New Home Building Inspections Melbourne
What Are New Home Inspections Melbourne?
New home completion inspections, also known as Practical Completion Inspections (PCI), are final inspections given by the builders to the representative of the new homeowners. If you contract a builder, you must take note that this is the final inspection opportunity before the handover and any final payments.
There are many items on the defect lists that may appear to be “insignificant” to the builders but trust us, no one is going to fix them for you once the house is handed over. Many don’t know that under the Domestic Building Contract Act, the builder must ensure that all contracted work has been completed in accordance with all relevant standards before they can demand any completion payment. This is why a PCI is incredibly important, even if you’re happy with the surface results.
Any defects, minor and major, will be documented in our report, as well as potential hazards. With years of experience, we know how to communicate with your builders and ensure that all contracted items are complete and all defects will be fixed before the settlement.
Get Your New Home Building Inspected by Altez
Every stage of your construction process is kept in check with our expert building inspectors.
The inspections for new homes are conducted in a slightly different order of steps in comparison to a pre purchase inspection. The assigned building inspector conducts a total of 4 inspections through the entire process of building. These regular checks keep track of what is happening throughout construction to ensure all parts of the building process are taken care of.
Phase 1: Initial Checks
Before any concrete is poured, everything on the site is made sure to be approved and set up according to standards set by the state of Victoria. Our inspectors make sure that everything is setup in accordance to the blueprints.
Some of the things we check are:
- Placement of reinforcements
- Secure construction
- Support materials for the above
The first inspection is essential to make sure that your plans are headed in the right direction from the very start, instead of running into trouble after the concrete has been poured.
Phase 2: Frame Checks
Once the skeleton of the house has been set up, we come in to ensure the frame is sturdy and complies with all standards, as per construction laws of Victoria.
During this inspection we check that:
- The concrete layers are checked to make sure there is no exposed steel
- The floors are checked to see if they are levelled
- All new construction meets the standards of the requirement
Phase 3: Pre-Plastering
In this part of the process the entire house is checked for any problem whatsoever in terms of installation and function. At this point most of the facilities and utilities are checked. Plumbing and electricity are checked to make sure they comply to the standards. The window sills and door frames are also checked to make sure they are fit into required measurements.
Phase 4: Final Checks
During the final inspection all parts are checked again and measured against safety standards and Victorian building standards. We want to make sure you and your family are moving into a property that is safe and sound. All parts of the house are checked including plumbing and electricity and ensured that fixtures are made correctly.
Our team works tirelessly to ensure that every part of your new dream home is perfect. We don’t want to have you worry about all the tiny details when we can do them with ease and expertise. Choose Altez today for new home inspections Melbourne.
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To arrange for a free quote or make an enquiry or booking, you can reach us through our website. Additionally, you can either email us at email@example.com or give us a call at 0499 899 890.