PRE PLASTER HOME INSPECTION

We carry out this inspection just prior to the installation of plaster linings to walls and ceilings. Once the frame has been inspected and passed many trades such as plumbers, electricians and heating/cooling contractors will make adjustments and modifications to the frame. These contractors will often cut, drill or remove parts of the frame in an effort to install their services. These modifications can compromise the structural integrity of the home; therefore, during this inspection we pay attention to the following;

Common defects found at pre plaster stage;

  • Crushed or incorrectly installed heating and cooling ducts
  • Removed wall and truss bracing
  • Torn or removed waterproof sisalation
  • Large holes or check outs made through structural beams
  • Window and door frames installed without waterproof flashings

As part of the pre plaster inspection we also inspect the as installed roofing, brickwork and cladding in an effort to avoid future delays. Our inspections generally take up to 2 hours and around 1 working day to report back to you, so you can then pass it onto your builder to rectify.

Summary

Item 1

Sisalation paper

The sisalation has been ripped to allow cables and conduits to pass through brickwork. These rips need to be repaired and sealed in accordance with Australian Standards so as not to compromise the energy rating.

Item 2

Front porch beams

The beams on the front porch have been overcut and over drilled to allow for 50mm waste pipe. These beams will need to be replaced and manufactures guidelines followed when installing wastepipe.

Item 3

Cracked roof tile

There is a cracked roof tile in rear, right side of garage. This will need to be rectified before plaster linings are installed to avoid water damage.

Item 4

Duct work

The duct work in the return air void has been crushed between two floor joists. This will need to be rectified to avoid heat build-up in the duct.