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Manse Group Building Consultants
06:44 15 Jul 21
We used Manse Group for the entirety of our build and could not be happier with our experience. Rachel, Jake and the team have made the process so easy and really taken away the stress and worry that comes with building your first home, which is such a huge challenge in itself! They have kept in constant contact with us and our site supervisor, with whom they work effortlessly with. The reports we received for each stage were extremely thorough and not only picked up on things that would have normally been missed, but also ensured they were fixed on their re inspections. If you’re wondering whether to get a private building inspector or not, definitely consider using Manse Group, the peace of mind and attention to detail is worth every cent! 😊
03:40 07 Jul 21
We engaged Manse Group to work with us as private inspectors for our first home build in 2020-21 and they have been the best decision we have made throughout the entire process by a country mile!From the very beginning, we were impressed with Manse Group's (and especially Hamish, our inspector) quick replies to queries via email, to the point where they were answering questions for us before our first inspection.They were incredibly open, transparent, and honest about fees and the procedures going forward which reassured us a lot as first home builders.Throughout each stage of the build, our inspector Hamish was absolutely fantastic. He was incredibly thorough in every single inspection, picking up countless minor and major defects, none of which were not listed by the builder's own inspector. He very quickly compiled defect reports for the builder and it reassured us greatly that they also came back for re-inspections. We really struggled to 'hunt down' our builder a lot of the time, so Hamish was more than happy to do the legwork for us and ensure everything was being done to a high standard.Hamish was incredibly approachable, understanding, and patient whenever we had any queries and he never made us feel like idiots or rookies. He was personable and was genuinely just a great guy to chat to, before we ever saw the high quality of his work. He was always happy to give us general advice on home ownership and upkeep, including ways to fix defects ourselves when we found ourselves really fighting with the builder to come back and fix them.Our build was incredibly stressful, but the one part of the build we never lost sleep on was our private inspections. Manse Group are an absolutely amazing local company that are incredibly deserving of business- they are one of the best companies I have ever worked with as a customer and cannot recommend them highly enough!
03:10 22 Jun 21
We were in the final stages of our build Dane from Manse group was very thorough and professional his communication was excellent.We can highly recommend Manse group for any new building inspections10 out of 10
04:59 18 Jun 21
Could not have asked for better people to engage with for the build of my new home. Hamish was my inspector and he was fantastic. Very thorough with his inspections and reports. Also made sure any flagged items were closed out and completed. Communication through the entire process was fantastic.Will definitely be using Manse group again if building a home
03:46 15 Jun 21
We engaged Manse Group for our new build in Geelong. It was great to have a company, local, and who dealt directly with our builder, whilst keeping us informed. They were with us every step of the way!
06:50 28 May 21
Getting my contract reviewed by the Manse Group was the easiest process. Jake's review was detailed, clear and easy to read. The notes he made allowed me to make changes to my build that will have saved me a lot in the long run. Well worth the money.
00:41 20 Apr 21
Manse Group, performed a very detailed new build handover inspection. Their work quality and professionalism of their reports is very impressive and they communicated very well with all parties.
03:13 07 Apr 21
Fantastic Service from Manse Group. The reports are very detailed but at the same time easy to read. Great before and after photos. The re-inspection is worth the money.
08:27 16 Mar 21
Simply put I would not build a new home without the professional services of Manse Group Building Consultants. From start to finish Rachel & Jake were outstanding. Always courteous, professional & responsive to any questions or queries. Utilising the services of Manse Group was reassuring & provided complete confidence during our build. Jake's attention to detail & knowledge is truly worthy of high praise. The dollar cost of their professional services was very reasonable & paying at inspection stages was always gentle on the budget. I highly recommend the Manse Group for your building project. Thank you Manse Group!
11:03 17 Dec 20
Really enjoy the communication with manse group. They are very profession and responsive for our final inspection. If you are still struggling with building your first home or worry about the finish you get from the builder. The best way is to find a third party inspector and here is the manse group. Giving peace of mind is what they’ve been working for. Wish them another successful year in 2021!
