3 Benefits of a Renovation Building Inspection Report

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3 Benefits of a Renovation Building Inspection Report

3 Benefits of a Renovation Building Inspection Report

12 November 2021
Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you want to renovate an old property, then you have to look beyond the surface. While your builder can help you plan the project, you should also consider investing in a renovation building inspection report.

Here, a qualified building inspector assesses the property and gives you an expert view of its condition. How can this inspection help with your renovation project?

1. Understand the Scope of the Work

You'll already have an idea of what you want to do with the property. However, you can't know if your plans are feasible if you don't have in-depth information about the state of the current build.

For example, you might not have the experience to see that the property has some subsidence or structural safety issues. If you don't know about these kinds of problems before you start work, then your project won't go to plan. You'll have extra work to do, which adds to your renovation time and costs.

A renovation building inspection report gives you the information you need. Your inspector will spot major issues and potential problems so that you fully understand the scope of the work. The report will help you plan your build and control your budget more effectively.

2. Ensure That the Project Is Compliant

You might have to meet a variety of different building standards and codes during the project. You can't simply rely on your builder doing this for you. It is also your responsibility to ensure that your renovation work is fully safe and compliant.

A renovation report will highlight areas of concern and lay out how you must deal with them. If parts of the building are unsafe, then your inspector will tell you what you need to do to make them safe and to bring them up to code. You'll know which standards you have to meet.

3. Set Up Formal Progress Checks

While some people have a renovation inspection report before they start work, you can also run these reports through the project and at its completion. There are some benefits to this.

If you have an initial report, then you can use this as one of your project benchmarks. If you then bring your inspector back at key project stages, then they can check that your builder's work is of the right quality and meets any necessary codes or standards. Then, at the end of the project, they can check that all the work meets your requirements. This is a useful way of checking progress as you go along and ensuring that your contractors work in the right way.

To find out more about renovation reports and how they work, contact local companies that offer building inspection services.

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When my husband and I bought our house, we didn't realise we would eventually have such as large family. First, we had a little girl, followed by two little boys. Then, somewhat unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant with twins! We love our current property, so we didn't want to move. We decided instead to extend our home to add additional bedrooms and a playroom. We worked closely with various different construction contractors while the job was being completed, and we are really happy with the result. Since then we have used the same contractors to complete many other jobs around our home. This blog is a guide to the benefits of using construction contractors.