Building Consultations

There are only few moments in your life where you will be involved in a complex and costly operation on a big scale. One of them will most likely be your wedding.. :) and another one Building you dream house. If you are using a volume builder and you are getting a standard house you don’t really have much to think about - everything has been preselected for you.

Where you will need serious help is if you are planning to design and even more if you are planning to build your dream house. Good imagination and clear vision of what you want are rare gifts, but that part can be worked on and improved by yourself.

What you need help on is finding how costly your ideas are. It is really advisable to consult with experienced builder before you even start working on construction drawing. You need to sketch up what you want and from there to find what is practical, what is hard to achieve, what is important and what alternatives are available to you. You can find where you will spend more money than you think, where you should spend more money than you want, and where you can save money that you haven’t thought.

Being an owner builder gives you unique opportunity to save considerable amount of money, while getting that perfect house that you have dreamed about, but only if you achieve the appropriate design for your specific situation and chose the right materials.

On top of that you will need to find the right tradesmen, which is big task by itself. Here a builder can help you as well.

It is hard to believe but a lot of people with no construction experience at all will jump in the process of building without any preparation. They think that they will figure it out and the less they know, the less they think they need to know. At the finish most owner builders end up burned out, disappointed and frustrated instead of happy of what they achieved.

The cost of one preliminary Building consultation will be many, many times less than the cost you can acquire due to inappropriate design, bad engineering or bad choice of materials.

Customer Testimonials

Ilian Selensky, Northcote Ilian Selensky, Northcote:

"We appointed Jack to inspect a townhouse we bought off the plan in Ivanhoe. Prior to that I spend days trying to do defect list myself and save some money. When I realized how many defects there are in my opinion I figured out that I might need some professional to show me what actually is considered defect and what not. What I was truly surprised by, after reading Jack’s report, was that after all that time spend I have only managed to see small surface defects and I have completely missed serious hazardous for the building defects. His report was professionally presented, very well structured and every one of the 73 pictures identifying a defect was addressed to relevant building rule. We end up pulling out of this contract when we realized how badly built this place was and how many potentially expensive faults there were.

We highly recommend Jack if you need experienced building professional for your building inspection"


Mary and James Monaco, Oakleigh Mary and James Monaco, Oakleigh:

We used Building inspections Melbourne at the end of June for pre-purchase inspection for our new house. It was stress-free and pleasant experience from the first phone call to the follow up conversation after the report. The report was send to us the next morning and was easy to understand with a lot of pictures.Thank you guys, great service.


Suzan and Jake Suzan and Jake :

Hi Jack, Just quick thanks for your fantastic work with our stage inspections. It was a great help to have you on our site in the last 5 months. The builder didn’t argue any of the final defects you had in your reports and we are extremely happy with the end result. We are moving in next weekend and we are excited about it.


137B Inspection, Abbotsford 137B Inspection, Abbotsford:

" We are very happy with the services provided by T Cover. Jack is very understandable, professional and extremely helpful. When I phoned Jack, explained my urgent situation, he immediately understood.  Although he was very busy, he gave us an appointment for next day, he also sent us an example report. Jack is very punctual, he came next day as promised and completed his inspections professionally. It was amazing after few hours we received the defects report and our biggest concern has been sorted. We really appreciated and thank him for his efforts in helping us having the report quickly that help us to sort out lots our other related works. We would not hesitate to recommend Jack to anybody and we definitely will call him again if we need inspection in the future.  Thank you very much Jack.  Kind regards, Dave & Lil , Abbotsford- 8.10.15"

Frame Inspection, Alphington Frame Inspection, Alphington:

"We were impressed with Jack's advice and thoroughness; he advised on and picked up a number of important matters which kept our builder focused and gave us peace of mind. To use Jack is not a negative gesture to the builder; we cannot possibly determine defects and omissions ourselves. The old saying is that a person who represents him/herself has a fool for a client; when building a house one should  be represented in inspections and obtain an independent view which can be used to work with one's builder -  it is money well spent; instruct an inspector like Jack - Peter & Anett, Alphington. 20 Sep 2015."