Building Inspections Carrum Downs

Casey Building Inspections offers thorough and cost effective pre-purchase building and pest inspections in Carrum Downs. We help take the guesswork out of buying property by giving you a full report on any defects –from major structural defects down to minor problems that could turn into serious problems later on. This means you can make a more informed decision on your purchase, with full awareness of any hidden costs that could be lurking down the track.

What We Do:

  • Pre-purchase building inspections – Includes assessment of the building interior, exterior, structural soundness, and grounds.
  • Pest inspections – Discover the presence and extent of any termites, and timber pests as well as any structural damage caused.
  • Dilapidation reports – We provide a full report on property condition before works commence on a neighbouring property.
  • Special-purpose reports – These can be requested for particular areas of a property, such as a cracking wall, and include a full assessment plus recommendations for possible solutions.
  • Vendor building inspections – Carrum Downs vendors can commission these before the building is listed in order to give the potential buyer peace of mind.
  • Property handover reports – These are performed for new builds before the builder receives final payment, ensuring any defects are rectified before you move in.
  • Our aim is to offer the best local building inspector  service possible for new home buyers or those buying an investment property in Carrum Downs
  • All our building and Pest Inspections are carried out by a qualified engineer and certified termite inspector. Your inspection will cover structural defects and be carried out to Australian standard As 4349-1-2007 and AS 4349.3-2010.

Location Data

Carrum Downs is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 36 km south-east of Melbourne’s Central Business District, located within the City of Frankston local government area. Carrum Downs recorded a population of 20,711 at the 2016 Census.
Area: 19.5 km²
Postal code: 3201
Location: 36 km (22 mi) from Melbourne; 7 km (4 mi) from Frankston
Population: 20,711 (2016)
Federal division: Division of Isaacs

Carrum Downs History

The first survey of the Carrum swamp was made by T. E. Rawlinson, and completed by 2 January 1866. The only sign of European habitation reported by Rawlinson was a fisherman’s cottage occupied by John Watkins and his family near the present Watkins Grove, Aspendale. The survey between the swamp and the sea resulted in Mr Callinan, the State’s assistant surveyor, dividing the area into 18 allotments stretching from the Mordialloc Creek to the present Keast Park, Seaford. The land was referred to as the “Allotments on the Long Beach”, the first sales taking place at Semmell McCaul & Co’s Auction Rooms at Collins Street, Melbourne, on 22 December 1865. The upset price was $6 per acre.

During the Great Depression, the Brotherhood of St Laurence built a settlement at Carrum Downs to provide food and shelter to suffering families. After World War II, the suburb was gradually redeveloped as a Village for aged persons.[7]

A small section of Carrum Downs is sometimes referred to by locals as “Botany Park”, based on the name of a housing estate built during the late 1970s and early 1980s. In the first major development of its type in the area, land was subdivided into generous lots between the southern and northern perimeters of Ballarto and Hall Roads. The generous land allottments, affordability and proximity to Frankston attracted families to the suburb. Development was conducted by AV Jennings, which financed and built prominent signage reading ‘Botany Park’ on the corner of Ballarto Road and Lyrebird Drive. The signage remains, although weather degradation and graffiti have degraded its appearance. During the early 1990s, the South Western quarter between Ballarto and Frankston-Dandenong Roads was known as ‘Botany Bush’. The area was redeveloped into housing during the late 1990s,_Victoria

Get the Assurance You Need With Our Range of Services

If you’re looking at a property and need an experienced and thorough team to conduct comprehensive pre purchase building and pest inspection in Carrum Downs, Casey Building Inspections will give you the clarity you need.

Whether you’re looking for building inspections in Carrum Downs or want to request anything from pest inspections to dilapidation reports, get in touch with our team today.

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