One of the most important aspects of building a new home is to make sure that the finished product meets the required industry standards and expectations. It is a large investment that needs to be able to stand the test of time. A handover inspection can provide the peace of mind of having an independent expert provide a detailed defects list for your builder to complete as a part of their contractual obligations. Most new homeowners are unaware of the ‘added’ costs associated with building a home.
It is your contractual right to have an inspection carried out at Practical Completion and you can insist that the builder complete any items that are their responsibility within a timely manner. Although this may be an additional ‘added’ cost, for only a small fraction of the contract price, most new homeowners greatly benefit from engaging in a professional and independent building inspector during the construction and especially at practical completion stage of their build.
‘why do I need an inspection when the builders and tradesman should know what they are doing?‘
‘My new home looks great, the paint is fresh, the carpet is new… what can go wrong in my new home? ‘
‘Doesn’t my builder know what problems to fix?’
‘I have a good eye for detail, I can’t see any issues…’
‘I have just had my house built and it cost me a fortune! I don’t need another expense…’
There is sometimes an assumption that all builders and tradesman are overseen by professional certifiers and or local council regulators, this may be correct to some degree, however in actual fact they are not on site to inspect the quality of workmanship or incomplete works but only to certify certain aspects of the constructions.
Many of the issues that building inspectors are faced with are not necessarily code violations but are a wide range of defects. Some defects can be Patent (Design related) or Latent (Not yet apparent) and if advised of, it can save costly repair in the future. K-Spec Building Inspectors are fully qualified, insured and mostly importantly very experienced in a wide variety of aspects in the Building and Construction industry.
We know what to LOOK for! Our Inspectors are completely independent of builders, certifiers and contractors. Providing an unbiased report solely for the purpose of identifying any visible issues arising from:
- Incomplete work
- Work carried out in an untradesmen’s like manner
- Helping to identify any defects which may cause major problems now and in the future
Our reports are thorough, easy to understand and will give you peace of mind when you are handed the keys to your dream home or investment property. A handover report done by K-Spec Building Consultants is of the highest quality and will be a great step in assuring you that your biggest and most valued assets have been completed with the quality and workmanship that the industry demands. Saving you heartache, disappointment and in some circumstances future financial strain.
Our Handover Inspection frequently asked questions highlights the benefits of having an independent, licensed, insured and most importantly an experienced Building Inspector inspect your property prior to you making the final payment. We will guide you through this process to ensure that your PC/Handover process efficient and seamless with minimal disruptions to yourself and the builder.
Why choose K-Spec for your PC/Handover Inspections:
1- We do not cut corners with our inspections (if it takes 2 hours, 3 hours so be it)
2- We inspect all properties to see that it complies with the Building Code of Australia, relevant Australian Standards, manufacturer’s recommendations or good building practice (quality workmanship)
3- We will remain independent at all times.
4- We work with each supervisor to, not only educate but to lift the level of finish on each property
5- We want to ensure a ‘clean sheet’ for when the owners/tenants move in.
6- We aim to ensure that the client is happy with the handover/practical completion process. We email or call each client to advise them of their inspection time/date. We liaise directly with the builder for your clients to arrange all inspections. Our office is always available to answer any concerns or questions regarding their handover inspection – extra photos can be taken during handover inspection if required.
7- A builders defects report is sent to the builder from site and a full report sent to the client within 24 hours.
8- We invite all clients (who can make it) to attend the inspection, we love to meet them and walk them through their property and explain our findings to them
9- We are fully insured and licensed for your peace of mind
10- We love what we do. You will greatly benefit from our experience and resources