Why Choose Us

Buywise has earned its reputation as the leading independent Melbourne Building Inspector and Pest Inspection Report services provider. Trusting a one person outfit can be cheaper but risky by contrast to engaging a team of professional building inspectors in a company with enviable customer service satisfaction, Google Reviews, and multi service awards as Buywise continues to achieve. Our consumer clients speak for us and Buywise are also the trusted provider for many of Australia’s leading new home builders. Get in touch today on 03 8773 9….

VBA and Registered Building Practitioner
Peter Hearn

Director of Buy Wise Inspections

Now 52 years old, Peter started in the Building Industry at the age of 18 as a Carpenter, completing his apprenticeship working on predominately new homes with multiple companies, one being his fathers’ company, as he too was a builder for 55 years.

Peter became a Registered Builder Unlimited (DB-U12617) in 1996 and started Hearn Constructions where he built new homes, alterations and additions throughout Melbourne on a variety of modern and period homes. A majority of works performed was for Architects who worked with varying designs and eras.

Peter is qualified in carpentry, tiling, plastering, bricklaying and concreting as he was hands on as a Builder and worked with all trades over 35 years.

Peter started Buy Wise Inspections in 2005 as he wanted to utilised his knowledge and experience to assist people when purchasing a home, to make sure they were going to be making the right decision and protecting their investment.

Peter is also the Director of Pest Police Australia which has been operating for 12 years and offers termite inspections and termite control all over Melbourne. Peter has employed a number of pest technicians/inspectors between both businesses and believes he has the best technicians/inspectors around.

Peter is passionate about the building industry and performing building and pest inspections, and believes that the home you intend to purchase hasn’t been inspected for building & pest if two inspectors have not completed it! Buy Wise will send two experienced inspectors to every inspection with around 50 years’ experience between them.

Peter also conducts New Home Inspections/Quality Control, Special Purpose Inspections on your home and Building Advice for alteration/addition possibilities.

Tania Dodemaide

Office Manager

Tania is in her late 40’s and is married with 3 children and has lived on the Mornington Peninsula most of her life.

She grew up surrounded by the building construction industry with a father and two brothers as professional carpenters followed by successful Builders. Her eldest son has now followed in the family’s obsession with building and has just qualified as a carpenter.

25 years ago, she and her husband started a family business on the Mornington Peninsula. Her role was administrative, financial and marketing based. Expanding on her accounting and finance qualification to understand and develop her strengths in customer service.

She always enjoyed helping people in the community and further developed her skills into the personal sector of community service. Working for some time with community-based organisations.

Tania worked for Buy-Wise some 12 years ago in some of our early conception periods as a small business from home to a thriving team and company, before leaving to tend to a young family. Then, recently returning to the business in a customer service capacity ensuring our customers receive the value of a friendly, timely and efficient service.

In her spare time, she loves to spend time with the family and the family farm animals including dogs, cat, goats and sheep.  Reading is her down time retreat and maybe a few chocolate treats before bed.

Rohan Hine

Timber Pest Inspector

With a career spanning 15 years in the Pest Industry and completing more than 10,000 inspections, Rohan understands that experience and work ethics are fundamental ingredients to carrying out his job effectively.

Rohan’s role at Buy Wise requires the level of experience he has to understand the multitude of issues that can occur where termites are involved. Issues that cannot be discounted unless you thoroughly inspect first!

With an experienced Inspector such as Rohan, you can rest assured you will receive a quality service that will provide you with the necessary information before proceeding with your investment.

Robert Dawson

Building Inspector

Rob is our most senior Inspector specialising in new builds and is well qualified and experienced having started his working career as an apprentice carpenter and cabinet maker, giving him a broad understanding of all facets of home construction. In his career, he has received awards from the HIA and Master Builders recognising his achievements in the building industry.

After becoming a fully qualified tradesman and due to his eye for detail, he was offered a job as a design draftsman which had also been a passion. His skills and experience eventually led to him to owning a very successful building company involved in building quality bespoke homes and commercial buildings.

The knowledge gathered over the years means that Rob is a well respected inspector, by not only Buy Wise and fellow inspectors, but also our clients.

Over the past 12 years Rob has completed more than 6,000 inspections. He is very easy to talk to when advice is required and gives an honest and fair appraisal.

Bisero Radin

Building Inspector

Biz is a Registered Builders Practitioner (DB-U2490) domestic Unlimited and fully insured. He is one of our highly experience Building inspector encompassed with knowledge of Australian standards and tolerances who expects quality to ensure your investment in reflected by value.

Biz started in the industry as an Apprentice Carpenter 35 odd years ago and earnt his reputation as a perfectionist in the trade. After many years working as a contractor he and his wife started a family business as a Quality Builder specialising in high end quality homes based on the Mornington Peninsula. Most of their clientele where high end homes ranging in 1m-6m builds alone requiring critique and impeccable standards.

