The Importance of New Construction Inspections for Homebuyers

Securing Your Investment: The Importance of New Construction Inspections

In the world of building new homes, new construction inspections are like your secret weapon making sure everything’s done right. They’re not just about ticking boxes; they’re there to make sure your dream home is solid and safe. So, while you might be dazzled by the crisp new walls and shiny floors, remember that these inspections are the real MVPs. They’re the ones making sure everything’s up to scratch, so you can sleep easy knowing your investment is in good hands. Think of them as your trusty sidekick, keeping an eye on things and making sure everything’s top-notch before you move in.

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New Home Construction – Overview of Pre-Handover Inspections

Pre-handover inspections are like the grand finale of building a new home, where everything comes together before you get the keys. They’re not just a formality; they’re the last chance to catch any hiccups and make sure everything’s spot-on. From checking the structure to tweaking the little details, these inspections give you peace of mind that issues are identified. They show that builders are serious about delivering top-notch homes, ready for you to enjoy for years to come. So, while you might be itching to move in, remember that these inspections are the final step in making sure your new home is perfect from top to bottom.

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What is a Practical Completion Inspection (PCI)?

Definition and Purpose

So, what’s a Practical Completion Inspection (PCI)? It’s basically the last chance to identify defects before you hand over your hard-earned cash. This inspection, is done by a pro to make sure everything’s up to scratch. The main goal? To double-check that the construction work is done right and meets all the standards. So, while you might be itching to move in, remember that this inspection is the last step in making sure your new home is tip-top and ready for you to call your own.

Importance in the Home Construction Process

  • Provides homeowners assurance that their new home meets top-quality standards.
  • Pinpoints any defects or incomplete work that the builder needs to fix before handing over the keys.
  • Gives homeowners a chance to thoroughly check the property and discuss any concerns with the builder.
  • Helps prevent disagreements between homeowners and builders by resolving issues early.
  • Makes the transition from construction to moving in smooth and worry-free for homeowners.

What to Expect During an Inspection?

  • Scheduling: Coordination between homeowner, builder, and inspector for a convenient inspection time.
  • Walkthrough: Comprehensive examination of interior and exterior for defects or issues.
  • Documentation: Recording of defects, incomplete work, or concerns using checklists or inspection reports.
  • Communication: Sharing findings and observations with homeowner and builder, addressing questions and concerns.

Key Areas of Focus and Evaluation Criteria

  • Structural Integrity: Checking for signs of defects or weaknesses like cracks or uneven surfaces.
  • Finishing Work: Assessing quality all finishes.
  • Compliance: Ensuring construction meets building codes, regulations, and contractual agreements.
    Safety: Identifying any safety hazards or risks that could endanger occupants.

The PCI aims to provide homeowners with a thorough assessment of their new home’s condition, ensuring any necessary corrections are made before handover. See What does a building inspection cover and why are they necessary?

In the journey of constructing a new home, Practical Completion Inspections (PCIs) serve as the final checkpoint, ensuring that every aspect of the property meets the highest standards of quality and safety.

From identifying structural defects to evaluating finishing touches, PCIs leave no stone unturned in guaranteeing a home that exceeds expectations. By providing homeowners with a comprehensive assessment and addressing any issues before handover, PCIs facilitate a seamless transition from construction to occupancy, instilling confidence and peace of mind.

Ready to ensure that your new home is built to perfection? Book a Practical Completion Inspection (PCI) with Trusted Home Inspections today. Our qualified inspectors will conduct a thorough assessment of your property, leaving you with the assurance that your dream home is ready for you to move in. Read our 5 star building inspection reviews here. Don’t wait until it’s too late—schedule your inspection now and embark on the journey to homeownership with confidence.

Customise Your Dream Home with a Flawless Practical Completion Inspection

Looking to customise your dream home? Look no further than Trusted Home Inspections. Our Practical Completion Inspections (PCIs) ensure that every aspect of your new property meets the highest standards of quality and safety. Book a Practical Completion Inspection today and embark on the journey to homeownership with confidence.

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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 you are truly amazing. You are extremely thorough and will go out of your way to explain the report from start to finish. This is our 3rd time that we are using Adam and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND trusted home inspections. Thank you Adam for all your help
Kaliopi Belshaw
Kaliopi Belshaw
6 May 2024
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 Adam’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 🙏🙏🙏
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



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

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