Residential Construction Stage and Handover Inspections

Relax and enjoy moving into your new home with complete confidence and peace of mind by ensuring your build has been completed to a high standard.

Five critical stage inspections provided throughout your build to ensure quality workmanship, your build is to the plan and suitable materials are used.

Comprehensive Handover Inspections include thorough walk throughs and reporting of any unfinished works or defects.

With the recent price increases we highly recommend both Handover and Stage Inspections to ensure no shortcuts have been made and the construction of your new home is completed to a high standard.

Residential Construction Stage and Handover Inspections

About Us

Handover or Practical Completion Inspections are conducted on newly constructed properties before final payments are made to ensure the new home is finished to an acceptable standard. These inspections take place before the new build is handed over to the owner to identify any defects and assess the workmanship completed by the builder and relevant trades. This provides the owners with a document containing photographic evidence and a summary or areas requiring additional work prior to handover of the keys. Your builder can then conduct their own rectifications and contact appropriate trades to touch up or resolve any defects identified.

Building Inspections will identify if there are any incomplete works, safety hazards, major defects or relevant minor defects. We will assess the quality of finishes throughout the building including the ceilings, walls, tiling and joinery. We will ensure that all taps, toilets and showers are working and without leaks. All areas should be completed to an acceptable standard, including the fit out of windows, doors and cabinetry. We support you the owner in ensuring you are receiving a newly constructed building that you are completely satisfied with.

our services

Project Planning and Development

• Feasibility studies
• Site selection and evaluation
• Budgeting and cost estimation
• Risk assessment and management


• Contractor tendering, selection and bidding
• Construction scheduling and coordination
• Quality control and assurance
• Safety management

Project Monitoring and Control

• Progress tracking and reporting
• Change order management
• Cost control and budget analysis
• Stakeholder communication and coordination

Design and Engineering Coordination

• Architectural design
• Structural engineering
• MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) design
• Permitting and regulatory compliance

Procurement and Supply Chain Management

• Vendor and supplier evaluation
• Contract negotiation and management
• Material sourcing and logistics
• Inventory management


• Commissioning and handover
• Facilities management
• Warranty and maintenance support
• Post-project evaluation and lessons learned

Our Quick and Easy 4 Step Process

1. Schedule The Inspection

Contact us to schedule your inspection with our certified building inspector. We’ll arrange this at key stages of your construction process—foundation, framing, and final handover.

2. Prepare The Site

Ensure your construction site is safe and accessible before we arrive. Clear any debris or obstructions to help us conduct a thorough inspection.

3.Conduct The Inspection

We’ll check various components of your construction for compliance with building codes. We recommend you or a representative be present to address any immediate concerns.

4. Review The Inspection Report

We’ll provide a detailed report outlining any issues. Review it carefully and discuss necessary corrective actions with your builder before moving forward.

Meet Liam Hampton Perrett

The Owner Of Hamptons Building Consultancy

Building Consultant

I come from a family with a strong tradition in the building industry, spanning three generations. Growing up, I was immersed in the world of construction, spending weekends and school holidays on building sites with my Grandfathers. This early exposure instilled in me a deep passion for the craft and a keen eye for detail.

Licenced Builder in QLD, NSW and TAS

After completing my education, I formally entered the building industry, starting as an apprentice carpenter and working my way up through the ranks and to become a licensed builder in 3 states of Australia. Over the 20 years of experience with in the construction industry, I have honed my skills in various aspects of construction, from carpentry to construction and project management, gaining valuable experience and knowledge along the way.

