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Benchmark Residential Inspections
Handover and Building stage inspections

Ensure Your Home is Built to the Quality You Deserve With a Pre-Handover Inspection

A pre-handover inspection ensures you won't find damage or defects after the builder has left. Our qualified building inspector has Gold Coast and Brisbane homeowners covered for all Building Stage Inspections. Our comprehensive Building inspection and Detailed report will take the pain and worry away of your New Home Build

What we offer

Our Roadmap to a Hassle-Free Handover

With our experience in New Home Inspections around  Gold Coast and Brisbane, we’ll ensure you get a quality build . Our process includes three steps, which we discuss below.

Client Results

What you get

What Does an Inspection Include?

Our handover inspections ensure everything is in order before the builder leaves your property. We check all components of the home for correct installation and possible damage. Our service includes:

  • Building site clean-up
  • Boundary fences – new or existing
  • Retaining walls and landscaping
  • Concrete slabs, driveways, and paths
  • Brickwork, cladding, and external wall rendering
  • Weep holes and flashings
  • Termite barriers
  • Electrical, gas, and phone services
  • Window frames, glass, and exterior doors
  • Roof sheets or tiles
  • Gutters and downpipes
  • External tiling or paving
  • Internal walls and ceilings
  • Internal doors operation
  • Skirtings and architraves
  • Robes, linen doors, and shelving systems
  • Installation of electrical items
  • Bathroom tiling
  • All plumbing fittings - toilets, taps, basins, baths etc
  • All Vanity units and tops
  • Shower screen and mirrors
  • Kitchen and laundry cabinetry and tops
  • Appliance installation
  • Paint and plaster finish
  • Stairs and balustrades
  • Window furnishing and flyscreens
  • Maintenance hole and ceiling access
  • Ceiling installation
  • Floor coverings
  • Drone roof inspection where the roof is not accessible

How We Work

We support you every step of the way when moving into a newly-built home. Work with us and secure the following:

A clear picture of the structure

How to approach the builder

Advice on what to do next

A fully licensed and insured building inspector with decades of experience

A findings review call

A detailed inspection report

Dear Home Owner,

My name is Jason George. I am a licensed building inspector and owner of Benchmark Inspections. We focus on helping clients building new homes achieve a hassle-free handover.

We’ve performed thousands of building inspections and know where builders and tradespeople sometimes fail to properly finish or poorly complete items. Our experience can prevent any pain involved in your new home handover.

Our experienced inspectors have an eye for detail and use high-spec inspection tools. We assess your home from top to bottom, inside and out.

Whether it be your family home or an investment in your future, you deserve quality construction. Being a new homeowner, you want to love your dwelling. We will ensure it is in the best shape possible and ready to welcome you.

We do what we do so you can relax, get ready to celebrate and enjoy your new home.

What we offer

Why Use Us?

Working with a qualified building inspector means you move in once the house is finished to perfection. Choose Benchmark Inspections and:

Feel confident in the build quality

Obtain the knowledge and evidence needed to get problems fixed.

Fall in love with your new home



Frequently Ask Questions

If you care about the quality of your new home, you should arrange a professional inspection to ensure all defects are identified beforehand. Every new house has faults. We can find them and provide the builder with a report for rectification.

Our handover inspection and detailed report highlight minor quality shortcomings, imperfections, general building flaws, and poor handiwork. The inspector generates the account after thoroughly examining all internal and external areas.

  • All external brickwork, walls, and cladding
  • Fascia, gutters, eaves, and roof areas
  • Window and door frames/glazing
  • Spaces under the house, if built on stumps
  • All internal walls, cornices, and ceilings
  • Doors, architraves, and skirtings
  • All floor coverings
  • Test all taps and waste pipes

Once the build is complete and Form 21 has been issued, you can make the final payment, move in, and enjoy many happy years in your new home.

The builder should tell the client two to three weeks before the expected handover. They should also give the property owner notice at least five business days before practical completion.

The contractor will need to fix any minor defects or omissions noticed at handover as soon as practical, with the property owner providing reasonable access to the site. The contract may provide a specific timeframe.

The property owner should send the contractor a written list of flaws detected. The contractor and property owner should keep copies of all correspondence for their records.

Our Process

The steps people have to go through to get the survice done:

  • Submit booking form
  • We will book an inspection and liaise with your builder
  • Attend inspection - if available we encourage people to attend
  • Have discussion on findings
  • Receive report
  • Issue list to the builder and agree on items to be fixed
  • Re-inspect when items complete

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