A practical completion inspection is often referred to as a ‘PCI’ or ‘Builders Walk Through’ this is the stage of construction where the Builder advises that your new home has reached the stage of being practically completed. Typically the Builder will nominate a day and time to meet on site where they will explain each aspect of the home and perhaps point out some defects they are aware of and then ask you to sign a Practical Completion Certificate. It is recommended that you engage an experienced independent building inspector who has a keen eye for detail. The majority of our clients who have engaged our services are often surprised by the significant number of defects that we identify and include within our reports. As an example, after one of our clients received our building report they sent us the following email ‘I’m very disgusted at how much is actually wrong with the house and would like to thank you once again for picking these things up, as for handing the report back to my builder obviously 10 days isn’t enough to rectify 123 items’. Interestingly, just prior to our appointment the Builders supervisor in charge of this home had suggested to the client that it was a waste of money in them appointing an independent building inspector.

We will inspect your new home at the same time as the Builder has advise the home has reached practical completion and provide you with a comprehensive typed individual building report, which will be fully described and worded in simple language which you can forward to the Builder. We suggest that you have written onto the Builders Practical Completion Certificate ‘Our independent building inspectors PCI report forms part of the Practical Completion Certificate’. 

​We suggest that you advise your Builder via email or in writing that you have appointed an independent building inspector to carry out the Practical Completion Inspection on your behalf (if your builder sends you any documentation to sign regarding your appointment of a building inspector, our advice is NOT to sign anything and to first contact ourselves to discuss, as some builders try to have clients sign, which will restrict timing and inclusions within the building report, which is not in your best interests).

Single Storey Homes $445 fixed price and includes GST.

Two Storey Homes $495 fixed price and includes GST.

Note: Fixed pricing based on typical project builder styled homes. Refer to our Price List page.

Building Defects

This is an example of Non-Compliance and Potenial Fire Risk (No protective guard seperating downlight from insulation).

For many examples of common (and not so common) building defects that we find during our inspections, please visit our blogs page.

Building Inspection Defect