The ybi Mission

ybi is here to provide outstanding independent local Inspection and Consultancy Services for our Newcastle & Hunter Valley customers.

To give our customers and clients the opportunity, satisfaction and reassurance of making informed decisions before they buy, sell or invest in a property and to provide expert advice in relation to new constructions, building disputes, defects and maintenance issues on residential, strata and commercial properties.

Values & Guiding Principles

Our Integrity
Our Team

Our business operations are dependent on our team: their values, attitudes, abilities and actions and therefore a high priority. Our team’s communication, education and relationships are one of our highest and valued resources that reflects our ability to offer a customer focused and informed service.

Our Clients

Each of our clients are treated as individuals with respect and dignity at all times to provide the highest level of customer service available.

Brief Background

Your Building Inspection was founded in 2002. Graham Thorpe joined ‘ybi’ in 2006 and in 2009 purchased the existing company.

Graham has over 40 years experience within the building and construction industry. He has a carpentry trade background and has held positions within the industry ranging from Carpenter, Foreman, Housing Supervisor to Construction Manager. He is a Licensed Builder, a Certified Timber Pest Inspector and an Accredited Building Consultant. Graham is also a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA) and a member of the Australian Society of Building Consultants NSW (ASBC).

ybi performs inspections on Residential, Commercial, Strata and Rental properties.

ybi specialises in building and pest inspections and consultancy services.

ybi offers experience and professional knowledge in…

  • Pre-Purchase or Pre-Sale building and pest inspections
  • Progress & Handover Construction Reporting
  • Warranty & Insurance Inspections
  • Dilapidation, Defects, Maintenance & Special Purpose Reporting
  • Building Dispute Resolution, Expert Witness, NCAT and Scott Schedule preparation.

ybi proudly services Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Cessnock, Hunter Valley, Singleton, Port Stephens & Central Coast areas.

ybi holds current Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.

Graham Thorpe