How does the Building stages work ?
- Contract review prior to signing contract we can help you understand the terminology that’s used in a contract the so you have a better understanding of your & the builders obligations also insert terms that suit your needs & insert clauses that allow you to have you own independent inspections prior to making payments.
- Stage 1: Contract review prior to signing contract
We can help you understand the terminology that’s use in the contract insert terms that suit your needs also insert clauses that allow you to have you own independent inspections before making payments
- Stage 2: Pre-concrete slab or Base Stage ( the building stages for new build )
Check correct depth, dimensions of excavations also reinforcement steel & mesh, after the slab preparation has been done but just prior to the concrete being poured. This provides assurance your slab thickness, beam sizes, reinforcing mesh etc. are all as per the slab designers specification.
2.1: Sub-floor timber framing
Inspect bearers & joists, for span that the correct timber has been used & there are supports to all load bearing points carried by brickwork or concrete stumps prior to placement of floor sheeting.
- Stage 3: Frame
Wall and roof frames, Timber Fascia boards are installed, Structural bracing installed according building specifications & engineering plans, prior to any roof coverings, brickwork or wall cladding, in the case of a two story build we also check out 1st floor joist & beams to ensure that the frame work is compliant .
- Stage 4: Lock-Up
External brickwork or wall cladding is complete, Roof covering & Roof flashings installed, Windows & doors with all required locking devices & flashings installed, plumbing & electrical wiring rough-in commpleted. Noggings or trimmer timbers ready for hanging clothes dryers,towel rails & any other fixtures as noted on building plans prior to plastering (wall/ceiling insulation has not yet been installed yet). At this stage we are able to assess & check that the integrity of the building frame has not been compromised or damaged due to lock-up trades when installing there various bits & pieces, assess the exterior cladding quality & brickwork check wall cavities, brick ties, wall flashings, prior to plastering etc. Note: Garage door is not part of lock-up
- Stage 5: Pre-tile (Waterproofing membrane inspection)
Waterproof membrane to all wet areas, prior to tiling.This item can potentially be a huge problem if not installed correctly Note: Waterproofing is among the Top ten building defects.
- Stage 6: Handover Stage
Home is ready for occupation prior to final handover payment and prior to signing any handover documents. This is a visual inspection of finish quality & any Defects, This is very important to achieving a quality finish and a home you can be proud of.
- Stage 7: 3 Months Maintenance Period
After occupying your new home for 3 months, prior to the expiry of the Maintenance or Defects Liability period the builder must fix any additional defects that may have occurred in this time & the owner must notify builder in writing before the end of the 3 months from the date the owner takes possession of the house. We will check for any potential long term defects.
Yes we carry out building inspections to extensions,renovation,ground floor and second story additions,bathrooms in fact any building type inspections that you may required or have concerns with.
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