Building Stage, Pre-Handover & Warranty Inspections

Building Stage, Pre-Handover & Warranty Inspections

SERVICE OVERVIEW

Building Stage, Pre-Handover & Warranty Inspections

SERVICE OVERVIEW

When building a new home, inspections at the different construction stages and at pre-handover, will ensure that you get what you’ve paid for.

Don’t rely on the builder for the quality check of your new home, let our expert and independent licensed Master Inspectors do this for you, for peace of mind!

Stage Inspections

We recommend that Stage Inspections be conducted during the construction process, before the pre-handover inspection. 

  1. Stage 1 – at slab completion
  2. Stage 2 – at completion of 1st fix
  3. Stage 3 – at completion of 2nd fix

We believe that 2 or 3 Stage inspections plus the handover inspection are sufficient to identify any concerns.

If you prefer more than 3 stage inspections, we would be more than happy to conduct as many as you want for you.

Pre-Handover Inspection

The Pre-Handover Inspection is carried out  once the following are completed:

  • the builder advises that the construction process is complete
  • after the final clean has been undertaken
  • before the official handover with the builder takes place

Builder Warranty Inspections

We also recommend that you have 3 warranty inspections, as follows:

  • prior to the end of your building contract warranty period, which is normally between 3-6 months – ensure that you check your building contract to know the length of the builder warranty period
  • at 4 years before the 5 year warranty period expires. This will identify any defects that may have arisen due to house movement and would provide you with sufficient time to submit a claim under the warranty covered by the Building Work Contractors Act 1995 (SA) (BWCA) – this relates to  poor workmanship, poor materials, work that is dangerous and non-compliant, etc.
  • at 9 years, before the 10 year warranty expires. This will identify any defects claimable under the warranty covered by the Development Act 1993 (SA) (DA) – this relates to breaches of the Building Code that cause the building to be dangerous or non-compliant

The Builder Warranty inspections will let the inspector clarify for you whether any defects are normal maintenance or an issue that should be covered by your warranty.

Inspections are carried out in accordance with Australian Standards AS4349.0-2007 Inspection of Buildings Part 0: General Requirements.

Subject to safe and reasonable access, the Stage inspections will inspect and report on the following areas, ensuring they are completed as per working drawings/plan and are compliant with the Building Code:
Slab slab surface and penetrations
Framing Layout, angles, correct timbers, truss installation, flashings
Cladding Wall and roof
Services First fix plumbing and electrical
Internal Linings internal linings, waterproofing of wet areas
Carpentry door frames, architraves, skirtings
Roof roof, gutters, downpipes – slope and operation
Services Second fix plumbing and electrical

Subject to safe and reasonable access, the Pre-Handover inspection will inspect and report on the following areas, ensuring they are completed as per working drawings/plan and are compliant with the Building Code:

Building InteriorCeilings, walls, timber floors, concrete floors, timber windows, metal-framed windows, doors and frames, kitchen, bathroom, WC, ensuite, laundry, stairs, damp problems
Building ExteriorWalls, timber or steel frames and structures, chimneys, stairs, balconies, verandas, patios, decks, suspended concrete floors, balustrades
Roof ExteriorRoof, skylights, vents and flues, valleys, guttering, downpipes, eaves, fascias and barges
Roof SpaceRoof covering, roof framing, sarking, party walls, insulation
Site

Car accommodation,  garden sheds, retaining walls, paths and driveways, steps, fencing, surface water/drainage

Grade, drainage, damp courses, perimeter barriers

ServicesA visual inspection of your electrical and plumbing services

Subject to safe and reasonable access, the Builder Warranty inspection will report on the condition of each of the following areas on the date and time of inspection:

Building InteriorCeilings, walls, timber floors, concrete floors, timber windows, metal-framed windows, doors and frames, kitchen, bathroom, WC, ensuite, laundry, stairs, damp problems
Building ExteriorWalls, timber or steel frames and structures, chimneys, stairs, balconies, verandas, patios, decks, suspended concrete floors, balustrades
Roof ExteriorRoof, skylights, vents and flues, valleys, guttering, downpipes, eaves, fascias and barges
Roof SpaceRoof covering, roof framing, sarking, party walls, insulation
SiteCar accommodation,  garden sheds, retaining walls, paths and driveways, steps, fencing, surface water/drainage
ServicesA visual inspection of your electrical and plumbing services

Stage Inspections start from $347 each, Pre-Handover Inspections start from $417 each and Builder Warranty Inspections start from $377 each…please view our pricing guide for more information.

You can save with Package Deals!

Package Deal # 1: 

  • 2 Stage inspections
  • 1 Pre-Handover inspection
  • starting from $961 (save $150)

Package Deal # 2: 

  • 3 Stage inspections
  • 1 Pre-Handover inspection
  • starting from $1,258 (save $200)

Package Deal # 3: 

  • 2 Stage inspections
  • 1 Pre-Handover inspection
  • 1 Builder Warranty inspection
  • starting from $1,288 (save $200)

Package Deal # 4: 

  • 3 Stage inspections
  • 1 Pre-Handover inspection
  • 1 Builder Warranty inspection
  • starting from $1,585 (save $250)

Please feel free to contact us with any queries or to request a free no obligation quote.

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Call us on 1300 907 119 or 0426 447 458 to book your inspection or book online.

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New Construction Inspection

Keep Everything up to Standard With Our New Construction Inspection

When you have a team on call that can provide you with new construction inspection supported by qualified professionals, you can live with less worry. Our professionals have extensive industry experience and will spot any inconsistencies before you move into your new place. Choose Building Inspections Hub for reliable inspections any day of the week.

Benefits of Choosing Us for a New Construction Home Inspection

We deliver powerful benefits to our clients. From our prices to our attention to detail, we always deliver maximum value. Consider the following ways that we back up our value-adding inspection options:

  • We have more than 35 years of industry experience. If there’s something that an inspector should notice during an inspection, we know about it. Our experience allows us to tailor our services more closely to your requirements and work faster.
  • We use the latest in inspections technology. There are few industries that don’t rely on technology these days, but many inspectors still use outdated methods. Our team uses the latest technologies in the industry to help us work more efficiently and effectively for all our clients.
  • We keep our prices competitive. We believe that everyone should have access to reliable home inspections, and with our competitive prices, they can. We keep an eye on any changes in the industry so that we can continue to manage our own overhead and offer fair prices.

What You Should Expect From Our Pre-Handover Inspection Services

Understanding what we provide to you during our inspections can help you decide whether our services are the right match for your needs. Consider the following aspects of our inspections:

  • We look at the building interior. Our services for inspecting your interior cover everything from the ceilings to the walls to the bathrooms and kitchen. Everything under the roof receives a thorough investigation from us.
  • We inspect the exterior of the building. Inspecting the exterior is just as important as making sure that everything inside the house is up to standard. We can look at your walls, the frames of your structure, the chimneys, the stairs, and other features.
  • We inspect your property’s services. Knowing whether the electrical and plumbing of a property are up to standard before you move in can save you many headaches. We complete a thorough inspection and deliver a detailed report for your peace of mind.

If you want to know more about our inspections, simply give us a call and ask.

About Our Services for a New House Inspection

With more than 35 years of experience in the industry, the Building Inspections Hub team wants you to feel safe and happy in your home. We can assist you with a wide range of inspections both inside and outside so that you have no remaining doubts about the state of a property. If there are any problems that are relevant to your decision-making process, they will appear in the detailed report that you receive from our team.

Call us today and book a high-quality, competitively priced inspection from one of our master inspectors.