New Build Inspections
Clear View Property Inspections, your trusted partner in ensuring the safety and integrity of your new construction projects. Our team of experienced and qualified inspectors is dedicated to providing comprehensive and reliable new build inspections that meet the highest industry standards.
Building Your New Home
New Build staged inspections are periodic inspections at certain stages during the construction of your home. These inspections are arranged by the homeowner, not the builder. They are designed to oversee the build to ensure the builder is constructing the home as per the National Construction Code, relevant Australian standards and of high quality.
Requesting a New Build Inspection
The builder is probably advising you not to do these inspections because they have their own Quality assurance process and they have their Engineers and Private Certifiers. This is most likely true but from our experience, there are no Quality checks, The engineers never attend the site and the Private certifier is in the Builders Pocket. When we say in the Builder Pocket, we mean the Private certifier does not question or push the builder to fix issues as they will lose their contract. Think of how many homes the engineers and Private certifiers are engaged for and the $$ involved.
In July 2020, NSW enforced a rule change that the builder must allow homeowners to use their Private certifiers. This Law was introduced due to the conflict of interest between private certifiers and the builder, but as always, the builders found a way to manipulate the rules and have been asking their clients to sign a waiver that allows them to use their own private certifier! If you have been asked to sign a waiver, don’t! Do some research and find a quality private certifier with great reviews that will ensure the build is where it should be!
What do you need to arrange the New Build staged inspections?
Firstly, don’t wait until the last minute! Find an inspector you can trust and engage them immediately before the builder starts work. It’s important the inspector is ready to go at the drop of a hat.
Full construction drawings
To fulfil our commitment to providing comprehensive inspections, we rely on our expert team’s detailed visual inspection process. They are instructed to sketch the product’s front, top, and side views, providing dimensions on the drawings, as commonly done in engineering practice. This meticulous approach is crucial in ensuring that every critical building component is carefully examined and included in our Detailed Building Analyses.
If construction drawings lack the necessary information, a site visit becomes essential. Our inspectors are trained to conduct thorough inspections of structures, measuring critical building components and documenting all pertinent details to ensure the accuracy and reliability of our reports.
In addition to construction drawings, we also utilize engineers’ drawings to enhance the accuracy and thoroughness of our inspections. These drawings provide a clear and detailed representation of the building’s design and allow our inspectors to identify any potential issues or deviations from the original plans.
These are provided by the frame and truss company the builder engages which will have all tie downs, strap bracing and sheet bracing details and full installation guidelines for the framing of the home.