The stages checked by a building inspector during a home build, usually match up with the progress payment claims issued by the builder.
- Base / Slab Stage:
Inspection of footings and slab area prior to pouring of concrete.
- Frame Stage
Inspection of completed frame and roof frame structure before interior wall linings are installed.
- Enclosed / Lock-up Stage
Inspection of roof cladding, external walls, doors and windows, and waterproofing before tiling of wet areas.
- Pre-Paint / Fixing Stage:
Inspection after installation of internal fixtures and fittings, interior and finishing of carpentry prior to painting.
- Practical Completion / Pre-Handover Stage:
Inspection of the completed home for defects, incomplete and sub-standard work prior to Handover.
Quality control checks at various stages during construction will ensure the quality of workmanship and enables defects to be identified at a time when they can be rectified easily and so can help avoid problems and building disputes down the track.