Why Choose Us

Buy Wise 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 1800 289  947.

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OUR TEAM
PETER GUILDEA

Director of Buy Wise Inspections

Introducing Philip Guildea, affectionately known as Phil, the proud owner of Buy Wise Inspections. Originally hailing from Ireland, Phil embraced Australia as his home in 2011. His journey in the construction world began with an apprenticeship as a carpenter, honing his skills before paving the way for a diverse and enriching career. 

Phil contributed significantly to his father’s construction business before venturing out to establish his own successful construction company. From crafting bespoke architect-designed homes to working on some of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects, Phil’s expertise spans the entire spectrum of construction.

A qualified carpenter, registered builder and licensed pest technician. Phil’s expertise is comprehensive. He doesn’t stop there; Phil is also licensed for pool safety barrier inspections, ensuring a thorough understanding of property safety standards. Beyond his professional pursuits, Phil is known for his love of engaging conversations and a genuine passion for building inspections. His enthusiasm is driven by a sincere desire to help people, making him a valuable asset in the world of property evaluation and consultation.

Phil, stands as a well-known and respected figure in the construction and inspection industry. His extensive experience, from apprenticeship to running his own construction company and now leading Buy Wise Inspections, has earned him recognition for his expertise and commitment to excellence. Phil’s reputation is a testament to his dedication to quality work, making him a trusted professional among peers and clients alike.

Phil conducts Pre-Purchase Building and Pest inspections, Termite inspections, New Home Inspections/Quality Control, Pool Safety Barrier Inspections and Special Purpose Inspections on your home and Building Advice for alteration/addition possibilities.

CELINE VAN GALEN

Office Manager

Meet Celine, the indispensable force behind the scenes at Buy Wise Inspections. As our Office Manager, she doesn’t just run the show; she orchestrates it with finesse. Celine is a fantastic organizer, ensuring that every aspect of our operations runs seamlessly. Her commitment to customer service is unmatched, and she consistently goes above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction. With her keen attention to detail and proactive approach, Celine is a vital asset to Buy Wise Inspections, contributing significantly to our success.

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PETER HEARN

Building Inspector

Now 56 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 since 1994.

Peter became a Registered Builder Unlimited in 1996 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 building for 38 years.

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 has completed more than 18,000 building inspections, mostly pre purchase inspections.

MARTIN O’CALLAGHAN

Pool Safety Barrier Inspector

Marty is a qualified engineer with extensive hands-on experience in the construction industry. Currently serving as a pool safety barrier inspector at Buy Wise Inspections, Marty combines his technical expertise with a passion for ensuring safety standards are met. A sports enthusiast and fitness lover, he holds a bachelor’s degree and is a registered building practitioner. Marty is dedicated to promoting pool safety and well-being in his professional and personal pursuits.

Known for his approachable nature, Marty is easy to talk to and finds fulfillment in assisting individuals with making their pool barriers compliant in a practical manner. His friendly demeanor and commitment to safety contribute to a positive and accessible experience for those seeking guidance in ensuring their pool areas meet necessary standards.

Rohan Hine
ROHAN HINE

Timber Pest Inspector

With a career spanning 20 years in the Pest Industry and completing more than 18,000 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.

OUR ASSURANCE

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.

