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Re: Which stage is best for arranging an Building Inspector2
Jul 16, 2019 12:54 pm
Any stage is always good. I did slab and frame and will do pci.
If issues are picked up in the structure it's much easier and faster to rectify early
Re: Which stage is best for arranging an Building Inspector3
Jul 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Before you sign building contract
Your most important inspection is pre contract review
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Re: Which stage is best for arranging an Building Inspector4
Jul 16, 2019 4:33 pm
DEFINITELY before signing the contract!
Many builders don't want an independent inspector anywhere near anything they're doing, and I wouldn't be terribly surprised if the contract you sign has stuff in it about how the builder controls the site & all third parties need to be vetted by the builders before being allowed onsite.
DO NOT spend any time with a builder before clarifying that they'll allow an independent inspector onsite, if you want to use one. You don't want to spend 100hrs of your life choosing options & colours & finishes & tiles & bricks & floorplans etc etc only to find out you can't get the inspector you want.
Re: Which stage is best for arranging an Building Inspector5
Jul 16, 2019 4:36 pm
We had independent (Council) inspections with a previous build and based on what I learned from the experience, I would get one just before the concrete is poured for the slab and after the frame/roof is erected.
Once plaster and bricks go up, many issues are simply concealed anyhow at this point. Also any further issues are generally more cosmetic ones, so I think the pre-slab and framing inspections are the most important.
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I agree with Jimboo above. For peace of mind we have also used Housepect and they are prompt