Practical Completion Building Inspections Perth

The practical completion building inspection is a really important report which happens at the handover stage of the building prior to the client signing off acceptance of the house from the builder.

Practical completion is a term used in building contracts to describe a point reached in the construction process of a building. This generally means the building has reached the point where all building work is complete, except for minor defects or omissions which do not prevent the home from being used for its intended purpose, and the house is reasonably fit for occupation.

The practical completion building inspection covers items within the scope of the builders work to visually check the builder has completed their work according to the relevant Australian Standards and good tradesmanlike practices.

It is important to have a thorough inspection at this stage to ensure the builder knows exactly what defects are present before handover so they can be attended to within the defects liability period.

If defective items are not documented before the owner takes possession, the builder may argue that the defect occurred due to the owner’s negligence, after the owner took possession of the building.

During our inspections we have uncovered many items that fall within the builder’s work that would normally be missed by the owner such as; the roof structure not built to Australian Standards, the wall structure and ground slab not built to Australian Standards, scratched and chipped ceramic tiles, damaged window frames and doors, painting issues, ceiling lining incorrectly fixed, leaks, cabinets damaged and the omission of major components of a building.

Items Uncovered During Practical Completion Building Inspections

Roof Flue Issue
Roof flue, not installed to Australian Standards

Non Compliant Roof Sheeting
The roof sheeting does not comply with AS1562.1

Non Compliant Roof Frame
The roof frame does not comply with AS1684.2

No Soakwells
The DPC and the soak well have been omitted

We provide pre purchase building inspections throughout Perth, including Joondalup, Wanneroo, Currambine, Ocean Reef, Connolly, Heathridge, Mullaloo, Craigie, Woodvale, Ocean Reef, Two Rocks, Yanchep and Butler.

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