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Personable, well run, great communication and ease of rectifying any issues, open to feedback and proactive customer service, would highly recommend for your next inspection
Anika riderAnika rider
23:15 17 Jun 24
Luke was really amazing and very knowledgeable about everything! Really sweet guy and answered every question we threw his way! Would definitely recommend WA Building inspections.
Yusuf DarsotYusuf Darsot
07:02 12 Jun 24
From the outset, my experience with WA Building Inspections Perth was remarkably smooth and stress-free. Emma, the booking coordinator, deserves special commendation for her impeccable assistance. She provided all the necessary information in a friendly, timely, and professional manner, ensuring I felt confident and well-prepared for the inspection process.The inspector Luke truly distinguished himself during the inspection. His expertise was evident, as he not only proved to be approachable and friendly but also demonstrated remarkable efficiency and thoroughness. Luke meticulously examined every aspect of the property, leaving no stone unturned. His professionalism shone through in his effective communication with the site supervisor, ensuring that any identified issues were clearly understood.What sets WA Building Inspections apart is their exceptional value for money. In addition to receiving a comprehensive inspection, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a well-organised and easy-to-understand report on the same day. This quick turnaround allowed me to present the findings to my builder without any delay, which was invaluable in moving the project forward smoothly.A heartfelt thank you is owed to the entire WA Building Inspections Perth team. From start to finish, they made the inspection process a hassle-free experience. Their professionalism and expertise were evident at every step, reflecting their dedication to their work.Without a doubt, I will be relying on them for all my future inspections. They not only met but exceeded my expectations, providing the peace of mind I needed to proceed with confidence. I highly recommend their services to anyone seeking top-notch inspection services.
Mathew PassmoreMathew Passmore
23:45 11 Jun 24
Russell and the team were fantastic throughout the process. Friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive. We booked a comprehensive building inspection and when we realised the thermal scan had been forgotten contacted the team and they resolved it on the day.Not only did they refund that portion of the bill, they then came out and provided the scan as a complimentary service which was definitely above and beyond service. Thanks team, we'll be recommending you to all our friends and family.
Fadi SaleebFadi Saleeb
01:57 23 May 24
amazing building and pest inspection perth done by Russell. the pre purchase building and pest inspection was so detailed. russell also called me right after the building inspection was completed to summarise the report so I could make an offer on the property. amazing service. would recommend 5/5
Jason KeatonJason Keaton
22:24 14 May 24
Russel McCarthy was absolutely 100% on the mark and worth twice the money I outlaid vs what it would have cost me to fix mistakes he picked up during my house build.Sarah in the office was always fast to schedule in times to check the key completion stages of the build for checking and Russel was always on point for the right standards and even just the minimum quality finish of works completed by all trades.They were also flexible with a whole range of payment options.Apologies for being blunt but if you are building or renovating these days it is a no brainer to have an inspector in your corner.If I ever build again, I will be budgeting for a building inspector again with no hesitation.
Kelly BrownKelly Brown
03:43 09 May 24
Very thorough and professional. Prompt and well priced. Could not recommend highly enough!
Thomas FulfordThomas Fulford
01:15 09 May 24
Very happy with the ease of booking, level of service, and comprehensive report. There was a clear explanation of all the information in the report, along with pictures which was most helpful. A very easy company to deal with and the friendly inspector, David, was kind enough to call me to talk through some rectification works that the seller did on the property after the initial inspection discovered some issues.
00:18 04 Apr 24
We organised a building inspection for a property we were interested in purchasing last minute and Russel went above and beyond to help us out.He made time to get to the property before the auction and gave us a very detailed report on the property’s overall condition.As a buyer, it’s given me the confidence to make an informed decision about the property.Highly recommend Russel and the team.
Grace OldfieldGrace Oldfield
02:25 20 Mar 24
Had Russell from WA Building inspections conduct our prepurchase inspection requirements last week and I couldn’t recommend him/them enough. The Report was detailed with lots of photos and the best price I found in the metro area. I was not feeling confident in my knowledge of the building and Russell has gone above and beyond to break down and explain all the elements of the building and the report to me. Not only do I feel more confident in my home purchase, the guy even had me chuckling and enjoying the process. Thanks so much for making this a smooth process!
Sophie FalkSophie Falk
03:44 08 Mar 24
Dean was fantastic thank you
Erle FranklinErle Franklin
09:26 07 Mar 24
Russell was friendly and a good communicator. Very efficient and I felt confident about what he was doing
