Auckland Affordable Inspect a Home

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Myron Turner
Myron Turner
28/06/2022
Great service very thorough!!
Sam Ashton
Sam Ashton
28/06/2022
William and Jenny were great to deal with. Great communication. William was exceptionally thorough and took time to explain things to me on site. The written report (54 pages!) was excellent and will be the basis of my maintenance schedule for the coming years. Thanks William, we will be recommending you to all our friends and family 🙂
anmillie kereti
anmillie kereti
25/06/2022
Thank you Jenny and William. Great Team, Good communication, we went through the building report with them. The report came to us in time and clear. Highly recommend them
T. Williams
T. Williams
19/06/2022
William was great, very knowledgeable and is passionate about what he does. He was very reassuring to have along with me for the inspection and it gave me peace of mind moving ahead with my purchase. Thank you William and Jenny, great service.
Chris
Chris
19/06/2022
I can highly recommend William and Jenny at AA Inspect A Home. A highly professional, detail focussed and accessible service was provided over a number of homes before they inspected what would be our first purchase. William is very capable and provides a high level of insight into the technical elements of the inspection reporting so you know exactly what you’re buying. I’d recommend any house purchaser get an inspection done and I’d recommend any first home buyer to use AA Inspect A Home to do it.
Junior Silipa
Junior Silipa
19/06/2022
Jenny and William, we’re very informative and gave us a very detailed report to help us not only make the right decision but also a great tool to use for negotiations. I highly recommend them and report was also very easy to read and understand. 5STAR!!! Thanks again, From Junior and Renee…
Melanie Trotman
Melanie Trotman
16/06/2022
William and Jenny were a pleasure to deal with as a nervous first home buyer. Good communicationa dn explanations. Detailed reports in a timely manner. Thank you for your great and affordable service.
Markus Rueckert
Markus Rueckert
12/06/2022
Fantastic experience. They did the inspection the same day and I had the report the next morning. William is very knowledgeable and found things that I , as a carpenter myself , didn’t spot. Highly recommended.
Arlo Ramos
Arlo Ramos
29/05/2022
It was great to have William and Jenny for our building inspection need! Jenny is very quick to respond to enquiry, provide necessary information and immediately book the appointment even we came at a very short notice. It was really great to have William as the building inspector. He knows every stuff, highly knowledgeable, very detailed and willing to explain/ answer all questions. We highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to get building inspection services!

WE ARE AUCKLAND’S MOST COMPREHENSIVE BUILDING INSPECTOR

Proudly Supporting Greater Auckland with Trusted Home Inspections

Many people mistakenly think a qualified builder is, therefore, automatically a qualified building inspector. This is not the case. A builder is not normally qualified as a plumber, an electrician, a roofer, a heating and ventilation engineer, or a property inspector or building surveyor. A qualified property inspector or building surveyor is a qualified, professional building surveyor which is a specialised profession and not a builder or other trade. In some cases, a builder may have these extra qualifications, but not automatically, so you must be sure you know who is undertaking your inspection.

Our team have trained for 3 years to become qualified building inspectors and building surveyors, and are also builders and quantity surveyors. This allows us to provide the extensive all-around understanding and ability to provide the most comprehensive inspections required.

Not only do we provide trusted home inspections of both commercial and residential properties – we offer the most comprehensive list of checks so that you know exactly what state the house is in from the ground up – and can make an informed decision before you buy or sell it. Property protection requires you to know what you need to protect it from, and our services can point out any weaknesses to keep on your radar.

Our Report Services

Builders Reports

Comprehensive builders reports covering new builds, structural integrity, drug testing, house maintenance, warranties and more. Builders reports are a complete service that ticks all the boxes you want to keep your property’s information up to date and point out any repairs required.

LEAKY BUILDING REPORTS

Leaky homes are prevalent in Auckland, and we know how to spot one. We can catch any potential leaky home issues that can become a very expensive  to fix. If your home was built between the mid 1980s – mid 2000s, then you should definitely consider get a leaky building report completed for your peace of mind.

Weathertightness reports

For buildings of all kinds, not just those with the Leaky Home cladding types – we provide comprehensive Weathertightness reports to check your building is watertight and protected from the elements. 

Building Inspections

Suitable for any property before it changes hands, or for regular inspection to keep on top of essential maintenance and structural soundness. Our inspections are thorough and take note of all structural, visible and working parts in your property to identify weaknesses.

pre-purchase & pre-sale inspections

Before you buy or sell a property, know what you are getting yourself into. Organising a pre-purchase or pre-sale inspection is essential for both parties to understand the condition of a property. They help you avoid buying or selling a damaged home that can lead to unforeseen costs or even legal action. 

Our other services

House Maintenance Inspection

Your property’s critical systems need a critical eye now and again to keep your property running smoothly. We provide an inspection that thoroughly checks all systems and highlights any potential problems now or in the future – saving you time and money.

