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  • Defective work outside the QBCC standards & tolerances.
  • Damaged items.
  • Safety Hazards i.e. exposed electrical cables

We’ll document any defects or incomplete items as well as photograph these items and list their location to make this as easy as possible for your builder to rectify and complete any items listed.

You’re welcome to attend but this is not necessary for the inspection to take place, if you’re unable to attend we will contact you on completion of the inspection.

Building a new home the following stages are recommended to ensure a quality built home.

  • Handover (practical completion stage)
  • 2nd Handover re-inspection (following the initial Handover inspection)
  • Slab completion
  • Pre Linings (prior to plasterboard installation)
  • Enclosed/Lockup (brickwork & cladding completed)
  • Fixings Completed (cabinetry, doors, skirtings, tiling completed)
  • 3, 6 or 12 Month Maintenance Periods.

No, unlicenced employees can work under a company licence.

All Firth Co Constructions inspectors are licenced builders & licenced inspectors

Yes we’re insured with Professional Indemnity insurance to $1,000,000 and Public Liability insurance to $5,000,000

Yes we’re completely independent of all builders.

It’s our credibility on the line

Yes of course. We recommend saving any questions you may have until the end so we can focus on completing your inspection to the highest standard.

The following details will be documented in your report:

  • Property address
  • Contact details
  • Inspection type
  • Building Inspection agreement
  • Inspector details
  • House construction details
  • Access issues – if any
  • Defects
  • Incomplete items
  • Safety hazards
  • Summary
  • Definitions
  • Terms & Limitations
  • Moisture meters
  • Thermal imaging cameras
  • Ladders
  • Torches
  • Levels
  • Inspection mirrors

The QBCC defines Practical Completion when, A home reaches practical completion or is ready for handover when all the building work has been done and you are able to move in, i.e it is reasonably suitable for habitation. Some minor defects and minor omissions are acceptable. Please refer to your building contract to confirm these details.

  • Exterior roof from the standing position on a ladder
  • Interior roof void from the access hole
  • Sub floor (i.e. pole homes)
  • Interior / Exterior
  • Other structures on site ie Garages, Carports, Pergola’s
  • The site itself i.e. drainage, fencing & retaining

It depends on the property, generally between 1 to  1.5 hours per 100m2. We try to work to a standard and not a clock when inspecting.