How to make sure your inspection is up to scratch

When undertaking to build a house, there are several factors to consider, which you must finalise to the best of your ability before going forward with arguably the biggest decision of your life. While not necessarily on the same level as asking for your partner’s hand in marriage or deciding to go for a major operation or have a baby, building a house is still a massive option for one and all. It cannot be taken lightly, and the air of seriousness to it cannot be underestimated.

One of the first things that will need to be acquired is a building inspector, who will be involved in the construction as well as the home loan application, if that is needed by the individual or the collective. The inspector might seem too specific for your liking, but he or she is meant to take into account your safety and that of others when visiting your building site and eventually your completed home.

A few things can get under the skin of the inspector, and are worth negating before he or she has the chance to strike down your application for under delivering. If not precautionary for the sake of the application, then just get the following done properly for the longevity of the situation, which will suit you and the people staying in the abode for the long term. The consideration of others has to be thought of, in a way that is not selfish or self serving. The inspection process is very much part of this, and has to be at the central of the thoughts of you and the inspector him or herself. There is no way around this when taking the process by the book.


Ensure that the tread and the risers are measured according to speculation. An even numbering or unspecific length or width to either could throw things off entirely. Careful attention needs to be paid to this. While steps might seem of small significance in the building process, they are not – and have to be a primary concern.


The roofing that isn’t quite ceiling nor the actual roof of the house, but is kind of a semi-formal lid above the initial part of your outside area also needs to be erected correctly. The beams supporting it need to be to exact measurements – and the wood or material used cannot be too thin or too thick. These parts also need to be weather resistant – able to withstand the strongest of rains and storms.


The outlets for rain water, which will run alongside the circumference of the house need to be deep enough, wide enough and long enough to make sure that the bulk – if not the entirety – of rain water and smaller debris can make its way to the intended destination. The inspector will keep an important eye on this, and it will be one of the first factors he or she will inspect upon arrival at your imminent abode. In fact, you would do well to steer them to inspecting it first and foremost, as a trend setter for the remainder of the inspection, which will hopefully prove successful.

Related posts