Certificate of Acceptance

We offer accredited services that include providing a certificate of acceptance when building work has taken place without building consent, or in situations where a code compliance certificate could not be provided.

New Construction Phase Inspections

Keep mistakes to an absolute minimum on your site. This inspection is the ideal way to keep track of your builder. We will visit the property multiple times to ensure it is running smoothly and on budget.

New Construction Inspection

Before you sign off on a newly constructed property, have the building inspected so that any defects or problems can be rectified by your builder before your first walkthrough. They have a duty to deliver you a finished property without defects, and we make sure that happens.

12 Month Implied Warranty / Inspection Defect Repair

With only 12 months after a build has been completed to declare any defects, we offer comprehensive services to make sure you don’t get landed with a hefty bill that would instead be covered by your builder.

Invasive + Non-Invasive Moisture Testing

Non – invasive moisture testing can protect your home from water damage, using thermal imaging and drone photography to get the job done. Invasive testing can be carried out to identify areas of concern.

PRE SALE & PRE PURCHASE INSPECTIONS

Before selling a home, it is essential to know its condition. A pre sale house inspection (otherwise known as a Maintenance or Condition Survey) is an inspection and report that is ordered by the home owner or vendor, and its purpose is to reveal any potential problems that exist within the property before it goes to market. It’s important to have this inspection carried out by experts who are thorough and don’t leave anything out – as any undisclosed disrepair or weathertightness issues can lead to future lawsuits being brought against the seller by the buyer. By learning about the repair requirements before selling, you give yourself the opportunity to either fix the problem and protect the value of your home, or obtain quotes for the repair, which can then be disclosed during the selling process.

A pre-purchase inspection is a separate report that can be ordered by the buyer to ascertain the condition of your property before buying it, but it is not the same thing as a pre-sale house inspection. You should never expect the buyer to be responsible for learning the condition of your home. Any substantial issues are your responsibility and, if left undisclosed or unresolved, can lead to legal action. Knowing and disclosing the full extent of your property’s condition safeguards your sale, and yourself, from any unnecessary action or upset.

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Asbestos identification and testing

We offer asbestos testing as an additional indication and testing as an additional service to any existing property. The samples are sent to a laboratory for testing.

THE IMPORTANCE OF METH TESTING

Don’t let past behaviour in a house get you stuck with a property that will be difficult to sell. Your insurance could be compromised if your home is found to have traces of methamphetamine residue, so it’s important to know the kind of house you’re buying - or selling if you have rented it out to other parties. Meth detection in a property can shut down your rental property, and leave health implications behind. We offer vigorous meth testing in Auckland to determine whether there has been any meth use or activity within your property.

Your insurance could be compromised

If your home is found to have traces of methamphetamine residue your insurance could be compromised, so it’s important to know the kind of house you’re buying - or selling if you have rented it out to other parties. Meth detection in a property can shut down your rental property, and leave health implications behind. We offer vigorous meth testing in Auckland to determine whether there has been any meth use or activity within your property.

WHY CHOOSE US

Buying a home is a major decision that will change your life.

When you turn to Auckland Affordable Inspect a Home, you’ll benefit from the advanced knowledge and skills that can only be obtained with 30+ years of hands-on experience.

Each inspection is performed by a team of two that includes a trained building inspector and an assistant. This method saves time and money, thereby making us your professional and affordable choice for residential and commercial inspections.

We are weather tightness specialists.

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communication is our top priority

About Our inspector

William is dedicated to open communication with every client. You deserve a clear assessment of the property you‘re considering and an understanding of any findings. When your inspection is complete. William will answer follow-up questions and or concerns that you may have, or may later come to mind.

Avoid a Leaky Home

Precipitation reaches measurable levels for more than 1/3 of the year in Auckland, making it especially important to ensure that your home is watertight. Also known as weather tightness, this optional add-on service is the best way to discover if there are any existing issues with water leaks. Find out more about this inspection service, along with thermal imaging, by visiting our Weathertightness Page.

INSPECTION TIMES TO SUIT YOU

We understand that your time may be stretched thin. That’s why we offer convenient inspection appointments even on weekends and evenings. You’re encouraged to join us for the walkthrough, which will be conducted by an experienced inspection professional who has the ability to identify construction issues, along with the necessary knowledge to help you remedy them.

