Why a completion report
It's tempting to assume that new construction is sound construction. Make no mistake that is not always the case. With the trend to minimize cost and meet stringy time constraints, quality can diminish.
A completion report is an exceedingly comprehensive post construction inspection. The report will aim at identifying all defects, incomplete works and/or shoddy finishes. Any major or minor assessed defects or deteriorating conditions will be noted; hence giving the purchaser a valid opportunity to demand of the builder, the completion or rectification of the works, to the level of quality expected of new construction.
REMEMBER: “Built-in defects can range from minor to very serious. Even minor defects can lead to major problems”. This is your only opportunity to obtain the level of quality expected of your new home or building.
What will the inspection cover?
The general steps involved in a completion inspection are as follows:
ROOFING & EXTERNAL FACADES
PORCHES & DECKS
FIREPLACE & CHIMNEY
EXTERIOR: WALLS AND DOORS, WINDOWS, DRIVEWAY, PATHS, DAMPPROOF COURSING AND SITE SURFACE WATER DRAINAGE
INTERIOR: WALLS, DOORS, CEILINGS, FLOORS, BATHROOM, TOILET & LAUNDRY