It’s understandable why purchasing a new home may fill you with confidence. Everything is brand new, there is fresh paint on the walls, and the garden is immaculate. So, what could go wrong? Unfortunately, the truth is that a lot of things can, and do, go wrong with new houses. Faulty electrics, defective drains and poorly constructed exhaust systems are just some of the more common problems experienced by new homeowners. In this blog post, we’ll uncover why new houses come with problems and what you can do to ensure you’re not left out of pocket.
Why Problems Happen
Usually, it’s only after homebuyers have settled in that faults and flaws start to appear. The excitement of plans, viewings and walk-throughs has passed, and you are now left with a potential disaster on your hands. Can you even begin to imagine the cost (both financial and personal) of unsteady foundations or a dodgy waterproofing job? The fact is that all builders work with subcontractors and while it is the builder’s responsibility to oversee the work being done, even the best builder can inadvertently miss something. As the purchaser of the home, you must take some responsibility in ensuring what you are paying for is what you are getting.
Why New Home Building Inspections are Important
Building a house requires thousands of different components and a multitude of specialist trades, so no home, new or old, is without its problems. However, the good news is that if problems are identified before you finalise the purchase, they can be fixed. With a new home, it’s a good idea to plan building inspections for different phases of construction. Doing this gives you the best chance of spotting any problems with the framework and foundations. Also, bring a building inspector with you during the final walk-through as this is your opportunity to highlight problems to the builder and have them fixed under their builder’s warranty.
If you need a new home building inspection in Hobart, call Access Building Inspections today. We are a specialist building inspection company with more than 30 years of industry experience. We won’t let you down!