The Farsight NZ team have a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to onsite inspections. So, we’ve put our heads together to share our top three tips for builders and project managers when it comes to preparing for an upcoming inspection.
1. This one starts from the very beginning of the process.
When applicants receive their issued Building Consent, they need to ensure they read the conditions and advice notes along with the required inspections. A common mistake found on site is that the required third-party inspections have not been carried out when the council inspectors come to site. Further to this, it helps to provide a smooth process at the tail end of the project when the applicants are trying to obtain a CCC by ensuring that all relevant information is provided without any gaps.
2. Having the correct information on site.
Often, an inspector will arrive on site to find the information required to undertake the inspection is not in the printed documentation on site. When the Issued BC is provided to the applicant, it is up to them to ensure that all information is on site and readily available for the inspector. Ensuring this is done would reduce the time it takes to carry out an inspection and the inspection wait times that are seen throughout the country.
3. The quality of the work.
The majority of contractors around the country are doing great work. However, there are still some out there who are either inexperienced or rushing to get the job done. When the quality of work is not up to par, this really shows during an inspection. To avoid this, time needs to be taken to ensure that the work is done correctly. Getting an inspection passed the first time not only looks good on your record, but also reduces the lead time it takes to get future inspections.
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Disclaimer: This publication is general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for legal or other professional advice. Please seek specific professional advice before acting in relation to any statement contained in this publication.