All You Need to Know About Fixing Stage Inspections
What is a Fixing Stage Inspection?
During construction, a fixing stage inspection proves to be a critical assessment carried out in a pivotal phase, distinctly outlined by the Domestic Building Contracts and Tribunal Act 1995 (Vic) as the stage where every internal component, such as cladding, architraves, doors, and built-in shelves, are meticulously fitted and fixed in position.
In this crucial phase, the installation of internal elements like skirting boards and cabinetry forms the framework of the house, with some elements like appliances potentially awaiting affixing. It is possible for fixing and waterproofing inspections to transpire concurrently at this juncture.
This phase sets the stage for the incorporation of final touches like paint and tiles and provides the final opportunity for scrutiny of work before concealment. Each component undergoes thorough examination to ensure precision and accuracy before advancing to the next stages of construction.
Why Inspect During the Fixing Stage?
Accessibility for Comprehensive Evaluation
At this stage, critical elements like wiring and plumbing are visible, allowing for thorough inspection before they are concealed.
Early Defect Detection
Identifying issues now is more cost-effective, avoiding later expenses and delays associated with rectifying hidden problems.
Preventing Future Problems
Proper installation checks help avoid long-term issues like leaks or electrical faults that could be concealed and costly to fix later.
Compliance and Safety Assurance
This stage ensures construction adheres to building codes and safety standards, safeguarding the building’s integrity.
Warranty and Liability Documentation
Inspections provide a record of the building’s pre-completion condition, crucial for future warranty or liability claims.
Enhancing Stakeholder Trust
Regular inspections at this stage demonstrate a commitment to quality and transparency, building trust among all parties involved.