspection, when carried out by a qualified and experienced professional can give your dream home that final, reliable check-over. Rest easy, knowing that your home is free of unforeseen problems after a prepurchase home inspection from ABBC Building Inspectors. We examine your prospective investment from the footings to the roof cover to make sure it is as it seems. Our building inspectors are Perth locals and have years of experience inspecting homes in your area. Our building inspectors are familiar with local building practices and codes. This means we are best able to identify common (and not so common) problems in the Perth and WA region.

Why Choose ABBC Building Inspectors?


ABBC Building Inspectors are some of the most experienced building inspectors in Perth. Many of our building inspectors in Perth have been in the field for more than 15 years on their own. This experience in the local area has given us a knack for detecting deviations from the local building standards and codes.


While there are no formal, government required qualifications to perform prepurchase building inspections in Perth, we believe this situation is wrong. In accordance, it is standard that all of our building inspectors maintain current builders’ registration. This provides our customers with a high level of knowledge and experience in construction in Western Australia.

Fully Insured

ABBC Building Inspectors hold all relevant insurances, including professional indemnity insurance, public liability insurance and workers compensation insurance. This means that in the unlikely event that our inspector were to get injured on the job, or get something wrong in their identifying of a problem, ABBC can be relied upon to help you be protected from the consequences.

Simple, Clear Reports

We adhere to and exceed all of the current Western Australian and Australian reporting standards - but that doesn’t mean our prepurchase building reports are filled with confusing jargon and technicalities. Our reports are presented to you in clear English that anybody could understand to help you avoid misunderstanding all the technical jargon.

Going Above and Beyond (Reporting Standards)

Our prepurchase building reports meet all of the required standards set by the Australian standard for building reports. But, our reports also go above and beyond this by meeting and, in some cases, exceeding the optional standards set down by InspectWA. A higher standard of report means better value for you! Our inspection Agreements provide much more clarity as to what our reports cover.


Frequently Asked Questions

Our most basic prepurchase home inspection is a structural inspection. A structural prepurchase inspection examines the main dwelling structure from the footings to the roof and makes comments on anything structurally related. This does not include any external additions to the house or freestanding other buildings on the property. Our structural inspection meets all the requirements of the REIWA purchase contract clause.

Our recommended and most popular prepurchase home inspection type is our Comprehensive inspection. The Comprehensive prepurchase inspection covers all of the structural items as well as non-structural items and maintenance issues in the house that the inspector detects. These non-structural items include things like fences, gazebos, patios, sheds, leaking showers and. This report gives a more full picture of the house you are purchasing.

To have a truly complete view of your prospective home, we also offer a Comprehensive+ Inspection. This includes all of the features of the comprehensive inspection but we will also compare the existing structures to any plans held by the local council that you can make available, and provide a copy of the Water Corporation sewer diagram. We can also coordinate a team of other experts (electrician, plumber, pool technician, pest inspector etc) to give the property a really through going-over. Comprehensive+ inspections are recommended to be carried out before you make your offer.

We recommend at least a comprehensive inspection to be carried out with every home that changes hands in Perth. This allows for both purchaser and seller to finalise the deal with full knowledge of what is changing hands. Even if the home you would like to purchase was built recently there could be problems with the way that it was originally constructed, or there may have been work done at the house since construction. It is always best to get a fresh, experienced and qualified eye to take a complete look over the place you are going to be investing your savings into and save yourself from hidden problems. It may also be possible to get the original builder to rectify those issues of faulty workmanship once you own the property.

Anything that is currently a structural problem, is a non-structural issue or a maintenance item will be mentioned in our Comprehensive and Comprehensive+reports. However, if you would like us to make sure that we take a look at a particular item in the house, we are happy to make note of that too! Just advise us of this requirement before the day of your prepurchase home inspection and our professionals will check specifically on those items..

We at ABBC Building Inspectors do not carry out pest inspections ourselves, but we are happy to arrange one for you through one of our trusted service partners. There are no commission arrangements between us and any of our service partners.
We are also happy to arrange for Timber pest inspection; Appliance testing ; Swimming pool or spa testing; Meth testing; Electrical inspection by a licensed electrician; Solar PV inspection by licensed electrician; Plumbing inspection by a licensed plumber; Airconditioning inspection; or an Energy assessment. Just let us know at the time of booking!


There is no ‘set’ industry price for a building inspection in Perth, which means that the cost can vary widely, as can the content and presentation of your prepurchase building report and the attributes of the inspector. As a group of qualified and experienced building inspectors in Perth, we believe that our price accurately reflects our level of knowledge and expertise, while also providing maximum value for money in a clear, readable report that you can understand. Our pricing is structured in three tiers and also can be tailored for multi-storey dwellings.
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