Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we certainly do! We have bundle deals for multiple inspections that save you several hundreds of dollars. Please contact us for a free quote tailored to your requirements.
Correct Inspections recommends you inspect all 5 main stages, to ensure peace of mind throughout your build. Each stage is very important for different reasons. The main inspection stages are;
- Pre-Slab Pour (prior to pouring concrete slab)
- Frame Stage
- Pre-Plaster (after insulation, but before installing plaster)
- Fixing & Waterproofing (before painting and tiling)
For more information on these inspection stages, please see our services page
Yes, we most certainly are! Although there is no specific requirement for your building consultant to be registered with the VBA, wouldn’t you want to ensure that the building inspector you choose for your project is qualified and experienced?
While other companies can take days to prepare and send the report, we always complete our detailed reports same day, within hours of the inspection.
In order to provide you with the best possible service, we require a PDF copy of the following documents;
- Building plans
- Engineering plans (including all frame engineering)
- Building Permit
All of these documents can be obtained directly from your builder.
Correct Inspections’ detailed reports outline defects that are non-compliant under the Building Code of Australia, all relevant Australian Standards, VBA Standards & Tolerances, manufacturer’s instructions, and your contract documents.
If defects are not being rectified, then we recommend that you contact your builder to discuss your concerns. You will be able to request to have your concerns escalated to the construction manager or the building manager. If you are unhappy with the response from your builder and need more information on actions you can take, we would recommend that you speak with Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria. They can be contacted on 1300 557 559 or via their website at www.dbdrv.vic.gov.au
As soon as you have been given an approximate date for the inspection, you should email our office to schedule the inspection, to give us as much notice as possible to accommodate your request.
To ensure we get adequate notice from your builder, we strongly suggest you advise your builder in writing that you are using our services, and confirm with them which inspections stages we are helping you with.
No, you do not need to attend. We do not require anyone to meet us on site for any stage inspections, however we will require access from your builder once the site is locked. Access can mean leaving the site open, leaving a key for the inspector, or the site supervisor meeting us to open the site.
We cannot give you any information about paying or not paying your builder’s stage claims, as this is a contractual matter. You should refer to your contract to decide whether this stage has been completed or not. If you are not sure, your builder will be able to provide information about the contract you are entered into with them, or failing that, you could seek advice from the legal professional.
While the building surveyor does play a regulatory role in the process of your new home’s construction, they do not comment on its quality or its compliance with your building contract or even many of the building codes and standards.
Despite every single project having a building surveyor, and many builders having their own quality inspections, we continue to identify dozens of defects, which makes you wonder what the builder is trying to hide by convincing you not to get help with your build.
No, we would never do this. Many other inspection companies use contractors for all of their inspections, with these “consultants” often moving around between companies, so you get a different contractor at each inspection stage.
If you are having issues with your builder, we recommend that you contact them to formally discuss your concerns. You will be able to request to have your concerns escalated to the construction manager or the building manager.
If you are unhappy with the response from your builder and need more information on actions you can take, we would recommend that you speak with Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria. They can be contacted on 1300 557 559 or via their website at www.dbdrv.vic.gov.au
If you have any other question, you can ask. We will email you with an answer as soon as possible.
Our Inspection Process
Get in touch
Simply fill out the online form with some information about your new home so we can send you a quote.
Send the documents
Once you accept our quote, we will request the documents and information we will need from you.
Confirm the booking
Our friendly team will contact either yourself or the builder to confirm the inspection date and time.
One of our highly experienced inspectors will visit the site of your home to carry out a comprehensive inspection.
Send the report
Our detailed and easy to understand report will be sent to you via email within a few hours of the inspection.