Rajshekhar WagheRajshekhar Waghe
09:14 01 Mar 24
I would recommend WA building inspections as really liked their service. Russell was very professional, punctual and knowledgeable. He provided me with a detailed report that highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of the property, as well as any potential issues or risks and also clarified my smallest of the small queries & doubts. I was very impressed by his service and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable and experienced inspector.
Jonathan SILASJonathan SILAS
03:51 29 Feb 24
Luke G was simply amazing! He was professional, friendly and knowledgeable!!They even had a drone service down to check roofing.Highly highly recommended!!!
Simon TomizziSimon Tomizzi
00:24 27 Feb 24
Luke was fantastic. Very assertive and thorough with his assessment and picked up a number of items which weren’t picked up by the builder. Thank you!
15:55 26 Feb 24
Excellent job!
Jonah AviaJonah Avia
04:24 16 Feb 24
Extremely helpful, highly recommend Dean from WA buildings and pest inspection. Very friendly and thorough, highly recommend.
Jackie HoogerboordJackie Hoogerboord
01:14 16 Feb 24
Highly recommend them! Did a very thorough pre purchase building and pest inspection with lots of photos. Were also easy to contact and happy to answer any questions regarding the inspection.
John NewtonJohn Newton
12:40 19 Jan 24
I found WA Building Inspections Perth very helpful. They responded quickly to my request, provided a competitive price, did a detailed report and then discussed the report with me for a lengthy period. Russel did my inspection and he could not have been more helpful in explaining the report and recommending opportunities to address findings. I would definitely go back to WA Building Inspections Perth and Russel for advice and future building inspections.
Michael CarmellottiMichael Carmellotti
22:32 14 Jan 24
Russell’s pre-purchase report was exactly what we needed for peace of mind. He was thorough and detailed, outlining what he could and couldn’t achieve, with action plans recommended where needed! We were unsure about some wording or recommendations but Russell answered our calls and explained these perfectly and the suggested way forward. 100% worth the price, especially if you need that peace of mind at the end.
Linda ReynoldsLinda Reynolds
09:54 11 Jan 24
We needed a building inspection done quickly for the purchase of our new home. WA Building Inspections Perth were very helpful and accommodating, we got our report in a timely manner. It was comprehensive and clear covering everything we needed to know. When I had a follow up question they responded quickly and were happy to give the additional advice required. I would recommend them to anyone needing an inspection done.
Lucas la GrangeLucas la Grange
09:43 04 Jan 24
Had a dilapidation report done by many companies but none as good and as detailed as this company- thank you for such a detailed building inspection.
Puri GauravPuri Gaurav
08:52 03 Jan 24
Very Honest and Professional Conduct, they value their customer even if they are aware most customers may need this service probably once or twice in a lifetime for buying a property.
Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh
00:44 19 Dec 23
Russell did inspection for my new property on 16th of December. he brush up my knowledge. I was not familiar with many things . I inspection was great . I think every one need to do inspection before buying any property. Russell help a lot in my house inspection.
Mena MegalaaMena Megalaa
15:28 05 Dec 23
Very thorough inspection conducted by Russell. Picked heaps of defects in our roof and compiled a very detailed report about everything done wrong. He clearly explained the problems against the Australian Construction standards and code. I'd highly recommend WA Building Inspections to anyone in doubt of their house construction or before purchasing an established property. We're very lucky to have such a professional service. Worth every dollar paid.Thanks Russell & Sarah.
Rose CraneRose Crane
23:57 20 Sep 23
We would highly recommend. Our experience was prompt, very professional & reassuring. The report was detailed and the best aspect was that we were able to call Russell, whohad done the inspection and report, for clarification on a couple of aspects. Russell was generous with his time and highlyknowledgeable. Thank you 😊
Michael HowardMichael Howard
03:57 14 Sep 23
Very professional and knowledgable inspection
puneet singhpuneet singh
10:34 06 Sep 23
I had a fantastic experience with Russell recently with a pre-purchase inspection. Being interstate and purchasing was always hoing to be diffivult.I was very impressed with Russell's knowledge, patience and pride in his work. Russell took the time after working hours on the day that the report was completed to have an in depth discussion about the detail on the report. I came out of the discussion feeling a lot more confident.Russell is easy to talk to and knows how to explain complex issues in layman's terms. Can't recommend highly enough!
09:18 28 Aug 23
Best decision I made. Russell is an absolute legend. Answered all my questions, explained everything beautifully, patient, and most importantly - had my back when dealing with the builders. I had to go through 2 PCIs with the builders, finally on the 3rd did they fix all the issues. If it wasn't for Russell's knowledge and advice, I never would've gotten my house in the acceptable condition it is now. Shout out to Sarah as well for booking in my final last minute inspection, due to builders messing me around. Top shelf service and fair priced.Marina
