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A Building Handover Inspection For This Herston Home Saved The New Owner From Unneeded Trouble

 by Gavin Godfrey

10 Mar 2021

Buildings are carefully constructed to high standards to make sure they're safe for occupancy and provide acceptable living conditions. Thankfully, that means that when it comes to homes like this Herston house, a top-notch building inspector - like the team here at Ironside Building and Pest Inspections - can help you find out exactly where your new home needs to be improved before you complete settlement.

For every new home, there are a strict set of tolerances and standards that need to be adhered to. These are set out in the National Construction Code Series, which includes the Building Code of Australia. These standards may include the definition of a habitable space, or they may simply dictate how best to install sliding doors in a home to ensure they operate normally for years to come. Our team inspects your property as compared to the tolerances and standards that have been laid out to ensure you won't need to do any further work once you move in.

Unfortunately, for this Herston home, we found a number of issues within its construction, coming up to a grand total of 22 areas of concern. Some of these issues may have seemed minor, like painting defects, but there were more serious concerns as well, ranging from heavy scratching on the powder coating of the windows and walls, impact damage to the sliding door track, and defects and debris within the cabinetry.

Thankfully, these issues don't need to become permanent. Thanks to our report, our client was more than capable of getting these issues resolved before settlement was completed, allowing them to enjoy their new home without having to worry about the looming threat of council intervention.

With such high standards on building construction and development, it's important that your new home is compliant with every requirement. Fortunately, with some help from the leading local building inspectors, Ironside Building and Pest Inspection, getting that guarantee is easy. To speak with our outstanding team, call us today on 0416 291 179.

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