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Building a House? near Frankston,Need a building inspection?

Building a house or unit and need a building inspection done.

Building inspections are and important part of building a home if you are not familiar with how a building should be constructed and if something is not built correctly.
Then we are here to help you and your builder communicate. You may suspect something isn’t right so you bring it up with the builder  but he tells you ( Thats how we always do it and there is nothing wrong. ) But you have that nagging filling in the back of your head because even a novice can tell something is not quit right. give us a call we will inspec and tell you exactly what it should be and if it comply s with the building codes,Australian standard and good building practice so you have peace of mind and can enjoy the building processes with out the worry.
We have over 30 years experience in the building industry so you no your in good hands

Call us we are here to help Ph 0418322925

Building inspections for new homes / How does the building stages work?

The building process can be broken down into 6 main stages, pre slab-steel inspection, wall and roof frame, lock-up, pre-tiling waterproofing, handover inspection prior to occupation and 3 month occupation maintenance period.

Contract review prior to signing contract

We can help you understand the terminology that’s used in the contract insert terms that suit your needs also insert clauses that allow you to have you own independent inspections before making payments.

 

The Building Stages for new built homes.

Stage 1: Pre-concrete slab or Base Stage

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.

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 2: Frame

Wall and roof frames, timber fascia boards are installed, structural bracing installed according to 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 3: Lock-Up

External brickwork or wall cladding is complete, roof covering & roof flashing’s installed, windows & doors installed, plumbing & electrical wiring rough-in completed ready for plastering (wall/ceiling insulation has not yet been installed). 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 wal cavities, brick ties, wall flashing’s, prior to plastering etc.                                                                                                            Note: Garage door is not part of lock-up.

Stage 4: Pre-Tile (Water Proofing 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 5: 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 6: 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 the 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.

We have a full understanding of the Australian standards, Building Codes of Australia and what is required by the Building Commissions Guidelines. 

We provide the highest standards of service and attention to detail. As independent inspectors. Keep in mind it’s not the price you will remember but the level of service and value for money we provide.
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                             For all building consultancy and inspection inquiry’s Call us on 0418322925

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Our Inspection Areas :
We cover all Melbourne Suburbs, Gippsland, Mornington peninsula, Mordialloc, Cranbourne, Clyde, Clyde North, Pakenham, Moe, Inverloch, Phillip Island, Korumburra, Ringwood, Rowville, Ferntree Gully, Doncaster, Berwick, Gembrook, Warneet, Warragul, Rosebud, Flinders, Burwood, Bundoora, Park Orchards, Croydon, Beaconsfield, Officer, Cardinia, Koo Wee Rup, Nyora, Wonthaggi, Sommers, Hastings, Dingley Village, Bentleigh, Hampton, Mount Waverly.