Houspect clients who renovate their homes or investment properties will often commence the renovation project with varying degrees of knowledge, understanding and confidence on what the construction journey entails. Builder relationships with clients generally start very positively and while some end on the same positive note others wane or even become hostile by the end of the construction, potentially adding considerable angst to what should otherwise be a rewarding process.
At Houspect we provide our clients with solid independent guidance, support and advocacy during the renovation of their property. We support our clients by providing detailed assessments of the construction at each key stage along the construction journey. Typically, our inspections are conducted at the following stages:
The objective of these progressive construction inspections is to provide the property owner with confidence that the renovation is proceeding according to the approved plans, Building Code of Australia and applicable Australian Standards. Residential constructions will take many months and sometimes, more than a year to complete. As the build progresses, some construction work may become hidden or covered by subsequent works or installations. Having a number of inspections undertaken at key construction stages can help avoid hidden problems manifesting after you move in.
The building inspector’s role is not an adversarial role with your builder. The building inspector provides an independent set of qualified and very experienced eyes to review and check your renovations at regular intervals. Each inspection is provided to you in a detailed inspection report and our clients simply share these reports with the builder as soon as they are provided. If you have any particular concerns with the construction, our building inspector can review these when he is on site reviewing your construction.
A Houspect Renovation Inspection Report is a comprehensive, independent document completed in accordance with Australian Standards. Our report clarifies any issues or defects to be fixed by the building contractor, outlining these for you in clear, simple language, highlighting them with photographs and supporting information or commentary. A user-friendly Glossary of Technical Terms is included to assist your understanding of the report findings.
Our Reports are designed to help you understand, and if necessary, assist you to communicate with your builder in relation to rectifying any issues or defects identified during the construction phase and avoids great inconvenience and costs post-completion. If a dispute does arise, our independent report will aid resolution.
Although most builders strive to achieve a good standard of work, Houspect building inspectors still find all sorts of defects during construction and renovations. Our inspectors have an extensive checklist of inspection items for every key stage.
Our reports help avoid such situations by promptly addressing problems before they become an issue or lead to a construction dispute.
Our staged construction inspection for renovations delivers peace of mind that the construction work on your building project is being carried out in accordance with the approved plans, Building Code of Australia, applicable Australian Standards and that workmanship meets good industry standards.
Where clients appoint Houspect to undertake four or more staged construction inspections over the period of their renovations, we offer package pricing arrangements.
Package pricing requires our clients to purchase the nominated construction inspections at the outset of the build. Construction package clients will then receive the benefit of:
The goal of our Construction Package is to provide you with consistent and quality support during the entire build period so that you can be assured that your new property has been built in accordance with the approved plans, the Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards.
In WA, building inspections and building inspectors are unregulated. As a consequence it is important that you have total confidence in the quality, skills, experience and professionalism of your building inspector. At Houspect WA:
Houspect WA or its Directors maintain a number of important professional memberships including:
During the 20 plus years of operating in WA, Houspect has conducted in excess of 50,000 quality building inspections.
Buy, build and invest with confidence with Houspect WA.