Anna MAnna M
02:19 24 Aug 23
Would highly recommend.Russell helped identify a few issues with the property. He was super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.Thank you Russell
Lorraine SmithLorraine Smith
00:45 21 Aug 23
Russell gave us genuine customer service and nothing was too much trouble. The inspection was thorough and it was obvious he had a very good knowledge of building issues and Australian building standards. We felt comfortable in asking questions and were given the information that we needed. Russell was very generous with his time and we would happily engage him again.
Brian ElmerBrian Elmer
11:14 09 Aug 23
Engaged WA Building Inspections to undertake our building inspection - being based in Qld and not being able to see the house, we needed a thorough report. Very happy with the speed of conducting the inspection and getting the report to us, and the price. Had a few follow up questions that Russell was able to answer for us. Would definitely use again
Erin DraperErin Draper
04:38 09 Aug 23
I called Russell for a last minute building & pest inspection and although he was very busy, he still managed to squeeze us in. He completed a very detailed report, which both our broker and conveyancer made comments on how impressed they were with how through he was, which is a huge compliment to him and his service! I called Russell after reading the report with a couple of questions, which he took 15 minutes to explain to me everything I asked and more. He is very professional and knowledgeable, and moving forward I would only ever use his service. Sarah his admin team is also very lovely to deal with and responsive, they both made the whole process so easy! Huge compliments to them both. Highly recommend!! And very well priced.
Chevy RChevy R
03:14 03 Aug 23
Online booking, answered all my calls and emails, easy to deal with. Called Russell after looking through the report just to go over things, great guy and really knowledgeable. Will definitely deal with him in the future
Herman “Big H”Herman “Big H”
23:31 26 Jul 23
I recently had the pleasure of using WA Building and Pest Inspections for a property I was interested in purchasing, and I must say, I was thoroughly impressed with their services. From start to finish, they exceeded my expectations and provided me with a comprehensive and detailed report that gave me peace of mind.First and foremost, the team at WA Building and Pest Inspections were incredibly professional and knowledgeable. They arrived promptly at the scheduled time and conducted a thorough inspection of the property, leaving no stone unturned. Their attention to detail was exceptional, and they took the time to explain their findings to me in a way that was easy to understand.The report I received from WA Building and Pest Inspections was nothing short of impressive. It was clear, concise, and provided me with all the information I needed to make an informed decision about the property. The report included detailed descriptions of any issues found, accompanied by photographs for reference. Additionally, they provided recommendations for any necessary repairs or maintenance, which was incredibly helpful.What truly set WA Building and Pest Inspections apart was their commitment to customer service. They were always available to answer any questions I had, both before and after the inspection. Their friendly and approachable manner made the entire process stress-free and enjoyable. They genuinely cared about my satisfaction and went above and beyond to ensure I had all the information I needed.Furthermore, the pricing for their services was very reasonable, especially considering the level of expertise and thoroughness they provided. They offered great value for money and I felt that I received a high-quality service at a fair price. I included thermal imaging and electrical inspection for fullpeace of mind.Overall, I cannot recommend WA Building and Pest Inspections enough. Their professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to customer satisfaction make them stand out in the industry. If you are in need of a building and pest inspection, look no further. WA Building and Pest Inspections will provide you with a top-notch service that will leave you feeling confident in your property purchase.
16:19 17 Jul 23
We had a fantastic experience with Russell recently with a pre-purchase inspection. My husband and I are first home buyers and have very little first hand experience with building issues and we were absolutely blown away by Russell's knowledge, patience and pride in his work. Russell took the time after working hours on the day that the report was completed to have an in depth discussion about the detail on the report. We came out of the discussion feeling a lot more confident in our understanding of level of work required with the property. Russell is easy to talk to and knows how to explain complex issues in layman's terms. Can't recommend highly enough!
Thomas dThomas d
06:26 17 Jul 23
We had extensive water damage to our home. Russel quickly came out and took the time to explain the damage and the repairs required.I would definitely recommend Russel.
Oscar AlarconOscar Alarcon
02:54 08 Jul 23
