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Post Construction Inspections

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100 Point Post Construction Defect Inspection (PCDI)

Who?

SDSS’s 100 Point Post Construction Inspections have been tailored for Builders and Developers who are seeking to take initiative in responding to the inevitability of building defects and ultimately want to maximise the outcome and returns of their developments. We also provide a 100 Point Quality Assurance Certificate for each unit (see further below).

What? | Where? | When?

A Post Construction Inspection, as the name implies, is an inspection that is designed to be carried out at new developments. The best time to complete a Post Construction Inspection is when an Occupation Certificate has been issued for the building but before any building occupants have moved in. Upon completion, and rectification of any identified defects, we also provide a 100 Point Quality Assurance Certificate for each unit which serves as a vital part of any sales material to help you stand out from the crowd.

Our PCDI programme is offered at two 2 levels:

The first option is a ‘Bronze’ inspection package. This consists of visual inspections of the finishes in each unit as well as the common areas in the building. If required, we are also able to review a schedule of finishes for a building and incorporate this in our inspection process. Inspections are carried out from a ‘normal viewing position’ pursuant to the NSW Guide to Standards and Tolerances.

Our in-depth ‘Platinum’ inspection package is very extensive, and we spend on average between 45 minutes to an hour in each unit. The inspection includes CCTV inspections of wastes in bathrooms and balconies, fall of tiles to drains, measurement of tile lippage, temperatures of AC, airflow through exhaust fans, etc. All measurements are recorded and incorporated into our inspection report.

Why?

1. Enhance the Saleability of your Development

  • Provide peace of mind for purchasers and alleviate growing public concern of building defects with an independent third party inspection.
  • As part of our program, we carry out a follow up inspection to confirm that the defects we have identified are rectified.
  • Once we carry out a follow up inspection, each unit will receive a 100 Point Quality Assurance Certificate confirming our inspection which, along with a PCDI report, can form a vital part of the sales material for a unit.
  • Your development will have an instant point of difference in a buyer’s market.

2. Save Time and Money
 

  • When inspections are undertaken prior to occupancy, it is much easier to identify and rectify any defects.
  • PCDI reports can be sorted on a trade by trade basis, making it easier to calculate retention money to be held on Subcontractors.

3. Amplify your Reputation
 

  • Performing an increased independent level of inspection highlights a developer/builder’s commitment to quality control.

How

We will coordinate access with a nominated site contact. On the day of inspection, SDSS will attend the site and inspect each unit and all common areas of the premises. Once the inspection has been completed, we will prepare a comprehensive Inspection Report which will be formatted as follows:

  1. A detailed preamble will precede the defect report. This will summarize the inspection process, the report format and the building particulars including date of Occupation Certificate, building size and class.
  2. The defect report itself is very comprehensive and can be sorted by Units or by Trades as requested. If no specification is provided, the report will be formatted on a unit by unit basis.
  3. The report is not provided in the exacting litigation compliant format that is required by NCAT or the Courts so as to minimise costs. Should the need arise, we can prepare the necessary documentation from the information in our Post Construction Report.
  4. The defect report will identify each defect with a description, location identifier and a photo.

Once our defect report is issued and reviewed, we will agree on a timeframe to allow for rectification works to occur.

At the end of this agreed rectification period, we will re-visit the site and re-inspect the defects originally identified to
confirm the level of completion of each unit as well as common areas.

This report can be used as a sales tool for new buyers or as a tool for builders/developers to determine the release of retention for their contractors.

Our Technology

Milwaukee Laser Temp Gun

Infrared thermometer used to measure contact temperature. Temperature range of -28 to 500o C.

Leica 100m Laser
Distance Measurer

Distance laser measuring device. Enables users to measure distances using laser precision. It also calculates volume.

Milwaukee M-Spector Flex 9Ft Inspection Camera Cable Kit

Inspection camera which gives users extended reach in pipes and air ducts to visually inspect tight, non- accessible spaces. Captures videos and images for easy documentation.

Tramex Moisture
Encounter Plus

Moisture content measuring device. Enables users to measure the moisture content in wood, timber, drywall, roofing, plaster and brick.

Testo 405i
Thermo Anemometer

Extendable thermo anemometer. Ideal for carrying out measuring tasks within ventilation ducts. Measures volume flow, air velocity and temperature.

Pinpoint PDLM Digital Sound Noise Level Meter

A noise level measuring device. This measures sound levels from 30 to 130dB. Allows users to measure noise levels in different environments at both a fast or slow pace. This device can average the noise in any environment and is suitable for both day and night readings 23

100 Point System

PLATINUM INSPECTION

• Mechanical/Electrical: Fixtures/Fittings/Function

• Hydraulic: Fixtures/Fittings/Function

• Hard Finishes: Floors/Tiles/Wet Areas (Incl. CCTV inspection)

 

 

 

40 Points

• Paint Finishes

• Hardware & Internal Fixings

• Appliances & Services: Function/Performance (Incl. temps)

 

 

30 Points

• Doors/Windows

• Carpark and Storage

20 points

• Overall Presentation

10 points

100 Point System

PLATINUM INSPECTION

• Mechanical/Electrical: Fixtures/Fittings/Function

• Hydraulic: Fixtures/Fittings/Function

• Hard Finishes: Floors/Tiles/Wet Areas
(Incl. CCTV inspection)

40 Points

• Paint Finishes

• Hardware & Internal Fixings

• Appliances & Services: Function/Performance
(Incl. temps)

30 Points

• Doors/Windows

• Carpark and Storage

20 points

• Overall Presentation

10 points

BRONZE INSPECTION

• Inspection of Paint Finish to Walls & Ceilings

• Inspection of Floors/Carpets

 

 

20 Points

• Inspection of Paint Finishes to Timberwork: Skirting etc.

• Inspection of Kitchen Cabinetry

• Inspection of Wardrobes/Joinery

 

 

30 points

• Inspection of  Wall & Floor Tiles in Bathrooms, Laundry and Balcony

30 points

• Doors/ Windows Operation Check Operation of Lights

10 points

• Overall Presentation

10 points

BRONZE INSPECTION

• Inspection of Paint Finish to Walls & Ceilings

• Inspection of Floors/Carpets

20 points

• Inspection of Paint Finishes to
Timberwork: Skirting etc.

• Inspection of Kitchen Cabinetry

• Inspection of Wardrobes/Joinery

30 points

• Inspection of  Wall & Floor Tiles in Bathrooms, Laundry and Balcony

30 points

• Doors/ Windows Operation Check
Operation of Lights

10 points

• Overall Presentation

10 points

Quality Assurance Certificate

Quality Assurance Certificate

SDSS

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DEFECT REPORT