Building a new property is an exciting time for homeowners, but it's vital to recognise that it's a complicated process that doesn't always go as planned. At Jim’s Building Inspections Adelaide, we have all the necessary experience to make the process easier for you. By enlisting the help of a third-party building inspection company to conduct staged building inspections, this covers you throughout the construction process. A Building Handover before the expiry of your warranty period of 12 months and six years (covering structural defects only) is important. We ensure that problems you might face, such as pest inspections can be identified early and corrected, avoiding disputes and stress.
For homeowners and investors of new housing and renovation projects in Adelaide and adjacent areas, Jim’s Building Inspections delivers impartial and expert assessments. We offer a variety of construction inspection services that are performed at different phases of the construction process. We can also provide you with tailor-made independent expert advice so that your new building is being constructed to satisfactory standards.
What Information Does Our Staged Building Inspections Report Contain?
Our trained building inspectors compile a thorough and unbiased staged building inspection report that details any faults in your property. It's intended to assist you in understanding and communicating with your builder about the issues that need to be addressed. Photos of important things will be included in your report so that you can actually see what problems you are dealing with. The report also includes a list of technical jargon to aid in comprehending it. Although the report is intended to help the builder resolve issues during the construction phase, you can also use it in the event of a dispute.
What We Cover in Our Staged Building Inspections
At Jim’s Building Inspections Adelaide our experts have vast experience in matters of building frames inspections. This includes: inspecting both timber and steel frames for measurements, structural connections, engineer's details, and general construction concerns under the relevant Australian standards.
We also inspect the footing and overall slab size, as well as the water-resistant membrane, waffle pods, and steel reinforcement that contributes to your home's stability. Professionals at Jim’s Building Inspections will also explain any site drainage challenges that might affect movement through the foundation during construction. Because structural engineering documentation is not often included in contract papers, you will need to obtain it from your builder.
We will inspect your external wall claddings like brickwork rendered and weatherboards. Jim’s Building Inspections will also inspect your roof claddings, bargeboards, and gutters, various external doors and even windows, specially coated areas, articulation joints, flashings, and weep holes. It is strongly advised that a visit be made after the first three courses of bricks have been put to check that excess mortar has indeed been cleared out from damp proof course membrane.
The pre-plaster inspection is not aligned with a specific construction stage, but it is recommended to allow us to inspect the following elements that we would otherwise be able to check at the frame or lock-up stage: insulation to the perimeter or internal walls, electrical cables for a proper spot of light switches or rather powerpoints, and if shower and bath bases are correctly installed.
All internal cladding, skirting, doors, built-in shelves, basins, troughs, drains, cabinets, and cupboards are installed and fixed in place, ready for painting. This inspection would also detect plastering flaws that must be corrected before painting.
At Jim's Building Inspections Adelaide, we ensure each construction project is done to Australian Standards at every stage of the building process. We ensure the building is always compared to the initial design and engineering plans in each staged building inspection. Inspections will be completed at each stage of construction to identify and resolve issues and defects before it is too late and potentially costly. We deliver highly insightful staged build inspections. We deliver the best prepurchase inspections for our clients. Please contact us as soon as possible so that we can assist you and put your mind at ease
If we suspect any asbestos, we will take a sample and send it off to a NATA certified laboratory for confirmation. We won’t take the risk, neither should you.