Building Handover Inspection Checklist

Use this Building Construction Handover Inspection form for thorough quality control of buildings and facilities. Check the condition and capture any issues in the outdoors areas, building exterior, balconies, decks and verandahs, parking, frame, roof structure, floors, interior rooms, bathroom facilities etc.

Building Handover Inspection Checklist



Brickwork

1. Control joints location and waterproofing


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2. Weep holes


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3. Control joints appropriately located and sealed


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4. Mortar strength and finish


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5. Chipped bricks


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6. Perimeter flashing first floor


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7. Weep holes above windows


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8. Walls straight, plumb and correctly bearing on slab


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9. Perpends (intersecting wall) and bed joints


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10. Window sills - correct clearances


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11. Half or full height piers


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12. Bagging to brickwork


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13. Termite barrier on correct course


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Specifically For Each Toilet

1. Toilet door open out or removable


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4. Cistern


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Balcony

1. Structural adequacy


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2. Materials


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3. Workmanship


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Specifically For Laundry

2. Cabinet


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3. Wall cupboard


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4. Benchtop


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5. Linen Press


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8. Tiles - Wall


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9. Tiles - Floor


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Patio

1. Structural adequacy


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2. Materials


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3. Workmanship


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Specifically For Garage/Carport/Storeroom

1. Garage doors


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2. Remotes - presence


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Porch

1. Structural adequacy


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2. Materials


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3. Workmanship


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Verandah

1. Structural adequacy


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2. Materials


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3. Workmanship including: o Framing


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4. Workmanship including: o Stirrups


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5. Workmanship including: o Heights


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Deck

1. Structural adequacy


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2. Materials


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3. Workmanship


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Carport

1. Structural adequacy


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2. Materials


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3. Workmanship


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Frame

1. Subfloor frame clearance


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2. Truss clearances over internal walls


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3. Masonry brick/block structural walls


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4. Battens fixed to rafters


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5. Fire rated elements - Party walls


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6. Binders in place and fixed at ends


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7. Floor member size and spacing


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8. Floor bracing and tie downs


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9. Wall frame secure and straight at top & bottom plates


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10. Corners and walls plumb


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11. Roof frame member size and spacing


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12. Construction of window and door openings - heights, directions, plumb and level


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13. Blocking and nogging for wall and ceiling linings


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14. Ceiling frame member size and spacing


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15. Ceiling heights


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16. Lintels tight and to list


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17. Aluminium door frame brackets


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18. Position of external wall frame in relation to slab


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19. Roof frame member size and spacing


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20. Roof frame bracing


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21. Roof frame tie downs


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22. Girder trusses supported


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23. Point load support


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24. Manhole position


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25. Bulkheads


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26. Check Dutch gables


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27. Concrete structural walls


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Roof Framing

1. Roof trusses to wall frames


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2. Framing


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3. Sarking


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4. Insulation damage


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Roof Covering

1. Covering


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2. Fixings


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5. Valleys


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6. Gutters - straight, level and correctly installed


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7. Flashings


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8. Fascia, barges- straight, level and correctly installed


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9. Downpipes straight and clips


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10. Gables, soffits - straight, level and correctly installed


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11. Roofing installed and complete to standards and manufacturer specifications


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12. Appropriate flashings to openings and penetrations checked for fitting and condition


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13. Roof Penetrations


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Floor

1. Piers / stumps


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2. Foundations


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3. Framing


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4. Flooring - nail, glue and seal


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5. Flooring - butt nogging


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6. Floor join sanding


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7. Sheeting


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8. Ventilation


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9. Ponding


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10. Concrete slab


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11. Damp proofing


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12. Floors below ground level and flooding


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13. Subfloor level relative to finished ground level


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14. Suspended floors


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15. Ventilation including subfloor ventilation


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Joinery

1. Landings


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2. Balustrading


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3. Step heights


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Site Conditions

2. Site gradient


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3. General soil type


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4. Soil erosion & sediment control


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5. Orientation


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6. Weather conditions


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7. Surface drainage


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8. Subsidence


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9. Seepage


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10. Termite nesting sites & conditions conducive to termites


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Each Internal Room

1. Doors fitted to acceptable standards and function - using appropriate blocks and fixings to maintain the frame straight and true door margins


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2. Windows fitted to acceptable standards and function - using appropriate blocks and fixings to maintain the frame straight & true window margin


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3. Window treatments and cover boards


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4. Handles


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6. Screens


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7. Ceilings, wall linings and cornice fitted to acceptable standards with comment on the quality of finish and any obvious defects


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8. Ceiling heights


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9. Skirting fitted to acceptable standards and function


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10. Architraves fitted to acceptable standards and function - architrave quirk margins


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11. Walls - Plaster straight edges and square setting, joints for tool marks and sanding ridges


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12. Light fittings


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14. Floor coverings


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15. Tiling and grouting for level straight and finish; junctions and joints for caulk sealing


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16. Cabinets aligned and correctly installed


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17. Cabinets finish - for scratches


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18. Carpentry internal fix woodwork


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19. Power points


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20. Internal paint finish - for coverage, blemishes, paint runs, overpainting and nail holes checked for proper filling


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21. Safety glass


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22. Smoke alarms


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Site Improvements/Conditions

1. Landscaping


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2. Finished ground level adjacent to building


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3. Finished slab height


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4. Driveways / access / slope


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5. Crossover


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7. Gates & Fencing generally


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8. Builders sign/site identification


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9. Stormwater pipes


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10. Sanitary drainage


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11. Termite control noted including type and location of barriers i.e. to drainage pipes


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12. Termite notices


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13. Retaining walls & location


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14. Visually check site clear of building rubbish and materials appropriately stored


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Specifically For Kitchen/Meals

1. Benchtops


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2. Bench cupboards


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3. Wall cupboards


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4. Drawers


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7. Stovetop - presence


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8. Disposal unit- presence


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9. Griller- presence


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10. Oven- presence


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11. Exhaust fan/range hood- presence


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12. Dishwasher- presence


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13. Taps - all cut-outs around taps for correct sizing


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14. Splashback


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Outbuildings

1. Shed structural adequacy, materials, workmanship


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2. Pergola structural adequacy, materials, workmanship


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Specifically For Each Bedroom

1. Wardrobes


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2. Drawers


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3. Shelves


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External

1. Piers / stumps


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2. Foundations


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4. Damp proofing


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5. Weatherproofing of single leaf masonry


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6. Tie-downs


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7. Doors - for correct clearances and function


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8. Door locks


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9. Windows & sills - for bows, sagging and twists


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10. Lintels


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11. Weep holes


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12. External paint finish


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13. Glazing for scratches and chips


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14. Safety switch


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15. Vermin Proofing


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16. Hot water heater, drainage and platform


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17. Air conditioning unit installation and drainage


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18. Gas bottles - gas pipes no contact


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19. Double storey return air duct sealed


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20. Letterbox


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Specifically For Each Bathroom

1. Window openings to shower areas appropriately sealed


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2. Waterproof membrane to showers and wet areas


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3. Bath installation and proper support


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7. Shower and hob installation


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8. Screens


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10. Towel rails


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12. Toilets


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13. Tiles - Wall


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14. Tiles - Floor


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