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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….
50,000+ happy and trusting clients. Over 150 5 star Google Reviews, we must be doing something right.
Affordable and Competitive Rates. Peace of Mind for Comprehensive Reports allow you to buy with confidence.
Get your detailed building and timber pest report within 24 hours of our onsite visit.
Fully Insured with combined 50 years of building and pest inspection experience, earning us the reputation as Melbourne’s leading independent building and timber pest inspection company.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.