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Is your home ready for a handover inspection in brisbane? here is a list of things that need to be checked by your building inspector

Is you home or investment property ready for a Handover Inspection in Brisbane? New home construction inspections are crucial for anyone building a home or investment property in Brisbane. Having a thorough inspections at different stages allows the owner to identify potential issues early, minimizing rework and ensuring adherence to the Australian Building Standards. These inspections verify the proper installation of structural elements, fixtures, and fittings, reducing future failures and hazards. New home stage inspections help maintain compliance with building codes and regulations, protecting the interests of builders and occupants. In every situation, inspections contribute to the integrity, durability, and satisfaction of the construction project.  In below is an example of the things that should be checked at Handover or Practical Completion (PC) stage.

exterior of house - Handover Inspection Brisbane

General

Are all penetrations sealed with a flange or sealant?

Has a final clean been completed?

Has the letterbox and numbering been installed?

Is the landscaping complete?

Is there any builders rubbish or materials that need to be removed?

Is any excess termite protection protruding?

Does the meterbox have a cover?

Does the driveway need cleaning? Is Acid cleaning required?

 

Services

Has the hotwater system been installed? Is the discharge set up appropriately? Have the penetrations been sealed?

Has the AC system been installed? Is the discharge set up appropriately? Have the penetrations been sealed?

Has the clothesline been installed?

 

Site

Has the fence been installed?  Is the fence line straight?

Are there any damaged fence pailings or sections?

Does the gate open smoothly and snatch closed?

Is the driveway free of damage, defects and significant cracks?

Are the paths free of damage, defects and significant cracks?

Has the expansion foam been trimmed from the driveway and paths?

How is the site drainage? Are the yard gullies flush with ground? Have the drain covers been installed?

Has the termite barrier notice been put into the meterbox?

 

Bricks

Bricks – is there any damage to the bricks (chips, cracks etc)

Mortar – does all the mortar look consistent?  Are there any areas of chipped or missing mortar?

Do the brick sills look consistent?

Is there a gap between the brick sill and the window framework?

Are all articulation joints filled with a flexible sealant?

Are there loose bricks along the top course?

Has the physical termite barrier been trimmed appropriately?

 

Cladding

Are there paint defects in the cladding?

Is there gaps between the cladding sheets?

Are there any popped nails?

 

Render

Are there any chips, cracks or defects to the render?

Are there any paint defects on the rendered surface? Is the render colour uniform?

Has the render been finished adequately into the corners, at the top & bottom?

 

Windows

Is there any scratches or damage to the window frame or window glass?

Have the window flashings been installed?

Is there an oversized gap above the window frame?

 

Doors

Is the door paint coverage sufficient?  Are there any paint defects?

Has the door furniture been installed? Is it loose? Does the door close and latch correctly? Does the door lock function?

Do all the hinges have sufficient screws?  Does the striker plate have sufficient screws?

Have the hinge pins been knocked down into place?

 

Sliding Doors

Is there any scratches or damage to the door frame or glass?

Is the flashing installed correctly?

Is there an oversized gap above the door frame?

Does the sliding door slide, close and lock properly?

 

Eve Linings

Is the eve line straight?

Are there paint defects on the eve linings?

Are there any gaps in quad?

 

Gutter, downpipes and fascia

Is there damage or paint defects on the downpipes?

Is the facia and gutter straight?  Is there any damage or scratches?

Are there any loose gutter brackets?

 

Roof

Is there any damage to the roof tiles or roof sheets?

Is there any swarf contamination on the roof? Is there any evidence of rust to sheeting or screws? Have galvenised screws been used?

Are all valley tiles straight?

Are all vent cowls on?

interior of house - HANDOVER INSPECTION BRISBANE

General

Has the final clean been completed?

Have the smoke alarms been installed correctly?

Do the air conditioners function?

Has the insulation been placed appropriately in the roof space?

Any areas missing paint? (inside cupboards and voids)

 

Entry & Hallway

Are there any paint defects on the door, walls, skirting, cornice or ceiling?

Do the architraves have sanded and closed mitres?

Is there any chipped timber on the doors, architrave, or skirting?

Has the top and bottom of the door been painted?

