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Building with Confidence: The Importance of Strata Inspections



Strata inspections are a crucial component of the Strata Building Bond and Inspections Scheme (SBBIS), which was introduced in New South Wales in 2018 to protect owners and builders of strata properties. Under the SBBIS, builders are required to lodge a building bond with the NSW Fair Trading and appoint a building inspector to carry out two inspections during the construction process. These inspections are intended to ensure that the building work is carried out in accordance with the plans and specifications and that any defects or incomplete work are identified and rectified before the building is occupied.


Strata inspections are an essential part of the SBBIS because they help to ensure that the building work meets the required standards and that any defects or incomplete work are identified and rectified in a timely manner. The first inspection must take place before the pouring of the concrete slab, and the second inspection must take place before the occupation certificate is issued. The purpose of these inspections is to ensure that the building work is being carried out in accordance with the plans and specifications and that any defects or incomplete work are identified and rectified before the building is occupied.


It is important to note that strata inspections are not just a requirement of the SBBIS, but are also a critical part of the building process itself.

By conducting regular inspections throughout the construction process, builders can identify any potential issues early on and take corrective action before they become bigger problems. This not only ensures that the building work is completed to a high standard but also helps to prevent delays and additional costs down the line.


For owners, strata inspections provide peace of mind that their property is being built to a high standard and that any defects or incomplete work will be identified and rectified before the building is occupied. This can help to prevent disputes between owners and builders, and can also help to protect the value of the property in the long term.


Strata inspections are an essential component of the Strata Building Bond and Inspections Scheme, as well as the building process itself. By ensuring that the building work meets the required standards and that any defects or incomplete work are identified and rectified in a timely manner, strata inspections help to protect the interests of both owners and builders. It is therefore important for builders to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced building inspector to carry out the required inspections, and for owners to ensure that their property is being built to the required standards.


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Our team at Palantir Consulting has over 3000 successful projects of experience in design and engineering, and each of our engineers brings unique industry experience. We are a solid team of experienced and qualified engineers who are very well-versed in the SBBIS requirements and can provide excellent, reliable, and thorough strata inspections.

To find out how we can help you with your project, send us an email at enquiry@palantirconsulting.com.au or call us at 02 9037 6422.

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