Find out why we think you need a building & pest inspection in Pakenham:

As locals to the area ourselves, and during our many building and pest inspections of Pakenham properties over the last 30 years, we’ve found most homes here are newer builds, usually less than 15 years old. Generally, these houses are of good construction, and with quality fittings, but this doesn’t mean they are immune from problems.

If you are considering buying a home or property in the Pakenham and surrounding suburbs, make sure your building inspector pays attention to two of the most common issues we find during our own inspections in the area:


Termite infestations are well known in Pakenham and the surrounding areas, all the way down to Traralgon and through the La Trobe Valley region.

This is primarily due to the amount of bushland, and the clay and sandy soil found here is something that termites love, making for easy migration from home to home.

Tree Roots

As the newer developments in the area age, so does their landscaping. And we’re seeing issues from underground tree root growth becoming more and more common across the area.

Paths, driveways, drainage pipes and even brickwork can be affected and may cause significant damage to the structural elements and stability of a building over time.

Combined with termite infestations, finding both of these issues in a home in this area could prove very costly to remedy.

I was blown away with how much detail they’ve included in my report and how thorough they were with the inspection. Definitely exceeded my expectations!

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How ABPOM can help

Home Inspections For A Better Peace Of Mind offer a range of building inspection, pre purchase inspection, pest inspection and pest control services to the Pakenham and La Trobe Valley region.

Pre Purchase Building Inspections

Buying a house will likely be the biggest purchase you ever make. Know what you’re getting into before buying your new Pakenham home!

Building and Pest Inspections

Need a building and pest inspection for your Pakenham property? Call Home Inspections For A Better Peace Of Mind for your independent same-day report!

Keep reading for some quick and easy need-to-knows about Pakenham and its surrounding suburbs – and why you should choose Home Inspections For A Better Peace of Mind!

About Pakenham

Whether you are looking to buy a low maintenance townhouse around the lake, a more traditional home with a quarter-acre block to kick the footy around with the grandkids, or a lifestyle block to reconnect with nature, this is the place for you!

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Pakenham from the air. Image credit – Graham Bartlett


Pakenham and its surrounding areas have grown and changed over the years, but it still maintains a good mix of some older style houses as well as many newer housing estates.

There are homes and living options for all generations and needs. Large family homes on traditional blocks, low care high impact family homes on 400-500sqm blocks of land, townhouses, cottage homes, waterfront townhouses and luxury custom-built homes are all available options to suit any budget

Within the estates that include Heritage Springs, Lakeside, Cardinia Lakes and the popular Northside, the houses are relatively new, featuring all the mod cons, and most of the homes we inspect feature 3 or 4 bedrooms.

And if you’re looking for a more country feel, you can opt for one of the larger, lifestyle properties on the outskirts of town.


Family-oriented and with a growing population of just over 116,000, Pakenham and its surrounding suburbs have a real spirit and vibrancy.

With a median age of 34, the area has a lower proportion of retirees and the elderly compared to younger age groups and sees 38% of couples being parents. (2016 Census)


Pakenham’s size means you are rarely more than 5 minutes away from shopping, dining, coffee with friends, a workout at the gym or a stroll along the lake.

And for those itching for more, the large shopping centres of Chadstone and Westfield Fountain Gate are just a drive away!


You are also spoilt for choice when it comes to schools and further education in the local area. There are several public primary schools, an older state high school in Pakenham and a newer one in Officer.

For private secondary schools, you have Beaconhills College, Cario College, St Francis College, Lakeside College, Heritage College and Marinartha College – lots of options ensuring you’ll find the perfect one for your children.



For travel to Melbourne’s CBD, some 50km away, you have the option of limited express trains, or a short drive and quick access to the M1 Freeway and Princes Highway. A car journey into the CBD takes roughly 50-60 minutes.


It is also an easy, 15 minutes drive into the Dandenongs, or a day trip to either the Latrobe Valley, Phillip Island or the picturesque Mornington Peninsula – all adding more reasons to live in Pakenham!

Our Pakenham team can also help you with

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Building Inspections

Get an independent building inspection and save yourself the time, money & heartache of unexpected or costly repairs to defects in your home or property.

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Pest Control

Pest infestations may threaten the integrity of a home or building in many ways. ABPOM offers pest control treatments to help remove and prevent recurrences.

Why choose Home Inspections For A Better Peace Of Mind?

Buying a house is one of the biggest financial decisions that you will make in your life. Obtaining a quality building inspection report assists you in understanding that it’s a solid investment.

ABPOM is independent

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With over 30 years of experience, our award-winning fully licenced and insured building inspectors work only in your interest, providing fully independent reports, and supporting you as the buyer when discussing our findings with real estate agents, vendors or builders. Our staff do not disclose who the inspection is being conducted for.

At ABPOM, customers come first

Great customer service and rewarding relationships with our clients is always our goal, so why not find out how Home Inspections For A Better Peace Of Mind can help you find your new home in the Pakenham area!


Contact Us

To book your Pakenham building and pest inspection, fill out the form on this page for us to call you, write to us, or call us direct on 1300 022 766.

Same-day bookings may be available!

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