Below are some tips and advice we’ve picked up over the last 30 years in the building industry as well as a practical list of things to check.
The final handover is the very last step of your renovation or new home build, it’s where:
The builder will conduct a pre-handover inspection otherwise known as a ‘final inspection’ with yourself, this is your opportunity to raise any concerns regarding incomplete works, defects or any other issues. To be ready to do the final hand over you should have done the following:
On handover day you’ll receive the following:
Fair Trading NSW have some useful advice and information on their website on the post renovation process. Additionally, if you haven’t started your build yet and haven’t locked in a builder they have some worthwhile info on entering in to a building contract.
If you’re not comfortable doing this inspection we can help you out!
As an independent party, our building inspection ensures your new property or renovation meets the top standards of a licensed builder. This external and internal property inspection will identify any defects and/or incomplete finishes, so you can be certain your builder has completed the work properly before you pay the bill at final handover.
30 years of experience as a licensed builder (being on the “tools”), working on hundreds of projects spanning residential builds like new homes, renovations and extensions through to major commercial construction.
We are dedicated to customer service and have expert regional knowledge, particularly on Newcastle City Council and Lake Macquarie Council requirements. We are proud members of the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and always comply with the Australian Standard (AS) 4349.1 2007, so you can trust in our first-rate workmanship and thorough assessments.
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