Fixing Stage Inspections
This is the time when all plasterboard lining (or internal cladding) architraves, skirtings, doors, built in shelves, baths, basins, troughs, sinks, cabinets and cupboards of a home are fitted and fixed in position.
The waterproofing of all wet areas will also have been completed.
The house will still require painting and things like cabinet doors may be missing.
Why Inspect At This Stage
Bringing defects to the attention of the builder at this stage usually means they can be more easily dealt with than at the PCI Stage.
This could mean less delays overall.
Things To Look For
Here are some things you, or your inspector, should be looking at:
- Doors correctly fitted without sticking and catches and lock operating correctly.
- Architraves neatly fitted.
- Window Frames correctly fitted and sealed.
- Correct glass specification, with safety markings for glass doors
- Skirting neatly fitted .
- Correct cabinets fitted with good workmanship.
- Correct tiles / splashbacks installed neatly
- Correct shelves and rails in Wardrobes
- Ceiling/wall linings and cornices neatly fitted.
- Electrical switches, light fittings, smoke alarms. and power sockets correctly located.
- External structures such as pergolas, verandas, decks, and carports constructed with adequate workmanship and the correct materials.
- Al Fresco / Patio surface finished correctly and draining away from the house
- Termite protection / Vermin proofing in place.
- Step heights.
- Balustrades for balconies and landings securely fixed
- Anything else that looks wrong!
Only Completion Stage to Go!