Building Inspection Ferntree Gully

Sitting at the foothills of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, Ferntree Gully’s quiet streets, lush forests and scenic walking trails make it popular with homebuyers wanting the beauty of the bush combined with the convenience of suburbia. But before you invest in this beautiful location, make sure you talk to Casey Building Inspections. Ferntree Gully homebuyers can rely on us for friendly service, expert inspectors and thorough building reports at competitive prices.

Casey’s pre-purchase building and pest inspections are carried out by a qualified engineer and a certified termite inspector to give potential homebuyers an objective opinion on the condition of the property they are considering. We’ll inform you of any hidden defects, safety hazards or pest problems present before you purchase, allowing you to make an informed purchase decision.

If you think there may be wood-boring insects in your building, we can perform an exhaustive pest inspection to help you uncover them. We can also conduct an assessment of wood and structural damage.


Ferntree Gully is  at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, 32 km east of Melbourne’s Central Business District, located within the City of Knox local government area.
Postal code: 3156
State electorate(s): Ferntree Gully; Rowville
Hotels: 3-star averaging $100, 5-star averaging $189. View hotels
Location: 29 km (18 mi) from Melbourne; 5 km (3 mi) from Belgrave

Ferntree Gully History


With the arrival of the railway line (extended from Ringwood) in 1889, the area became more accessible to visitors. Initially the line terminated at Upper Ferntree Gully, with a narrow-gauge line extending to Gembrook in 1900. Between 1958 and 1962 the narrow-gauge 2′ 6″ line was upgraded to broad-gauge 5′ 3″ and electrified to Belgrave which is where the narrow-gauge line (now better known as Puffing Billy) operates from today. Ambleside Homestead, in Olivebank Road, Ferntree Gully, was built in the 1890s and is now the base for the Knox Historical Society and a local history museum.

A John Aitken bought Kent Park in 1913, selling most of the original purchase to a Mr Powell in 1921. The latter then sold to a Brigadier Knox, who in turn sold all except 10 acres (40,000 m2) to Alex Creswick. In 1968/69, Hooker-Rex Estates purchased from the Creswick family, some 110 acres (0.45 km2) for the current housing estate. The Education Department bought the land on which Kent Park primary school now stands; the school opened in February 1975.

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Ferntree Gully Post Office opened on 1 January 1873. It was renamed Ferntree Gully South when the Lower Ferntree Gully Office opened (open since 1948) and was renamed Ferntree Gully. This office closed in 1997 through privatisation but opened next door soon after. The present Mountain Gate office opened in 1972 but was known as Ferntree Gully West for some months. Upper Ferntree Gully office opened in 1890.,_Victoria

Get the Assurance You Need With Our Range of Services

In addition to conducting detailed pre-purchase inspections in Ferntree Gully, we can also provide assistance with:

  • Termite inspections
  • Pre-purchase inspections
  • Handover reports
  • Special-purpose reports
  • Vendor inspections

Give us a call or, email us at [email protected], or complete an online enquiry form to receive a prompt response from our friendly team.

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