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New Home Warranty Inspection

Does My New Home Come With A Warranty..?

Cast your mind back to the last major purchase you made.  Was it a car?  Was it a TV?  Or maybe that old dryer you were given as a wedding present 10 years ago has finally given up and almost started a fire in your laundry…or was that me?

In any case, when we make a purchase of a big ticket item, we normally consider the warranty associated with that purchase, and what it covers us for should something go wrong down the track.

Did you know that newly built homes also come with a warranty?  In fact, they come with 2 different types.  Structural & Non-Structural.

What Warranty Does My Home Come With..?

All new homes generally come with a statutory warranty period or Defect Liability Period which, depending on the type of property and contract, can be either 6 or 12 months from Practical Completion or Handover.

We suggest you check your building  contract to verify this and find out the expiry date so that you do not miss out on being able to exercise that warranty as needed.

The End of Warranty Inspection focuses on incomplete defects or omissions identified during the original handover inspection (if available) and also documents any additional defects that have arisen since the completion of your house.

Defective building works fall into 2 categories – structural or non-structural defects

Structural & Non-Structural Warranty

Things like cracking of plasterboard such as cornices and skirtings or sticking doors or windows are just a couple things that are common non-structural defects, and are often the responsibility of the builder to rectify if documented prior to the end of the Defect Liability Period.

Structural defects are defects that affect the structural performance or the functional use of the building such as leaking roof, leaking shower or cracked brickwork. These defects are covered for 6 years and 6 months from Practical Completion or Handover.

How Do I Determine What Is Covered Under Warranty..?

We recommend you engage a highly experienced and qualified ASBIR building expert, who is not only a licensed building inspector but also a licensed builder, to carryout the inspection so you can be sure all relevant defects, that are the builder’s responsibility, are identified and documented in a report you can send to your builder for rectification.

Sometimes real estate agents or property managers might offer to do the inspection for you and although they might know a lot about real estate they are most often not licensed builders or building consultants, so are not generally qualified or insured to carry out such building inspections services.

We are here to support you throughout the whole process by providing quality inspections and professional advice which will help give you peace of mind.

Our Service Areas

With our head office centrally based north of Brisbane at Kallangur and technicians that live both northside, southside and the Gold Coast, we are ideally located to service a large part of South-East Queensland. We service all suburbs of Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Logan, Gold Coast and Ipswich, and surrounding hinterland areas.

Contact Us

Call us on 1300 553 007 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm & Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form 

Building Stage Inspections Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast

Are you building or planning to build in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast?

Have you considered the benefits of Building Stage Inspections?

 

Why Should You Consider Building Stage Inspections? A new home is a large investment and you’ve worked hard to get to the point you’re at. Independent Building Stage Inspections or Quality Assurance Inspections during construction by a qualified and licensed building expert are the best way to ensure everything in your home is of the highest quality and is built in accordance with Australian Building Codes and Standards.

In other words Building Stage Inspections protect your investment and help give you peace of mind.

What We Look For. Identifying defective workmanship or contractual anomalies during construction can help avoid problems and building disputes down the track.  A common example is if wall framing isn’t square before it has been covered up by insulation & plasterboard it is often not recognised until the walls have been painted and can become a much larger problem to rectify than if the defects had been noted at frame stage. This type of problem can have a flow-on effect that impacts walls, ceilings or tiling being out of square.

Will This Delay The Process? Building Stage Inspections can be done without delaying the construction schedule.  It is important for you to let your builder know at the start of the build, or as early as possible, that you are planning to engage an independent expert to conduct inspections on your behalf at various building stages.  As a result your builder can inform you as each stage is nearing completion to allow time to organise the relevant inspection.

At times, home owners can be worried that engaging an independent building inspector may cause offense to their builder.  In our experience, there is not a quality builder in the market who does not welcome an independent inspection, as it provides a second pair of eyes to help them deliver the best possible product to their client.

Your inspection will be carried out by a highly-experienced and qualified ASBIR building expert who is not only a licensed building consultant but also a licenced builder.

Call us on 1300 553 007 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm & Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Or request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form 

An Independent Building Expert In Your Corner

In our experience your build should be inspected at the following stages:

  • Base or Slab Stage Inspection: Inspection of footings and slab area prior to pouring of concrete.

This inspection is conducted immediately prior to the pouring of the slab.  During the inspection your building inspector is checking the form work and slab penetrations including the under-slab services, termite protection and site gradient.  Your slab is also checked by a certifier organised by the builder after the slab has been poured.

  • Frame Stage Inspection: Inspection of completed frame and roof frame structure before interior wall linings are installed. (this inspection is critical)

This is the only inspection that is conducted after the relevant progress payment claim by the builder.  The frame stage progress payment is most often claimed immediately after the frame has been erected.  However, the frame stage inspection does not occur until the builder has completed a few more steps.