The Licenses We Hold

QBCC Licences

  • Carpentry
  • Builder Low Rise
  • Builder Medium Rise
  • Open Builder Supervisor
  • Pre Purchase Building Inspector
  • Pool Safety Inspector
  • General Pest and Termite Technician

Our Clients Feedback

Find Out Why More Gold Coast Locals Choose Us

Based on 3 reviews
Andrew Rozo
Andrew Rozo
Liam's building report for the property we were purchasing exceeded our expectations. Not only was he highly knowledgeable, but his report was also very clear to understand - along with taking the time to talk me through any particular concerns. Despite needing a quick turnaround, Liam delivered promptly without compromising on thoroughness, picking up on various details that were not covered as thouroughly in the seller's report. His attention to detail and professionalism gave us confidence in our decision-making process, and we would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of a reliable building inspector.
C Firth
C Firth
Liam has been an excellent consultant to work with. He's not only professional and knowledgable but also very quick to reply and always makes the different elements of building easy to understand. Would highly recommend using Hamptons Building Consultancy!
Mellie Perrett
Mellie Perrett
Liam’s attention to detail and knowledge of the building industry is thorough. This combined with his courtesy and willingness to work along with other trades and timelines makes the services supplied by Hamptons outstanding. I would recommend Liam and Hamptons to anyone wanting a report or management of their project.

Why Choose Us? Find Out Below

Choosing Hamptons Building Consultancy for your residential construction stage and handover inspections guarantees a thorough and expert assessment of your property. Our team of certified inspectors ensures that every aspect of your construction project meets the highest quality and safety standards. With our commitment to transparency, professionalism, and customer satisfaction, you can have peace of mind knowing that your new home will be meticulously inspected and ready for a smooth handover.

1. Our Experience

20+ years of experience has lead our team to be one of the best in the business. As experts in our field, with a deep understanding of building construction and inspection principles. We use our expertise to deliver accurate and insightful reports that help our clients make informed decisions.

2. Our Professionalism

We uphold the highest standards of professionalism in all aspects of our work, from our interactions with clients to the quality of our building and pest inspections and reports.

3. Our Integrity

We conduct our business with honesty, transparency, and integrity, always putting the best interests of our clients first.

4. Our Quality

Something we promise to deliver with a guarantee that supports our claims. Quality is our service.

5. Our Transparency

If you have a question, we are prepared to answer. There is no part of this journey that is not yours to know.

6. Our Reliability

You can rely on us and our hardworking team to be punctual, knowledgable and supportive throughout the process.

7. Our Focus On You

We focus on our clients as they are at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to providing exceptional customer service and building long-lasting relationships based on trust and respect.

8. Our Excellence

We strive for excellence in everything we do, continuously seeking to improve our services and exceed our clients' expectations.

9. Our Connections

Our industry connections give us access to some of the most experienced industry experts in the country.

More About Our Company

Our Vision

Our vision at Hamptons Building Consultancy is to be the leading provider of residential construction and handover inspection services, known for our professionalism, expertise, and commitment to customer satisfaction while providing the best service around.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide our clients with accurate and comprehensive residential construction and handover inspections, delivered in a timely and efficient manner. We aim to help our clients make informed decisions about their properties, ensuring peace of mind and confidence in their investments.

We are the leading team for top tier residential construction stage and handover inspections on the Gold Coast. Contact our team to find out how we can help you.


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Frequently Asked Questions

A construction stage inspection is an evaluation conducted at various stages throughout the construction process. This ensures that the work is progressing according to the plans and adheres to building regulations and safety standards.

These inspections are vital for identifying any issues early in the construction process, which can prevent costly repairs or modifications later on. They ensure the quality of workmanship and adherence to the designated building codes.

Inspections should be conducted at critical stages of construction, such as after the foundation is laid, framing is completed, roofing is installed, and prior to the final finishing works. The exact timing can vary depending on the specific project and local regulations.

A handover inspection is the final evaluation of a property once construction is complete. It involves a thorough check to ensure that everything is finished to the agreed-upon standards before the property is handed over to the owner.

A handover inspection typically covers all aspects of the property, including structural integrity, quality of finishes, functioning of all systems (electrical, plumbing, HVAC), and the presence of any defects or incomplete work.

Inspections are usually carried out by qualified and certified professionals, such as building inspectors or independent third-party specialists, who have the expertise to identify defects and ensure compliance with building standards.

If defects are identified, they should be documented and communicated to the builder or contractor. Depending on the severity and type of defect, repairs or corrections should be made before the construction stages can proceed or before the final handover is completed.