STATEMENT OF ATTAINMENT
TESTIMONIALS
Very happy with the pre-purchase building inspection service. Good communication and delivered on time. As well as identifying major issues, the report is a useful to-do list for future maintenance.
Phillip carried out B&P for 2 properties which I was interested in purchasing. I am a first time home buyer.He’s reports were thorough and he took the time to explain he’s findings in an unbiased manner.Both Celine and Phillip conducted themselves very professionally and were prompt to respond even after the service was provided.Would highly recommend their services.
Comprehensive property inspection report by Phil. We appreciate the prompt attendance and turnaround. Strongly Recommend !
The service received was professional, thorough and timely. Phil did a great job and took the time to answer questions and helped prioritise the repairs needed to our home. I have no hesitation recommending Buy Wise Inspections.
From the point of a first time home buyer I can’t recommend this business enough. From the first point of contact through to completion of the inspection and all the follow up questions I had afterwards the customer service and works completed was second to none. Thank-you Phil and Celine.
Had a great experience with both Phil and Celine, They were great to deal with throughout the whole process, Report was detailed and left me with no hesitations, This really made the process of buying our home so much easier, I cannot recommend Buywise enough!
Professional, efficient and thorough!
Big thank you to Phil for the building and pest inspection. We really appreciate the fast turn around and the insights provided to ensure we feel comfortable with the biggest purchase we're likely ever going to make. Celine in the office was great as well - thank you team 🙂
This is a referral from my niece, who previously used Buy Wise and already referred few families and friends as well .Service from BuyWise is outstanding, I didn't expected to be called back form a miss call with no message left.Not only Celine called but explained how inspection.works.Online booking was fast and easy too. To my amazement, inspection was carried out the next day.Celine and the inspector, Phillip have made everything nice and easy. Phil is very knowledgeable and not afraid of sharing his professional opinions.He went above and beyond and gave me estimate of potential jobs may costs and referred me to relevant tradies. This has really settled my mind.Thanking you so so so much!Really appreciate you and your services????
Phil was very thorough and prompt with his communication. Highly recommend!
Phillip was extremely helpful - we needed a combined building and pest inspection in early January (organised over the Christmas/New Year break). The office kept us completely informed throughout when the date changed, and the office manager Celine emailed us after hours to keep us across the changes. Phillip took us through the report on the phone and even phoned back my partner to go through the finer details. The report was extremely comprehensive. Would definitely recommend.
Phil from Buy Wise has been incredibly helpful and has made the complicated process of buying a house a lot easier. He has not only been thorough and painstaking in conducting the inspection, but has also helped us find other services that are required. I would highly recommend Phil and Buy Wise for anyone who need building inspections.
From the booking experience with Celine through to the report written by Phil I found the team at Buy Wise inspections professional yet authentic and fun. Phil was a builder for many years so I knew I could trust him which was reassuring. Highly recommend, Phil was right on every point and the report was easy to read.
We had such a great experience with Buywise inspections so I will highly suggest them for your home inspections. Philip was very professional and helpful with his suggestions. They provided the report in less than 24hrs and linked us with required specialist. We were also in contact with Celine who was so kind and caring in all her emails. Thanks for this amazing service
Next day building and pest which I did not expect but happy about. extremely thorough and professional report with an abundance of photos and detailed reports on everything. Highly recommended and will use again for sure
Peter did an excellent job from start to finish. He explained the process well and also willing to answer your questions (not many out there).The quality of his work is reflected in the report.100% will go back again if I need another report in the future
Peter and Rohan were meticulous undertaking both the Building and Pest Reports. They thoroughly inspected the exterior and interior of the house for nearly two hours, examining the roof, footings and stumps, wall structure and potential dampness in every room. Their reports were comprehensive and detailed with many accompanying photos. They even identified when previous problems had been rectified.It was clear that both tradesmen had vast building knowledge and experience. They were also very helpful by advising areas that needed maintenance and the recommended time frame. Their advice was invaluable. I have every confidence in recommending Peter and Rohan to anyone requiring an honest, professional and thorough building inspection. Both were respectful, punctual and enjoyable to liaise with.
Had a pre-purchase building and pest inspection done with BuyWise. I got a quote from Peter on Friday and he was able to arrange an inspection on Monday with the agent. Super quick and good quality of documentation and photos.Some issues were identified in the report and while nothing overly major to note, it was good for my partner and I to have an idea of things to keep an eye on and what fixes may be required.Thanks Peter!
This team came the next day. They gave me all the information I needed to avoid accidently buying a townhouse full of damp. Thanks guys. I'll absolutely use you again.
Peter completed my building and pest inspection the next day after booking upon my request which I really appreciated. He was very busy and rearranged his schedule to accommodate me.
Highly recommend BuyWise Inspections! We chose BuyWise after a recommendation from someone who was wrapped with their service and they didn't disappoint! We were confident in making an offer on a property after receiving the detailed Building & Pest Inspection Report and having a chat with Peter, who was very thorough and had an exceptional response time. We were also thrilled when the agent told us he didn't give much away during the inspection! Thank you for giving us the confidence to make an informed choice! Will be recommending you to others!
Great service and prompt response time! 2nd time using these guys and will return again.
Used buywise inspections for a house that my partner and I had put an offer on. Best money ever spent as due to what was found in the report my parent and I decided to withdraw our offer as there was going to be too much work and $$ to get the place up to liveable standard. The reports were very well photographed and very detailed.
Have used Peter and his team a few times in the last 10 years on a number of properties, including our own currently family home and am more than happy to recommend their services.Their inspections and reports are thorough and clear and provide the necessary information to inform you of your purchase and would happily use them for every purchase I make in the future.
