When building a new home, you want to know that your house is being built to plan, but you may not necessarily understand the process or the building terms involved.
Having the team at The Home Inspection Hub assist you during each construction phase will give you peace of mind and help guide you along the journey. Our team of Building Inspectors and accredited Architects have many years of hands-on experience in the building industry.
The Hub offers a comprehensive and professional package that includes separate inspections conducted at the end of each critical construction stage. In addition, we can also offer a Contract Review and Maintenance Inspection to complement the package.
ESSENTIAL STAGE INSPECTIONS
Base Stage – This stage is inspected before the concrete is poured. This enables the inspector to check that the workmanship is to an acceptable standard and that good quality control measures are in place.
Frame Stage – At this stage, the frame has been completed and approved by the building surveyor.
Lockup/Pre-Plaster Stage– At this stage, the roof coverings are fixed, external doors and windows are fixed, even if temporaritly. Wall cladding may be only partly complete and will be inspected at future stages, depending on the build process.
Fixing Stage – At this stage, internal cladding, architraves, skirting, doors, sinks, cabinets and cupboards are now fixed into position.
Final Inspection (PCI) – this inspection occurs before the keys are handed over.
RECOMMENDED ADDITIONAL SERVICES
Why is a new home construction inspection package with The Home Inspection Hub so important?
The Home Inspection Hub offers inspections for the important stages in the construction process. This means that any defects or issues can be discovered early by your Inspector. You can be sure that if your Inspector finds poor workmanship at a specific inspection stage, they will assess it again at the next stage to see that it has been corrected.
The Hub carries out inspections on the key stages of new home construction, including Base, Frame, Lock-up/ Pre Plaster, Fixing and Final Inspection (PCI).
To complement the full package, we have also introduced a Contract Review inspection prior to the commencement of the build. With this type of inspection, an independent Inspector can identify any challenges in the contract. The Inspector can also provide advice on issues that may require explaining between the builder and the owner.
The Hub can also conduct a Maintenance inspection before the end of your 3 month maintenance/ warranty period. During this period, a builder must repair any additional defects that may appear. This includes minor defects such as doors or windows that do not close properly, or movement and cracking in floors or in the cornice.
A Building Surveyor will need to issue a building permit and final occupancy permit.