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

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.
Ian provided a professional, honest independent, dilapidation report for a neighbouring property to where we are building. Punctual service with an eye for detail. Looking forward to the next job. Cheers.
James Georges
James Georges
Highly recommend Ian and Solid Start Property Inspections and his services. We contacted him on Monday night. He was so prompt in his service and his report we had everything by lunchtime the next day. Very professional and exceptional service!
Martin Keir
Martin Keir
Ian Stewart was on time, accommodating and did everything he said he would do. Gave us a terrific summary over the phone when he left so we were informed , and then sent through a detailed report. I could not be happier with his experience and his service. As we are not builders, he was very good at explaining some issues  and was generous with some additional  advice.  Yes I would recommend this company to my friends
Anhchau Vo
Anhchau Vo
Professional service, good communications and very prompt in responding my questions/ requests. Recommended.
Briodie Steele
Briodie Steele
Great prompt service! Ian was delightful to deal with, informative, arrived on time and completed report the same day.
Simone Patmore
Simone Patmore
Ian was very prompt and lovely to deal with. Would highly recommend.
Julian Bisbal
Julian Bisbal
Couldn't be happier, found myself in a tricky situation and needed an independent report. Ian was prompt, professional and was a wealth of knowledge on building overall. Will definitely use again.
Natalie Court
Natalie Court
Great manner, responsive and kind to the dog. Great service.

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.