Whether the problems are related to major structural issues or imperfect interior finishes, it’s vital that the defects are documented at the end of the project and presented to the builder within a specified time frame. Preparing such defects lists is normal practice and these days builders expect defect lists to be presented to them after completion. However, in the excitement of project completion, preparation of a thorough detailed defect list is sometimes overlooked and often rushed.
At Melbourne House Check we have been involved in defect list preparation for many years. We take the time to thoroughly inspect all work and prepare a comprehensive, detailed report documenting all major and minor defects. Our new building defect inspections consider structural elements in the roof space, subfloor, decks and pergolas. All brickwork, cladding and roofing components are thoroughly checked and the entire site in general is assessed. These inspections are undertaken by fully registered and insured builders and conducted in accordance with the Australian Standard.