As the family grew and time went on Biz was looking for a balance in life and work and was sort by many building companies to share and critique quality and standards to uplift building standards amongst the best in the industry. For the next 8-10 years he worked to perfect standards amongst varies building companies and the trade work required to assure

  • Quality and high standards are met in the domestic house Industry.

His roles have included

  • Site Manager, Quality Control Manager and Warranty Manager, carpenter for over 35 years.

Critiquing all stages of a build, including the final handover experience to ensure construction to home at its finest.

Biz joined Buy-Wise between roles and projects from 2012 – 2019 to operate as a building inspector with the knowledge and experience to handle all construction stage inspections, specialising in

  • Stage by stage new home inspections
  • Pre handovers
  • Dilapidation reports
  • Defect reports
  • Special Purpose building reports

and will further complement the already high standards of Buy Wises

  • Pre purchase home inspections.

During his free time, Biz is a family man enjoying the grandchildren and we can’t forget his favourite family member his Jack Russell, ‘Juddy’ after his best doggy friend ‘Kouta’ passed last year. Can you tell that he is a Carlton supporter (don’t hold it against him ☹)?


Termite Detection Dog

Penny our termite detection dog for over 8 years has officially retired as of March 2020, due to health issues and she is going on 10 years old now, which is around retirement age for us humans.

Penny has performed around 7000 pre purchase inspections for Buy Wise and she was originally part of a team of 4 dogs, Max, Bluey, Sarge and Penny over a 14 year period.

Buy Wise has made the decision of not continuing with termite detection dogs at our inspections due to several reasons, one is the expense which is around $20,000 per dog and time of ongoing training with a new pup.

Even though they were a great part of our team, we believe we have the best timber pest inspectors around which is the most important aspect of any inspection, and we have all of the latest equipment for the detection of live termites.

If you were at one of our inspections with Penny you would have seen how well behaved and friendly she was, always having her nose to the ground doing her thing and enjoying a pat afterwards which she loved as much as food.

Instead of going to work every day, Penny will now stay at home with my other dog Remi who is a Husky, we all thank Penny for her long dedicated service in finding termites.


In the event that a situation arises, then you can rest assured that you, our client, are well-covered at all times for both building and timber pest inspectionsClick here to download the document.

