New Home Stage & Handover Inspections
When building a new home, inspections at the different construction stages and at 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!
We recommend that 2 Stage Inspections be conducted during the construction process, before the handover/final inspection.
- Stage 1 – at completion of 1st fix
- Stage 2 – at completion of 2nd fix
We believe that 2 Stage inspections plus the handover/final inspection are sufficient to identify any issues.
The New Home Handover Inspection is carried out once the builder advises that the construction process is complete and after the final clean has been undertaken.
Follow up Inspections
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.
The Follow Up 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 Handover and Follow Up inspections 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|
|Building Exterior||Walls, timber or steel frames and structures, chimneys, stairs, balconies, verandas, patios, decks, suspended concrete floors, balustrades|
|Roof Exterior||Roof, skylights, vents and flues, valleys, guttering, downpipes, eaves, fascias and barges|
|Roof Space||Roof covering, roof framing, sarking, party walls, insulation|
|Site||Car accommodation, garden sheds, retaining walls, paths and driveways, steps, fencing, surface water/drainage|
|Services||A visual inspection of your electrical and plumbing services|
The Stage inspections will inspect and report on the areas completed at each stage.
New Home Stage & Handover Inspections start from $277…please view our pricing guide for more information.
Please feel free to contact us with any queries or to request a free no obligation quote.
Call us on 1300 907 119 or 0426 447 458 to book your inspection or book online.