Practical Completion Building Inspections Adelaide

Jim's Practical Completion Building Inspections

Before you make your final payment to your builder, you should ensure that both you and your builder carry out a practical completion inspection (PCI) to thoroughly review the construction work. A practical competition building inspection is carried out at the practical inspection stage, which is the point in the construction process when the builder has finished all of the major work and is simply focusing on small details. This kind of building inspection is typically done at least two weeks before handover so that your builder has enough time to address any concerns that are discovered. At Jim’s Building Inspections Adelaide, we can expertly conduct a complete inspection of your new property within the practical inspection timeframe and identify any issues present so that they can be rectified in time.

Why Is It So Important to Conduct a Practical Completion Inspection?

A practical completion inspection or handover inspection is the homeowner's final chance to have the builder complete all of the work to his or her satisfaction without incurring additional costs. While other types of inspections are vital during the construction process, a practical completion inspection concentrates on the finished product, making it the most important inspection before a handover. You must stage a PCI during the recommended time frame as the contractor will only cover expenses and correct flaws if they are notified within the warranty period. However, you should not overlook the importance of staged building inspections during the construction process, as a PCI is not an extensive assessment of your property. 

During the Practical Completion Inspection, What Happens?

A homeowner and contractor will inspect all parts of the house for final finishes on major construction elements and ensure that all features are operational and meet your desired standards. You will also get a chance to confirm whether your builder has followed through on what was agreed upon in the contract and is in line with your authorised designs. You must also verify that the builder adhered to all applicable building codes and requirements.

Why Should You Hire a Professional to Perform Your Practical Completion Inspection?

If you don't have a trained eye as far as inspecting a building is concerned, you might dismiss flaws you consider insignificant. Because building construction typically covers a broad area, it is difficult to thoroughly inspect each aspect of the construction within the short time frame provided. This is why hiring a professional company like Jim’s Building Inspections Adelaide is so important; with the appropriate combination of competence and knowledge, you can be confident that your home will be thoroughly assessed to ensure it meets Australian Standards and any faults will be detected and corrected before the handover. Jim’s Building Inspections Adelaide conducts professional inspections in Adelaide, including pest inspections as well as prepurchase building inspections. For excellent practical completion inspections, please reach out to us and our team of accredited and insured experts will come through for you.

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