After the frame has been erected, the roof installed, the temporary bracing removed and the carpenters have returned to straighten the frame, then it is truly ready for the frame stage inspection.  This allows your building inspector to ensure that the frame is straight, square and true, that it has been secured to the slab correctly and that it is true to the approved plans especially the positioning of the door and window openings.

The correct timing of this inspection is crucial. Inspect too early and the Frame will be artificually straight, inspect too late and defects may be hidden.

  • Enclosed or Lock-up Stage Inspection: Inspection of roof cladding, external walls, doors and windows, and waterproofing before tiling of wet areas.

The Enclosed Stage is a significant milestone when you are building. It refers to the point in time where are are able to effectively ‘lock-up ‘ the house. Once the external doors are on and your windows are in, the house can be properly secured. This means it’s a lot safer to start putting in things like the fixtures and fittings, however in many cases the appliances are not installed until just prior to Handover.

Because there is a sizeable payment associated with lock-up it is essential to know you’re your home is indeed secure and that the doors, windows, exterior cladding including the roof is in fact installed as well as insulation and internal linings in place.

Remember even though your house looks like a house you are not entitiled to have a key just yet.

  • Fixing or Pre-Paint Stage Inspection: Inspection after installation of internal fixtures and fittings, interior and finishing of carpentry prior to painting.

The Fixing Stage is the time when all plasterboard lining (aka internal cladding), architraves, skirtings, doors, built-in shelves, baths, basins, sinks and cabinets are fitted and fixed into position.  We check that the installation of these items is compliant with the National Construction Code and all relevant Australian Standards and Tolerances.

We also check the installation of the waterproof membranes in the wet areas, where accessible.

The house will still require painting and finishing touches such as cabinet doors may still be missing but this is the time to ensure that everything is the correct height and is level, plumb, straight and square and that no damage has been done to the completed work.

  • Handover or Practical Completion Inspection: Inspection of the completed home for defects and omissions in accordance with the Australian Standard at Practical Completion. (the most crictical inspection)

A Handover Inspection or Practical Completion Inspection Report also referred to as a “PCI” is the single most important independent inspection you can have carried out when you are building a new home or investment property. This inspection allows you to check the quality prior to paying the final payment.

A lot of building defects and other issues are not apparent to the untrained eye so it’s important to engage the services of an experienced and licensed building inspector to conduct a quality assurance inspection on your behalf before Handover.

It is important to note that any defects not identified at this stage may not be rectified by the builder and could end up being your problem later and could potentially end up costing you a lot of money.

Your property will be thoroughly inspected inside and out for defective workmanship and any incomplete work. All buiding work and materials used are assessed to ensure thay are of the highest quality and that everything comples with Australian Building Codes and Standards.

All Suburbs Building Inspections reports will provide you with a clear desription of what each defect is and where each defect is located. This is followed by a concise recommendation as to who is responsible for rectifying the defect. If any Australian Standard and Tolernace or Building Code has not been complied with, we will provide an explanation as to why they are uncompliant.

All Suburbs Building Inspections is here to support you every step of the way by providing Quality Assurance inspections and professional advice to assist you during the entire building process, from start to practical completion and beyond, to help you make informed choices and give you peace of mind.

Our Service Areas

With our head office centrally based north of Brisbane at Kallangur and inspectors that live both northside and southside, we are ideally located to service a large part of South-East Queensland. We service all suburbs of Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Logan, Gold Coast and Ipswich, and surrounding hinterland areas.

Contact Us

Call us on 1300 553 007 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm & Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form 

How to tell if you’ve found a quality building and pest inspector

Building a new home or investment property? A Practical Completion Inspection Report “PCI” has to be the single most important independent inspection you can get. This thorough report, performed by one of our experienced building inspectors, checks the quality of your build prior to making your final payment.

Why should you get this report? The excitement of building your dream house and finally moving in can be quickly overshadowed by poor workmanship and tradies who fail to finish the job to the
standard promised.

What we find. A lot of building defects and other issues are not clear to the untrained eye so it’s important to engage the services of an experienced and licensed building inspector to conduct a quality assurance inspection on your behalf before handover.

Fix it before it’s an issue. Any defects not identified at this stage may not be rectified by the builder and could end up being your problem later and could potentially end up costing you a lot of money!

An Independent Expert Looking After Your Interests

At ASBIR, we’re dedicated to delivering independent handover inspections reports to new homeowners and property investors. We perform inspections prior to handover and notify you of issues.

  • We conduct comprehensive residential building inspection reports for new homes.
  • Inside and out. We check all internal and external materials and fittings including cabinetry and carpentry, electrical work, painting, tiling, rendering, fencing, windows, and door installation.

