Even if we did not carry out a practical completion inspection  we can still attend the home at any stage between the homes completion and up to the end of the builders defect liability period. Under the Building Services Act 2011 a complaint for faulty and defective work can be made up to six (6) years after the date of the homes practical completion. Many builders refer to a ‘structural warranty’ covering only structural elements of the home, however the builder’s liability extends beyond this and should include most faulty and defective work (does not include items due to wear and tear). Note: There are some building defects that need to be reported to the builder earlier, some of these include ceiling defects (two years), ceramic tiling (two years) and cracking (external mouldings two years) and for most other cracking this is dependent upon the width and location of the crack/s (we use a width calibration gauge to determine), feel free to contact us to discuss the specific defects that may be of concern to you. 

We find significant defect that are often not visible to the eye (we use moisture meters). One example is moisture leaking into to walls from shower cubicles (including those backing onto bedrooms). This can be a potential health risk and the defect is often expensive to remedy, a cost the homeowner would need to pay if not identified prior to the expiry of the builders defect liability period.

We will inspect the homes exterior and interior including inside cupboards and provide you with an individual building report that is fully described and worded in simple language, which you can then forward onto the Builder.  


Single and two storey Homes $395 fixed price and includes GST. Note: We only carry out these inspections where we have also inspected the home at plate height (wall completion), roof frame and practical completion.

Fixed pricing is based on typical project builder styled homes. Refer to our Price List page.

Building Defects

Here is an example of Non-Compliance and Potenial Health Risk (Shower leaking through a masonary wall due to the required waterproofing behind the ceramic tiles not being applied correctly (this home had only been occupied for a period of five months)).

For many examples of common (and not so common) building defects that we find during our inspections, please visit our blogs page.

Building Inspection Defect

Perth - Builders Defect Liability Inspection Service Areas

We offer building inspection services carried out by our highly experienced and qualified building inspector in all suburbs of Perth including: Alfred Cove, Applecross, Ardross, Armadale, Ascot, Ashfield, Attadale, Atwell, Bateman, Beaconsfield, Beckenham, Bedfordale, Beeliar, Belmont, Bentley, Bertram, Bibra Lake, Bickley, Bicton, Booragoon, Brentwood, Brookdale, Bull Creek, Burswood, Byford, Calista, Canning Vale, Cannington, Cardup,  Carlisle,  Casaurina, Champion Lakes, Cloverdale, Como, Coogee, Coolbellup, Cooloongup, Darling Downs,  East Cannington, East Victoria Park, Ferndale, Forrestdale, Forrestfield, Gosnells, Hamilton Hill, High Wycombe, Hillman, Hilton, Huntingdale,  Jandakot, Kalamunda, Karawara, Kardinya, Kelmscott, Kensington, Kenwick, Kewdale, Langford, Lathlain, Leda, Leeming, Lesmurdie,  Lynwood, Maddington, Manning,  Martin,  Melville, Mount Nasura, Mount Pleasant, Mt Richon, Mundijong, Munster, Murdoch, Myaree, North Lake, Oakford, Oldsbury, Orelia, Palmyra, Parkwood, Parmelia, Perth, Port Kennedy, Queens Park, Riverton, Rivervale, Rockingham, Roleystone, Rossmoyne, Safety Bay, Salter Point, Samson, Secret Harbour, Seville Grove, Shelley, Shoalwater, Singleton, South Lake, South Perth, Southern River, Spearwood, St James, Success, Thornlie, Victoria Park, Waikiki, Walliston, Wandi, Warnbro, Waterford, Wattle Grove, Wattleup, Wellard, Welshpool, Westfield, White Gum Valley, Willagee, Willetton, Wilson, Winthrop and Yangebup. 

Mandurah - Builders Defect Liability Inspection Service Areas

We offer Builders Defect Liability Inspections and a full range of building inspection services carried out by our highly experienced and qualified building inspector in all suburbs of Mandurah including:: Mandurah City as well as Barragup, Bouvard, Clifton, Coodanup, Dawesville, Dudley Park, Erskine, Falcon, Furnissdale, Greenfields, Halls Head, Herron, Lakelands, Madora Bay, Mandurah, Meadow Springs, Parklands, San Remo, Silver Sands, Stake Hill and Wannanup. We also cover Golden Bay, Herron, Karnup, Lake Clifton, Nambeelup, North Yunderup, Ravenswood, Singleton, South Yunderup.