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What to Look For in Building Stage Inspections

There are 6 Building Stage Inspections in total including the Handover or Practical Completion Inspection being the culmination of the build process and a Warranty Inspection at the end of the first year. We urge you to consider undertaking these inspections to ensure that your property is constructed to a high standard.

Our Inspector conducts a detailed examination at each Stage to detect any un-tradesman like work, incomplete work, non-structural defects in relation to the Standards and Tolerances Guide Qld, structural issues and conditions conducive to structural and timber pest problems.

Each Stage Building Inspection has its own extensive Stage specific checklist. This process will assist you in relaying to your Builder items that still require further work or rectification. You tailor the programme to suit yourself… select all 4 Stage Building Inspections or simply choose the ones you’re most worried about!

  • Base Stage immediately before slab pour
  • Frame Stage when the frame is complete, before internal wall linings
  • Lock-Up or Waterproofing Stage when external windows and doors are installed, the roof is on and flashing and waterproofing are complete, before tiling of showers, bathrooms or installation of shower trays
  • Fixing or Pre-Painting Stage when construction is complete including cabinetry, before painting

Finishing with:

  • Handover or Practical Completion once your builder is satisfied that the construction process is complete and after a final clean has been undertaken.

And finally followed up with:

  • Warranty Inspection conducted within 12 months from date of completion as a follow-up to detect non-structural defects, which your builder is obliged to rectify under QBCC’s home insurance warranty.

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.

Service Areas

Area Map The Peninsula Moreton Bay Area East Brisbane Redland Bay Area Gold Coast Ipswich Brisbane West Brisbane Northside Brisbane Southside Logan City

ABIS The 1st Choice in Building & Pest Inspections