Your inspection is carried out by a highly-experienced and qualified building expert who is not only a licensed building consultant but also a licenced builder.

Call us on 1300 553 007 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Or request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form.

True Commitment to Your Satisfaction

Sometimes real estate agents, property managers or even friends might offer to do a PCI for a new homeowner, and although they might know a lot about real estate they are often not licensed builders or building consultants.

  • Our inspectors are fully QBCC licensed builders and building consultants with many years of industry experience.
  • Our extensive knowledge, experience and qualifications ensure expertise and professionalism in every building inspection service we provide.

At All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports, we go to great lengths to ensure every handover inspection is carried out in a thorough, accurate and professional manner and in accordance with Australian Building Codes and Standards. You receive the highest quality inspection and most professional Handover Inspection Report possible.

Comprehensive Handover Inspection Reports

Your Handover Report is a document which includes relevant photos and a summary of the inspector’s findings, namely the defects list.

  • Defects are listed by trades – so it’s easy to follow up for
  • An easy to read format is sent by email (by the following business day, in most cases)
  • Your report can be used as a legal document in the unfortunate case of a building dispute through the QBCC or QCAT

Your property will be thoroughly inspected inside and out for defective workmanship and any incomplete work. All building work and materials used are assessed to ensure they are of the highest quality, and that everything complies with Australian Building Codes.

Building Stage Inspections During Construction

We recommend having building stage inspections done at various stages throughout construction i.e. slab stage, frame stage, enclosed stage, pre-paint stage. This way any problems can be picked up during the building process and rectified before the build progresses to the next stage.

The friendly team at All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports are here to support you every step of the way during the building process by providing quality inspections and professional reports, and expert advice that will help you make informed decisions and give you peace of mind.

Our handover inspection methods are superior. We inspect things that others don’t:

  • External roof system
  • Gutters
  • Fences
  • Retaining walls
  • Landscaping
  • Site drainage

We also inspect the complete interior including the ceiling cavity, and we check the floor tiles with a special tool to detect any cracked or drummy tiles.

You can read what our clients have said about us on the Customer Testimonials Page of our website.

Other Inspection Services We Offer for New Homes

The post-construction inspections we conduct include:

  • Contract Inclusion Checks
  • Six (6) Month Maintenance or End of Warranty Inspections
  • Annual Property Maintenance Inspections
  • Annual Termite Inspections
  • Building Defect Reports or Expert Witness Reports for building disputes.

See below for more information about these inspections;

  • Contract Inclusions Checks – At the time of the pre-handover inspection ASBIR can also carry out a check of the contract specifications and inclusions list to determine if all items e.g. appliances, fixtures & fittings etc. are correct according to the contract. This would be particularly important if you live interstate or overseas and are not able to view the property yourself.

You will appreciate knowing that the inclusions you have signed for in the contract is what has been installed. Differences between the contract inclusions and what is provided will also be noted in the report, so that any discrepancies or omissions can be addressed prior to the final progress payment being paid.

  • Re-inspections or Final Handover Inspections – After the pre-handover inspection (PCI) we can carry out a re-inspection or 2nd inspection if required, to check that the defects noted on the handover report (PCI) have been rectified.
  • Six (6) Month Maintenance or End of Warranty Inspections – Prior to the expiry of the statutory defects liability period we will conduct a maintenance inspection and provide you with a written report noting any defects and omissions which have become apparent during the defects liability period or may not have been rectified at handover or settlement. Things like cracking to plaster cornices, or doors that do not close properly are just a few things that are quite common. You are entitled to have any issues which are considered the builder’s responsibility rectified within specific time frames and in accordance with builders’ warranties.
  • Building Defect Inspections Reports – If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of a building dispute due to building defects, you or your solicitor may request us to conduct an inspection of any items in dispute. This will be done in accordance with relevant Australian Building Codes and Standards, and a written report can be provided for the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT), or another relevant authority.
  • Annual Termite Inspections – During construction, a termite barrier should be installed in all new buildings. You should receive detailed information from your builder at handover regarding the termite protection or treatment used. A yearly inspection of the property should be done to protect your property from termite infestation and timber pest damage.

ASBIR conduct termite inspections or timber pest inspections annually to the complete exterior and interior of your property, in accordance with Australian Standards AS4349.3. We will provide you with written report and recommendations for protecting your property. You should have a termite inspection done annually otherwise the structural warranty may be affected.

Our Service Areas

With our head office centrally based north of Brisbane at Kallangur and inspectors that live both northside and southside, we are ideally located to service a large part of South-East Queensland. We service all suburbs of Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Logan, Gold Coast and Ipswich, and surrounding hinterland areas.

