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Feb08

Knockdown and Rebuild a New Home.

Knockdown and Rebuild a New Home. The knockdown and rebuild process is becoming more and more popular amongst people who are seeking to build a new home. The knockdown and rebuild process is mainly used by people who want to remain living where they have lived for many years and […]

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Nov04

Apartment Inspections – Several things to check before you buy.

Apartment Inspections  – Several things to check before you buy. Apartment building inspections are very important.  Some of the main things you should consider when arranging apartment building inspections are: How do l know if the apartment is in a good location? A good location for an apartment is close […]

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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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Jun24

Expert Witness – Defective Building Works

Expert Witness reports win cases ! Finalinspect receives many calls from clients who end up in building disputes with their builders because there are multiple building defects and outstanding works.  They refuse to hand over the final payment to their builders because their new home, town house or apartment has not been […]

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