Building your home can be your largest single financial commitment - keep control at all times. It is highly recommended that you have an independent consultant assess the construction process at key stages during the construction process and provide construction quality control reports.
The recommended stages are:
- When concrete slab/ footings are ready for concrete.
- Frame erection.
- Completion of brickwork.
- Completion before final payment
Other inspection stages may include: landscaping/retaining walls.
Progress inspections as detailed above often short circuit the risk of defects and will 'nip it in the bud' before it escalates into a dispute. Having an independent consultant has benefits as they offer an independent assessment of the works. It is our role to balance any unrealistic expectations with reality.
Construction Quality Control Reports will help with this.
Before you sign a Building Contract talk to us. Quite often contracts are not equitable or are in the incorrect format for the works being undertaken. The value of progress payment schedules can be loaded and the issue of PC allowances and percentages for additional works can be unjust. So talk to us before signing a contract.
We check progress claims and the value and entitlement of variations for both the builders and owners.