Day 44: Frame Inspection Day

Today was the first opportunity to walk through our (future) house!  It was slab/frame inspection day. As posted previously we selected the services of Darbecca for our Independent Building inspections.

I met Dave from Darbecca on site, along with our Carlisle Site Supervisor, and spent over an hour walking through the structure, asking questions and taking photos. I will cover the outcome of the inspection in a later post, however in the interim I thought I’d post some photos for you to have a look at! Click into any image for a larger view.

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Selecting an Inspector

In my opinion, engaging the services of an Independent Building Consultant during construction is beneficial.  Their objective is to highlight any defects in a new home whilst its being built. This is an independent voice aiming to ensure the builder is meeting quality standards, against relevant codes & standards, and hence hopefully averting potentially costly rework later. Given the size of the investment one makes into a new dwelling, it is a small price premium to pay (somewhere between 0.5% to 1% of purchase price) for peace of mind.

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