Ensuring Excellence: The Importance of New Construction Inspections

At Trusted Home Inspections, we take pride in ensuring that new construction properties meet the highest standards outlined by the Victorian Guide to Standards and Tolerances guidelines and Australian Standards. Our commitment is to provide comprehensive structural engineering reports that meticulously detail any existing structural defects or non-compliance with the regulations.

Who Benefits from Our Reports?

Our detailed reports cater to a diverse range of clients, including:
First Home Owners
Property Investors
Individuals with Limited Building Knowledge or Time
Property Developers
Property Investment Groups
Owner Builders

Understanding the Building Inspection Stages

Trusted Home Inspections follows a systematic approach, conducting inspections at four crucial building stages:

1. Pre-Pour Slab

At this stage, we ensure that the construction aligns with the relevant documentation, such as slab engineering. Our inspectors meticulously check that the work complies with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and AS 2870, Standards and Tolerances 2015. This involves a thorough examination of the slab’s preparation, ensuring it meets the required standards.

2. Frame Stage

During the frame stage, our focus is on verifying that the frame has been erected to a satisfactory standard, adhering to the BCA and AS 1684.2. Our inspectors examine various aspects, including the straightness of walls, window installations, structural load points, roof truss alignments, and overall workmanship quality. This stage is crucial to guaranteeing the structural integrity of the property.

3. Pre-Plaster Stage

The pre-plaster inspection is a critical step to ensure that the building is ready for plastering. Our inspectors evaluate multiple components, aiming to identify any flawed workmanship or damage that needs correction before being concealed by plaster. This includes a comprehensive review of the building’s readiness for the next phase of construction.

4. Fix Stage

Once the internal fixing is complete and the building has been plastered, the fix stage inspection becomes paramount. Our inspectors thoroughly examine the installation of doors, architraves, skirting boards, internal cladding, built-in shelves, and various fixtures like basins, baths, laundry troughs, sinks, joinery, and cupboards. This stage ensures that all elements are securely in place, meeting the highest standards of quality.


Investing in a new construction property is a significant undertaking, and ensuring that each stage meets the prescribed standards is crucial. At Trusted Home Inspections, our commitment is to provide our clients with the peace of mind that comes with knowing their property is constructed with excellence in mind. Our detailed reports serve as a valuable tool for decision-making, allowing our clients to move forward confidently with their investment or homeownership journey. Trust us to safeguard your interests and guarantee the integrity of your new construction property.

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5 Star Reviews

We are incredibly grateful to our customers who have shared their 5-star feedback regarding the building inspection reports services we provide. Please take a moment to read through some of the glowing reviews below.

Adam was recommended to me, and he was very thorough in the Building and Pest Inspection. Booked in easily and quickly, and received the report by the end of that week. He picked up on all issues with the house with detailed photos and images. Would definitely recommend!
9 April 2024
Really happy with Adamโ€™s inspection service. He is easy to talk to and very professional. It is my first time investing in a land property in Geelong, Victoria and he explained to me specific questions I have on the report. Highly recommended.
Lorena Dalisay
Lorena Dalisay
17 March 2024
We called Adam to get a quote and he managed to book in building and pest inspection within 1 day. We got the report within 3-4 hours after inspection. Adam was really thorough, and his report was comprehensive. There are pictures for every defect was found which makes it super easy for us to understand the problems for future repairs and maintenance. I emailed and asked him a few questions about the report at 7pm and he called immediately to explain to me in details. Excellent works, I Highly recommend Adam.
Anh Pham
Anh Pham
17 March 2024
Adam has always made himself available at short notice, providing a very detailed report with photo evidence to make it easier to understand. His service has provided me with confidence throughout the build that the workmanship and compliance to building regulations were being scrutinised and itemised if found to be not up to standard. His services have been like having a protection policy in place, allowing me to enjoy the build without worrying about the building process, something I have very little knowledge of.
Gayle Webb
Gayle Webb
14 February 2024
Adam Tortoreto-Trusted Home inspections Very reliable and helpful trustworthy person he did the best job for my final inspection so thankful for him ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
Lalit Arya
Lalit Arya
12 February 2024
Great experience and super friendly!
Mack Blunsom
Mack Blunsom
11 February 2024
Highly professional and comprehensive inspections. Recommend.
Leo Bruzzaniti
Leo Bruzzaniti
9 February 2024
Adam was effective, efficient and engaging throughout. His report was detailed and accurate, allowing the vendor to arrange repairs pre settlement for us.
Natasha Cordele
Natasha Cordele
9 February 2024
Had a great experience with this company. They provided a balanced and detailed report written in a factual and non- confrontational style. Because of this, it was accepted by the vendor and the work identified carried out. The quality of the report and supporting photographs were excellent. Adam is qualified and clearly a master of his craft and the whole experience provided me with a high degree of confidence in my purchase at a very competitive fee. Following the vendor rectification of the property, I further engaged Adam to walk the property with me and ensure that the repairs had been executed in a satisfactory manner. He provided me with tips and tricks to ensure the ongoing serviceability of the property. A great value, professional and enjoyable experience. Thank you and you have my strongest recommendation because of a job well done.
Paul Donald
Paul Donald
29 January 2024



How Long does the inspection take?

The time taken for the inspection can vary quite a bit, due to the size of a property and the type of inspection required. Generally it can take anywhere from 45mins to around 3 hours depending on the amount of defects present and the amount of accessible inspection zones.

When will I receive my report?

Reports are sent once the invoice has been paid on the same day as the inspection, whether it be within hours of the inspection or in the evening on the day.

What do you look for during an inspection?

Depending on the type of inspection will determine the type of reporting methods used. For example during a Building and pest inspection we will look for Major, Minor, Safety hazards and timber pest related issues throughout the property.
In a new construction build inspection, we will look for non compliant issues relating back to the Australian Standards and areas that are of a poor quality or standards.
Ensure the building has been constructed according to the documented building contract.

Can I attend the inspection?

You are more than welcome to attend the inspection. It is advised to ask any questions after the inspection is complete to ensure the inspector is not distracted and has full concentration during the inspection for your benefit.

Are you a registered builder?

Yes we are VBA registered with a domestic builder unlimited license.

Your Property Our Priority

Need an estimate for a building inspection right away? Reach out to Adam Tortoreto anytime between 8am and 8pm Monday through Saturday. Get your quote directly from the inspector today!

Get your detailed, easy to understand report with photographic evidence from Trusted Home Inspections in as little as 24 hours. Our same-day reporting service is the quickest on the market and comes with a 100% satisfaction rate โ€“ guaranteed!


Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula, Melbourne


0414 371 375



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