Do the hinges, latch and striker plate of the door have appropriate screws?

Have the hinge pins been knocked down into place? Is there paint on the hinges?

Does the door close without rubbing the floor covering? Does it close and latch properly? Does the lock function correctly?

Are the margins around the door consistent?

Does the door have a cushion stop or catch fitted?

Are there any drummy, cracked or chipped tiles?

Has the grout been applied correctly? Is the grout the correct colour? Is the colour consistent?

Does the light work?  Is the light switch plumb and free of paint overrun?

 

Bedroom

Are there any paint defects on the door, walls, skirting, cornice or ceiling?

Do the architraves have sanded and closed mitres?

Is there any chipped timber on the doors, architrave, or skirting?

Has the top and bottom of the door been painted?

Do the hinges, latch and striker plate of the door have appropriate screws?

Have the hinge pins been knocked down into place? Is there paint on the hinges?

Does the door close without rubbing the floor covering? Does it close and latch properly? Does the lock function correctly?

Are the margins around the door consistent?

Does the door have a cushion stop or catch fitted?

Has the grout been applied correctly?

Does the light & fan work?  Is the light switch plumb and free of paint?

are there any scratches on damage on the window frame or window glass?

Does the window slide, latch and lock properly?

Is the carpet installed correctly? Are there any marks, stains or runs?

Are the robe doors installed correctly?

Is the hanging rail installed? Are the shelves finished & gapped?

 

Bathroom

Are there any paint defects on the door, walls, cornice or ceiling? Is there any paint overrun onto the tiles?

Do the architraves have sanded and closed mitres?

Is there any chipped timber on the doors, architrave, or skirting?

Has the top and bottom edge of the door been painted?

Do the hinges, latch and striker plate of the door have appropriate screws?

Have the hinge pins been knocked down into place? Is there paint on the hinges?

Does the door close without rubbing the floor covering? Does it close and latch properly? Does the lock function correctly?

Are the margins around the door consistent?

Does the door have a cushion stop or catch fitted?

Are there any drummy, cracked or chipped tiles?

Has the grout been applied correctly?

Does the light & exhaust fan work?  Is the light switch plumb and free of paint?

Does the window slide, latch and lock properly?

Is the shower rail secure?

Does the shower floor tiling fall towards the floor drain?

Is the silicone applied correctly?

Does the shower screen leak?

Are there any blemishes to the shower screen or door?

Is there any damage to the vanity or benchtop?

Does the vanity plug work properly? Does the sink drain appropriately?

Is the flip mixer secure?

Are the towel rails & toilet roll holders secure?

Have the top of the skirt tiles been painted?

 

Toilet

Are there any paint defects on the door, walls, cornice or ceiling? Is there any paint overrun onto the tiles?

Do the architraves have sanded and closed mitres?

Is there any chipped timber on the doors, architrave, or skirting?

Has the top and bottom edge of the door been painted?

Do the hinges, latch and striker plate of the door have appropriate screws?

Have the hinge pins been knocked down into place? Is there paint on the hinges?

Does the door close without rubbing the floor covering? Does it close and latch properly? Does the lock function correctly?

Are the margins around the door consistent?

Does the door have a cushion stop or catch fitted?

Are there any drummy, cracked or chipped tiles?

Has the grout been applied correctly?  Have the top of the skirt tiles been painted?

Does the light & exhaust fan work?  Is the light switch plumb and free of paint?

Does the window slide, latch and lock properly?

Is the toilet roll holders secure?

Does the toilet flush? Is the toilet clean?

Have the top of the skirt tiles been painted?

 

Lounge / Living / Media / Rumpus

Are there any paint defects on the door, walls, skirting, cornice or ceiling?

Do the architraves have sanded and closed mitres?

Is there any chipped timber on the doors, architrave, or skirting?

Has the top and bottom of the door been painted?

Do the hinges, latch and striker plate of the door have appropriate screws?

Have the hinge pins been knocked down into place? Is there paint on the hinges?

Does the door close without rubbing the floor covering? Does it close and latch properly? Does the lock function correctly?

Are the margins around the door consistent?

Does the door have a cushion stop or catch fitted?

Are the GPO’s installed level & plumb?

