It is always recommended to engage the services of a professional building inspector during the construction process. Various structural or set out problems may arise during the build. These defects may require rectification works, prior to the next stage of works commencing. It is always easier to address issues such as this during the course of the build.
Once the finishing materials are installed, it is a lot harder to rectify and costly too.
The set out of the building is generally regarded as defective if the set out fails to comply with the requirements of the architectural drawings, the planning approval and certificate of title.
Construction Staged Inspections
Dimensions shown on the approved drawings for internal walls always refer to the structural dimensions. This does not include finishes to the walls such as skirting boards, render or plasterboard.
Many clients unfortunately do not account for these finishes, until it is too late and the fridge won’t fit in the opening! This has happened on several occasions.
Generally, the external dimensions of buildings are considered defective if they exceed the documented length divided by 200 or L/200. The internal and external measurements of a build are checked during a brickwork building inspection.
Construction stage inspections are highly recommended on all new builds.
Plate Height Building Inspections
Building inspections Perth always check for the room and ceiling heights during a routine plate height building inspection. This is a major construction milestone and it is important that the brickwork has been installed correctly and within the standards requirements.
Australian standard AS 3700 – Masonry structures is typically referenced. We check for correct spacing of cavity wall ties (these must be installed at 600mm vertical and horizontal centre’s), cavity flashings, perpend and bed joint thickness, room sizes and correct lintel bearing capacity.
Additional information can also be found here: https://www.masterbuildinginspectors.com.au/new-construction/