In addition to explanations about how the house and its systems function, you should also receive a set of documents that will help you use and understand your house at the handover inspection. These documents will be helpful if you undertake future alterations or renovations. This set of documents should include:
- as-built plans
- supplier lists
- equipment instructions
- construction records
- health and safety files
- guarantees and warranties
- energy work certificates
- contact list (contractors and subcontractors)
- final council sign-off in the form of Code Compliance Certificate.
An essential part of this documentation is the Building Owner’s Manual, which includes instructions for the house’s operation and maintenance, including landscape needs and provisions for demolition or deconstruction.
Certification documentation (if applicable)