Robbie O Rourke
01:17 04 Dec 20
Building a house is a complex process that requires attention to The Building Code if a house is to achieve the highest standard at every stage through to completion. During every build there are mistakes and omissions by tradespeople so having an independent assessor to check for compliance to the Building Code is not just a sensible thing to do it is absolutely crucial if you want your house to be as good as it can be. My wife and I are absolutely delighted we engaged Manse Group for this process. We slept at night knowing we had check points to discuss with the builder and a process to see the work completed as per contract and code. The team at Manse Group are easy to communicate with, totally reliable and professional and take time to explain things and go over findings. I have no hesitation to recommend them.
03:34 25 Oct 20
The best thing we did with our built was to engage Manse. Jake thoroughly reviewed our contract and checked the house at every major building stage. Manse saved us a lot of money and stress dealing with our builder. I'd never build a house without them and highly recommend Manse to anyone who's looking for an independent inspector.
01:13 15 Oct 20
I couldn't speak higher of their service and professionalism. My partner and I were going through our first build. It gave us piece of mind having Manse Group overlooking the build and giving us detailed reports on any issues (my partner and I have no trade or building experience). We have recommended to all our friends who are building and would absolutely use them again. Thanks for making the build so much easier!
09:52 25 Sep 20
We are extremely happy with the service provided by Manse Group. Jake produced a very comprehensive building inspection report and was emailed to us on the same day of inspection. Photographs of defects were attached to the report with detailed descriptions that were easy to understand. The report also includes VBA reference guide.We can't thank you enough Jake for the time you have given to us when we have queries/concerns about our build may it be through text messages, phone calls or emails. Building a house seem like a daunting task but engaging with an Independent inspector can certainly give you peace of mind.With Manse Group, they do a re-inspection for free to ensure the builder was able to rectify the identified defects in previous inspection/s.Again thank you Jake and Rachel and we could not recommend you highly enough!!!--- Jonathan and Maricon Saducas
01:55 24 Sep 20
My partner & I could not be happier with the service from Manse Group. Jake was extremely thorough & saved us a lot of headaches & money down the track with the issues they found. The report you receive is very extensive and has detailed records of the issue, location, photos & the standards & building regulations that have not been met. Giving a great fact-based approach to rectification works that the builder cannot argue against.We 100% recommend Manse Group to anyone looking for an independent inspector. We will be using them for any & all further builds.
05:54 21 Sep 20
Without doubt the most important decision we made as first time home builders. Jake and Rachel from Manse group were a pleasure to engage with throughout the build. Their outstanding communication with both us and our site supervisor, and the attention to detail in picking errors or defects in the build meant we were confident in knowing our build was in the best hands possible. We would highly recommend Manse Group to anyone looking to start a build!
23:34 18 Sep 20
Great service, a must for building a new home.Special mention to Dane for looking after us!Highly recommend and a pleasure to deal with precontract to handover.
Krishna Chytanya Koripella
01:27 08 Sep 20
A very professional and responsive service. Dane is outstanding in his support throughout the process and was always available to answer any questions or concerns. I would again engage your firm when I build my next house and would also recommend you to anyone who is building a new home. I can't thank you enough for all the support.
05:50 07 Sep 20
Having an independent second pair of eyes on the project really put our minds at ease.Coordinated directly with the Builder which took the stress off us.The reports were professional and extremely detailed.Could not recommend Manse Group highly enough.
10:25 06 Aug 20
From the time we engaged the Manse Group it was a pleasant experience from the get-go.Rachel has been immensely responsive to all communications and Dane has been doing a thorough and quality job so far into our build.The Manse Group have also developed a good rapport with a lot of the big and local builders, making a name for themselves (in good ways).No dramas encountered between them and our SS!Definitely look no further than the Manse Group for a quality inspection, and to support a local Geelong-based company!
