New Home Inspections Garfield
The best way to protect your investment in your new home is to have a new home inspection carried out. In actual fact, it really is the only way to ensure 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 Garfield home is new that it does not have any faults. The only way to make sure you know the condition of your new home is to have a new home inspection. This needs to be done before you make final payment to your builder. This is because, as you would expect, it is usually harder to get faults fixed when payment has already been made.
In addition to doing an inspection before final payment is made, it is recommended that various building inspections are carried out during the build. This is normally done at various stages of the build when a progress payment is due. At each stage of a new home build, we identify any defects, as well as any non compliant issues. We do this by using a detailed checklist that identifies defects at every stage of the build of your new home in Garfield.
We specialise in providing home inspections for all major stages of your new home in Garfield including:
Our New Home 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
If you want to end up with a home to the standard you have paid for, then our detailed new home building report you will be able to negotiate with your builder in a strong position. Just keep in mind that is much easier to get the defects and faults fixed before you move into your dream home in Garfield.
Our fees start at $300 (inc GST) and our reports are available within 24 hours.
Slab Inspections Garfield
We find that slab inspections are one of the most popular stage inspections we perform for new homes in Garfield. 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 Garfield
If you are building a new swimming pool or spa for your new home in Garfield 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 Garfield
When things go wrong with your Garfield 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 Garfield 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 they remain undetected.
Your home in Garfield is the biggest investment you can make. That’s why you need a new home inspection to ensure there are no costly issues that need to be fixed once you have moved in.
“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”