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The Fixing Stage of Construction

Fixing Stage. The finish line is sooooo close. But what is it, and what does fixing stage mean? The fixing stage of construction refers to the building stage when all internal linings, architraves, cornices, skirting, doors to rooms, baths, shower trays, wet area tiling, built-in shelves and built-in cabinets and built-in cupboards are fitted and fixed in position. This means the building fixing stage is where it all comes together and looks like the images you saw in the planning stage.

Simplifying the Complexities of Building Construction

ASBIR has a wealth of knowledge related to buildings and how they are made. It’s all part of the job of building and home inspection. Any inspection report you receive from us will be thorough and complete, and if you have any questions, we’ll be able to answer them in a way that’s easy to understand. Get in touch with us today for more information by calling on 1300 553 007, emailing info@asbir.com.au, or contact us online.

The Finishing Touches, and a Little More

The fixing stage of construction is when all the ‘bits and pieces’ that make a house into a home are installed – sinks, dishwashers, stoves, baths, power-points, lights, toilets, taps, etc… and often includes items like carpeting. After months of anxious waiting, your house is almost ready for your furniture and personal belongings.

Contractors installing cabinets
Modern kitchen

The Finish Line is Within View

In these final stages there will be a lot of different tradespeople and suppliers in and out of your home installing all the finishing touches.

As the owner, you crave perfection in the finishes. You have plans to show off your home to your family and friends. But we are not quite there yet.

It’s in the Details

Internally, lots of installations are occurring, such as kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, internal doors and shelving. Plumbing and electrical fixtures will be installed. Plus all internal surfaces will be made ready for painting.  Also anything else that you included in your contract – perhaps you opted for floor coverings, window treatments, or air conditioning (or all three) – will be completed in this stage too.

Carpentry is completed in two stages. The initial stage includes the installation of kitchen cupboards, bathroom vanities, skirting boards, architraves and internal window sills. The second and final stage comprises expensive, damage prone items such as internal doors and countertops.

Similar to the carpentry, the plumbing phase is also completed in two stages. The initial stage includes items like baths, sinks, shower trays and laundry troughs. The latter stage includes taps, shower heads and toilet bowls as these items should be installed after the tiling to protect them from damage.

The Outside is Also Included in the Building Fixing Stage

The outside of your home is not being neglected, there’s just as much going on. The landscaping, paving and fencing is completed.

If you’ve selected rendered brickwork and the rendering has not been completed in the previous stage, it will be completed at this stage.

If your design includes and freestanding exterior structure such as garage or garden shed it also will be installed or completed at this fixing stage of construction.

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Contact ASBIR for the Final Walk-Through Inspection

If you haven’t already done so, this is the time to book your independent inspector for the Practical Completion Inspection. (Your builder may call this the final walk-through). This just means all the contracted works are completed, apart from minor items, and the house is ready for occupancy.

ASBIR understands how important a new home or building can be. We also know all the things that can go wrong at any of the many steps in the construction process. That is why we provide building stage inspections, including Practical Completion Inspections for quality assurance. Contact us today to learn more about our handover inspection services. Call us on 1300 553 007, email us at info@asbir.com.au, or contact us online.

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