Do i need a building inspection on a newer home?

Do i need a building inspection (handover inspection) on a brand new home?


However you don’t need to do the inspection on the day you get the keys. Legally when you build a house the builder has to offer a defect liability period, in most cases this is 90 days. At Quality Building Inspections we recommend you wait at least 60 days out of the 90.Ideally within this 60 days you have used your plumbing, your electrical and lived in the house. This way we can offer a more thorough service.


After inspection we can put our lists together and compile a report that you can take to your builder.


Do i need a pre purchase building inspection on a newer home?


Being a newer home doesn’t mean we wont find any defects. Often a newer home around 5-10 years old can have more major defects than a 30 year old home. It all depends on the previous owners. Common issues found are leaking showers, external wall cracking and much more.

Peace of mind.



When wouldn’t i need a pre purchase building inspection?

The only time i wouldn’t recommend a pre purchase building inspection or a vendor inspection is if the dwelling is going to be knocked over. Rather than spend the money on a building inspector invest the money wisely into the demolition or sub division costings.


David Hall

Why Customers Choose Us

Excellent, polite, so detailed and thorough in the report; I was very pleasantly surprised. Highly recommend David. He also organised our pest inspection who we are equally happy with.
Thank you Quality Building Inspections :)
10 ⭐️'s
Property in Mt Terrace GAWLER.
— Candice Blake
QBI are amazing. Very detailed, very in-depth reports that made the most of the inspection. Spent time answering all questions I had and were better value than other local inspectors - was even able to recommend a great pest inspector too
— Ricky Flynn
Have used David for a couple of properties now, wouldn't use anyone else. Incredibly thorough reports and great one on one conversations, explaining everything. Wouldn't buy a house without consulting him! He's helped me dodge a bullet before, that would of cost me a couple of hundred thousand.
— Liam Mcaulay
Dave was great, very informative, easy to talk too and ensured I seen the issues I needed sorted before putting house on the market. Was worth every dollar as the money spent on my issues I feel will ensure a smooth sale.
Thanks Dave.
— Damien
I had David do a preventative maintenance inspection on our butcher shop at the Gawler Green. It was a very valuable inspection as we found a leak coming from the tenancy next door. David's thermal imaging and moisture testing was used to find the problem . It was easily fixed before it became a big and expensive repair . His service was professional and great , I'll be using his maintenance inspections regularly.
— Joel Poulish
David provided an excellent service. Would highly recommend him
— Robert Norton
Great experience; really prompt and easy, personalised service, extremely detailed report.
— Sherlene Heng
Great response, very quick and highly informative. I would highly recommend David and his team.
— Kirsty
David was thorough, punctual, friendly, and most of all very professional. He identified several imperfections and potential costly repairs. I used this as a bargaining tool and secured a great deal on my new home!
— David Ogilvie
David provides timely building inspection service with high quality. He is friendly, patient and frank. I’m more than happy to recommend him.
— Z You
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