Jean-Claude de Shable
22:12 05 Aug 20
"As this is my fourth build in Australia, and to the fact that I chose to go to a very reputable volume builder, it was no rocket science to engage the best building consultant team available in Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula.My first build was also with a volume builder, followed by two architecturally design builds which proved to be brilliant. The ethics, uncompromising attention to details and the final excitation to each stage of the build had been outstanding. The inspections are completed by a registered building practitioner and the report is detailed but yet very easy to follow alongside, friendly yet professional feedback from an industry expert.Manse Group comprising of Jake, Rachel and the rest of the team are outstanding. Never a problem for this professional building consultancy to answer any question or concern in regards to the build whether on onsite, e-mail or by phone.I find it rather unorthodox for people building especially with volume builders despite the degree of reputation and series of dwelling being constricted, it is in my option to invest in having that professional and knowledgeable team backing your most vital asset for a fraction of the price you pay to build it basically.If you insure a motorcar which really is a iceberg as it does not hold it value, silly not logically get the best in the industry to work in favour and assure you or a brilliant build that would result in a beautiful home which is safe and proud to call your own.Jake, Rachel and the rest of the team at Manse Group are the best professionals in the industry and I have no reservation or any form of doubt not to recommend them any person that demands to have a safe, beautiful but most impotency, confidence that there home is built with integrity and lots of attention to detail.I feel so ever proud of my new home and WOW! it certainly shows :)"
11:49 22 Jul 20
The team at Manse Group provided a professional and thorough review of our building contract and specifications for our first home to ensure compliance with the relevant building laws and codes, and make sure were aware of our rights and obligations in the building process. The very detailed, yet easily understandable, final report was provided in a short time frame to a professional standard. I would certainly recommend their services to people looking for support and an expert opinion throughout the build process.
09:34 08 Jul 20
Jake and Rachel from Manse Group have been fantastic to us! We could not be happier with the quality of our home, all thanks to Manse Group ensuring our build was up too the correct standard. Manse Group were very thorough with all there inspections and reports! Jake is a very trustworthy independent building inspector, and I highly recommend you choose Manse Group, when building your home.
10:45 21 Jun 20
I highly recommend Manse Group, we just used them for our new home build, Dane was our inspector.We were amazed with the amount of defects that that Dane picked up that we would have missed if we didn't engage Manse Group.All defects were presented with photos and building regulation numbers, this was very helpful.Dane was also very willing to chat on the phone to discuss any issues we had.Rachel was also very helpful providing info about each inspection, and was very prompt with quotes in the beginning.
01:58 21 Jun 20
We would recommend Manse Group for there professional support throughout the building process! Communication is second to none, inspectors are great, reports are easy to follow and you are supported and guided through the process really well!We would highly recommend having Manse Group on board from the start of the build! We started with them from fixing and waterproofing through to lock up! Would have been great to have them onboard at the frame stage!If you are in two minds whether it will be worth it, I can say with absolute certainty, DO it!!Thanks Manse Group and Dane for guiding us through our first home build!
Peter St. Martin
20:49 17 Jun 20
Great service by manse group. They done the inspections for our newly built house.Inspection reports were detailed and thorough. Price includes a reinspection, which is a bonus!!!Great job by Dane and Rachel!!!
08:12 27 May 20
23:56 22 May 20
Awesome service. The best decision I have made was choosing Manse Group to inspect all the stages of my build. They are very thorough in their reporting and very responsive and the bonus to their service is that they include re-inspections in their price. Highly recommend Jake, Dane and the team
03:03 07 May 20
Jake and Rachel are great team! They helped us with our new home inspection and were very thorough. They ended up saving us money by catching issues, things builder missed or did incorrectly.Jake was available to discuss the findings with us and advised us on how to deal with the builder.If you want someone who is good at his work then call them.Cheers,Sachin
02:58 07 May 20
00:48 29 Apr 20
We are currently starting the process of building our first house. Without much knowledge about the industry and the building process, it was really helpful to have someone competent and switched on looking through the contracts and plans. There are a lot of things to consider and if you haven't been through the process before then you should engage someone who knows the ins and outs. Jake is certainly one of those people. The whole experience with Manse Group has been great and we are looking forward to have them help us through the next stages of the built.
