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FINAL INSPECTIONS

Step 25. Final inspections

Once you've finished the main construction portion of the home you can set about finishing off the fun stuff like landscaping, fencing, driveway, letterbox and maybe even a pool...

You will also need to call for a final inspection with council who will come out to make sure your home has been built as the plans show.

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Final Stage

This is the final inspection of the building works. Everything should be completed as per plans.

Inspection will include checking for things such as:

  • Layout as per plans including heights
  • Light and ventilation
  • Wet area sealed
  • Articulation joints
  • External works
  • Smoke alarms
  • Site drainage
  • Gutters and down pipes
  • Termite management
  • Energy efficiency compliance eg insulation

At the final stage, all form 16 and 15 aspect and inspection certificates and other required certificates should be handed to the inspector.

When all inspections have been approved, and the certificates received, then a form 21 final certificate will be issued. This is the final certificate for the overall building works.

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OTHER INSPECTIONS OF BUILDING WORKS CAN BE ADDED AT THE CERTIFIERS DISCRETION SUCH AS FIRE SEPARATION WALLS.

PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE WORKS ARE CONTROLLED BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITY AND FURTHER INSPECTIONS WILL BE REQUIRED BY THEM .

Congratulations - Your home is fully built

Note:

  1. Termite Management System - While a Structural Steel Frame is a Termite Management System, the Queensland Provisions of the BCA require other portions of a building to have a Termite Management System in place, such as skirtings, architraves, window sills etc. Therefore it may be necessary to install a Termite Management System.
  2. Waterproofing must be installed by a person licensed to install waterproofing membrane.
  3. Secondhand glazing items must comply with legislation current at the time of building approval and certification of such is required.

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FAQs

Can I modify the standard plans or provide my own design?

Yes. All standard plans can be modified to suit your needs. You can change the number of rooms, increase or decrease the size of the house or if you prefer, you can bring your own plans for costing. more »

What is included in the kit?

A full inclusions list can be found here. In general however, the kit includes all materials required for lockup but does not include on-site labour, transport and delivery charges, site survey, site clearing, PC items, concrete for footings, Electrical and plumbing etc. more »

Where do you deliver to?

Delivery areas include all Australian states and territories. Arrangements can also be made for international deliveries excluding some countries. more »

In general how much could I expect to save if I decide to build a kit home as an owner builder?

As an owner builder/manager you are effectively cutting out the builder and therefore should make a saving of 20% to 30%. If you choose to be more hands on and undertake some of the manual tasks such as erecting the walls and roof trusses, installing windows, doors and painting the internal and externals etc, your savings will be increased further. more »

Is it hard to become an owner builder?

The process to obtain an owner builders permit is usually very straight forward. There are a few requirements and depending on which state you are building in, may also require you to undergo a short course (usually a weekend course), either online or at a training school. In most states a small application fee is payable. Click here for more owner builder information. more »

Are kit homes suitable for areas prone to cyclones?

Yes. Cyclonic kits can be purchased at an additional cost. These kits are manufactured with extra reinforcements that will make then suitable for areas prone to cyclones. All standard kits can be upgraded to cyclonic kits. All standard kits can be manufactured to meet with the cyclonic rating required for your area. more »

What is the turnaround time, from ordering the kit to onsite delivery?

This is determined by the size of the home. Generally we can have the kit on site within three to five weeks from time of ordering. more »

How will my kit home be delivered?

The entire kit can be delivered to your site in a shipping container, or part container and part by truck. Delivery can also be made in stages upon request. It is up to you what is more suited to your build plan. more »

How long does it take to build a kit home?

This depends upon the amount of labour and skill level. As a guide, a non-skilled owner builder can erect frames and roof trusses for an average size home in two to three days then the remainder of the build is similar to that of normal build times. A smaller kit can be built to lock up within a month. Larger, more complex homes will take longer. You should allow ten to twelve weeks on site for an average home. more »

Does the kit home come with warranty?

The steel frame is Backed by a 50 year BlueScope Steel warranty and all other components of the build have their individual manufacturers warranties. more »