Contact Us

Call us on 1300 553 007 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team.

Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form 

Our In Depth Overview of ASBIR Handover Reports or Practical Completion Inspections

Building a new home or investment property? A Practical Completion Inspection Report “PCI” has to be the single most important independent inspection you can get. This thorough report, performed by one of our experienced building inspectors, checks the quality of your build prior to making your final payment.

Why should you get this report? The excitement of building your dream house and finally moving in can be quickly overshadowed by poor workmanship and tradies who fail to finish the job to the
standard promised.

What we find. A lot of building defects and other issues are not clear to the untrained eye so it’s important to engage the services of an experienced and licensed building inspector to conduct a quality assurance inspection on your behalf before handover.

Fix it before it’s an issue. Any defects not identified at this stage may not be rectified by the builder and could end up being your problem later and could potentially end up costing you a lot of money!

An Independent Expert Looking After Your Interests

At ASBIR, we’re dedicated to delivering independent handover inspections reports to new homeowners and property investors. We perform inspections prior to handover and notify you of issues.

  • We conduct comprehensive residential building inspection reports for new homes.
  • Inside and out. We check all internal and external materials and fittings including cabinetry and carpentry, electrical work, painting, tiling, rendering, fencing, windows, and door installation.

Your inspection is carried out by a highly-experienced and qualified building expert who is not only a licensed building consultant but also a licenced builder.

Call us on 1300 553 007 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Or request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our
Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form.

True Commitment to Your Satisfaction

Sometimes real estate agents, property managers or even friends might offer to do a PCI for a new homeowner, and although they might know a lot about real estate they are often not licensed builders or building consultants.

  • Our inspectors are fully QBCC licensed builders and building consultants with many years of industry experience.
  • Our extensive knowledge, experience and qualifications ensure expertise and professionalism in every building inspection service we provide.

At All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports, we go to great lengths to ensure every handover inspection is carried out in a thorough, accurate and professional manner and in accordance with Australian Building Codes and Standards. You receive the highest quality inspection and most professional Handover Inspection Report possible.

Comprehensive Handover Inspection Reports

Your Handover Report is a document which includes relevant photos and a summary of the inspector’s findings, namely the defects list.

  • Defects are listed by trades – so it’s easy to follow up for
  • An easy to read format is sent by email (by the following business day, in most cases)
  • Your report can be used as a legal document in the unfortunate case of a building dispute through the QBCC or QCAT

Your property will be thoroughly inspected inside and out for defective workmanship and any incomplete work. All building work and materials used are assessed to ensure they are of the highest quality, and that everything complies with Australian Building Codes.

Building Stage Inspections During Construction

We recommend having building stage inspections done at various stages throughout construction i.e. slab stage, frame stage, enclosed stage, pre-paint stage. This way any problems can be picked up during the building process and rectified before the build progresses to the next stage.

The friendly team at All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports are here to support you every step of the way during the building process by providing quality inspections and professional reports, and expert advice that will help you make informed decisions and give you peace of mind.

Our handover inspection methods are superior. We inspect things that others don’t:

  • External roof system
  • Gutters
  • Fences
  • Retaining walls
  • Landscaping
  • Site drainage

We also inspect the complete interior including the ceiling cavity, and we check the floor tiles with a special tool to detect any cracked or drummy tiles.

You can read what our clients have said about us on the Customer Testimonials Page of our website.

Other Inspection Services We Offer for New Homes

The post-construction inspections we conduct include:

  • Contract Inclusion Checks
  • Six (6) Month Maintenance or End of Warranty Inspections
  • Annual Property Maintenance Inspections
  • Annual Termite Inspections
  • Building Defect Reports or Expert Witness Reports for building disputes.

See below for more information about these inspections;

  • Contract Inclusions Checks – At the time of the pre-handover inspection ASBIR can also carry out a check of the contract specifications and inclusions list to determine if all items e.g. appliances, fixtures & fittings etc. are correct according to the contract. This would be particularly important if you live interstate or overseas and are not able to view the property yourself.

You will appreciate knowing that the inclusions you have signed for in the contract is what has been installed. Differences between the contract inclusions and what is provided will also be noted in the report, so that any discrepancies or omissions can be addressed prior to the final progress payment being paid.

