Private Inspectors other things
Garage floor not checked due to rubbish
Windows not checked due to render and paint all over window
The stormwater PVC riser pipes have not been painted.
The aluminium window frame sill rubbers are sitting up from the rendered sill ends. I also noted a large amount of render excesses on these window sill rubbers.
The finished render surfaces around the dwelling are showing areas of damage and dirt markings as well as areas of patched looking render finish.
There is termite reticulation pipe left uncovered in numerous areas around the home This in effect nullifies the rest of the termite protection system as it has left a gateway for the termite’s entry into the home. Also incomplete on RHS garage.
RHS – The storm water pipe has been installed in a manner that has the top of the pipe at finish ground level or just below by less than the minimums mandated.
Alfresco – the aluminium sliding door frame sill section has a large amount of scratching to the black insert pieces.Meals – the aluminium sliding door frame bottom sill section has a large indentation in the black insert.
Alfresco – I noted an unsightly structural steel section protruding beside the pitching beam. The builder will need to rework this area to present with an acceptable level of finish.
Rear – there are render excesses on the fascia and gutter abutment to the rendered walls.
Rear – the aluminium window frame has a large indentation to the bottom sill section. The builder will need to rework this damaged area in a manner that does not present with a patched looking finish.
LHS – the rainwater tank pipes have not been painted.
LHS – the lower roof fascia and gutter abutments to the main dwelling are showing a large gap beneath the roof soaker flashing. The builder will need to install a cover section to stop possible vermin entry into the roof space.
LHS– the meter box door stay is damaged and will require replacement of the complete meter box door.
Front – there are grout excesses within the door frame sash area from installation of the facade tiling.
Entry – the entry timber door is showing a bow of about 5 mm over the height of the door.
Although this is technically within the allowable tolerance, the door will now not seal tight against the frame and is allowing their cold air into the dwelling.
Guest room – the wall and skirting return to the LHS of the ensuite opening is showing a bow in the wall and out of square at the skirting and plaster above. This skirting has been marked with masking tape.
I noted all bathroom shower outlets and bath tub outlets have been installed with an external type metal flange fitted beneath the plumbing connections The cover plates to the shower and bath water outlets is not part of my clients documented tap ware finish. The cover plates have been installed to cover over the overcutting of a tile. The defect itself must be rectified, not covered. The use of a cheap unsightly cover plate that is not high chromed, like my clients tap ware, and will tarnish very quickly is unacceptable and needs to be removed. The tiling needs to be reworked, and the openings installed to suit the tap ware selected.
Guest ensuite – the cavity sliding door frame reveal is showing out of square at the bottom by about 5 mm.
Guest ensuite – the vanity shelf has a large hole that is not covered by the plastic flange.
Laundry – the vanity cabinet rear carcass section has been overcut by the plumber and will require reworking.
Laundry – the external door frame aluminium sill section has a loose seal. The design of this doorframe is very difficult to replace the seal without complete removal of the frame.
Powder room – the cavity sliding door guides are broken and will require replacement.
Kitchen – There are a number of cabinet door margins that need to be reworked to ensure that all are aligned. This includes the draw fronts.
Kitchen – the sink vege sprayer tap has not been installed as per supplier instructions.
The weight has not been fitted at the mid-point of the feeder line and the shelf has no opening to allow the weight to pass through.
This equates to a non-functional return of the tap and lead apparatus which was not the intent of the installation.
Kitchen – I noted the dishwasher provision space has services conduits within the area where the dishwasher is to be installed.
I noted the plaster wall below the cornice is showing a noticeable bow. This bow is causing visible fattening of the cornice adhesive at the junction to the cornice bottom edge.
Upstairs – I noted the carpet has areas of paint and rust marks.
Ensuite WC – the wall tiling is showing an unsightly mitre joint which is a result of lipping in the tiles.
There are paint touch ups and minor plaster defects throughout the dwelling and these are marked with blue masking tape
Ensuite – the wet areas wall tiling are showing unsightly abutments to the cornice above.
Upstairs powder room – the wall tiling below the vanity basin has not been caulked to the floor tiling.
Upstairs powder room – the plumber has installed an unsightly plastic cover over the wall tiling to hide a large gap beside the bottle waste.
When looking forward from the upstairs room I noted the garage roof has a large amount of dirt and builders refuse on finished clip lock roofing.
Roof Space - The insulation in the ceiling has the following defects.
Large areas of ceiling batts have been left out around the ducts and exhaust fans. The batts will need to be installed snug to the ducts and just clear of the fan outlet.
Other trades appear to have removed batts from their work areas with little regard for the information inserted below. Note that batts must be installed up to the 50 mm area around protected down lights.
Garage – the panel door top section requires adjustment to close with an even gap against the rendered returns. The current installation shows the top panel leaning away from the door head.