Aug 05, 2004 11:14 am
We are in the final stages of building a house and will have our final inspection next week. Does anyone know where I can obtain a checklist of what to look for when inspecting? We have an independent inspector but would like more information on what to look out for.
Aug 26, 2004 3:24 pm
good question, we're about to do the same thing. it's probably a bit late now as your inspection was a few weeks ago but did you turn up anything? i had a look at those renovation sites on Channel 9's website but couldn't find anything under their fact sheets
Re: Home Inspection3
Sep 06, 2004 3:28 pm
If you are at the final inspection stage of the building the only items that should really concern you are items relating to the quality of the finish of the home.
Prior inspections throughout the building stages by the building inspectors should address any issues relating to structural matters.
Having said that, I believe every home owner should have a basic knowledge of all parts pertaing to the construction of their home prior to building.
Maybe easier said than done.
Final inspection -
check that all windows work properly & smoothly
check that all doors incl. robes, kitchen cupboards etc. work correctly.
check that all taps - hot & cold work properly.
check plastering & painting late in the day by shining a torch along the walls & ceilings
does the range hood fan work ?
does the toilet flush ?
Probably above all do not 'sign off' a final inspection agreement with the builder until you are completely satisfied.
Do not agree to 'yes we'll do it', without having it in writing.
Peter Clarkson - AusDesign Australia
This information is intended to provide general information only.
It does not purport to be a comprehensive advice.
Re: Home Inspection4
Nov 29, 2005 7:20 am
Its not to late to get a building consultant to inspect the finihhed dwelling. This is canned a Completion report and is a detailed visual inspection of the dwelling internal and external. The report included a defects list that you can go to your builder with for rectification.
Fast, reliable inspection to report.
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Much appreciated guys. These are all very useful
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