  • Re-inspections or Final Handover Inspections – After the pre-handover inspection (PCI) we can carry out a re-inspection or 2nd inspection if required, to check that the defects noted on the handover report (PCI) have been rectified.
  • Six (6) Month Maintenance or End of Warranty Inspections – Prior to the expiry of the statutory defects liability period we will conduct a maintenance inspection and provide you with a written report noting any defects and omissions which have become apparent during the defects liability period or may not have been rectified at handover or settlement. Things like cracking to plaster cornices, or doors that do not close properly are just a few things that are quite common. You are entitled to have any issues which are considered the builder’s responsibility rectified within specific time frames and in accordance with builders’ warranties.
  • Building Defect Inspections Reports – If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of a building dispute due to building defects, you or your solicitor may request us to conduct an inspection of any items in dispute. This will be done in accordance with relevant Australian Building Codes and Standards, and a written report can be provided for the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT), or another relevant authority.
  • Annual Termite Inspections – During construction, a termite barrier should be installed in all new buildings. You should receive detailed information from your builder at handover regarding the termite protection or treatment used. A yearly inspection of the property should be done to protect your property from termite infestation and timber pest damage.

ASBIR conduct termite inspections or timber pest inspections annually to the complete exterior and interior of your property, in accordance with Australian Standards AS4349.3. We will provide you with written report and recommendations for protecting your property. You should have a termite inspection done annually otherwise the structural warranty may be affected.

Our Service Areas

With our head office centrally based north of Brisbane at Kallangur and inspectors that live both north side and sout side, we are ideally located to service a large part of South-East Queensland. We service all suburbs of Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Logan, Gold Coast and Ipswich, and surrounding hinterland areas.

Contact Us

Call us on 1300 553 007 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team.

Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form Send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form.

Commercial Building Inspection Report South Brisbane

Building a new home or investment property? A Practical Completion Inspection Report “PCI” has to be the single most important independent inspection you can get. This thorough report, performed by one of our experienced building inspectors, checks the quality of your build prior to making your final payment.

Why should you get this report? The excitement of building your dream house and finally moving in can be quickly overshadowed by poor workmanship and tradies who fail to finish the job to the
standard promised.

What we find. A lot of building defects and other issues are not clear to the untrained eye so it’s important to engage the services of an experienced and licensed building inspector to conduct a quality assurance inspection on your behalf before handover.

Fix it before it’s an issue. Any defects not identified at this stage may not be rectified by the builder and could end up being your problem later and could potentially end up costing you a lot of money!

An Independent Expert Looking After Your Interests

At ASBIR, we’re dedicated to delivering independent handover inspections reports to new homeowners and property investors. We perform inspections prior to handover and notify you of issues.

  • We conduct comprehensive residential building inspection reports for new homes.
  • Inside and out. We check all internal and external materials and fittings including cabinetry and carpentry, electrical work, painting, tiling, rendering, fencing, windows, and door installation.

Your inspection is carried out by a highly-experienced and qualified building expert who is not only a licensed building consultant but also a licenced builder.

Call us on 1300 553 007 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Or request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our
Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form.

True Commitment to Your Satisfaction

Sometimes real estate agents, property managers or even friends might offer to do a PCI for a new homeowner, and although they might know a lot about real estate they are often not licensed builders or building consultants.

  • Our inspectors are fully QBCC licensed builders and building consultants with many years of industry experience.
  • Our extensive knowledge, experience and qualifications ensure expertise and professionalism in every building inspection service we provide.

At All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports, we go to great lengths to ensure every handover inspection is carried out in a thorough, accurate and professional manner and in accordance with Australian Building Codes and Standards. You receive the highest quality inspection and most professional Handover Inspection Report possible.

Comprehensive Handover Inspection Reports

Your Handover Report is a document which includes relevant photos and a summary of the inspector’s findings, namely the defects list.

  • Defects are listed by trades – so it’s easy to follow up for
  • An easy to read format is sent by email (by the following business day, in most cases)
  • Your report can be used as a legal document in the unfortunate case of a building dispute through the QBCC or QCAT

Your property will be thoroughly inspected inside and out for defective workmanship and any incomplete work. All building work and materials used are assessed to ensure they are of the highest quality, and that everything complies with Australian Building Codes.

Building Stage Inspections During Construction

We recommend having building stage inspections done at various stages throughout construction i.e. slab stage, frame stage, enclosed stage, pre-paint stage. This way any problems can be picked up during the building process and rectified before the build progresses to the next stage.

The friendly team at All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports are here to support you every step of the way during the building process by providing quality inspections and professional reports, and expert advice that will help you make informed decisions and give you peace of mind.

Our handover inspection methods are superior. We inspect things that others don’t:

  • External roof system
  • Gutters
  • Fences
  • Retaining walls
  • Landscaping
  • Site drainage

We also inspect the complete interior including the ceiling cavity, and we check the floor tiles with a special tool to detect any cracked or drummy tiles.

You can read what our clients have said about us on the Customer Testimonials Page of our website.

Other Inspection Services We Offer for New Homes

The post-construction inspections we conduct include:

  • Contract Inclusion Checks
  • Six (6) Month Maintenance or End of Warranty Inspections
  • Annual Property Maintenance Inspections
  • Annual Termite Inspections
  • Building Defect Reports or Expert Witness Reports for building disputes.

