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Granny flat build - would you get a handover/ building inspection?

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Threebythree, 8th Nov, 2015.

  1. Threebythree

    Threebythree Member

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    Hi all, my first post since moving from SS...

    Am going through the works of building a granny flat. I am curious if people have got a handover or building inspection done?
    If so... Any particular recommendations?
    I would assume that a granny flat would be just like any other building and all inspectors would naturally know how to conduct one?

    I called a 3 random inspectors and they are quoting $500-600... for a granny flat!

    I can only seem to find a single thread here (none on SS) regarding this - so i didn't know if the inspectors are pulling my leg and just charging for the sake of getting out of their car to another new site.

    3x3
     
  2. Stu

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    $500 to $600 sounds reasonable to me provided they are actually doing a thorough inspection and report.
    Being smaller doesn't mean it will be any quicker getting to site, not much quicker to write a report and the client is likely to have just as many questions as on a bigger build once the report is submitted.
    An alternative may be if you have a builder friend that you can bribe with a carton or 2 to come and have a look!
     
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  3. bob shovel

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    Where is the love shack being built?
    @Brian84 you accept cases as payment?

    There would be a bit in it, reading plans, contacts and specifications etc to check its built how it was agreed. Plus time to get to site and have a good look around.
     
  4. Threebythree

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    My last handover in QLD I don't recall the inspector reading any plans in hand though I did send it to them.

    On first thought this sounds overly expensive (for a little love shack)
     
  5. Brian84

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    If you need some help then send me a message and we might be able to work something out. I am a building inspector from Liverpool.

    Thanks bob, it may cost a few cases but it won't be $500 worth :D
     
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    How about I send you both a few cases and call it even? ;)
     
  7. Brian84

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    Send me a private message and we will work something out. When do you need the inspection done.
     
  8. bob shovel

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    I promised myself I would never get into the pimp game again!
     
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