It's an exciting time when undertaking the building of a new home. However it can also be a little daunting.

There is a technical and legal side to building that is new to investors, especially first time home buyers.

Technical knowledge is required to make sure your home is built under acceptable construction practices that follow Australian Standards and The Building Codes of Australia. Choice can conduct a series of staged inspections that coincide with the progress payments you make to your builder. We also offer a fixed price quote for single or multiple stage inspections. You can pick and choose which stages of construction you would like us to attend.

All Inspections are conducted using an extremely comprehensive specialised checklist. Some key areas of our Construction Phase/Under Construction Inspections include:

Phase 1 (Slab and Site works)
-Footings -Set Out Dimensions
-Slab quality and squareness -Plumbing Pre-Lay
-Wet area step Downs -Pegs located
Phase 2 (Brickwork)
-Brickwork clean and straight -Parging (waterproofing)
-Lintels and Sills -Room sizes & squareness
-Tie Downs & Steel Cavity Columns -Doors & Window frames
-Correct bricks used -Consistent brickwork finish
Phase 3 (First Floor Slab & Brick work) (2 storey homes)
-Electrical Pre-Lay -Slab thickness
-Steps dimensions -Plumbing Pre-Lay
-Waterproofing -Lintels and Sills
-Tie Downs & Steel Cavity Columns -Doors & Window frames
Phase 4 (Roof Frame & Cover)
-Roof Frame structure AS compliant  -Guttering & Fascia
-Eave linings  -Tie Downs
-Flashings  -Posts/Bush Poles
-Rafter spacing  -Down Pipes
-Timber/Steel condition  -Correct Joints used
Phase 5 (Lock-Up)
-Plaster -External Render
-Drywall -Ceilings
-Fixing Carpentry -Wet area cabinetry
Phase 6 (PCI-Practical Completion)
-Painting -Paving and Concrete
-Plumbing -Electrical
-Wet area waterproofing/sealing -Wet area Tiling
-Floor Cover -Fittings
-Flyscreens/Glazing condition -Light fittings and GPO outlets

Choice are happy to liaise with all stakeholders involved in the building of your property to ensure an efficient, seamless service. All inspections are accompanied by simple, concise, full-colour photo report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under construction phase inspections: from $315.00 ex gst (per phase)

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FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND

  • Our inspectors have over 110 years collective experience.
  • We will arrange access with all necessary parties for your convenience.
  • You will receive a confirmed quote including a Sample Report/Scope of Inspection after your estimate.
  • Fully insured for professional indemnity and public liability.
  • Complimentary Infrared scanning.
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One visit,three Inspections
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State of the artThermal inspections
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Report in just36 hours
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Structural and Timber Pestcertification provided