02:39 20 Apr 20
I have been in contact with Manse Group for about two years. When i bought a land and planned to built a customised home, i was after a company who would assist me from the beginning till the end of the building process with all the queries i will have. I was looking for such a company whom i can rely and be sure that i am not misguided or ripped of by the builder at any stage.Well known builders usually don’t build customised map home, so i had to go with small builders and dealing with small builders may initially look cheaper but you dont understand the complexities, you can easily pay tens of thousands of dollars extra. Having Mansgroup on my side through out made me sure that i am getting what was agreed from the builder and that without being overpriced or for any downgraded stuff.I have been very satisfied and happy to have Mansgroup during these all times of building my home. Jack is absolutely a gem of guy himself and always exceeded my expectations and always approachable. He always provided answers to all the questions i had.They also have done a detailed inspection of the stages my home reached to conclusion which has helped me to ensure what builder is building is up to the building standard.Also, the Mansgroup fees is quite reasonable, they would almost be same as other inspectors but with added top class building consultation as well. In addition, based on their excellent feedback to my contracts i managed to bring down a few thousand dollars with builder and hence it saved my money as well.I highly recommend Mansgroup to anyone who are going to build a home and do not want to take headache of going through the complexities of building and also be sure that you are covered from every aspect when dealing with builders.Thank you very much Jack for your awesome work and i look forward to receive your great services until i move into my home.
10:55 10 Apr 20
Highly recommended, Jake reviewed out building contract thoroughly and Rachel was so nice and helpful. We had some trouble with getting our loan due to some issues with the land contract, but we talked to Rachel and Jake who both went above and beyond to help us. Even though they did not have anything to do loan process. I cannot recommend them highly enough. If you ever need a building contract reviewed, these are the people to go to.
12:24 08 Apr 20
My first appointment with Jake in May 2018 was prior to signing up with a builder, as I was initially very confused as a first-home buyer regarding the building process, terminology, etc. Jake put my mind at ease straight away with his friendly and knowledgeable approach. He answered my many questions both in-person and by email follow-up, and made me feel comfortable that I was asking the right questions of the sales consultants during the initial enquiry/consultation process. Jake was very thorough, and his understanding of the Building Act and Building Code of Australia was apparent from this first meeting. As such, I was very impressed and happy to engage Jake and Manse Group as an independent building consultant. Even prior to paying a deposit to my chosen builder, Jake was willing to answer any questions via phone or email. It was great to have him review my contract and plans/drawings in detail prior to my contract signing appointment, and then also prior to signing the final working drawings after settlement. Jake drew my attention to a number of points, which I was then able to clarify with the builder. His detailed comments, along with follow-up via phone and email to my queries and concerns have been fantastic and has made the process less daunting and much smoother! Building of my house has just started (March 2020), and Jake has completed the pre-pour site inspection – his report was sent the same afternoon and was extremely detailed including numerous photos, and noting any issues that needed addressing. I can highly recommend Jake, Rachel, and his team at Manse Group for independent quality assurance, and am looking forward to working with them for the rest of my site inspections for the building of my home!
11:54 05 Apr 20
From the first phone call to the final report, we found Manse Group to be polite, prompt and professional in all dealings with us. They went out of their way to meet our changed timelines, including completion of their final report in personal time, over a weekend. Mar 2020
09:25 31 Mar 20
Great service and really helpful I would highly recommend this company. I used another company and wasn’t happy with them then I found Manse group. Now I’m in my home with confidence 😊
09:16 31 Mar 20
I gave them short notice and they acted on it straight away with a site visit allowing me to submit a report to my builder to have items rectified before hand over. Highly recommend great communication and knowledge.
12:58 23 Mar 20
Would highly recommend using Manse Group for your build! From start to finish we have had great communication from everyone involved including all the admin staff as well as Dane, our independent inspector. The reports were thorough, clear and concise. It was a massive weight lifted off our shoulders. For those asking about price, sure, Manse Group might come in a tiny bit higher, but rest assured you'll get the service which is second to none! We also had re inspections free of charge which turned out to be the best thing ever. Builders aren't necessarily obliged to fix the things on the report so what's stopping them telling you they're done unless someone goes back to reinspect.... MANSE GROUP WILL DO THAT FOR YOU! Don't think twice - we had a great build process and a lot of that is due to us having engaged Manse Group. Thanks to Rachel, Jake and Dane for everything!
01:56 12 Mar 20
Dane Schreuders was doing our inspection . He was great and always communicated with the builders pro actively and scheduled the appointments. He found quite a few things until now and got those fixed by the builders. I would definitely recommend manse group to any one who would need a building inspector.
