New Home Building Inspections in Knox
This is because new home owners in Knox know it is the best way to protect their investment. In fact, it is the only way you can make sure that all the work in your new home has been completed to an acceptable standard before you move in.
Unfortunately you can't assume that just because your Knox home is new that it does not have any faults. That's why you need a new home building inspection undertaken. In addition, the inspection needs to be done before you make final payment to your builder. This is because it is usually much harder to get faults fixed once payment is made.
Usually a new home building inspection is carried out when your builder has finished a stage of the build, and a progress payment is due. As such. no matter what inspection stage we are doing, we identify any defects in your new home. In addition, we let you know about any non compliant issues. As well, to make sure we identify all defects, we use a detailed checklist.
Our New Home Building Inspection Checklist Includes:
- Flooring - including floorboards, tiling and skirting boards
- Plasterwork, paintwork and sealants
- Ceilings - including cornice lines
- All fixtures and fittings, including staircases
- Bathrooms - including showers, bathtubs, vanities,toilets etc
- Kitchens -including benches, splashbacks, shelving, pantry etc
- Laundry - including troughs and benches
- Internal doors -including handles, locks and whether hung straight
- Roof frame - including insulation
- Brickwork and cladding
- Steps, staircases and balconies
- External doors - including handles, locks and whether hung straight
- Paintwork and sealant
- Any outbuildings
With our detailed new home building report you are able to negotiate with your builder in a strong position. This means you get your home in Knox built to the standard you have paid for. Remember that it is much easier to get defects and faults fixed before you move in.
Our fees start at $300 (inc GST) and our reports are available within 24 hours.
Slab Inspections Knox
We find that slab inspections are one of the most popular stage inspections we perform for new homes in Knox. This is no surprise as you need to get the foundations of your new home right! If there are issues with your concrete slab it can lead to structural issues. These issues include cracked walls, ceilings, floors and tiles. It may also mean that you can't even open your windows.
We do our concrete slab inspections in two parts. The first part is done BEFORE the concrete is poured, so if there are any issues at the preparation stage, including steel reinforcement and boxing it is picked up before the concrete is poured. The second part of our inspection is done AFTER the concrete is poured and we make sure the floor is straight and level as along with other factors. In addition, we always confirm that the concrete slab meets the standards of the Building Code of Australia and Standard and Tolerances Version 2015.
Swimming Pool Inspections Knox
If you are building a new swimming pool or spa for your new home in Knox you need to register it with your Local Council within 30 days of receiving your Occupancy Certificate or Certificate of Final Inspection. All swimming pools and spas that can hold more than 30cm of water are subject to this requirement. There are only a few exceptions to the rules. These include bird baths, fish ponds and spas in private bathrooms.
In addition, the first certificate of barrier compliance must be lodged at the same time as the application for registration.
Subsequent certificates of compliance are due every four years.
Domestic Building Disputes Knox
When things go wrong with your Knox new home build, it can be hard to find out where to go to get help in getting things fixed. For example, your new home may have defects your builder is refusing to fix. Alternatively, there may be ongoing delays in getting your home finished. It is always best to try and resolve any disputes with your builder directly. But what happens if this doesn't work? Fortunately, Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria (DBDRV) is an avenue that is free, fair and fast.
At New Home Building Inspections we can assist you in determining whether you are eligible to apply to the DBDRV. In addition, we can help you through the process. This includes providing a comprehensive Building Defects Inspection Report for your Knox home.
Why Trust New Home Building Inspections
Registered Builders & Inspectors
Licensed with the Victorian Building Authority
Completely independent Building Inspectors
Reports within 24 hrs
Over 30 years experience
Thermal imaging available
Qualified Timber Pest Inspectors
Cert IV - Building Construction
Cert IV - Occupational Health & Safety
At New Home Building Inspections we have nearly 30 years experience in the building industry. We are a division of Building Solutions Australia, which was established in 1993. Your dreams are our priority. We have the knowledge and experience to identify issues. These issues could save you from costly repairs if the undetected. Your home is the biggest investment you can make.
"We cannot recommend NHBI highly enough. What you want and need in quality versus quantity in your independent reports. Through friends, family and research, we found you may be paying for the name more than the quality of the service with other inspectors. With other inspectors we found they were often fluffing it up, without providing the substance to the report that NHBI would provide. Paul properly referenced with building codes any sub-standard work and stated what builders needed to do to actually fix them.
We absolutely loved Paul's professionalism, approachability, and responsiveness. He fully explained how he does his inspections and reports, and was more than accommodating with our often last minute inspection requests. If we ever take the plunge and build again, we will absolutely use NHBI"