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Building Your New Home… Good News!

Up until now, the quality of your build has often been negatively affected by subcontractors employed and supervised by your builder not being incentivised to deliver the quality both you and your builder require. Only the principal contractor and not their subcontractors were held to be responsible for work. Disputes involving untradesmanlike work and unmet schedules have become rife within the residential building industry . In an endeavour to change all this and improve the quality of residential construction generally, the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) have just implemented a change to their existing policy which means good news for you. 

According to the QBCC, from June 1 2015, “subcontractors will be held accountable for any defective work they do and will be required to rectify it or face disciplinary action which could result in suspension or cancellation of their licence”.

“If a subcontractor fails to comply with a QBCC direction to rectify a defect, the principal contractor will be required to rectify the defect or have another subcontractor rectify it, at the principal contractor’s cost”.

However, the QBCC would then take disciplinary action against the subcontractor, while the principal contractor would seek to recoup their costs from the subcontractor. See http://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au.

This should mean improved quality in residential construction with less defects and a smoother less stressful building experience which has got to be good for you the consumer. It’s also gathered strong industry support as a means of improving the overall level of professionalism in domestic construction. Nevertheless, as a further quality control measure, it’s always a good idea to get a building inspection conducted by a licensed and independent builder.

Now you can have detailed Stage Reports at Foundation, FrameLock-up or Waterproofing, and Fixing or Pre-painting Stages throughout the entire building process and finally, a comprehensive Handover Report on practical completion so you can make your progress payments with confidence.

ABIS building and pest inspections are conducted to the highest standard by building inspectors with a minimum of 10 years experience together with the highest professional qualifications in their field. ABIS has been in business over 27 years conducting both building and timber pest inspections.

Our highly recommended home inspectors are all long term trusted employees not here today gone tomorrow sub-contractors. ABIS Inspectors are supported by a unique computer aided inspection system and the latest inspection equipment such as high sensitivity thermal cameras costing thousands of dollars that others don’t often have.

When you book a pre-purchase inspection with ABIS, our friendly local (they know the area and are not in a interstate or overseas call centre) staff will make the whole process easy for you. Our Office team make all the arrangements with you, your agent, the vendor, the tenant (if there is one) and you will be sent an email to confirm the inspection time along with a pre-engagement letter which covers the scope of the inspection. Good communication and local knowledge are key to you getting the most out of your building and pest inspection. We are always happy to answer all your questions and you are most welcome to be on site when we do the inspection. Our technology, systems and processes also mean you get your high quality report shortly after your inspection is completed.

And all this for an incredible low price.

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ABIS The 1st Choice in Building & Pest Inspections