With any new house construction, there are key milestone stages, which coincide with your progress payment schedule. These stages are ideal opportunities for an independent property inspector to assess the progress and workmanship of the construction, on your behalf.
In the early stages, it is crucial to inspect the building structure, so you can make sure that no discrepancies have arisen between the original design documentation and what is actually being built on site. It is also a time to check that the workmanship meets the Building Commission’s Standards & Tolerances, current Building Regulations and the Building Code.
As building gets closer to completion, it is in your best interests to have all the finishes and visible aspects of the home assessed so you have a realistic understanding of what to expect, and what is and isn’t acceptable. Disagreements with your builder are very often to do with expectations that have not been met.
At Urban Property Inspections, we have a team of experienced inspectors, who are all qualified builders and have themselves carried out residential and commercial building work in the past. They know how houses go together and how they can fall apart!
Our inspectors can examine your new house build at each of the critical milestone stages so you can feel confident that things are progressing well, before you hand over your money. And if issues have arisen, then you will have been alerted early and can work with your builder to get problems resolved, before it’s too late.
The key stages where we can assist are:
This is an important time of inspection, before the concrete footings are poured. Our Inspectors can check that workmanship is to an acceptable standard and that good quality control measures are in place, before items are covered with concrete. Items checked include:
The report does not cover any part of the building located beneath the ground surface (such as sewer, stormwater drains, plumbing, electrical, phone/data or gas).
At this stage, the frame of the house has already been completed and approved by the building surveyor. Our inspector would then check:
By now, the external wall cladding and roof covering are fixed, the flooring is laid and external doors and windows are fixed, even if only temporarily. Our inspector would ensure that:
The major structural work of the house is now complete and all internal cladding, architraves, skirting, doors, built-in shelves, baths, basins, troughs, sinks, cabinets and cupboards of the home are now fixed into position. Our inspector would assess:
This is the last inspection before handover and generally takes place prior to your builder’s final To Do list. At this stage, it is important to check that:
Having Urban Property Inspections to help you, can take the stress out of building. You can get us to check every stage of construction and ask us any questions as we go.
You can hire us for just one inspection or all five, and we have a range of prices to suit.
Call us today on 1300 071 283 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a free quote.