Quality Building Progress Inspections in Newcastle, Maitland, Port Stephens - The Hunter Inspector

Building Progress Inspections

Don't wait until your dream home is finished until you get it inspected. Avoid nasty costs and hassles by getting any issues fixed as they arise.

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At what stage of building should I have a building inspector do an inspection on my house?

Timber Frame Inspections
Pre-Lockup Inspection
Pre-Handover Inspection

Timber Frame Inspection

We recommend a timber frame inspection prior to the installation of any wall linings to highlight any inadequacies or defects in the framing timbers or workmanship.Problems often discovered include:

  • Inadequate bracing
  • Distorted or broken timbers
  • Roof trusses out of alignment
  • Missing flashings

Dwelling Lockup Inspection

This inspection is generally carried out once external cladding is completed and internal linings (including plumbing and electrical rough-in) fitted. This inspection typically highlights any inadequacies of the internal and external lining finishes, as well as inconsistencies in the colours or materials used throughout the dwelling.

Pre-Handover Inspection

This inspection typically takes place prior to the final payment being made to the builder. Items highlighted during this inspection include: quality of finishes, appropriate inclusions (if specified), and general quality of workmanship.

It is extremely important to get the pre handover building inspection stage of a building progress inspection, and it is important you arrange this to be carried out by a qualified, licensed and experienced builder. Having a veteran builder on your side will be extremely valuable as they will be able to call out dodgy workmanship with confidence.

Lean on our 35 years of experience

After 35 years working in residential and commercial construction, The Hunter Inspector knows the value of quality workmanship and what is to be expected of a qualified tradesman.

More than just a report

Not only will you be provided with a comprehensive report on defects, poor quality workmanship, and aesthetic issues. The Hunter Inspector is able to help you negotiate and work with your site supervisor or building manager.

We are able to help you identify which issues are possible and reasonable to expect rectification work to be completed.

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