During the exciting time of either building or buying a new home, making sure your builder is completing the job per the Building Code of Australia (BCA). Building issues are not always obvious, especially to non-builders, which is why new home inspections must be an essential stage of your construction process or buying considerations. If you have any concerns or doubts about the development of your home or potential property, a new build inspection can give you peace of mind.
What Happens During a New Build Inspection?
A new build inspection is undertaken by either qualified building surveyors or building inspectors, like Bayside Lifestyles, before the buyer takes possession of the home or makes a final consideration to buy. The main purpose of the inspection is to identify defects that aren’t visible, otherwise known as latent defects. If these defects or any other hazards are identified, it means the build won’t meet the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
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The inspection checks:
- If the flooring is level and straight
- Door margins
- The paintwork is clean and finished
- The brickwork and gutters
- Water seepage
- Subsidence and wall cracks and movement
- Inadequate ventilation
- Improperly installed termite barrier protection
- Poor roof construction
If the team at Bayside Lifestyles finds anything that needs to be repaired or improved when we conduct new build inspections, you will be notified and advised on the best course of action.
The Value of an Independent New Build Inspection
Conducting a new build inspection is a great opportunity to have a professional recognise hidden or concealed defects that would not be discovered by some builders. It is always better to have more inspections when you can, however, if the builder, real estate agent, or seller organises the inspection they are not independent and may contain bias. Choosing an independent company to inspect your new build ensures a quality inspection without bias.
Why Use Bayside Lifestyles for your next New Build Inspection
At Bayside Lifestyles, we offer qualified professionals that can reliably complete your next new build inspection. Often new homes are not problem-free, and it is important to protect yourself from expensive surprises. There’s always a chance that something crucial needs to be improved or fixed. For that reason, independent building inspections are a very important part of constructing a safe, and structurally sound house. Bayside Lifestyles offers non-bias new build inspections to help clients avoid expensive problems in the future, such as pest infestations or structural failure.