New Construction Handover or Practical Completion Inspection
Having a home built? Consider the benefits of having your own independent progress inspections completed—at three key stages during the project.
If you’re like most home owners, you don’t have the knowledge or expertise to assess the quality of work being carried out during construction. Yet the way your house is finished throughout each stage of the building process is important, not only for your comfort and satisfaction but for later resale value.
Surety carries out independent progress inspections for new construction at three key stages—(i) footing/slab inspection; (ii) frame and brickwork inspection; and (iii) final handover inspection also known as practical completion.
We find most people only have one inspection done, at final handover. But once your house is complete, it’s impossible to check the quality of certain elements (say frames that have been covered with gyprock and painted) and it can be too late to rectify building issues that affect the quality (and value) of your home. It can also be difficult to get back the progress payments you’ve already paid to the builder.
So it’s important to have a ‘reality check’ before the final handover, especially since defects can cause a lifetime of problems, cost a lot of money, and lead to legal disputes. It’s best, therefore, to invest in a package of progress inspections—to fully protect yourself and your investment. Using one company is not only more convenient, it also importantly provides continuity.
Surety are experts at progress inspections and have conducted many on properties of all size, shapes and values. You can engage our services for any one, or all three stages of progress inspections.
Type of consultancy services
Use Surety for the full range of your inspection needs:
- new construction footing/slab
- new construction frame & brickwork
- new construction final handover
- new construction package of all 3 as above
- building compliance
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Professionalism you can count on
Surety is a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA) and the Housing Industry Association (HIA).
We are fully insured (including professional indemnity insurance).
Our professionalism extends to the little things too. We respect and care for the property being inspected, as though it was our own home. We always use overshoe booties, drop sheets, gloves and gutter protectors.
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