PCI - Final Pre Handover Home Inspections







Buying A New Home


•When building a home or investment property through a licensed builder, you are generally at the mercy of the building supervisor in regard to building quality and compliance. It is the role of the building supervisor to ensure that your home or investment property is being constructed accurately as per your plans and specifications, as well as to monitor the standard of work being conducted by the laborers. The building supervisor must make certain that the correct materials are being used and building compliance is being achieved throughout the construction process as per the relevant codes and Australian standards.


Pre Handover Inspection


•A pre-handover inspection for a newly built property is necessary to ensure peace of mind that the building has been built to industry standards. RPC differs from other inspection companies because their inspectors are very experienced and highly qualified building consultants and architects. They understand the building code and the industry standards in building compliance. They will help ensure that the builders have built your building to acceptable industry standards. At your request, the pre-handover inspection service will include liaising with the builders to make sure that they properly rectify any defects that the RPC identified and noted in the inspection report.


•We have an extensive list of items to check at each of these construction stages. The PCI is not designed to replace the checks conducted during the various construction stage inspections, given time restrictions that often exist at many PCI’s and the fact that many of the constructed items are no longer visible at the PCI stage the ability to check an item may be severely restricted or compromised.


•When choosing a company for your pre-handover inspection, you’ll want to ensure you are selecting a team with the experience necessary to do a thorough and complete job. You need a company with a proven track record that will conduct the inspection in a timely manner; an inspector with a code of conduct and a code of ethics that will put your mind at ease.


PCI - Practical Completion Inspection


•PCI is a practical completion inspection, which is a final pre-handover new home inspection check carried out by a professional when just about to settle on a new pre-purchase built and ready to settle. We will do a full check and report on all the defects that are left untouched on any new home built, extensions, renovation, and multi-unit sites.


•Builders always say "we will build your home to the Australian standard". What is the real meaning of this? The correct words "our display home to the standard". And what happens to this house or unit that is built differently from the display home you looked at and signed the contract to those specifications. We actually see those little defects that you cant see and pick.


•While the builder is contracted to build the home or unit to the compliant with all the right building legislation and building codes. Example the Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards. There are many different ways in the contract for the builder to pass the guidelines to the Australian standards. That is why you need a professional that knows building guidelines and Australian Standards just before a (PCI) practical completion inspection or handover inspection in short words.


Should I get a New Home inspection?



•New properties can contain significant problems, poor workmanship, and safety hazards. All properties have minor defects and incomplete items of work at practical completion. These issues need to be identified and documented before purchase, before handover, or prior to the builder receiving final payments. The builder can then rectify the issues before you move in or you may decide to not proceed with the sale depending on the nature of the defects.


•When identifying building defects, we examine a complete range of potential issues from major problems to paint overruns. Once the Pre handover report (practical completion Inspection) has been finalized, we explain all of the building defects to you in an easy-to-understand report that you can pass onto your builder allowing them ample time for any remedial work to be undertaken prior to actual handover.


•In addition to identifying defects, poor workmanship, and incomplete items our building consultants will also recommend a list of documentation, approvals, and certificates that should be obtained from the builder or owner prior to purchase or handover.


Why Should I Pay For A PCI?



•A PCI is also known as handover, your building will invite to meet with you and walk through the finished build. This is your chance to identify defects, incomplete or non-compliant work. At this stage, the builder is usually expecting final payment which hinges on getting you to ‘sign off’ that the house is complete. By this time, it’s fair to say you likely keen to move into your new home without delay!.


•Although the house may seem complete, there is likely a number of incomplete or substandard workmanship that needs to be rectified. In some cases, there could also be building works that are non-compliant or incomplete causing a safety risk. The chance to identify any building defects and have the builder commit to resolving them in a timely manner is at handover. Once you’ve signed off at practical completion, it can be a real hassle trying to prove the defects are the builder’s responsibility and also arranging for them to be rectified after you have moved in.

Inspection Prices



Check out our pre-auction or pre-purchase building & pest Inspection prices in Melbourne, in which a single story starts from $299 and 2 stories from $399 Click Here PRICES and all other pest control prices.




Outside Check



•roof outside check


•fascia boards check


•gutters installation


•gutter water fall


•downpipes in position


•colorbond flashing


•paving water fall check


•brickwork is level


•brickwork is cleaned


•brickwork on the concrete slab


•brick sills check


•bricks chipped or broken


•bricks colour & mortar acid check


•articulation joints


•weepholes are installed


•mortar in place


•articulation joints external sealed


•wall cladding check


•render check


•clearance between windows


•external wall cladding check


•hebel panel check


•weatherboard check


•cement sheeting check


•window gaping check


•window frame check


•window scratch check


•door frame check


•door glass check


•door lock check


•weather seals external doors


•weather seals external windows



Inside house Check



•plaster ceiling 3 coats


•plaster join check


•cornice installed straight


•walls are level


•Skirting boards level


•architraves cut straight &flush


•skirting boards cut straight & flush


•paint work check


•door & draw clearance


•door handle check


•door lock check


•window lock check.


•cupboards check


•bench top check


•vanity unit check


•basin & sink check


•laundry trough check


•bench tops are properly sealed


•tiling is level


•tiling grout check


•tile silicone sealant


•bath & shower installation


•water pressure check


•taps & toilet check


•shower flow check


•water drain flow check


•lights & fan check


•power point check


•carpet installation check


•damage internal check


•appliance check



Inside Roof Check



•installation check roof


•sarking not torn


•clear spaces around light


•covers light fittings.


•platform for the heating unit


•heating unit accessible


•roof tiles fixed to battens






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