Build your dream home? Congratulations! This is a rewarding (and often stressful) process, but rest assured, when you team up with Eden Inspections for your stage-by-stage new home building inspections, you get the highest quality and compliance at every stage.
Experience peace of mind knowing each mandatory building inspection stage Victoria has progressed appropriately and the workmanship is in compliance with the Australian Building Code (National Construction Code), and Australian Standards. This guarantees that you avoid any unnecessary disputes, expenses, and issues in the future.
Our 5 stages of building inspections are strategically timed to align with your builder’s progress payments, simplifying the process and ensuring seamless coordination with your build schedule.
1. Pre-Pour Inspection
Foundations – Get It Right From The Start
Each slab is uniquely designed based on the soil report and site conditions. We meticulously inspect and verify that the slab meets the engineer’s specifications and conforms to the Australian Standard 2870 for Residential Slabs & Footings.
The items we cover in this pre-pour building stage inspection can include:
- Coverage around steel reinforcement
- Approximate waste locations
- Incoming services
- Termite barrier (if applicable)
- Waffle pods
- Pads, beams, and footings
2. Frame Inspection
Structurally Sound & Compliant
Typically, our frame inspections take place once the required building surveyor has finished their inspection. This examination guarantees that the frame is constructed according to all applicable Australian Standards and in compliance with the structural drawings.
The items we cover in this frame building stage inspection can include:
- Internal and external corner studs are plumb
- Wall bracing installation
- Top plates are straight
- Load bearing walls and beams
- Use of correct timber/materials
- Truss spacings correct and trusses are vertical
- Truss hold downs
- Rooms square
- Wall Height
3. Pre-Plaster Inspection
Last Chance To Check The Walls And Roof Frame
After the electricians and plumbers have finished their work, the next step is plastering. It’s important to note that this is not a required inspection by a building surveyor, so it’s common for builders and tradespeople to conceal any subpar work or potential issues.
The items we cover in this pre-plaster building stage inspection can include:
- Cornice lines straight
- Wall and ceiling insulation properly installed
- Windows installed as per Australian Window Association recommendations
- Wet areas have additional noggins
- Check that any outstanding issues from Frame Inspection have been rectified
- Wall frames are straight
- Corners are straight and nailed together
4. Fixing and Waterproofing Inspection
Water Damage Is The Most Common Cause Of Home Insurance Claims
Many home insurance claims are submitted due to water damage. Therefore, it is highly recommended that your property’s waterproofing is completed by a professional building inspector, especially since this fourth stage is another non-mandatory building surveyor inspection. Ensure the best possible outcome for your property by saving time, money and energy in advance.
The items we cover in this waterproofing building stage inspection can include:
- Bows in skirting
- Bows in cornices lines
- Door and architrave installation
- Waterproof coverage
- Waterstop installation
- Punctures/holes in waterproof
- Niche installation
5. Final Inspection
It Is Imperative Final Inspections Are Comprehensive
It is crucial to conduct a thorough inspection of your newly constructed property during the final stage. This is your chance to ensure that the builder has met all relevant Australian standards for finishes. Don’t settle for subpar quality, if you need to hold the builder accountable for any deficiencies, Eden Inspections provides the proof.
The items we cover in this final building stage inspection can include:
- Floor finishes
- Taps and waste pipes
- Wet areas
- Kitchen caulking and splashback sealed
- Wall and floor tiling
- Vanities, baths, basins
- External brickwork
- Cladding and render
- Roof, fascia, gutters, and eaves
- Window and door frames/glazing
- Finished ground levels around house
- Concrete driveway and paving (if included)
- External doors sealed
- Internal walls, cornices and ceilings
- Doors, architraves and skirtings
Choose Eden Inspections for Peace of Mind
By choosing Eden Inspections for your stage by stage new build inspections, you can be confident that your dream home is progressing appropriately and in line with industry standards.
Contact us today to schedule your comprehensive single-stage inspection, multiple-stage inspections or our package covering all major stages of construction.
Enjoy a hassle-free and compliant construction process with Eden Inspections.