Services we provide are;
- Frame Inspections
- Lock Up/Enclosed Inspections
- Fixing Inspections
- Handover/Practical Completion Inspections
- Maintenance Inspections
- Follow Up Inspections
Handover/Practical Completion Inspections
We provide final quality reports on new homes and units including a combined internal and external quality assurance inspection report. During our inspection at handover we use easily identifiable, safe removable tape to assist trades and the builder to quickly locate and identify areas that require attention. Any other defects are also noted in our report for action. Our reports are produced and emailed from site at the completion of inspections so that no time is lost in getting builders and trades onto rectification works. Our reports are not simple checklists or “Tick and Flick.” They are tailored reports, specific to each and every inspection.
We are even engaged by builders to provide final inspection reports. This is because our reports are completely professional and above all, unbiased. Whether you are the purchaser of a property, a builder, a developer a property manager, a sales agent or a marketer, if you engage us, we will use the same methodology and rigour to ensure that all defects and issues are identified clearly.
Due to the extensive range of products used in brand new construction, Handovers.com is unable to check full specifications and do not become involved in contractual issues.
Maintenance Period Inspections
We also conduct 3, 6 or 12 month maintenance inspections during the defects liability period. A builder must conduct these compulsory inspections provided the new owner requests them. We can assist by conducting an inspection on your behalf to identify any problems. Some items we find at a maintenance inspection include, cracking in plasterboard or cornices, cracked floor tiles from movement, binding internal doors, leaking traps under sinks or basins and the breakdown of sealant.
In addition to Handover/Practical Completion and Maintenance Inspections, Handovers.com offer Stage Inspections throughout your build. These include Frame Inspections, Lock up/Enclosed Inspections and Fixing Inspections. These inspections are to identify non-structural quality defects, workmanship and incomplete works, something the Building Certifier and Engineer do not look at and is usually up to the building supervisor and owner. The main benefit of having these inspections is to identify defects earlier in the build process to avoid additional work by the builder and unnecessary holding costs.