04:19 10 Mar 20
We engaged Jake to prepare 2 Dilapidation Reports on the existing conditions of 2 neighbouring properties before we commenced construction. We couldn't have been more pleased with prompt and professional service we received from all at Manse Group.Sam LukeLuke Constructions
01:16 20 Jan 20
Definitely would recommend the Manse Group - very professional and friendly. Nothing was too much and all queries answered ASAP.
23:53 14 Jan 20
Jake was extremely accommodating for the short timeline/turnaround required.The report/reporting system is very thorough and easy to follow.The follow up inspection was also completed without fuss and a solid attention to detail.I would definitely recommend enlisting Manse Group from the beginning of going through the process of building a home.
09:42 23 Oct 19
Because of the lack of confidence we had with our volume builder we felt there was no choice but to engage a building inspector for the key stages in the build. After looking at a couple of inspectors in the area our gut feeling was to engaged Manse Group. The inspections were thorough and the reports were with us the same day which allowed us to get things redone/rectified by our builder in a timely manner. The knowledge, information and communication were all extremely professional. It's quite common with builders for mistakes to be behind plaster or under concrete. and that is why I would advice getting an independent inspector and the one I recommend is The Manse Group.
10:23 10 Aug 19
The Manse Group made my building process so much easier and stress free. They made sure my builder provided the quality as expected. All of this allowed me to enjoy the building process so much more. Aspects of the build that I didn’t understand were explained to me. I would recommend the manse group to anyone looking to build or renovate.
00:25 25 Jul 19
Jake Pitam and Rachel from manase group has been instrumental in doing the building inspections for our home in geelong area. Jack knowledge about the complete building process and the high level of professionalism helped us build the quality home we required. I will definitely suggest their services to others.
23:49 21 May 19
We hired Jake at Manse Group because we were building our home with a large volume builder and we wanted an independent inspector to ensure a high quality build. Jake at Manse Group did all that… and more.We were lucky in that our builder-assigned site manager was excellent, but there are a lot of teams working on the house and accidents/oversights happen. Jake's detailed inspection reports were professional and easy to read (including photos, schematics, building code references, etc.), and were always returned to us within 24 hours! Jake and I worked well with the site manager and all items were fixed quickly at each stage.Manse Group also saved us money! Jake read through our initial New Home Contract (before signing with the builder), and he found minor contractual errors (e.g., progress payment schedule adjustments) which ended up saving us 75% of his fee!We are confident we got the best possible build out of the process and Jake with Manse Group was instrumental in this. Having Manse Group on our team was the best decision we've made. Manse Group made the building process better and more stress free, and we ended up with a high quality home. Can’t thank you enough.
03:10 22 Mar 19
Jake provide professional, friendly and accommodating service. I will recommend to anyone who needs it
00:14 14 Feb 19
After having problems with the site supervisor I decided to get Manse group involved in the final stages of the build however Jake did the final inspection and the report was great and he even gave good review to the builder however something in my mind was telling me that there were many things wrong and after handover another Building inspector had a look and found big problems especially with the roof tiles.Now I am having problems with the builder to get the things rectified and Jake told me that He does not know much about roofs and his knowledge is more about carpentry.
01:00 29 Oct 18
We feel that without The Manse groups support through out our build it would not have gone so smoothly and that the issues with our build we would not have know about. We want to thank Jake and Rachel for their time and making this experience so much more enjoyable.
12:16 30 Aug 18
Jake and Rachel, we can not thank you enough for making our first build exactly what we hoped it would be. Thank you for being our professional eyes and giving us peace of mind through out the whole building process. From inspections to pre-inspections, so professional and thorough in every aspect. Worth every $$ , thank you again 🙏🙏
23:28 24 Jul 18
Jake & Rachel were very friendly and easy to communicate. I found them very accurate, supportive and informative. Jakes knowledge and attitude shows his professionalism in his field and we were very grateful that we choose the right person to inspect our property. We appreciate not only his onsite findings and comments but also the follow up email and advise. Thank you very much Jake & Rachel and definitely we will recommend your business to our friends and families.