Building A New House
Nov 10, 2019 8:28 am
I would like to know if the majority of you guys have used your own building inspector to inspect your build or not?
Just curious to see if it's worth it or not. Even if having a good builder to do your build, would you still get building inspector just to be safe or?
If so, which company would you recommend in Sydney area for good ones with reasonable prices.
Re: Is it recommended to get your own building inspector?2
Nov 10, 2019 8:54 am
there are already many answers to your questions on this forum
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Re: Is it recommended to get your own building inspector?4
Nov 10, 2019 2:42 pm
We're using Houspect (www.houspect.com.au), so far very happy with the reports they provide and glad we spent the money as they have brought up things the builder (Rawson) clearly overlooked and I don't think they would have fixed some things without the backing of a professional report to hold them to account.
We have gone with their 5 stage report package which is $2,421 (10% discount off the normal price if you do them all as a package) for our house which is 6 bedrooms x 4 bathrooms x 4 living areas and covers -
Slab @ $360 individually
Framework @ $550individually
Pre-Lining @ $645 individually
Waterproofing @ $375 individually
Pre-Handover @ $845 individually
Money well spent and drop in the ocean if you ask me considering the build is $700k.
They have been very prompt with reports usually provided in the same day the inspection has taken place, very detailed with clear pictures of any areas of issue. Only have our Pre-Handover inspection to go now which should be very big & detailed hopefully.
If it helps here is a number of pages from our Pre-Lining Inspection for example so you can see the sort of things and level of detail they have gone into, let me know if you want to see any pages from the other reports if you're wondering what sort of things they found -
Build Thread: Building a Rawson Chifley 42 in Baulkham Hills NSW
All progress photos on Google Photos: HERE
Re: Is it recommended to get your own building inspector?5
Nov 12, 2019 8:22 pm
I agree with Jimboo above. For peace of mind we have also used Housepect and they are prompt
Building a Harrington with Rawson Homes
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