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Building Inspector Wanted

Discussion in 'Development' started by Daveh, 24th Aug, 2015.

  1. Daveh

    Daveh Well-Known Member

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    Hey folks,

    it's been a long time since I've frequented but I'm back :)

    We've just started building 3 units in Nollamara WA and we've just put the slabs down.

    Does anyone know of a reputable firm who preforms building inspections before I pay the first progress payment? Looking for someone to inspect each stage prior to progress payment.

    many thanks
    Dave
     
  2. HD_ACE

    HD_ACE Game-Changer Premium Member

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    Resicert. Have used them for pre purchase inspections and handover inspections. Very good and reasonably priced.

    Cheers
     
  3. Daveh

    Daveh Well-Known Member

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    Hi HD_ACE, thanks for the contact. I contacted the local agent yesterday, they don't do progress payment type inspections, only pre handover.

    Anyone else know of anyone?

    Thanks
    Dave
     
  4. Zak

    Zak Well-Known Member

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    From reading the different forums on the internet.

    It is essential to conduct independent pre inspection at various stages of the build.

    1. After stab to inspect foundation

    2. After frames are put in and before roof and gyprocking

    3. Before lock out and handover

    there may be many more inspections but you will need to speak to building inspector or surveyor or consultant.
     
  5. BurnettGroup

    BurnettGroup Well-Known Member

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    Make sure whoever does the sign off on each step of the process (preferably a certified body) is not known to the builder, plumber, electrician etc. Keeps everything above board and legit.
     
  6. Daveh

    Daveh Well-Known Member

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    I just received a quote from SHS Building Inspections, he wants $465 per progress stage. Does that seem reasonable? I think it seems fine as he charges this for 1 house inspection but he's using this fee for our entire development. Anyone dealt with this company before?
     
  7. Zak

    Zak Well-Known Member

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    anyone knows of a good building inspector in Sydney ?
     
  8. Rooky

    Rooky Well-Known Member

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    Hi Daveh,

    I used Jay from http://www.jdbuildinspections.com/ for practical completion of my 3 units in Balga. He charged me 1320$ including gst. Very happy with his detailed and thorough report.

    Rooky.