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Practical Completion Reports

When to get a handover report

Handover reports are for people who have just had a new house or structure built. Sometimes they are called practical completion reports. Special emphasis is put on finding defects that should be rectified before you take possession of the property. If you are already in possession of a property they can be used to identify areas that need attention before the period for rectification expires.

It is a new home so why would I need a building inspection?

Builders can make mistakes. Even the better builders can. This way you can make sure nothing is overlooked and your new home is ready to live in and will not require inconvenient visits from tradesmen at a later date. It is also your guarantee that you are getting the quality and standard you have paid for.

Why would a new home need a pest inspection?

Termites can move into a structure quickly regardless of whether it is old or new. During construction, the termite barrier is installed early on and it is not uncommon for it to be damaged or compromised during the building work that follows. Also, there can be unsafe landscaping or paving build-up or obstruction to the inspection zone.

We can all benefit from our practical completion reports:

Homeowner gain confidence by having independent reports of the quality of work so you can make your final payment with confidence.

Your builder gains confidences from having the opportunity to correct any defects sooner rather than later which can be costly by having trades return to the site.

Property owners could be wondering why you would need an inspection for your new home anyway. Builders are often under pressure to undertake quality construction with rising costs in a competitive building environment. There is occasions the contractors that have let down the builder with the builder not aware of the contractor’s short comings or lack of attention.   Respected builders can have different standards in quality. Most builders are concerned that mistakes and faulty workmanship with the cost of associated re-work may damage their reputation.

Property owners may wonder why you would need a termite inspection when you've just had new termite barriers and protection methods installed. Termite barriers, which are installed early in the construction process, may be damaged or bridged by following construction undertakings. Problems encountered are physical damage to the barrier, relocation of incorrectly positioned waste pipes, concrete over barriers and paving built up above the weep holes and render over inspection zones. Termite barriers and termite prevention methods require a termite inspection 6 months after installation. There is also 12 Monthly ongoing termite inspections required to maintain termite barrier warranties.

Our licenses

QBCC Builder - Medium Rise License Number 1048753

QBCC Completed Residential Building Inspection License Number 1048753

Organise a Practical Completion inspection with us by free calling 1800 466 456 or emailing us, or please make an online booking.

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