We’re On Your Side

We’re a one-stop-shop that uncovers hard-to-find, and often hard-to-understand due diligence data for those about to build anywhere in Australia.

We are not a builder referral service, we're an independent consumer research agency. Consumers embarking on a building project often feel out of their depth and can be overwhelmed by industry jargon, regulation, registration, permit and insurance laws. And as a consequence often rush the all-important appointment of the builder process.

In our view, the selection of the builder is the single most important task for the homeowner. Builder Background Checks is in your corner, we demystify the builder selection process. We are proudly independent and guarantee that we receive no commissions or favours of any kind from builders.

Our Aim is to help you avoid unpleasant surprises by uncovering complete builder reputation data. To save you time, money and headaches. We’re solely focused on the residential building sector and are ideally suited to projects including new home construction, extensions, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, swimming pools and landscaping.

Our Values

We are committed to transparency and impartiality. We conduct ourselves with professionalism and due care and aim to continually improve.

Resourced by Building Industry Experts

Brendan Watkins, Director of Builder Background Checks P/L was CEO of the Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Victoria (SPASA) for 12 years and is the inaugural Hall of Fame inductee. SPASA is the sole industry peak body for registered builders. As well as serving as CEO of the national pool industry association for a time Brendan has sat on several government Building and Regulatory Committees.

He has advocated to Ministerial offices and is considered highly knowledgeable and well connected within the construction industry. Brendan is a current member of the Building Dispute Practitioners Society and presents regularly at the HIA Home Show.

Builder Background Checks is augmented by access to a number of specialised industry experts including construction industry lawyers, mercantile agencies, building surveyors, architects, engineers and designers.