15 May 2018
Building Inspection

Staged Building Inspections

 

When it comes to buying a home or property, there are many unknown risks that come along with the purchase. Are there going to be hidden damages that make themselves known after you’ve moved in? Or does the home have a termite infestation that you don’t know about? If you were smart, most of these issues would have been identified with a pre-purchase building inspection prior to signing on the dotted line.

However, when it comes to building a home, chances are you’re putting trust in your building company that everything is going to run smoothly and that they’re going to build it right, ensure everything is in working order and will never skip corners to save time. New home builders tend to rely on the fact that the builder is a professional and they will do things the way they are meant to.

This is where we see so many homes builds blow well out of proportion and budgets go out the window. This is isn’t because the homeowner wants the best quality bathroom tiles, or plushest carpet, it’s because things weren’t done properly in the build the first time and required fixing in order for the house to be completed. And this it was because they didn’t get a staged building inspection.

Building can be like a domino effect, and if one key thing is done incorrectly, this will continue to follow through to affect every other stage of the building process. When choosing to build a new a new home, it is important to invest in regular inspections throughout the process as it can save you time and money. With a Detail Building Inspections staged building inspection we will inspect your build throughout every stage of the construction process. Providing you with confidence that your new project is in compliance with relevant building standards and everything is running smoothly.

Our professional building inspectors will look at everything from the slab and footings through to the final inspection walk through allowing you to move in with confidence! We’ve listed our staged building inspection process from the start of a build to the finish to give you an idea of exactly what we will look out for.

 

Staged Building Inspection One: Slab and Footings

The construction process is a complicated one, with various moving parts that present risks of things going wrong. Unfortunately, many building company’s building supervisors are non-qualified and cannot supervise homes adequately, and therefore the quality of the build is often compromised.  

Many larger building companies will not even assign a site supervisor until a property is at the framing stage, and thus the footings and slab are left in the hands of the footing and slab contractor.

At Detail Building Inspections, we will be at the site of construction right from the beginning! Our inspectors will start by making sure that your slab is correctly laid, after all, it is the foundation that forms your building!

We will:

  •    Ensure that your slab is the size that it is required to be
  •    Ensure that your homes wet areas and brickwork will be problem-free
  •    Advice about landscape grading and prevention of slab-edge dampness.

Staged Building Inspection Two: Roof and Wall Frames

When it comes to the frame of your house, it will ultimately determine the shape of your home and the quality of the final product, not to mention how strong your structure will be. This should hold the utmost importance to you as your home is meant to provide you with a safe space, not present you with unsafe dangers.

What it comes down to is if your home’s frame is not built correctly, to begin with, you will need to pull it down and start all over again, costing you money!  

A Detail Building Inspections Inspector Will:

  •   Ensure that your building frame meets all requirements
  •   Ensure that all connections to the slab and the roof are correct and sturdy
  •   Verify that the frame and roof construction is problem-free

Staged Building Inspection Three: Roof Covers and External Cladding

Your roof is what is going to protect you when there are gale force winds, and the rain is never ending, or when the sun is causing blistering heat waves. A well-constructed roof will not only prevent damage to your home, but it will also ensure you of no long-term problems. Our inspectors will ensure that your roof covering material has no gaps, or issues that will prove damaging later.

A Detail Building Inspections Inspector Will:

  •  Check that material is installed correctly
  •  Check all articulations
  •  Look for damp course installation
  •  Inspect for weep holes and ensure effective drainage
  •  Check ventilation Point

Staged Building Inspection Four: Wet Area Waterproofing

When it comes to your homes wet areas, you want to ensure that they are waterproofed correctly, because if not it can and will lead to a multitude of issues further down the line; including water damage.

We will inspect the build to ensure that your home is prevented from damage and dampness developing as time goes on.

A Detail Building Inspections Inspector Will:

  •  Examine all wet areas thoroughly
  •  Ensure all waterproof membranes are in place
  •  Check for any potential issues that may arise in the future

Final Staged Building Inspection: Practical Completion

Our final check is done once the home has been completed. This is what we call a practical completion and will ensure that everything is as it should be. Our building inspectors will inspect and report on your finished build.

If you’re looking for a thorough building inspector that completes staged building inspections, look no further than the Detail Building Inspections Adelaide team! Call or book online today!