What are the Different Types of New Home Building Inspections in Perth?

Builder performing new home building inspections in Perth at wood roof frame stage

Building inspections play a pivotal role in ensuring adherence to standards and codes in new homes. These new home building inspections in Perth, conducted at various stages of the building process, act as safeguards, checking that construction aligns with the Australian Building Codes and pertinent Australian Standards.

Within the dynamic landscape of construction, oversights, even minor ones, can cause significant issues down the line. Despite the expertise and diligence of builders, the unforeseen can occur. That’s why building inspections, conducted by qualified inspectors, are essential. They ensure that your home is constructed properly, providing peace of mind throughout the building process.

Different Types of New Home Inspections

Let’s take a closer look at the various inspections carried out for new home construction:

Slab Inspection

Arguably the most critical phase, as it inspects the foundation on which the entire structure sits. Detecting any anomalies early on can mitigate the risk of major structural defects. This includes issues like cracking in walls and ceilings, and complications with windows and doors.

Plate Height Inspection

This inspection occurs once the brick work is complete. By verifying consistency with approved plans, it safeguards against deviations in room dimensions and openings, preserving structural integrity. It also ensures the accurate placement of window and door frames.

Roof Frame Inspection

A roof frame inspection is conducted following the installation of roof timbers or frames. Its primary objective is to verify compliance with building codes, ensuring that the frame is structurally sound without any signs of sagging or distortion. It confirms the appropriate use of bracing and tie-down materials, essential for reinforcing the integrity of the roof structure.

Suspended Slab Inspection

A suspended slab inspection is required for additional levels in a building. For instance, in a two-story house, a suspended slab inspection is necessary for the second floor.

This inspection is like a slab inspection but includes additional elements such as structural beam positions and air conditioning penetrations. It evaluates the integrity of the slab and ensures alignment with floor plans and engineering specifications.

Handover / PCI Inspection

Tailored for those who want peace of mind before moving in, this inspection occurs just before handover. Here, inspectors conduct a thorough assessment, verifying compliance with Australian Standard 4349.0. The report itemizes any defects needing rectification, this covers various aspects from concrete slabs to plumbing and electrical installations.

Apartment Inspection

This is a comprehensive inspection specifically designed for newly built apartments to check whether they are built in accordance with the requirements of Australian Standard 4349.1. This includes inspections performed in interior areas such as floors, walls and ceilings, doors and frames, metal and/or timber windows, and exterior areas such as balconies.

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Pre-purchase inspections

Identify major defects or issues that could impact your new property’s value and liveability.

Construction Progress Inspections

Identify major defects early before your build moves to the next stage.

Strata Inspections

Providing a clear understanding of building maintenance requirements.

Owner Builder Inspections

Offering a second set of qualified eyes to assess the work of your trades.

Termite & Timber Pest Inspections

Qualified timber pest inspectors who will inspect every room for termite activity.

Building Disputes

Our team is here to help you with your building and construction dispute.

Defect Inspections

Determine any faults or defects in a building with a qualified building inspector.

Hi there, 

We see you have added an Electrical, Plumbing and Gas inspection (EPG) with a Pre-Settlement inspection. 

Please note these are very similar inspections, just performed at different times. The EPG occurs during your pre-purchase inspection, while the Pre-Settlement occurs 5-7 days before settlement. 

If you require both please proceed to check out. Alternatively, remove one and continue.

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