Russell McCarthy was able to fit us in very last minute despite already being booked out. We had a strict contract deadline and the outcome of his review was going to determine the success or failure of our property purchase. The fact that he went over and above to help us despite being hotly in demand demonstrates his humility and strong passion to help others which goes beyond just doing his job. He is highly rated and the best in his field yet is down to earth and genuinely kind. I will only use him going forward and recommend others do the same. A property purchase is a big financial decision and not worth risking by going to anyone other than Russell.
10:46 01 May 23
The whole process was seamless and easy from start to finish. WA BIP liaise with the agents to organise inspections and the report provided is thorough. The inspection was organised at short notice and the report was provided within a few days.The inspector (Russell in our case) took the time to explain his findings in a manner even a dummy like me can understand!I appreciated the way Russell and the team made the whole thing easy and would recommend them to anyone on the fence about who to use. Thanks!
Sandie BancroftSandie Bancroft
08:02 22 Mar 23
Thankyou so much to Dean Hewitt for his prompt & thorough PCI inspection of my property following extensive renovations complete during '22/'23.Dean's professionalism is second- to-none & his comprehensive, concise, detailed & unbiased report has now been forwarded to my builder to make good some areas identified in my report, particularly with the roof which I am unable to climb & check out for myself.I was also able to speak with Dean one evening, out of hours, who explained my report in detail in language that I could comprehend.A huge "Thankyou " to everyone @ WA Building & Pest Inspections for your outstanding customer service.
Jon JonJon Jon
03:52 18 Mar 23
I couldn't refer WA Building Inspections Perth enough, just get them! all the way through so pleasure to work with, Sarah, Bill and Russell... Full on honesty, good old trades that hard to find these days!Russell even took almost an hour during Saturday explain to us on all... all our enquiriesss ...They have 5stars for a reasons, well informed, patients with us, what an ease dealing with them. No hesitation to refer them and hire them again..!
Natalie Di RisioNatalie Di Risio
08:46 13 Jan 23
I would highly recommend WA Building and Inspections, as Russell is fantastic! A building defect was reported and Russell has provided ongoing consultation and guidance on dealing with this matter. What a champion! 🙂
Aimee DunlopAimee Dunlop
11:10 30 Dec 22
We have used WA Building Inspections Perth twice and both times have received top customer service before and after the report was issued. Russell was more than accomodating with his time and answered all questions we presented thoroughly. Would recommend 100%
India HootonIndia Hooton
03:26 10 Oct 22
Russel has great knowledge and was super helpful for our pre-purchase house inspection. Definitely recommend, was thorough and very detailed. Thanks again!!
03:17 28 Sep 22
Russell carried out the PCI (Practical Completion Inspection) for our first property (in Willetton) on Wednesday the 21st of September 2022. He conducted the inspection very professionally. He arrived well in advance at the property. So, when we went to meet him at the site he was already halfway through the inspection.After he had finished inspecting the home he discussed, both with us and with the Builder appointed Site Supervisor, about the various aspects of the inspection in plain & clear terms. The discussion was a learning experience for us (the clients) as we learnt some essential things about building structures.Inspection Report was detailed, specific and clear. Also, his T&Cs are acceptably good. Last but not least, his service is reasonably priced and is affordable. If asked I will definitely recommend him to my friends and I am confident they will thank me for recommending Russell & WA Building Inspections.
terri abrahamsonterri abrahamson
11:15 07 Aug 22
I highly recommend Russell . I chose him because of all his positive reviews and that paid off as he was so thorough and found many defects.. every dollar spent was worth it as I would have never picked up many of those faults myself and I’m extremely grateful . I also found the company was very accommodating in scheduling my inspection at short notice.
Salvatore GagliotiSalvatore Gaglioti
20:33 22 Apr 22
I received at all times detailed and professional service from Russell and Bill.My report was very comprehensive.I personally would use WA building inspections again.Very thoughtful and easy to correspond with.Ta.
Te Ate WalkerTe Ate Walker
02:29 04 Apr 22
Russell from WA building inspectors was an absolute legend. very thorough and helped identify a few issues with the property. Very friendly and easy to talk to with a ton of Knowledge and advice as well. The detailed Report was available to next day. highly Recommend Russell
10:47 11 Jan 22
Russell provided us with a very detailed report when reinspecting some roof work at a property we were buying. He explained everything very thoroughly and has a great knowledge of the building industry. We were in a very difficult situation and Russell went above and beyond to help us. I highly recommend Russell and will only use WA Building Inspections in the future.
Tina FordeTina Forde
08:10 11 Dec 21
With only a limited time gap, and several other companies unable to meet the terms of contract, I tried WA Building Inspections. From the moment I could book online within 24hrs, to the very professional and prompt service from Russell, it has been a very simple process. We received a comprehensive 27 page report for a combined building and Pest report, for a awesome cost. I couldn't recommend Russell and his services more highly. Thank you so much for making this so easy for me.

