BUILDING A HOUSE
New construction – Stage Inspections
Many may think the post slab inspection is not required, however this is an integral part of the build. We identify the levels of the slab with a digital levelling system. Unfortunately many homes that skip this process end up with various levels of problems with the builder.
We identify various important elements such as the protective moisture barrier system that can impact the structural integrity of the slab over the years.
We examine the frame to ensure that it is structurally sound, as together with the slab it forms the foundations of your home.
We are inspecting:
↳ Load paths.
↳ Bulkheads (if installed).
↳ Nails and other connections.
↳ Bracing components.
↳ Wall straightening (plumb).
↳ Brackets and other connections.
↳ Appropriate use of correct materials and signs of weathering.
The frame is generally required to be inspected upon completion once the roof trusses are installed and all frame items have been braced off.
No sisilation wrapping is to be on the dwelling at the time of this inspection as is can hinder our view checking the bracing on the outside of the frame.
If the roof tilers are scheduled to be on site at the time we are to conduct our inspection, we will not enter the site due to OH&S restrictions.
The inspection is best carried out prior to any roof installation and/or once completed. It is always best without so that all defects can be rectified prior to any weight load being installed on the roof.
It is important that the plaster is not installed before the pre plaster inspection, although often the builder has delivered the plaster already.
The following should be completed:
↳ All wall straightening is completed
↳ All outstanding frame inspection defects are completed
↳ Plumbing rough ins done
↳ Electrical rough ins done
↳ Ducted heating rough-ins done
Ideally the brickwork should be completed or at least a large amount so we can check the brick veneer wall cavity compliance. If the brickwork is not completed at this time and your builder is conducting a “reverse build