“Specialising in New Home Handover Inspections”

Firth Co Construction are fast becoming known as the Brisbane, Ipswich and Gold Coast’s go to place for New Home Inspections. Director and licenced inspector David Firth is an industry professional with over 18 years residential construction experience. It was through David’s experience he discovered the most important part of a house was its customers and servicing their needs.

5.0 22 reviews

  • Avatar tony chin ★★★★★ in the last week
    Being our first home build I wanted to make sure we got the best guy to come and inspect it for us and give us the reassurance … More that the house was perfect before handover.
    David was everything we had hoped for, he was knowledgeable, professional and meticulous through the entire inspection process.
    The report he provided was very comprehensive and detailed a lot of fixes required before the final handover inspection.
    I am very thankful to David because without his expertise we would have never discovered those defects to our beautiful home. All listed defects have since been rectified by the builder.
    I would happily recommend David to anyone looking for an expert in new home building inspections.
  • Avatar Megan Collins ★★★★★ a month ago
    David Firth and his services were the highlight of our whole new build experience. We asked David to conduct our pre-purchase … More inspection and after being wowed by his professionalism and knowledge, had him out again to conduct a second inspection before handover.
    He was on time, professional but very personable and knew exactly how to handle the builder; playing the perfect middle man position while still making us feel secure that we had someone in our corner.
    He communicated everything clearly and ensured that all parties understood the processes and the findings and delivered the handover report in a very timely manner in an easy to understand format.
    I truly cannot recommend David enough, he was an absolute superstar and my only regret is that we didn't get him out to do stage inspections during the construction. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Avatar Edmund Gurung ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    David was very responsive and prompt with sending the report for review post the new house inspection. I would strongly recommend … More Firth Co.

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Guaranteed same day report

We Guarantee reports the same day as your inspection *Provided payment is received and inspection is completed no later than 12pm

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The Process

Step 1: View our prices

To view Prices Click Here, or if you would like a Quote Click Here and we can arrange this to be emailed over.

Step 2: Booking Request

To Book your inspection via our website Click Here. Nominate the type of inspection/s as well as the preferred time and date and a few site specific details. Please make your builder aware you have engaged Firth Co Construction to inspect your property on your behalf.

Step 3: Confirmation

Firth Co Construction will confirm the preferred inspection time & date with a booking confirmation email. This will include payment details listed on the invoice due on or before the commencement of your inspection, as well as the Building Inspection Agreement which outlines exactly what is included in your inspection. The Agreement needs to be signed and returned via email or handed to your inspector before commencement of your inspection.

Step 4: Inspect Property

The property will be inspected to the QBCC Standards & Tolerances which the builders building certifier & engineer are not responsible for checking throughout construction. Safe removable tape will be used to identify defects for the assigned trade responsible to rectify. 

Step 5: Verbal Briefing

Whether you’re available on site or via phone after the inspection is completed, we’ll summarise if we believe the property is at, below or above average when compared to other new home properties inspected by Firth Co Construction.

Step 6: Compile Report

Collating all of the information in the report can take just as long as the inspection process itself, but we think it’s worth it with our detailed reports including Property details, Structure details, Defects, QBCC References, Photos, Incomplete items and Summary. Provided the inspection has been completed by 12pm midday we offer same day reports. 

Inspection Types

New Home Handover Inspection

We provide quality Handover / Practical Completion reports on the works completed at new homes and units to the QBCC standards and tolerances guide. Our reports include property specific inspection & structure details, incomplete items, interior & exterior defects including photos and safe removable tape to identify defects for the assigned trade responsible to rectify.

Maintenance Inspection

We service 3, 6 or 12 month maintenance inspections during the 12 month QBCC defects liability period. Builders in QLD must provide a 12 month maintenance period from completion for new homes & units for structural & non-structural defects identified within this time. We can assist by completing these detailed reports on your behalf including property specific inspection & structure details, interior & exterior defects including photos and safe removable tape to identify defects for the assigned trade responsible to rectify.

Progress Stage Inspections

We offer Progress stage inspections to inspect for non-structural quality defect items per the QBCC standards & tolerances that the Building Certifiers and Engineers do not look for at four stages: Slab post pour, Frame pre-linings, Enclosed/Lockup incl Roof/External walls & cladding completed, Fixing internal wall linings /Cabinetry/Carpentry /Tiling completed. This ensures quality defects are identified earlier in construction to avoid lengthy rectification delays on completion.

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