New Home Final/Handover Inspections
When building a new home, a New Home Final/Handover Inspection will ensure that you get what you’ve paid for. Don’t rely on the builder for the final quality check of your new home, let our expert and independent inspectors do this for you.
The New Home Final/Handover Inspection is carried out once the builder advises that the construction process is complete and after the final clean has been undertaken.
We also recommend that you have 3 follow up inspections, as follows:
- at the end of your building contract maintenance period, which is normally at 3 months
- at 12 months, to identify any structural issues, which would be covered by the structural warranty
- at 9 years, before the 10 year warranty expires.
Inspections are carried out in accordance with Australian Standards AS4349.o-2007 Inspection of Buildings Part 0: General Requirements.
Subject to safe and reasonable access, the inspection will report on the condition of each of the following areas on the date and time of inspection:
|Building Interior||Ceilings, walls, timber floors, concrete floors, timber windows, metal-framed windows, doors and frames, kitchen, bathroom, WC, ensuite, laundry, stairs, damp problems|
Walls, timber or steel frames and structures, chimneys, stairs, balconies, verandas, patios, decks, suspended concrete floors, balustrades
Roof, skylights, vents and flues, valleys, guttering, downpipes, eaves, fascias and barges
Roof covering, roof framing, sarking, party walls, insulation