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Why choose APBI Melbourne for new home inspections?
25 Jul 2019 | Kourosh A
Quality control is crucial when it comes to ensuring that your new home is built to the very highest possible standard. Whether you're having a home built for your own occupancy, or have invested in a new-build to rent out, it's important to be confident that you're ending up with a good-quality, safe, and durable structure that will give decades of trouble-free use. To ensure quality, a new home inspection is a must. APBI Melbourne provide the high-grade inspection you need to assure yourself that there aren't any problems or defects with your new property. If there are, the likelihood is that APBI's eagle-eyed building professionals will identify them during the course of the inspection. This allows you to discuss the issue with the builders in a timely manner, optimising the chances of a swift and satisfactory resolution.
APBI Melbourne: new home inspection at every stage of the building process
We provide a staged inspection service: whether your builders have just completed the initial phase of your project, or have finished and you require a completion inspection (handover/PCI), our team is here to help. We recommend that you have an inspection completed at each stage of construction, so that any faults or hazards are picked up before they're masked by the next stage of work. The inspections we provide are as follows:
Pre-slab stage inspection Melbourne buildings need: this includes inspection of the footings, foundations, water membranes, site preparation and slab construction.
Frame stage inspection: this inspection covers the timber (or metal) framework that's going to support the house. Inspections will normally cover the roof trusses, wall frame and further development of the infrastructure for utilities.
Lockup inspection: during the lockup phase of a project, the building really begins to take shape. The walls are built, doors and windows are installed and the roof cladding is applied. Later on, heating and wiring systems will be added, as well as plumbing fixtures and fittings, floor surfaces, plaster work and tiling.
Completion inspection: once the building is complete, an APBI inspector can come in to carry out the detailed scrutiny necessary to ensure that every part of your home is in a suitable condition.
Each inspection will be written up in the form of a structured, comprehensive report. Objective and evidence-backed, the report can be used to help communicate with your builders: once they're aware of the issue, they will usually be able to put suitable remedial work in place to solve the problem.
APBI Melbourne - professional assistance for new homeowners
Although most builders are trustworthy and work to high standards, there's always the possibility that you'll end up with one that isn't up to the job. In addition, even a competent builder can occasionally make mistakes. In addition, there are usually a number of contractors involved in a house build, meaning it's important to pick up faults whilst the contractors are still available to correct them.