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Jul22

Slab Stage Inspections – New Home Inspections

The base stage or slab stage inspection is the most important inspection during construction because the entire load of the house sits on the slab.  That is, a house is only as good as the base upon which it is built! Many new homes are now being constructed on concrete […]

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Jul22

Frame Stage Inspections – New Home Inspections

The frame stage inspection is one of the most important inspections during construction. After the concrete slab for a new home has been poured and finished, it is usually only a couple of days before the framing contractors arrive on the building site to construct and erect the frame (frame […]

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Jul22

Lock Up Stage Inspections – New Home Inspections

Lock up stage Inspections are very important. Before you hand over one of the largest stage payments to your builder, it is important to arrange for an independent building inspector to check that the lock up stage has been fully and properly completed. The lock up stage inspections should be […]

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Jul22

Fixing Stage Inspections – New Home Inspections

The fixing stage is the stage when all internal cladding, architraves, skirting boards, doors, built in shelves, baths, basins, troughs, sinks, cabinets and cupboards of a home are fitted and fixed in position. The main items checked at the fixing stage include (but are not limited to) the following: The […]

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Jul22

Final Inspections – New House Inspections

Final inspections of new houses are also commonly referred to as Practical Completion Inspections (PCI) and pre handover inspections. Final inspections are generally carried out on new houses when construction of the entire new house has been completed and all internal fittings, fixtures and finishes have been installed and applied inside the house […]

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Jul22

Slab Heave – New Homes

Slab heave is uneven movement of a house footing and slab. Slab heave is often caused by reactive clay soils below concrete slabs expanding when they absorb moisture.  The amount of moisture in the soil is usually influenced by one or more of the following: Excessive amounts of rainwater. Broken […]

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Jul22

Building Inspections – Pre Purchase – Melbourne VIC

BUILDING INSPECTIONS – PRE PURCHASE – MELBOURNE VICTORIA. What is a pre purchase building inspection? A pre purchase building inspection is an inspection of a building (such as a home, town house or apartment) that is organised by a prospective purchaser before they actually purchase a building or bid for a […]

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