Owner Builder Adelaide

Building your own house is quite the undertaking. It is a lot of fun as well as a rewarding project, but there are a lot of pitfalls that first-time builders might not have the background to realize. That’s not meant to be an insult. The building codes are complex and technical in many areas, and without the right training it’s not easy to both understand the codes and make sure that your team of contractors is following them. For example, many look to the Building Code of Australia for guidance about construction. It is easy to overlook the fact that this code is a minimum- all regulated elements of the house need to meet the standard, but for full safety and protection it often pays off to go above and beyond the regulations. In general, you should be able to count on your construction crew to follow all of the relevant regulations and codes. However, this does not mean all crews will do so all of the time, and you may or may not have the ability to notice when a crew is cutting corners. That’s why you need an owner builder inspection report from Detail Building Inspections Adelaide. We will help you with the supervisory role with advice, compliance reports, and guidance about where and why to exceed, rather than simply meet, the Australian standards. With us on board, your project is sure to be compliant, safe, and cost-effective. Getting compliance right is also essential for getting the job done fast, because whenever something goes wrong you will need to go back and fix it before you can move on to the next stage of the project. That wastes time and money.


Some of the Advantages of contracting Detail Building Inspections to Supervise your building project are:

  • First of all, we will go over every step of your plan to ensure that the workers are completing the stages in the correct order. We’ll give you help as you look for raw materials for the build job, because we have access to these materials at the lowest builder’s price. That’s something you wouldn’t be able to access without guidance like ours.
  • It isn’t easy to find good people to work on a job site. You need to be able to trust them to get the job done right and work quickly without endangering the safety of anyone at the site. We can help you in this search process, because we have good contacts with many local teams and contractors that we know and trust.
  • We will guide you through the process of learning about building codes and how to construct your home so that you exceed the minimum standards in those codes. That will put you ahead of the game as far as compliance goes, and it has real safety benefits. Investing in safety and good construction now will reduce the cost of any repairs you may have to make later in the house’s lifetime.
  • Finally, we will act as your liaison to engineers, certifiers, council, and trades, all groups with which you will need smooth and seamless communication. Having good contacts and making a good impression is half the battle. We know exactly the right people to talk to and we can help you convince them about the quality of your build. Our experience in the field has brought with it a considerable amount of trust from the regulators and building teams in the areas. That’s why we know these groups so well and can help you work with them as you build.