What is a Practical Completion Inspection?
Is it time for your practical completion inspection?
- All major construction is completed
- The property is now suitable for habitation
- All services are connected (including electricity, water, sewage)
- The property has been cleaned
What is a practical completion inspection?
Practical Completion is when the builder has completed construction and the property is habitable, has all services connected, has been cleaned and there is no further major works to done.
The property may still have minor items such as paint touch ups. The builder / supervisor will walk the property with the client to find any minor issues that need to be fixed before Handover.
When is a third-party, independent inspector required?
It is recommended that the client engage a professional, independent inspector to assist with this process. A professional building inspector can also attend on behalf of the client. The contractor will need to fix any minor defects or omissions that are noted as soon as practicable.
What is the inspector looking for?
Defects are as QBCC Standards and Tolerances Guide. This guide is a summary of relevant information from Building Codes and QBCC and outlines the conditions under which a fault may be considered a defect or not. Most defects in this guide are viewed under particular conditions, and if the defect cannot be seen under those conditions, it is not considered a defect.
What happens after the PCI?
A report is compiled showing the defects that have been identified. The builder should then fix the defects.
Where do you service?
DedAnt Building and Pest Inspections can help you with new build handover inspections in Brisbane, Logan, Redlands, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay Region. Our services for new build properties include practical completion inspection, stage build inspections and maintenance inspection (12 months from handover)
What is inspected at practical completion inspection?
Primarily, the inspector will be assessing the condition of the finishes at the property, and check that they are all completed to standard.
Why Choose Dedant Building and Pest Inspections?
We are a Brisbane based, family owned company that has been operating since 2008. Servicing Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and everywhere in between. We have local knowledge, friendly customer service staff and experienced inspectors. Therefore, you are in good hands with Dedant.
Wide Range of Services
Providing a range of services for home buyers, home sellers, landlords and home owners. Dedant’s friendly staff can assist with your building and pest inspections, maintenance inspections, landlord condition inspections, termite inspections, invasive inspections or termite treatments. See our full range of services here
Our inspectors use the latest technology during every inspection. This includes a moisture meter, thermal imaging camera and movement sensors such as Termatrac. Unquestionably all of our inspectors are professional, highly experienced, licensed and insured.
We make booking easy
Bookings are made easy, we work with the Real Estate Agent to avoid any confusion and concerns. We can also organise other inspections for you at the same time, such as swimming pool inspections, asbestos testing and meth testing. Blueridge Consultants trading as Dedant Building and Pest inspections is licensed with QBCC.
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