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Building_inspection

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thisdocument.Thisdocumentisdesignedtobeusedasachecklistonsitewhilethebuildingprocessisinprogresstopointoutanyitemsthat
thecontractorhasoverlookedoritemswhichisofpoorbuiltqualityornotbuilttostandardbuildingcodes.

Excavator

Isthesiteclearedsufficientlytocommencesettingout
Arefoundationsetoutinaccordancewithplandimensions
Arefoundationsexcavatedtocorrectwidths,lengthandarebottomoftrencheslevel
Wasanyexcavationexcavatedtoodeep,ifso,wasitbroughttothecorrectlevelwithconcrete
Arefoundationremeasurementdrawingsrequired
Isshoringdonetosatisfaction
Istheexcavationssafeguardedagainstflooding
Ismaterialforbackfillingacceptable
Isprotectionagainsttermitesnecessary
Wasbackfillmaterialapproved

Concrete & Reinforcement

Areconcretepegsintrenchestocorrectheight
Wassamplesofsandandstoneforconcreteapproved
Wasthecementtypeapproved
Wasaslumptestperformedusingapprovedmaterial
Weretestcubesmade
Isshutteringadequatelysupported
Hassteelbeenassembledandboundtogethercorrectly
Wassteelapprovedbyanengineerandcertificateissued
Allrequiredsleevepipes,conduitsetc.laidincorrect
Issteelspacingfrominnerfaceofshutteringcorrect
Issteelcleanandfreefromgrease
Isshutteringcleanandreadytoreceiveconcrete
Didstrippingoftheformworkcomplytosetdownstripping
Wasconcretecuredcorrectlywithoutantcracks
Dampproofmembraneundersurfacebed
Compactedhardcorefillingunderfloors

Brick layer

Isbuildingsandcleanandfreeofclay
Arebricksforfoundationshardburntbricks
Wasfacebricksamplesapproved
Weresamplesofbricksforfoundationssubmitted
Iscementmortarofcorrectmix(proportionally6:1)
Doesthesettingoutofbrickwallconformtoplan
Arealljointsinfoundationbrickworkgroutedsolid
Isbrickforcebuiltinatcorrectintervals(every3rd/4thcourse)
Dampproofcourseatfloorheight
Dampproofcoursesatwindowsills
Havecavitywallsbeenbrickedsolidattopofwalls
Isweepholesprovidedatbottomofcavitywalls
Haverooftiesbeenbuiltintobrickwall(atleast4courses)
HasfirewallsbeenconstructedtoconformtoSABScodes
Isundersurfacebeddampproofmembraneofcorrecttype
Flashingspointedproperlyandthoroughlywaterproofed

Carpenter

Onlytreatedrooftimbertobeused,ifnot,whatpreservativehasbeenused
Havewallplatesbeentreated
Havewallplatesbeenstrappedandadequatelyanchoredtowalls
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Areprefabricatedrooftrussesused
Wastheengineerscertificateissued
Hasroofbracingbeencarriedoutcorrectly
Arepurlinandbranderingspacingscorrect
Arevalleysinroofsconstructedcorrectly
Istimbernearfluesandfireplacesatleast100mmawayfromflue
Arepurlinssecuredtorafterswithgalvanizedwire
Areceilingboardsfixedtobranderingincorrectmanner
Isceilinginsulated
Isatrapdoorforroofaccessprovided
Dodoorscomplytodoorschedulespecifications
Dowindowscomplytowindowschedulespecifications
HasPVCsheetingbeenlaidovergapunderridgeandhiptiles
Arerooftilessecurelyfixedtobranderingateaves

Waterproofing

Hassurfacestoreceivewaterproofingbeenpreparedsatisfactory
Hasthecorrectwaterproofingbeenappliedtoflatroofs
Hasitbeenperformedtothemanufacturersspecification
Havecornersbeenfilletedcorrectly
Areexpansionjointsformedtodetail
Isamaintenancecoatofbituminouspaintrequiredonsheeting

Metalwork

Aresteelwindowsmanufacturedaccordingtothewindowschedule
Areallwindowfastenersandstaysfitted
Dowindowscloseeasilyandnothingedbound
Hasallweldingofjointsonsteelworkbeenperformedneatly

Plasterer and tiler

Wasplasteringsandcheckedandapproved
Doesplasterconformtothespecifiedmix
Isthethicknessandfinishtotheplastersatisfactory
Isgranolithicofspecifiedmix
Havestepsbeenfinishedneatly
Havemetaldividingstripsbeenprovidedatdifferentfloorfinishes
Arewallandfloortilesofafirstgrade
Arehorizontalandverticaljointsperfectlyplumbandlevel
Hastopedgeoftilingbeenfilledandfinishedoffneatly
Whatskirtingfinishhasbeenprovided

Drain layer

Haveexcavationsbeencarriedouttocorrectdepthandfalls
Haspipesbeenlaidtostraightlines
Doesbarrelofpipesrestonsolidground
Aretheirdrainspassingunderneathbuildingencasedinconcrete
Areverticalbendsencasedinconcretefrombottomtotop
Havedrainsbeentestedandapproved
Havecleaningeyesandinspectioneyesbeeninstalled
Aregulliesatleast70mmabovepavinglevel
Haveapprovedventsbeeninstalledcorrectly
Whattypeifseptictankhasbeeninstalled(whereapplicable)
Wastheporositytestofthesoiladequateforthefrenchdrain(whereapplicable)

Plumber

Hasguttersbeenfittedtocorrectfalls
Aredownpipessecuredcorrectlytowalls
Isbuildingadequatelyprotectedagainstlightning
Ispipingadequatelyfixedtowallswithappropriateholderbolts
Havepans&cisternsbeencheckedandallinorder
Areseatsfirmlyfixedtopans
Havetapsbeeninstalledcorrectly
Haveplugsandchainsbeenfittedtowashhandbasin
Checkwastepipesforleaks
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Havegeysersbeenfittedwithdriptrays
Checktaps&flushmasters
Checkcisternsforoperation

Glazing and painting

Doesglassthicknesscomplywithsafetyregulations
Aredoorsfittedwithappropriatesafetytapeetc.
Checkpreparationworktowallsbeforefinalcoatsareapplied
Isfinalcoatacceptable
Haspaintingbeencutinneatlyarounddoors,framesetc.
Arefloorscleanandfreeofpaintspots
Ceiling
Havenailsheadsbeenprimedwithundercoat
Areceilingboardscorrectlynailedtobrandering(Nails150mmapart)
Arecornicesfirmlyfixedinposition
Hasallsteelworkbeencleanedandprimed
Arefinalcoatsacceptable

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