See below for more information about these inspections;

  • Contract Inclusions Checks – At the time of the pre-handover inspection ASBIR can also carry out a check of the contract specifications and inclusions list to determine if all items e.g. appliances, fixtures & fittings etc. are correct according to the contract. This would be particularly important if you live interstate or overseas and are not able to view the property yourself.

You will appreciate knowing that the inclusions you have signed for in the contract is what has been installed. Differences between the contract inclusions and what is provided will also be noted in the report, so that any discrepancies or omissions can be addressed prior to the final progress payment being paid.

  • Re-inspections or Final Handover Inspections – After the pre-handover inspection (PCI) we can carry out a re-inspection or 2nd inspection if required, to check that the defects noted on the handover report (PCI) have been rectified.
  • Six (6) Month Maintenance or End of Warranty Inspections – Prior to the expiry of the statutory defects liability period we will conduct a maintenance inspection and provide you with a written report noting any defects and omissions which have become apparent during the defects liability period or may not have been rectified at handover or settlement. Things like cracking to plaster cornices, or doors that do not close properly are just a few things that are quite common. You are entitled to have any issues which are considered the builder’s responsibility rectified within specific time frames and in accordance with builders’ warranties.
  • Building Defect Inspections Reports – If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of a building dispute due to building defects, you or your solicitor may request us to conduct an inspection of any items in dispute. This will be done in accordance with relevant Australian Building Codes and Standards, and a written report can be provided for the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT), or another relevant authority.
  • Annual Termite Inspections – During construction, a termite barrier should be installed in all new buildings. You should receive detailed information from your builder at handover regarding the termite protection or treatment used. A yearly inspection of the property should be done to protect your property from termite infestation and timber pest damage.

ASBIR conduct termite inspections or timber pest inspections annually to the complete exterior and interior of your property, in accordance with Australian Standards AS4349.3. We will provide you with written report and recommendations for protecting your property. You should have a termite inspection done annually otherwise the structural warranty may be affected.

Our Service Areas

With our head office centrally based north of Brisbane at Kallangur and inspectors that live both north side and sout side, we are ideally located to service a large part of South-East Queensland. We service all suburbs of Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Logan, Gold Coast and Ipswich, and surrounding hinterland areas.

Contact Us

Call us on 1300 553 007 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team.

Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form Send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form.

Commercial Property Inspection Brisbane

Building a new home or investment property? A Practical Completion Inspection Report “PCI” has to be the single most important independent inspection you can get. This thorough report, performed by one of our experienced building inspectors, checks the quality of your build prior to making your final payment.

Why should you get this report? The excitement of building your dream house and finally moving in can be quickly overshadowed by poor workmanship and tradies who fail to finish the job to the
standard promised.

What we find. A lot of building defects and other issues are not clear to the untrained eye so it’s important to engage the services of an experienced and licensed building inspector to conduct a quality assurance inspection on your behalf before handover.

Fix it before it’s an issue. Any defects not identified at this stage may not be rectified by the builder and could end up being your problem later and could potentially end up costing you a lot of money!

An Independent Expert Looking After Your Interests

At ASBIR, we’re dedicated to delivering independent handover inspections reports to new homeowners and property investors. We perform inspections prior to handover and notify you of issues.

  • We conduct comprehensive residential building inspection reports for new homes.
  • Inside and out. We check all internal and external materials and fittings including cabinetry and carpentry, electrical work, painting, tiling, rendering, fencing, windows, and door installation.

Your inspection is carried out by a highly-experienced and qualified building expert who is not only a licensed building consultant but also a licenced builder.

Call us on 1300 553 007 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Or request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our
Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form.

True Commitment to Your Satisfaction

Sometimes real estate agents, property managers or even friends might offer to do a PCI for a new homeowner, and although they might know a lot about real estate they are often not licensed builders or building consultants.

  • Our inspectors are fully QBCC licensed builders and building consultants with many years of industry experience.
  • Our extensive knowledge, experience and qualifications ensure expertise and professionalism in every building inspection service we provide.

At All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports, we go to great lengths to ensure every handover inspection is carried out in a thorough, accurate and professional manner and in accordance with Australian Building Codes and Standards. You receive the highest quality inspection and most professional Handover Inspection Report possible.

Comprehensive Handover Inspection Reports

Your Handover Report is a document which includes relevant photos and a summary of the inspector’s findings, namely the defects list.

  • Defects are listed by trades – so it’s easy to follow up for
  • An easy to read format is sent by email (by the following business day, in most cases)
  • Your report can be used as a legal document in the unfortunate case of a building dispute through the QBCC or QCAT

Your property will be thoroughly inspected inside and out for defective workmanship and any incomplete work. All building work and materials used are assessed to ensure they are of the highest quality, and that everything complies with Australian Building Codes.

