It is standard practice, in many contracts, that a ‘‘withholding sum‘‘ is retained for a period of time. If there are any defects noticed in this period you can contact the builder and get them to fix it. If you have engaged a Registered Master Builder you are eligible for a Master Build Seven-Year Guarantee which gives you peace of mind for potential remedial work that may be required following the completion of your project.
If you see something that doesn’t look right on your building project, raise it with your builder immediately. Builders are extremely proud of the work that they do.
If a mistake is made, it is usually inadvertent. Once again the key to a successful building project is a good relationship with your builder and this requires open and honest communication.