New Home Hand Over Report Melbourne
It’s not uncommon for new houses and renovations to be completed with defects. If your new building or renovation project has been completed with unsatisfactory defects, have Melbourne House Check conduct a new building defects inspection and obtain a property condition report.
When you are preparing to take possession of your newly constructed home, obtaining a Pre-Handover Inspection is vital to ensuring peace of mind. A Melbourne House Check independent building inspector can thoroughly check all visible components of the construction to ensure the best quality workmanship is achieved.
ENSURE QUALITY FINISH TO YOUR NEW HOME
Building a new home is complicated, and almost all new homes have an extensive list of defects (at practical completion) that require repair by various trades. Many of these defects may not be obvious to the un-trained eye, however our experienced inspectors take the time to thoroughly inspect all aspects of the property, and prepare a comprehensive report documenting all major and minor defects – to be repaired by the builder prior to handover.
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.
Some of the construction elements we check during a new building defects inspection report are as follows:
- Site assessment considering falls of land and drainage adequacy
- Internal walls
- Internal joinery
- Built-in fittings (including kitchen and other fittings)
- Bathroom fittings
- Fireplaces and chimney breasts
- Roof space (checking construction workmanship of all structural components)
- Subfloor space (check construction workmanship standard of bearers and floor joists)
- Check all stumps
- External walls
- External doors
- Verandas, patios and decks
- Roof exterior (including roof covering, penetrations and flashings)
- Rain water goods
- Walls and fences
WHY SHOULD I HAVE A FINAL HANDOVER REPORT COMPILED
Defects commonly identified in new houses range from major structural issues to minor cosmetic defective surfaces (eg scuff marks, minor scratches etc). Many of these defects may not be obvious, and if not adequately repaired, may only become apparent after living in the property for some time. Getting the builder and tradespeople back after handover can be time consuming, create headaches, and is very stressful to the new homeowner. Ideally your new home should be perfect when you settle.
A Melbourne Hose Check Inspection Report will list all defects, incomplete works and/or poor quality workmanship. The report will include detailed narratives, photographs for visual reference, and also refer to building codes and standards where relevant.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE REPORT?
Melbourne House Check inspectors follow detailed guidelines and checklists to ensure the reports we provide are thorough, comprehensive and the most detailed reports in the industry; yet they are easy to read and understand so that the client and builder are able to identify each defect. We take the time to carefully inspect the interior and exterior of the property; the roof space; subfloor structure; decks, pergolas & verandahs; brickwork, cladding & roofing components; fences, stairs, retaining walls & other site aspects.
We meticulously inspect every aspect of the property. Due to the complexity of each inspection, there are too many items to list, however the following are some of the construction elements we check and inspect on your behalf:
- Ceilings and Internal walls
- Plasterwork quality
- Paintwork quality
- Flooring installation
- Joinery – benches, shelving, cupboards, robes
- Architraves & skirting
- Windows & glazing
- Doors & door frames
- Showers, baths, vanities, toilets
- Tiling, grout, caulking, splashbacks
- Fixtures & fittings
- Roof space – frame structure, insulation, sarking
- Roof exterior – covering, penetrations, flashings, valleys
- Gutters & downpipes; and other rainwater goods
- Brickwork & cladding materials
- Subfloor structure
- Decks, pergolas, balconies, patios, verandahs, stairs
- Fences, retaining walls, driveways, paving
At Melbourne House Check we have years of experience and we personally guarantee a level of service to each client that is detailed and communicative – we will ensure that you fully understand the property condition report that we provide you, so your decisions are fully informed.
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Please fill in the form below to request an inspection or call 1300 729 352 – 7am to 9pm / 7 days a week.