Building Stage Inspections During Construction

We recommend having building stage inspections done at various stages throughout construction i.e. slab stage, frame stage, enclosed stage, pre-paint stage. This way any problems can be picked up during the building process and rectified before the build progresses to the next stage.

The friendly team at All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports are here to support you every step of the way during the building process by providing quality inspections and professional reports, and expert advice that will help you make informed decisions and give you peace of mind.

Our handover inspection methods are superior. We inspect things that others don’t:

  • External roof system
  • Gutters
  • Fences
  • Retaining walls
  • Landscaping
  • Site drainage

We also inspect the complete interior including the ceiling cavity, and we check the floor tiles with a special tool to detect any cracked or drummy tiles.

You can read what our clients have said about us on the Customer Testimonials Page of our website.

Other Inspection Services We Offer for New Homes

The post-construction inspections we conduct include:

  • Contract Inclusion Checks
  • Six (6) Month Maintenance or End of Warranty Inspections
  • Annual Property Maintenance Inspections
  • Annual Termite Inspections
  • Building Defect Reports or Expert Witness Reports for building disputes.

See below for more information about these inspections;

  • Contract Inclusions Checks – At the time of the pre-handover inspection ASBIR can also carry out a check of the contract specifications and inclusions list to determine if all items e.g. appliances, fixtures & fittings etc. are correct according to the contract. This would be particularly important if you live interstate or overseas and are not able to view the property yourself.

You will appreciate knowing that the inclusions you have signed for in the contract is what has been installed. Differences between the contract inclusions and what is provided will also be noted in the report, so that any discrepancies or omissions can be addressed prior to the final progress payment being paid.

  • Re-inspections or Final Handover Inspections – After the pre-handover inspection (PCI) we can carry out a re-inspection or 2nd inspection if required, to check that the defects noted on the handover report (PCI) have been rectified.
  • Six (6) Month Maintenance or End of Warranty Inspections – Prior to the expiry of the statutory defects liability period we will conduct a maintenance inspection and provide you with a written report noting any defects and omissions which have become apparent during the defects liability period or may not have been rectified at handover or settlement. Things like cracking to plaster cornices, or doors that do not close properly are just a few things that are quite common. You are entitled to have any issues which are considered the builder’s responsibility rectified within specific time frames and in accordance with builders’ warranties.
  • Building Defect Inspections Reports – If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of a building dispute due to building defects, you or your solicitor may request us to conduct an inspection of any items in dispute. This will be done in accordance with relevant Australian Building Codes and Standards, and a written report can be provided for the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT), or another relevant authority.
  • Annual Termite Inspections – During construction, a termite barrier should be installed in all new buildings. You should receive detailed information from your builder at handover regarding the termite protection or treatment used. A yearly inspection of the property should be done to protect your property from termite infestation and timber pest damage.

ASBIR conduct termite inspections or timber pest inspections annually to the complete exterior and interior of your property, in accordance with Australian Standards AS4349.3. We will provide you with written report and recommendations for protecting your property. You should have a termite inspection done annually otherwise the structural warranty may be affected.

Our Service Areas

With our head office centrally based north of Brisbane at Kallangur and inspectors that live both north side and sout side, we are ideally located to service a large part of South-East Queensland. We service all suburbs of Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Logan, Gold Coast and Ipswich, and surrounding hinterland areas.

Contact Us

Call us on 1300 553 007 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team.

Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form Send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form.

Pre-Purchase Commercial Building Report Brisbane

Building a new home or investment property? A Practical Completion Inspection Report “PCI” has to be the single most important independent inspection you can get. This thorough report, performed by one of our experienced building inspectors, checks the quality of your build prior to making your final payment.

Why should you get this report? The excitement of building your dream house and finally moving in can be quickly overshadowed by poor workmanship and tradies who fail to finish the job to the
standard promised.

What we find. A lot of building defects and other issues are not clear to the untrained eye so it’s important to engage the services of an experienced and licensed building inspector to conduct a quality assurance inspection on your behalf before handover.

Fix it before it’s an issue. Any defects not identified at this stage may not be rectified by the builder and could end up being your problem later and could potentially end up costing you a lot of money!

An Independent Expert Looking After Your Interests

At ASBIR, we’re dedicated to delivering independent handover inspections reports to new homeowners and property investors. We perform inspections prior to handover and notify you of issues.

  • We conduct comprehensive residential building inspection reports for new homes.
  • Inside and out. We check all internal and external materials and fittings including cabinetry and carpentry, electrical work, painting, tiling, rendering, fencing, windows, and door installation.

