Your trusted building inspection service in Melbourne

Solid Start Property Inspections is your guide in the confusing world of property & building inspections across Melbourne.

Solid Start Property Inspections is your guide in the confusing world of property & building inspections across Melbourne.

We are known for our professional, helpful and friendly service when inspecting your investment. Here at Solid Start Property Inspections, we specialise in providing a range of quality building inspection services in Melbourne. Our detailed comprehensive photo reports are easy to read and give you the information you need to make those important decisions with confidence.

Solid Start Property Inspections is the only company you need for building inspections and reports in Melbourne and we provide a comprehensive range, including:

137B Owner Builder Reports

Give you the legal documentation to be included in your section 32 to show prospective buyers the building works you have done. This gives them peace-of-mind and may lead to better offers on your home. It is also a mandatory requirement to purchase your builders warranty insurance if your building works were over $16,000.

New Home Building Inspections

Give you the written proof to have your builder rectify possible defects as the build progresses, saving worry and costly extensions in time and possible legal costs after your build.

Pre-Purchase Inspections

Help you negotiate and bargain with confidence when buying.

Pool Inspections

Our comprehensive inspection service includes pool & spa fences and barriers, gates and hardware, vegetation and climbable landscaping compliance, locating structural issues as well as all necessary pool area checks and more.

Dilapidation Inspections

All professional demolition and building companies should have dilapidation inspections and reports done prior to any works beginning as they can save you valuable time and thousands of dollars in costly legal arguments regarding damages to neighbours’ properties after your construction is complete.

Happy Customers

Kristy Taylor
Kristy Taylor
Ians fantastic. Prompt, professional and personable. Being in Realestate as my profession I highly recommend him. I used him in the past and can not fault him.
Nima Alexander
Nima Alexander
Ian was a pleasure to deal with - highly professional, knowledgeable and with a very quick turnaround time for requests and follow-ups. His name was recommended to me by my property conveyancer and I would have no hesitation recommending his work to others.
Holly Phelan
Holly Phelan
Very efficient, great service. Highly recommend
Zachary Zuluaga
Zachary Zuluaga
Ian was incredibly quick with his turnaround for my pre-purchase inspection! Incredibly professional and reasonably priced. Ian was very helpful with any questions I had. Highly recommended for anyone looking to get a pre-purchase inspection!
Michelle Ang
Michelle Ang
I am very happy with Ian’s inspection services and used him since day 1 of my build. He is reliable, replies promptly, and provides fast and efficient service. He practically sends the report within a few hours of inspection. Ian’s report is concise, thorough and to the point.
Amy Morgan
Amy Morgan
Ian was fantastic - great communication and incredibly quick and efficient service. Highly recommend
Tamara Wilson
Tamara Wilson
This was a great service, Ian was efficient prompt to respond, reasonably priced and even turned up early! This never happens. The report was thorough, and in discussion with my builder today, he was most positive about the report and the detail that was provided. Thank you Ian.
David Viney
David Viney
Prompt, punctual and professional. A pleasure to do business with. Highly recommended. Thanks Ian.
Sean Coleman
Sean Coleman
Ian was incredibly accommodating, extremely efficient, and extraordinarily professional. Highly recommended for a quick turnaround and wonderful result. Thanks Ian!
MArcus N
MArcus N
Ian was an absolute legend who rocked up ahead of scheduled time after a short turnaround a day before Melb Cup for a 137B O/B Defect report that was required before the insurance could be taken out. He explained everything of why certain things were required and was very friendly and professional. I would highly recommend Ian of SSPI for all your property or building inspections. We need more people like Ian who actually know what customer service is... not to mention the report was sent within 6 hours odd of our meeting ending... so that i could obtain an insurance quote ASAP.

Melbourne’s professional independent building inspections & reports for your peace-of-mind





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Every building & property inspection we complete gives you the expert information needed to help you make the correct decisions regarding your property and budget.

Our fully qualified and experienced property inspectors are trained to detect minor and major defects and issues, providing accurate and reliable information about your property.

This information is vital and very important in helping to make your buying, selling and planning decisions easier, saving you valuable time and money.

Solid Start owner Ian is fully insured and registered with the VBA as a building inspector.

This is important as the building inspection industry is unfortunately not regulated. Some ‘building inspection’ companies may offer ‘building consultancy’ with very little experience or knowledge to deliver your inspection.

Unless they are a registered building inspector they are not qualified to perform building or pre-purchase inspections.

We offer a range of Building & Property Inspection services to cover all your requirements, including:

  • 137B Owner Builders Reports
  • Owner Builders Defect Reports
  • Pre-Purchase Building Inspections
  • Independent New Home Inspections
  • Frame & Stage Building Inspections
  • Property Dilapidation Surveys
  • Special Purpose Building Inspection

Give us a Call to speak with our Friendly Staff.