What Do Independent Building Inspectors Do for New Builds?

  • Article by: Sally Wood

When it comes to newly built homes, your builder must enlist the services of a building inspector to confirm structural integrity and adherence with all relevant building codes and standards, but these are done by businesses of the builders choice.


For your own peace of mind and to ensure quality control on site, you may also hire an independent building inspector.

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A very good place to start is with a Buiding Contract review to ensure your set up for success.


For any new build, mandatory inspections are usually listed on your building permit.


This usually includes inspections of:

  • Pre-Slab or footings
  • Frame
  • Pre-Plaster
  • Fixing or Wateproofing
  • Practical Completion/Final inspection


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During each inspection, the building inspector must approve the work completed, before any further work can continue. If the work is not up to scratch, problems will have to be rectified and another inspection conducted.


Hiring an independent building inspector can give you peace of mind about the quality of the construction of your new build. Another set of eyes never hurts to ensure your builder delivers on their promises. Plus, if your independent inspector happens to pick up on any issues, it can save you a lot of money in long-term remediation work.


Published: 17/07/2020
Author: Sally Wood