The Lock Up inspection is the most basic of stages. It is when the building could be locked up.
And it may or may not have a front door. That is because doors can get damaged during construction so often there is no front door or garage door until the end. But it may or may not have a temporary door with a lock.
House completion at the end of the build.
In general the house has all its walls, windows, sliding doors, roof sheeting, gutters, flashing, and its pipes like sewer and stormwater in the ground.
It generally also does not include the internal wall linings, nor the insulation. And, it may include scaffold, up or down as needed. So, there is a lot exposed and a lot to see.
“As soon as you identify an issue or have a concern, raise this with your builder in writing. Your builder should take steps to address your concerns. If the issues are not resolved and are about building or planning of a technical compliance nature, and construction is still underway talk to your building certifier and consider making a complaint to Access Canberra. The building certifier is appointed by the land owner and not the builder. They work in the interest of achieving compliance with the relevant building and planning laws.”
“If your concerns relate to your contract, such as issues with payments, quality of inclusions, or communication, you can contact: