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At Alpha to Omega we want to help you with the purchase and build of your home. We like transparency and want to be as accommodating as we possibly can be, so we have compiled a list of questions and answers that will hopefully help you out.

If there is a question that we have not answered please feel free to email us.

  • Financial Protection.
  • Quality Assurance.
  • Independence from building companies
  • Safety

 Buying or building a home is often the biggest investment you will make in your lifetime. The average cost of buying a house in Melbourne is now $643,000 (REIV, 2014). We know from experience, that once you have handed the final cheque over, its is nearly impossible to get your builder to fix any issues there might be, unless you are willing to cover the extra cost (which can be thousands of dollars). Furthermore, once your home is finished, it is much more time and cost expensive to go back and fix structural issues. We have successfully helped many families avoid these issues.

The cost of home inspections in Melbourne is very small relative to the buildings themselves; it is generally less than 0.1%. We can make sure your home is being constructed safely, in accordance with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia.

We specialize in the independent inspections of new homes, while under construction, at the hand-over stage or during their contractual maintenance period.

We offer:

  • Home handover defects inspections (or home defects reports)
  • Slab pre-pour inspection
  • Frame inspection
  • Pre-plaster/lockup inspection.
  • Advice on how to make your home more energy efficient
  • General advice on anything about the building process (e.g. contractual wording)
We inspect all visible:

  1. External surfaces of the building and surrounds including: roof line, flashing, eaves, gutters, downpipes, walls, windows, glazing, doors, stairs, porches, balconies, safety barriers, paint finish, boundary fences, security systems, security doors and fire exits, car accommodation, clothes lines, council crossings and footpaths, driveways, landscaping, paths/paving, retaining walls, steps, stormwater run-off, drainage and taps etc.
  2. Internal surfaces of the building including: ceilings, cornice, walls, architraves, skirting boards, floor structure and covering, cupboards, drawers, shelving, wardrobes, vanity units, fly screens, ventilation, paint finish, doors, windows, glazing, stairs, fittings, smoke alarms, security systems and appliances etc.

All of these services are carried out by qualified, professional building inspectors to give you complete confidence in your in your new home.

Is it quality you are after? and not lame excuses

We will provide the highest quality new home inspection support with integrity; accountability and responsive communication.

Would you know if your new home was being constructed in accordance with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia?

Is it quality you are after? and not lame excuses

We will provide the highest quality new home inspection support with integrity; accountability and responsive communication.

Would you know if your new home was being constructed in accordance with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia?

Complete Independence.

Honest Advice.

Quick turnaround.

Our reports are completed electronically and sent to you as soon as they are finalised. For a full list of what we inspect please see our ‘Services’ page or ‘Pricing’ Page.
There are a couple of inspection types at this level, we understand that people are on a budget so we offer a on site verbal report starting from $250 + GST this is a good staring point and will give you an good idea of the quality of your home. Please refer to our inspection services page ‘Verbal Reports’.
We can contact your builder to arrange a time to meet on site.
The cost of an Owner-Builder Report is determined mainly by the size of the project. Please refer to our inspection services page.
Urgent inspections can generally be arranged within 2 business days.
The result of the Inspection is available verbally on the daynand a copy of the report will be emailed to you generally within 24hrs of the inspection.
Payment for Inspections is due on the day of the Inspection, prior to issue of the Inspection Report.

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We accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, bank transfers and cash.
We cover Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, and surrounding areas, as well as most parts of regional Victoria. Please contact us for further information.