Building inspector Servicing Perth & Joondalup

Practical Completion Inspections (PCI)/Final Builder Handover

Don't rush to sign off on your newly built home.

Building a new home takes time. As anyone who has been through the process will tell you, it sometimes feels like it will never end.

While it’s tempting to breeze through handover just to get those precious keys, cutting this final corner could be costly in the short term and could hurt the resale value of your house down the track.

We can’t stress enough that doing a final handover inspection, often called a Practical Completion Inspection (PCI), is essential.

Report available within 24 hours

What is involved in a
practical completion inspection (PCI)?

A PCI, also known as a final handover inspection, is a thorough visual property assessment carried out by an expert building inspector to ensure the home has been built to Australian Building Codes and Standards.

During the inspection, notes are made about the workmanship, building techniques and finish throughout the home. These notes include photographs to thoroughly document the issues that need fixing.

After completing the final handover inspection, we provide you with a detailed property inspection report outlining all problem areas.

You use this as a checklist for your builder to action prior to you making your final payment.

 

 

No upfront payment
invoice after the inspection

What do you look for
when doing a pci?

During our inspection we look for workmanship that doesn’t meet Western Australian building standards. Our checks cover everything that has been built including the state and execution of:

  • Brickwork or cladding.
  • Roof frame and cover, including insulation, guttering and downpipes.
  • Plasterwork and paintwork throughout.
  • Windows and glazing.
  • Fixtures and fittings.
  • Fences and other out buildings.

 

We make it as easy as possible during a stressful time

Who
carries out the inspection?

ProConsult’s owner, Andrew Scales, carries out all final handover inspections and prepares all property inspection reports.

Andrew is a highly qualified building inspector with almost 40 years experience in both the United Kingdom and Australia.

Andrew is registered with the Chartered Institute of Building and the West Australian Building Commission as a Registered Builder.