How Commercial Dilapidation Reports Work

Step 1:

Initial Dilapidation Inspection Before Construction Starts

  • Before any construction equipment touches the ground, a critical step is taken to ensure the protection of nearby properties: the initial dilapidation inspection. This first phase involves a thorough examination of the existing condition of all adjacent buildings and infrastructure. Experienced inspectors document every detail, noting any pre-existing damages or issues in surrounding properties. This initial inspection sets a benchmark, creating a clear snapshot of the area before construction begins.

Step 2:

Final Dilapidation Inspection After Construction is Completed

  • Once the construction project wraps up, it’s time for the final dilapidation inspection. This second inspection mirrors the first, meticulously assessing the same properties and areas to identify any changes or new damages that may have occurred during the construction process. This step is crucial for comparing the before and after states of the surrounding environment, ensuring any impact from the construction work is accurately captured.

Step 3:

Dilapidation Report

  • The culmination of the initial and final inspections is the comprehensive dilapidation report. This document contrasts the findings from both inspections, highlighting any differences or new damages. It includes detailed descriptions, photographs, and expert recommendations for repairs or remedial actions if necessary. The dilapidation report is an invaluable tool, serving as essential documentation in the event of disputes, fale claims of damage/dilapidation, insurance claims or legal proceedings related to any alleged damages caused by the construction. Offering an objective assessment of the property’s condition before and after construction, this report is key to resolving conflicts and ensuring fair outcomes for all parties involved.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it mandatory to have dilapidation reports for projects in Perth?

In Perth, dilapidation reports aren’t always compulsory but are strongly advised, particularly for significant construction projects. Developers should check with local regulations and stakeholders to see if such reports are required for their projects. Regardless of legal obligations, obtaining a dilapidation report is a wise strategy for developers to minimise risk and for homeowners to safeguard their property. It’s really a no-brainer.

Can commercial dilapidation reports aid in managing risk and defending against false allegations in construction projects?