Your inspection is carried out by a highly-experienced and qualified building expert who is not only a licensed building consultant but also a licenced builder.

Call us on 1300 553 007 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Or request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our
Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form.

True Commitment to Your Satisfaction

Sometimes real estate agents, property managers or even friends might offer to do a PCI for a new homeowner, and although they might know a lot about real estate they are often not licensed builders or building consultants.

  • Our inspectors are fully QBCC licensed builders and building consultants with many years of industry experience.
  • Our extensive knowledge, experience and qualifications ensure expertise and professionalism in every building inspection service we provide.

At All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports, we go to great lengths to ensure every handover inspection is carried out in a thorough, accurate and professional manner and in accordance with Australian Building Codes and Standards. You receive the highest quality inspection and most professional Handover Inspection Report possible.

Comprehensive Handover Inspection Reports

Your Handover Report is a document which includes relevant photos and a summary of the inspector’s findings, namely the defects list.

  • Defects are listed by trades – so it’s easy to follow up for
  • An easy to read format is sent by email (by the following business day, in most cases)
  • Your report can be used as a legal document in the unfortunate case of a building dispute through the QBCC or QCAT

Your property will be thoroughly inspected inside and out for defective workmanship and any incomplete work. All building work and materials used are assessed to ensure they are of the highest quality, and that everything complies with Australian Building Codes.

Building Stage Inspections During Construction

We recommend having building stage inspections done at various stages throughout construction i.e. slab stage, frame stage, enclosed stage, pre-paint stage. This way any problems can be picked up during the building process and rectified before the build progresses to the next stage.

The friendly team at All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports are here to support you every step of the way during the building process by providing quality inspections and professional reports, and expert advice that will help you make informed decisions and give you peace of mind.

Our handover inspection methods are superior. We inspect things that others don’t:

  • External roof system
  • Gutters
  • Fences
  • Retaining walls
  • Landscaping
  • Site drainage

We also inspect the complete interior including the ceiling cavity, and we check the floor tiles with a special tool to detect any cracked or drummy tiles.

You can read what our clients have said about us on the Customer Testimonials Page of our website.

Other Inspection Services We Offer for New Homes

The post-construction inspections we conduct include:

  • Contract Inclusion Checks
  • Six (6) Month Maintenance or End of Warranty Inspections
  • Annual Property Maintenance Inspections
  • Annual Termite Inspections
  • Building Defect Reports or Expert Witness Reports for building disputes.

See below for more information about these inspections;

  • Contract Inclusions Checks – At the time of the pre-handover inspection ASBIR can also carry out a check of the contract specifications and inclusions list to determine if all items e.g. appliances, fixtures & fittings etc. are correct according to the contract. This would be particularly important if you live interstate or overseas and are not able to view the property yourself.

You will appreciate knowing that the inclusions you have signed for in the contract is what has been installed. Differences between the contract inclusions and what is provided will also be noted in the report, so that any discrepancies or omissions can be addressed prior to the final progress payment being paid.

  • Re-inspections or Final Handover Inspections – After the pre-handover inspection (PCI) we can carry out a re-inspection or 2nd inspection if required, to check that the defects noted on the handover report (PCI) have been rectified.
  • Six (6) Month Maintenance or End of Warranty Inspections – Prior to the expiry of the statutory defects liability period we will conduct a maintenance inspection and provide you with a written report noting any defects and omissions which have become apparent during the defects liability period or may not have been rectified at handover or settlement. Things like cracking to plaster cornices, or doors that do not close properly are just a few things that are quite common. You are entitled to have any issues which are considered the builder’s responsibility rectified within specific time frames and in accordance with builders’ warranties.
  • Building Defect Inspections Reports – If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of a building dispute due to building defects, you or your solicitor may request us to conduct an inspection of any items in dispute. This will be done in accordance with relevant Australian Building Codes and Standards, and a written report can be provided for the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT), or another relevant authority.
  • Annual Termite Inspections – During construction, a termite barrier should be installed in all new buildings. You should receive detailed information from your builder at handover regarding the termite protection or treatment used. A yearly inspection of the property should be done to protect your property from termite infestation and timber pest damage.

ASBIR conduct termite inspections or timber pest inspections annually to the complete exterior and interior of your property, in accordance with Australian Standards AS4349.3. We will provide you with written report and recommendations for protecting your property. You should have a termite inspection done annually otherwise the structural warranty may be affected.

Our Service Areas

With our head office centrally based north of Brisbane at Kallangur and inspectors that live both north side and sout side, we are ideally located to service a large part of South-East Queensland. We service all suburbs of Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Logan, Gold Coast and Ipswich, and surrounding hinterland areas.

Contact Us

Call us on 1300 553 007 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team.

Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form Send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form.