Staged Building Inspections… We’re With You All The Way

Most building companies employ a site supervisor to manage and oversee the individual trades that they sub-contract to help build your home. However, as licensed trades, each contractor can sign off on the quality of their own work.  This is then meant to be double checked by the supervisor to ensure all is going to plan.  However, when the pressures on and supervisors are looking after multiple projects on tight deadlines things may get missed, corners cut jobs may get rushed or worse seen by the builder and covered up which can lead to problems.  As independent site inspectors, we are here to make sure that that does not happen.

We’ll keep all the trades and your builder fully accountable and check all the critical stages of your build for compliance and workmanship. We will liaise directly with your builder on any issues.

Put your mind at ease, book an inspection and we will do the rest.

  • We will contact your builder and organise a time to do inspection
  • All inspections come with a comprehensive easy to read report supplied in 24 hours
  • We will also follow up with a phone call from site for a brief rundown of the inspection & available 7 days a week should you need clarification

Stage 1: Site Prep/Footings (pre & post pour)

It all starts with the correct foundations this supports your whole house get this wrong end you’re going to have never ending problems.

Pre pour, your inspector will:

  • Check that your waterproof membrane is free from holes
  • Check the correct size reinforcing bars have been used and installed correctly
  • Check plumbing is in the right places & installed correctly

Post pour, y
our inspector will:

  • Check the slab is level
  • Check for any defects to the concrete
  • Advise about landscape grading and prevention of slab-edge dampness

Stage 2: Roof and Wall Frames

The skeleton of your house determines the shape of the final product, and how strong it is. If you don’t get right, you will have to start all over again!

Your inspector will:

  • Check that your building frame meets all required Australian standards
  • Check that connections to the slab and roof are correct
  • Check that the framework has been built according to site plans
  • Check termite protection has been installed correctly
  • check that the construction is problem-free

Stage 3: Roof Covers and External Cladding

Your roof saves you from the weather! A well-constructed roof covering will not only prevent damage, but it will also ensure that you have no long-term problems.

Your inspector will:

  • Check that brick & brick ties are installed correctly
  • Check roofing is installed correctly
  • Check guttering has been installed correctly
  • Check roof flashings are installed correctly
  • Check damp course has been installed correctly
  • Check weep holes and check effective drainage
  • Check that the construction is problem-free

Stage 4: Wet Areas

Waterproofing defects represent 70% of building defects nationally so its vitally important to get this right.

The average bathroom repair cost around $10,000 so its vitally important to get this right.

Your inspector will:

  • Check water proofing is free from defects
  • Check water proofing has been done to Australian standards.
  • Check water proofing is the right height
  • Check the correct products have been used

Final Stage: Practical Completion

This is the last chance to give your home the once over and get things fixed before you move in.

The last thing you want is to be moving into your new home and still have trades people there repairing things.