New Buildings or Renovation Projects
What are they?
A Building Defect Inspection & Report is a Quality Control inspection on works in progress or completed works performed by a Builder / Contractor.
We will inspect and determine whether your builder has built your project to comply with:
- Australian Standards (AS)
- Building Code of Australia (BCA)
- National Construction Code (NCC)
- Department Of Fair Trading Standards & Tolerances Guidelines (DFT)
We will itemise each defect within a written report with supporting photographic evidence.
A Building Defect Inspection + written report is produced to be issued to your builder / contractor, so the defects can be made good within the contractor’s statutory warranty period.
You’re not expected to know what your builders’ responsibilities are! but we do!
Our report places your builder on NOTICE to have the works repaired or complete within their contractual and statuary obligations.
Why Is It Essential?
If you are building a new home, renovating or extending and require a second opinion on the status of the project, quality, compliance or value of work carried out to date, The Property Inspectors can help you.
We will provide a detailed report assessing all new works complete or still in progress, we can assess all progress claims lodged for payment. This can take place at any stage of construction or at handover.
The Property Inspectors will inspect and provide an independent third party certificate on works to date and an estimate of market value. This process will protect the consumer from overpaying contractors for projects.
Why engage an independent building consultant?
- You have an unbiased and independent assessment of the work that has been carried out, which is completely separate from your relationship with your building contractor.
- An independent view of work carried out can assist in reducing or resolving disagreements you may have with your building contractor.
- You will know what claims from building contractors are valid and which should be disputed.
- Having an independent inspector onsite “keeps the contractor honest” and makes them accountable for all variations submitted, progress claims lodged for payments and extension in time requests, which will result in a more cost-effective project for the end user.
- The Property Inspectors are approved building certifiers for the majority of local Councils.
What will the report cover?
- Identify any safety hazards.
- Identify any non-compliant works.
- Highlight poor or substandard workmanship.
- Assess incomplete works.
- Outline and identify any suspected non-compliance with contracts and specifications.
- Provide a market estimation of value of works to date.
The Property Inspectors uses the Guide to Standards and Tolerances 2007, as the basis for all inspections, as well as relevant Australian Standards and the National Construction Code.
Assessments of project work can be carried out at any stage of the construction, including a Pre-construction Cost Audit, regular Site Inspections as part of the certification process or Assessments of Progress Claims, Variations or Defects.