The excitement that comes with building a new home can turn into disappointment when you later identify defects. It is common place for natural building materials, as a home settles, to move and cause minor hairline cracking in an attached wall, ceiling sheeting and cornices.

Similarly, slab settlement may cause minor cracking in tiles.

David from iSPECT Building Inspections Geelong VIC is familiar with what can be considered to be minor and to be expected and what needs to be addressed, immediately.

David can help ensure you are protected by completing a warranty defect building inspection. iSPECT Building Inspections Geelong VIC will conduct the inspection with a focus upon detail, using a detailed checklists to produce a comprehensive report.

This allows David to specifically look for any changes which have occurred in the interim, and helps to identify defects so you can have the building contractor rectify the defective building work if:

  • structural defective building work is within 6 years and 3 months of the building work being completed;
  • non-structural defective building work is within 12 months of the building work being completed.

Following the inspection you must lodge a formal complaint with your local State regulatory authority as soon as possible, but no later than within 12 months of becoming aware of the defects. This does not extend to manufacturers' product warranties such as white goods.

David recommend that you schedule a SPECT Building Inspections Geelong VIC warranty defect building inspection as a follow-up 11 months after your Building Handover Inspection to meet the 12 month non-structural building defects warranty period.

David from iSPECT Building Inspections Geelong VIC is an experienced builder who conducts regular warranty defect building inspections of apartments, units, homes, townhouses and commercial properties across Geelong VIC and Western Victoria.

The warranty defect building inspection duration is between 1.5 to 3 hours depending on the size of the property.

David is a franchise owner operator and has extensive building industry experience. You can view David of iSPECT Building Inspections Geelong by clicking here.

Each inspection report completed by David is completed in accordance with Australian Standard AS4349. 1-2007 and Victoria building act

Geelong Warranty Defect Building Inspection Report Summary

David will conduct a warranty defect building inspection report digitally and will then release the report via email in PDF format.

When booking the inspection, please discuss with David from iSPECT Building Inspections Geelong VIC how quickly you need the report. David will ensure you have the report within 24 hours of the inspection. But, if you need it sooner this can be arranged.

According to Rectification of Building Work: "Defective building work means building work that is faulty or unsatisfactory" which:

  • does not comply with the Building Act 1975, Building Code of Australia or an applicable Australian Standard;
  • involves the use of a manufactured product where that product has been used, constructed or installed in a way that does not comply with the product manufacturer's instructions".

And in particular, "Non-structural defective building work means defective building work (other than structural defective building work or residential construction work causing subsidence) that is faulty or unsatisfactory" because:

  • it doesn't meet a reasonable standard of construction or finish expected of a competent holder of a contractor's licence of the relevant class;
  • it has caused a settling in the period defect in a new building such that the building work that does not perform at a standard reasonably expected of work carried out by a competent holder of a contractor's licence of the relevant class".

iSPECT Building Inspections Geelong recommended you are present during the inspection to make it easier for David to communicate with you their findings and show you any points of concern. It will also give you an opportunity to request David to pay extra attention to any items or areas in your house that you are concerned about.

Sample Report

You can download a Building Warranty (Defect) Inspection sample report from the link below.

* Raw photos of your inspection with embedded Geotag and date/time are also available with the report ON DEMAND

How to Book a Building Warranty Defect Inspection

iSPECT building inspectors liaise with agents, vendors, and property managers for access to a property to complete the inspection.
We will ask you for the property address, the type of inspection you would like and ask if there are any concerns you have about the property, specific to potential property defects.
To book an inspection please contact us on

Telephone: 1300 477 328
SMS: 0428 273 563
Book Online: Click here

Building Warranty (Defect) Inspection Cost