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Lock Up Inspection

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This Stage

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 for inspection at lock-up stage for Canberra building inspections.

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.

Extra Reading

There is more here on this Access Canberra page on how to resolve disputes.

“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.”

More Here

“If your concerns relate to your contract, such as issues with payments, quality of inclusions, or communication, you can contact:

Full List of Building Stages

Also see more about the full list of building stages and contracts below. We would recommend five of those be inspected. The bigger the house the more inspections we recommend you have.

     Your Building Contract

     Slab Inspection

…..Frame Inspection

…..Façade Inspection

…..Roof Inspection

…..Lock Up Inspection

…..Pre Lining Inspection

…..Fixing and Fit Off Inspection

…..Practical Completion Inspection

…..Ninety Day Defect Liability Inspection

Worksafe ACT

To report unsafe work practices, such as faulty scaffold, please contact Worksafe ACT.

We hope this page helps you.

Written by: Nick Broadhurst, building inspector, registered Class A Builder, Bach. Arch. UWA. For more information on Nick: See here

Nick Broadhurst building inspector on top of a roof.

Call us today for your next Building Inspection.

We will answer your questions. Our Building Inspector is registered here at Access Canberra. No. 111.

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