Margaret Michie
Thank you for your recent inspections, building and pest. Communication and efficiency from start to finish was excellent and it made a very stressful time much easier. Thank you.
Mark Belanti
BuyWise completed a building and pest inspection at a property in Blairgowrie. They were very responsive with an urgent booking and quick turnaround time on the report. The report was very thorough allowing us to make an informed decision on the purchase.
Emily W
We went through Buywise a few years ago, as we were buying our first home. Upon inspection, Buywise found that the house we intended on purchasing had termites! With their help we we able to cancel the offer we made on that house. We went through them a second time and were successful in buying our first home. As we are now going through them again for another house, we would like to recognize that the service and correspondence is still just as amazing as it was years ago.Wouldn't go through anyone else!
David Goodes
Would never make such a big purchase without getting their help - the staff are just fantastic, the experts will make the time to discuss any questions you might have, and we have avoided making a bad purchase with their help - plain and simple. Going to sleep better at night knowing the place we did buy is a-ok aside from a few to be expected maintenance things. Thank you so much!!
Jacqui Ryan
We have dealt with Peter, Trevor and the Buywise/Pest Police team on a number of occasions and are always impressed by their professionalism, level of detail and prompt communication. For our most recent Comprehensive Building & Pest Inspection we needed to re-schedule at late notice, Tania was very helpful and understanding. We highly recommend their services.
We were very happy with your service last year, and it saved us from what would have been a bad purchase! Peter was most helpful & generous with his time when explaining some report details and making recommendations. So, we're satisfied return customers, and again Tania has been very accommodating in arranging the inspection at short notice to fall within 3-day cooling off period & we know we will get a reliable report that will inform our purchasing decision.
Alexander Ferguson
Great service and great communication
Ching Lim
I commissioned a Comprehensive Building and Pest Inspection Report from Buywise and cannot recommend them enough.The building inspection was completed by Buywise's director Peter, who is a Registered Building Practitioner. The pest inspection was completed by Rohan, a registered pest inspector in the employ of the business.Both reports were available the night of the inspection and supplied with pictures and detailed comments. I was impressed by the quality of the reports and it is clear they had been thorough in their approach.I had a few questions relating to a few findings in the building report and my query was quickly attended to by a return phone call from Peter, who patiently answered my questions with clarity and in a way that was easy for a layperson like me to understand. His manner was impeccable and this level of 'after-sales' care is rare.This was equally matched by the manner in which my initial query was handled by their office manager Tania, who guided me through what the process entailed and which inspections were most appropriate for my circumstances.I am completely satisfied with the product and level of service that was delivered, and will certainly be a returning client in the future!
Jimmy Luckham
Tylah Jupp
Thorough and efficient. We paid the extra for the more detailed inspection, this was definitely worth the money as now we know what maintenance our property requires when we move in to prevent any future headaches.
Elise Fleming
Highly Recommend!!!!Had done an extremely thorough inspection on a property I wished to purchase.Pointed out factors that I hadn’t even considered as extra costs on the property.Very detailed report with pictures of everything.Definitely will recommend to others that require their service.3977
Pan Albert
Quick response and friendly. The inspection report is really detail and clear with lots photo included. I will recommend to my friends if they need property inspection.
Sajid Ledger Khan
First and foremost, a huge shoutout to the rockstar Tania @ Buywise Inspections. She was the most helpful and accommodating when we mentioned to her that the inspections needed to be completed within the next 4-5 days. Instead of the expected response of not being able to manage it within the tight timeframe, Tania moved around few inspections and accommodated us within our 7 days deadline. Thank you so much for that!Our chosen package had 2 experts inspecting the property - Peter & Rohan. The reports were provided on the same evening and they were very detailed with relevant photographs to help understand the wording of the report. Along with the facts laid out in the report, Peter & Rohan also made suggestions for the future regarding the structure and pest control so as we are able to enjoy the property for a long period of time with the minimum of hassle.I highly recommend the services of Buywise Inspections.
Jake Wilson
The inspection by the team at BuyWise was conducted to a very high standard with a quick turnaround. All the staff I dealt with were extremely professional and helpful, whilst the report I received was detailed and easy to read. I would highly recommend BuyWise to anyone seeking their services.
Mushtaq Hussaini
Highly recommend Buy Wise. Both Pest and Building inspection was thoroughly conducted and reported very important issues around the property which needed attention. Definitely recommending to family and friends in future, Thanks for your services 🙂
Sangita Chauhan
We have used Buywise twice in the last 5 years. The quality of their work is fantastic. The reports are detailed and give you the confidence you need in making a very big and expensive decision when buying a new home. Would 100% recommend them.
Nick Wall
Super easy to deal with and replied to my emails quickly.Sent me the pest inspection report the same day as the inspection and the building report the day after!
Cristina Francioli
Great service, reliable and honest, explained everything really well
Johnny Horrocks
Totally stoked with these guys. Used them a few times now and it has been faultless and very professional. Most recently we had to arrange a very quick inspection, I gave them a call and it was all booked in for the next day - nice works guys, keep up the great work, we'll be back for sure. Peace.
Khalid Bahar
I can't praise buy wise highly enough. The swiftness of their service and responsiveness of their managers and inspectors up to par and set standards. Thank you Tania for assisting us all along the way. I would surely use their service again. They helped us identify issues, and provided means to negotiate solutions. Regards from the BAHAR family.
J Unit
We needed a comprehensive building and pest report done ahead of purchasing an older home and we couldn't be happier with both the Build and Pest inspectors (Peter and Trevor) The staff were so lovely (Tania in particular is a star) and helpful and the inspectors highly experienced and thorough. The report provided a phenomenal amount of detail which provided for an excellent discussion with the inspector around costs and timeframes associated with various issues and a great basis for negotiation. You pay for the peace of mind which in our case provided a wealth of information and saved us money.
Jeremy Hamilton
