Enables the builder/owner to discuss project and assess the number of inspections required. The inspection fee invoice is sent out after the first visit.
Visual inspection of excavated foundations to check ground conditions, depth, width and suitability to carry proposed loads. This is carried out prior to concrete being poured.
Inspection to check hardcore, insulation sand blind and usually damp proof membrane prior to concrete being laid.
Damp proof courses and membranes
Damp proof course level, width, height above ground level and lapping with damp proof membrane in a concrete floor. Gas protection membranes will be inspected at this time.
All foul and surface water drainage is inspected prior to backfill to check straightness, falls and bedding material.
Inspect floor joists of first floor, roof carcass, steelwork and bearing.
Drain & plumbing test
Water or air testing to check for performance and water tightness.
Notification is required when the works are completed to allow this inspection to be carried out. The builder should be in attendance to note any contraventions. A completion certificate will then be issued and should be kept in a safe place as it will be required to be produced during any future sale.