Chris Dyce from Informed Building Reports was an absolute pleasure to deal with and can say he was the one to seal the deal. The whole process of purchasing the building / pest inspection reports was very simple and I was impressed to receive a phone call from Chris very shortly after sending the request. He then spent over half an hour with me on the phone discussing all the issues reported – which were lengthy! He then spent the same amount of time answering questions a night later with my husband to make us feel like we knew exactly what we were purchasing. While our reports were detailed and initially very daunting, we were comfortable to move forward with purchasing the property due to the thorough inspection knowing we had a good understanding of the condition of the house with nothing hidden. Chris is very professional and detailed but can also put things into laymen’s terms for ease of understanding. I cannot recommend him highly enough!

  • - Words of praise


Dear Chris,

A brief note to say “thank you” for your assistance, advice, and patience over the last few months. House hunting took much longer than we expected and we appreciate your professionalism, quick turnaround, and constant attention to detail!

  • - Christine Di Nicola


Hello Chris,

Thanks for your very thorough building inspection, much appreciated.  This has saved me years of worry-five days were plenty.  I didn’t find a good house but, through Sally Basten, my solicitor, have found a good building inspector.

Rating: “Would definitely recommend”

  • - Ian


We have been delighted with the building and pest inspections Chris has undertaken for us.  Chris has saved us a lot of money, as properties, we thought were okay to buy, prior to Chris inspecting them, weren't. One property even had a building report attached to the contract.  The report was rescinded from the contract after Chris's inspection because of its inadequacies and glaring omissions.  Chris has provided prompt service at a reasonable price and has been more than willing to answer any questions we have about the reports.  As a lawyer and having worked in the conveyancing area of legal practice, in a previous position, I was surprised and impressed by the level of detail Chris provided in his reports.  Normally the reports I received when doing conveyancing were big on exclusions and little on helpful details.  Of course, reports have to have exclusions for legal reasons, but with Chris, you get important information about the property which allows you to make an informed decision when purchasing a property and making assessments about what you are willing to pay for it.  Personally, I wouldn't buy a property without Chris inspecting it.  Why? Because he saves me money.

  • - K Godfrey


  • - A Corrigan

    Financial Analyst

Chris has advised us on a few properties now and I would not even think of buying a house until Chris had inspected it.  His attention to detail and thoroughness is invaluable and a "must have" when buying a property.

  • - Sam

    Oyster Bay

Chris Dyce for me is the most reliable and trustworthy building inspector in Sydney. He has a straight forward and non-condescending, likable manner that gives comfort to buyers so they can make an ‘informed ‘ decision.  If you want the right advice on a house, he’s your man.

  • - Danny Grant

    "The Agency" 2018

Used Chris Dyce at Informed Building Reports for the first time recently.  Exactly what my lending institution wanted and exactly what I needed to make my decisions on an investment. Service was quick timely and efficient and very reasonable for such a professional service.  Also enjoyed the chit chat after receiving the reports which were delivered with lightning speed straight to my email. - Thanks Chris.

  • - Alan

I have used Chris Dyce from Informed Building Reports for many years.  His reports are consistently thorough, concise and to the point.  He has identified countless building defects and issues which my clients have considered prior to purchasing properties.  I have no hesitation in recommending Chris to any other solicitor or prospective purchaser who desires an excellent report.

  • - Gary Cassim


I have known Chris Dyce for 10 years or more.  He did the repairs on old terrace houses owned by me and my family and on our family home.  His work was excellent and thorough, but it was the intelligence he applied to nutting out problems and finding solutions that made him special.  I also enjoyed his sense of humour.

Recently, however, I needed a building report in a hurry.  Chris conducted the inspection the next day and I received the report by email that night.  Verbal comments were given during the report and the written version contained everything we needed.  The cost was very reasonable.  Chris brings his skill and experience as a builder to his inspections and his good humour.  I recommend him.

  • - Kate Eccles

Over the past 6 months Informed Building Reports have conducted 4 building and pest inspections for us.  We have found them to be extremely thorough, very professional, and willing to work to the necessary timelines. They have also been friendly and approachable during this time.  Furthermore, the reports we received were thoroughly written and delivered in a timely manner.

We would be more than willing to recommend their services to anyone requiring a building and pest report.

  • - Frank & Penny Soegaard

I have bought quite a few properties over the years, and always get a pest and building report done.  When I recently looked at buying in Sydney I had no idea who to use for my inspection.  Chris Dyce of Informed Building Reports was recommended by the real estate agent.

Chris responded promptly to the job request.  His report showed a thorough and honest inspection of the property.  He was happy to discuss any issues with me and was both approachable and professional in the advice given.

I have subsequently recommended Chris to many of my friends and have told the agent how impressed I am with his reports and service.  Both of my brothers are in law; they have seen the reports (both pest and building from one firm!).  Their opinion was that the reports are excellent and extremely good value for money.

  • - Prudence McLennan

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