We ordered a pest and building inspection before heading to auction for a property in Blackburn South a week ago. Every touch point with their staff was cordial and professional which was fantastic. The reports they provided were both detailed in their assessment, and useful in their description of what issues existed and whether they mattered. As a person unfamiliar with building regulations and standards this information, along with images of areas we couldn't inspect ourselves, helped us decide not to participate in the auction
Nathaniel Morton
We employed Buy-Wise after looking at a few different inspectors in our area. We chose them based on their professionalism. The reports presented were thorough and easy to understand. I would recommend them again. The property inspected was in Cranbourne East.
Gabby Holland
I highly recommend Buy Wise! We were first home buyers and super nervous to buy our first home. When I rang and spoke to Tania, she did absolutely everything she could to book in an urgent inspection, the whole time she was very professional and patient with me changing days and times. We then asked for a callback from Peter and he took the time to have a chat to me and answers my concerns about the property and report provided. My parents recommended this company to us after using them several times and I agree, I was very satisfied and will ensure I use them every time I buy a house in the future!
Hanna Hosking
Everyone from Buywise was incredibly helpful, from Tania who arranged everything with the agent, to the two guys on site who provided an incredibly in depth report which alerted us to some (non major) issues that we can address quickly.Recommend this business to anyone needing a property inspected
Penny Farmer
Great job! Very thorough and great value.
Krystal de
Really happy with the inspections carried out by Peter H (major structural building) and Rohan (pest ). Couldn't attend due to Covid19 restrictions but the guys took heaps of photos and when I needed to discuss further with Peter the rising damp he was very helfpul over the phone and gave me the clarification I needed on how best to resolve it. We did end up buying the house, reduced our offer to allow for repair of the rising damp and there are other things we can now confidently address when we take possession of the property. Highly recommend and would definitely use again. The reports were provided later that day and spoke to Peter the next morning. So much better than a building inspection I did a few years ago which only told me things blind Freddy could have spotted. Peter and Rohan climb all over the house, go on and in the roof, under the houes and the photos are really useful as all the problem areas are captured for your reference.
Yvonne Koh-Nguyen
Very responsive and quick and efficient service!
Caroline Clark
Used Buywise for a building and pest inspection in Frankston South. Didn't meet the guys, but Tania was really helpful and detailed in her explanation as to what would be undertaken. Really thorough report also provided. Would recommend and use again.
Mustajab Ali
extremely detailed and thorough reports, highly recommended
Hassan Awan
It was probably the best $740 I have spent, and it saved me thousands if not 10s of thousand. From engagement to final report Buywise provided a great customer service experience.Two Buywise staff performed a very thorough inspection, drafted a detailed report and were quite patient in explaining the issues, that were discovered in the report, to a layman like me. I would strongly recommend all home buyers to have building and pest inspection before purchase. It will save you from a lot of pain in the future.
Dan Candy
Buy wise came highly recommended by two of my work colleagues. I booked a building and pest inspection for a property in Mornington.I don’t have a lot of experience and knowledge in this area. Tania was brilliant explaining the process.I met the buy wise team at the property. They were very happy to speak with me during the inspection and talked through their findings and recommendations. They were very professional and I had full trust in their recommendations.The reports came through very quickly (despite workload). Very comprehensive reports with lots of photos.I would definitely use buy wise in the future and would highly recommend.
Carolyn & Nathan Close
Used this company for a building and pest inspection on a property we were going to find. There experts found undisclosed termite damage and as a result we withdrew our offer potentially saving us thousands. They are worth every penny and will be using them again very soon.
Christopher Jack
Buywise provided an excellent service experience. Tania was fantastic and helped us navigate an extremely difficult situation. Access to the property was postponed by the vendor numerous times and made everything extremely akward. The inspectors were on time and very professional and well spoken. The report was extremely detailed and covered everything you will need. I highly recommend Buywise for all your house inspection needs. They went above and beyond for us. We were successful with the house purchase at Mornington so we are very pleased. Thank-you to the team at Buywise
Stuart Simpson
Excellent customer service, prompt completion of report and very detailed.
Buywise were extremely thorough and professional - the inspections for both major structural and pest were highly detailed, very accurate and helped me to make a well-informed offer on an older property with some issues. Their helpful staff were not only happy to discuss and explain the findings but also took an interest, following up with me to see what I had decided regarding the property. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone as a well priced, quality service.
Han Weng
Referred and highly recommend by our friends. Now I will do the same. We are impressed with the professionalism and attention to details of the Buy-Wise Inspection technicians and office staff. Objective, timely and detailed report after inspection. We followed up over the phone with a office staff who went through our questions in patience and details. Very reassuring.
Jordan Hughes
I found the team to be very helpful and professional
Michelle Owens
Helped us find a nice property in Frankston that did not require much work or expense. They also saved us from buying a couple of money pits over the past few months. Detailed reports and prompt service.
LilyLoves Life
Buy Wise were fantasic with getting my building and pest inspection done quickly and thoroughly. They responded to me after hours when I was in a sticky situation having to pull out of a contract and were with me all the way thru the process. Would recommend to anyone. Great service.
Galina Wilson
We have had four houses inspected by Buy Wise now, because they are so incredibly thorough, friendly, knowledgable and professional. When making such a huge investment, you want to know exactly what you are buying!
Very professional and detailed. We've used the team for two home inspections and both were very thorough and detailed that provided us with the insights needed to make the right choice!
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I would highly recommend the prompt service and great value for this building and pest report by this company.Very thorough and great peace of mind with my sale and purchase.Friendly reliable service.Thankyou again.
Jack Hilet
Great service. Used them three times for three separate houses, including the one we now own, each time they delivered detailed reports within the timeframe.
Glenn Warren
Great service, did exactly as they said, prompt on time and gave us valuable feedback, recomended business and I would use again for sure
kiran balamurugan
Excellent service and well worth the money. Will definitely recommend
laura murphy
highly recommend, totally stress free, fast and detailed.
Ting Sarah Wang
Great work and really value suggestions. We had few inspection in Glen, Tania helped to manage the inspection before the deadline!