Yes, our commercial dilapidation reports are instrumental for developers and builders in Perth and across WA, primarily as a strategic measure to manage risk and safeguard against false allegations of property damage due to construction activities, and to objectively quanitfy any actual damage caused so as to reduce the portential remediation costs. These reports meticulously document the condition of adjacent properties or civil structures before any construction begins, providing a factual baseline that is invaluable. In the event of disputes or claims that construction work has negatively impacted surrounding areas, the report serves as definitive evidence of the pre-existing state, effectively protecting your project from unfounded accusations. This proactive approach not only minimises liability but also streamlines the insurance claim process, if needed, by offering a clear, objective assessment from the outset.

What's the difference between initial and final dilapidation reports in commercial projects?

The initial dilapidation report documents surrounding properties’ conditions before construction starts, serving as a baseline. The final report, conducted post-construction, compares these initial conditions to the end state, identifying any changes or damages. This process ensures accountability and clarity for commercial and civil development projects.

How long should I keep a copy of the dilapidation report?

We recommend keeping the dilapidation report for a minimum of 6 years, aligning with WA’s statute of limitations for claims. This ensures you have essential documentation on hand should any future disputes or claims related to property condition arise.

How much do commercial dilapidation reports cost?

The cost of a single residential Dilapidation Report is $495, including GST. Understanding the needs of developers planning multiple constructions, we provide siginificantly discounted packages for multiple building dilapidation reports, ensuring the process is both economical and straightforward.

Plus, we’re committed to offering the best value with our price beat guarantee!

What is a Commercial Dilapidation Report?

A Commercial Dilapidation Report is a professional assessment detailing the structural condition of properties adjacent to commercial construction sites before work commences. Aimed at developers and builders, it serves as a benchmark for evaluating potential construction impacts. Essential for both protecting developers against unfounded claims and ensuring the integrity of neighbouring properties, these reports are a critical tool in commercial construction planning and dispute resolution.

I'm a developer. Why do I need a Dilapidation report in Perth and WA?

As a developer or builder, undertaking construction or excavation projects in Perth comes with its set of challenges and responsibilities. Here’s why a Dilapidation Report is indispensable for your project’s success:

  1. Risk Mitigation: Before starting your project, it’s essential to understand the condition of neighbouring properties. A Dilapidation Report from WA Building Inspections Perth provides a detailed record of these conditions, helping you identify and mitigate potential risks. This proactive step is crucial for avoiding disputes or claims of damage caused by your construction activities.

  2. Regulatory Compliance: Many Perth councils require a Dilapidation Report as part of the development process. This report ensures you comply with local building regulations, demonstrating your commitment to responsible construction practices. It’s not just about meeting legal requirements; it’s about upholding the standards of your profession.

  3. Professional Image & Branding: Maintaining a positive reputation is key in the development industry. By conducting Dilapidation Surveys and providing reports, you show a commitment to responsible development and respect for community properties. This not only strengthens trust with stakeholders but also enhances your brand’s credibility across Perth and WA.

  4. Documentation & Reference: Dilapidation Reports act as an essential record, documenting the pre-construction condition of adjacent properties. This information is invaluable for comparing with post-construction conditions, aiding in dispute resolution and protecting your interests. Accurate records are vital for assessing any potential damages and ensuring fair outcomes for all parties involved.

For developers in Perth, a Dilapidation Report is not just a formality—it’s a strategic tool for risk management, regulatory compliance, and building a reputable brand.

Timing for Dilapidation Inspections in Perth

A dilapidation inspection is crucial at two key times: before the start of any major construction, excavation, or demolition work, and once these activities have concluded. This approach ensures any changes or damage to surrounding properties caused by the works can be accurately identified by comparing the initial and final dilapidation inspections.

What Do You Include in the dilapidation report?

Our Dilapidation Report are the most comprehensive in WA, which is why we’re trusted by most of the largest builders and developers across Perth. We document findings, defects, and expert commentary in plain English for clarity. It includes detailed photographic and video reports to thoroughly capture the condition of the property. Furthermore, we provide expert analysis on any damage identified and its potential ramifications, ensuring a complete understanding of the property’s state before and after nearby construction activities.

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