Archive for the New Home Inspections Category

Apr18

Independent building inspector – absolutely essential !!

The independent building inspector is an integral part of the new home building process. The appointment of an independent building inspector is essential when you are building a new home.  There are many things that can go wrong when a new home is being constructed and there are many cover-ups […]

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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

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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