Peter and team turned around a building and pest inspection very professionally and thoroughly within a tight deadline. I would highly recommend them.
We engaged Buy Wise to undertake a pre-purchase building and pest inspection on a property in Pascoe Vale. They were able to do the inspection quickly and provided the report the same day. Peter and Rowan did the inspection and were friendly and thorough. The house had some problems, but the information they gave us after the inspection was very helpful, rather than just telling us there was a problem, they told us what we could do about it and how much it might cost, they also gave us an indication of whether it was urgent or could wait. I would use them again if we needed another inspection done.
Spoke to Peter after they completed the building and pest inspections. Great customer service and happy to answer all of my questions.I'll be recommending them to friends and family
Great communication and responsiveness. The inspection and report were completed immediately. Very thorough in their findings. Will be using their service again.
These guys helped me out with a building and pest inspection for a property I was really interested in purchasing. Their report was detailed, informative and they came back to me so quickly! Can't recommend them enough, they were thorough, explained everything in detail and provided me with the ease of mind in eventually putting in an offer. Thank you Peter and team!
Cannot recommend Peter and his team enough. Were very professional and gave a very detailed report. They were also able to support me in the options I had once they had found termites and major structural defeats in the property. Will definitely be using them again in the future.
I used Peter from Buywise for a new purchase, the report we got was detailed and the pricing was fair, i even needed peter to re attend for a different matter and he arrived in short notice with no hassle, i would highly Recommend peter and the team and ill be using him again for any new purchases.
Peter and his team were very accommodating, helpful and professional.Peter and his team worked in with a rather difficult schedule and provided a highly detailed and thorough report back to us within a very tight time frame. I would highly recommend Buy Wise Inspections and will be using them again in the future.Thank you again
Great turnaround and communication.
Peter from Buywise was amazing in assisting with the pre-purchase inspection of our home and was more than accomodating of my many questions. He was incredibly thorough and assisted in facilitating and organising a pest inspection as well.Thank you Peter for your hard work and assistance - I will be sure to recommend you in the future!
Highly recommended! We had a building and pest inspection conducted by BuyWise for our home purchase.Great service from Peter and his team with a detailed professional review, attention to details. You will be in good hands if you are looking for a real professional to inspect your building. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Peter and Rohan have provided a number of inspections for me over a few years and have consistently provided great support and service.Peter follows up with you, independently negotiates with estate agents (which can be fun at the best of times), and the reports provided provide useful information that have guided buying decisions as well as follow-up renovation plans.
Excellent service from Peter and the team at Buy Wise Inspections.Quick, friendly, helpful and thorough.Thanks so much. Highly recommend this business.
Peter from Buy Wise, was super professional. Loved their ap, it was easy to use. The reports were very well done. Highly recommend. Carmen Walker
Came out the next day after my request. Thorough report. Quick response to my email with questions. Will have them back for my termite prevention treatment.Thanks Peter and Rohan!
Peter and the Buywise team provided a comprehensive building and pest inspection for a property I was successful in purchasing. Their commentary and photo documentation is very detailed and influenced my decision. In addition they provided advice on future proofing the property from potential pests. Highly recommend Buywise overall service offering.
I have used this company multiple times now and have always found the service to be prompt, friendly and professional. Building reports are thorough and provide detailed explanations along with plenty of photos in regards to recommendations for any defects as well as suggested maintenance to prevent further issues arising.
I have used Peter from Buy Wise twice for building/pest inspections and wouldn't use anybody else. He is thorough, professional, reliable and trustworthy. The reports given are detailed, understandable and worth every cent. Would not buy a house without having Peter come through first!
Really great to deal with, very detail-oriented. Would recommend and hope to use again in the future!
These guys do an amazing job and leave no stone unturned and provide a highly detailed report. I hired them after signing up for a property and was told by the agent an inspection had already been done and the report showed no problems with the house.The Buy Wise team found major structural damage to the wall top plates supporting the roof caused by a previous termite infestation.I would highly recommend their service to ensure peace of mind with your investment.
We have used BuyWise Inspections for few of the properties we looked for in the past. They were referred to us by a good friend who had very good experience with them. We are very thankful that BuyWise was our choice. The very first house we liked had severe termite damage and BuyWise inspections saved us from buying the property with their thorough checks. They are very patient, attentive and accomodating. The reports are detailed and conclusive. They have been our go to inspectors over the years. We have recommended them to many of our friends and everyone has had a positive feedback which is why we keep going back to them. over the years. They helped us with another property recently and as usual easy, thorough and professional is what they are! Thank you Peter.
I came to Buy Wise to get a Pest and Comprehensive Build Inspection. I had timelines which were difficult to achieve, but Peter worked extremely well with the agent and his team to ensure this was completed the next day!Not only was it completed quickly, it was extremely thorough and they detailed everything at a high standard, not to mention was a great price in comparison to all other building inspector quotes I received.Will definitely use BuyWise for all my future purposes.
I couldn’t recommend Peter and his team more highly! We’ve had Buy Wise do multiple property inspections prior to purchases and they’ve been extremely thorough, quick turnaround and allowed us to make a purchase with confidence. Best in the business!
Buy Wise Inspection was prompt and super friendly! They absolutely saved us with what was a disastrous pre-purchase pest and building inspection. The documentation was thorough and immediately provided us with the detail we required. Wouldn’t go to anyone else
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