Does the light & fan work?  Is the light switch plumb and free of paint?

are there any scratches on damage on the window frame or window glass?

Does the window slide, latch and lock properly?

Is the carpet installed correctly? Are there any marks, stains or runs?

 

Dining

Are there any paint defects on the door, walls, skirting, cornice or ceiling?

Do the architraves have sanded and closed mitres?

Is there any chipped timber on the doors, architrave, or skirting?

Has the top and bottom of the door been painted?

Do the hinges, latch and striker plate of the door have appropriate screws?

Have the hinge pins been knocked down into place? Is there paint on the hinges?

Does the door close without rubbing the floor covering? Does it close and latch properly? Does the lock function correctly?

Are the margins around the door consistent?

Does the door have a cushion stop or catch fitted?

Are there any drummy, cracked or chipped tiles?

Has the grout been applied correctly?

Does the light work?  Is the light switch plumb and free of paint?

Are the GPO’s level and plumb?

 

Kitchen

Are there any paint defects on the door, walls, skirting, cornice or ceiling?

Do the architraves have sanded and closed mitres?

Is there any chipped timber on the doors, architrave, or skirting?

Has the top and bottom of the door been painted?

Do the hinges, latch and striker plate of the door have appropriate screws?

Have the hinge pins been knocked down into place? Is there paint on the hinges?

Does the door close without rubbing the floor covering? Does it close and latch properly? Does the lock function correctly?

Are the margins around the door consistent?

Does the door have a cushion stop or catch fitted?

Are there any drummy, cracked or chipped tiles?

Has the grout been applied correctly?

Does the light work?  Is the light switch plumb and free of paint?

Are the GPO’s level and plumb?

Is there any damage to the benchtop?

Are the cupboard doors free of damage and have even gaps throughout? Do the drawers open/close without rubbing?

Have screw caps been used inside the cupboards?

Are the handles installed straight & plumb?

Are the kickboards installed?

Is there any damage to the splashback?

Are the appliances installed?

 

Laundry

Are there any paint defects on the door, walls, cornice or ceiling? Is there any paint overrun onto the tiles?

Do the architraves have sanded and closed mitres?

Is there any chipped timber on the doors, architrave, or skirting?

Has the top and bottom edge of the door been painted?

Do the hinges, latch and striker plate of the door have appropriate screws?

Have the hinge pins been knocked down into place? Is there paint on the hinges?

Does the door close without rubbing the floor covering? Does it close and latch properly? Does the lock function correctly?

Are the margins around the door consistent?

Does the door have a cushion stop or catch fitted?

Are there any drummy, cracked or chipped tiles?

Has the top of the skirt tiles been painted?

Has the grout been applied correctly?

Does the light & exhaust fan work?  Is the light switch plumb and free of paint?

Does the window slide, latch and lock properly?

Is the silicone applied correctly?

Is there any damage to the vanity or benchtop?  Have the washer hose holes been cut correctly?

Is the flip mixer secure? Does the sink drain appropriately?

contract inclusions & variations - HANDOVER INSPECTION BRISBANE

During your handover inspection in Brisbane it is not uncommon for there to be variations to the original contract and associated inclusions.  It can be prudent to have your building inspector check through your list of inclusions from your contract.  For example, if the contract states that the kitchen will have a 40mm composite stone benchtop with a waterfall end, or that the shower is to include a rainwater head in addition to the shower rail.  Your building inspector is able to check each of those items and let you know if there are any variations from the inclusions list.

 

How Do I Get a Handover Inspection in brisbane?

Getting a handover inspection in Brisbane is a straightforward process. Engage a licensed and experienced building inspector like ASBIR and discuss the property you are looking to purchase or sell.

 

The ASBIR team will call your site supervisor on your behalf to schedule a convenient time to visit the property, conduct a thorough examination, and provide you with a detailed report outlining their findings the following business day.

Contact Us Today for More Information 

You have questions about handover inspections in Brisbane, and ASBIR is ready to provide you with the answers. Contact us today with any enquiries related to handover inspections in Brisbane or any other type of property inspections. We can be reach on 1300 553 007, or by email at info@asbir.com.au. We look forward to working with you.

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