check out our google reviews

Oceania GroupOceania Group
03:14 22 May 24
I was introduced to Auckland Affordable through a friend, as they came highly recommended. Jenny was super lovely and efficient in providing me with an outline of the different services and costs, and I was able to book my appointment in quickly. William was very thorough, and talked me through everything that he could see as we travelled through the property. The post inspection report was also very thorough. Highly recommend AAA+++
Jae Kyun KimJae Kyun Kim
06:31 25 Apr 24
William and Jenny have both exceeded my expectations in every way. I can confidently say all those great reviews of them are no exaggeration. As a first home buyer with little knowledge of the building industry, they were able to help me understand what exactly I was getting into. They gave great advice on how to maintain the house, the issues that are most concerning and how to fix them in the most cost-effective way. They gave me the confidence to go ahead and purchase my first home!
David Webb-RobinsonDavid Webb-Robinson
07:11 17 Apr 24
I absolutely recommend William and Jenny for Builder's Inspections. They were flexible with the date, and conducted a thorough inspection, providing a very comprehensive report two days after. William found a number of significant issues which led to us successfully negotiating a lower purchase price.William is generous to share his expertise with weatherproofing. If you attend the inspection he will give you lots of maintenance advice verbally about affordable DIY solutions to many of the issues. Bring a notebook! These two provide so much value - Thank you William and Jenny!
Nik SNik S
05:47 12 Apr 24
We found William and Jenny through other google reviews and as first home buyers we had no idea of what to look out for when purchasing a home or knew anything about the building industry. Since meeting William, we've used him for all our multiple home inspections and he is undoubtedly the best inspector in Auckland!He gave us fatherly advice, treated us with the utmost care, and we've learned so much throughout this process. William never rushed and spent many hours taking his time to ensure we knew everything about the property we were purchasing.They take a lot of care and passion in all they do and are SO knowledgeable in the industry! We were really happy with everything!We wouldn't recommend anyone else other than William!We finally have purchased our first home, thanks so much William and Jenny!
MissyMissy
08:58 26 Mar 24
We’ve done a few building inspections in the past and William and Jenny definitely shone above the rest with their customer care and “after-care” service. What really impressed me was the phone call I had with William after we had the report so he could explain everything in everyday language and actually explain what need to be done and roughly how much it would cost. Furthermore he emailed me recommendations of tradespeople who could do the jobs. I have had building inspection of other houses with other companies and I’ve felt lost and not sure what the scope of repair or cost is going to be and therefore made the decision for buying the house even harder! I definitely did not feel that this was the case for our house that we purchased.I highly recommend William and Jenny!
Anna ChoAnna Cho
22:50 24 Mar 24
This was our second time working with William and Jenny after getting a recommendation from a family member who works as a project manager in residential buildings. On both counts, we found William to be extremely professional and thorough. He is super experienced, knowledgeable and takes the time to explain highly technical details in a way that's easy to understand.What makes AA Inspect stand out is that William is also an experienced quantity surveyor and weathertightness specialist. We benefited hugely from his expertise and getting his estimated cost of repairs, which put us in a strong position for negotiating our purchase price. Communication was also a breeze, thanks to lovely Jenny and it was such a pleasure working with these two. Would absolutely recommend!
Kyu Yeon KimKyu Yeon Kim
06:29 01 Mar 24
I highly recommend William and Jenny for a house inspection. They conducted a thorough inspection of the property while providing valuable advice and clear explanations. I learned a lot throughout the process and felt confident in their expertise. I would highly recommend their services to anyone in need of a reliable and thorough inspection.
Yoon Ho ImYoon Ho Im
11:49 23 Feb 24
I've had an excellent experience with William and Jenny. William was very thorough with the inspection and would happily answer any questions and would patiently provide explanations. I would certainly use their services again given the chance and would highly recommend to anyone to use them for a trustworthy and thorough service.
James SandayJames Sanday
23:42 19 Feb 24
Just want to say a BIG thank you to William and Jenny for their incredibly thorough due diligence they did when inspecting our home prior to the auction.They came highly recommended and it was evident from the get go that they stood heads and shoulders above others in the same field.I especially appreciated that they were able to deliver given the tight timeframe in the lead up to the auction without compromising the quality of the report.The written report itself done after the inspection went into great depth and proved really helpful iand highlighted certain issues that weren't obvious at first glance at the open home viewings.They came recommended to me and I can happily recommend them to others.House bought with confidence thanks to them.
Claus BayerClaus Bayer
19:45 12 Jan 24
I recently had the pleasure of working with William and his team from Auckland Affordable Inspect a Home for a property inspection in Auckland. Throughout our engagement, William's professionalism and dedication were outstanding. He provided me with invaluable insights about the property I was interested in purchasing, highlighting key areas and potential issues that need attention. His knowledge about properties and building is impressive, making the inspection process both informative and reassuring.I highly recommend William's services to anyone in need of a thorough and expert property inspection. His expertise is a valuable asset for any potential home buyer. I definitely plan to engage his services again for any future property purchases.
Chris LiewChris Liew
01:05 22 Dec 23
AA Inspect a Home was recommended by a friend, and it might have been the best recommendation I've ever been given. It was a real pleasure dealing with both William and Jenny. Communication was quick and clear, and they were able to accommodate my inspection very quickly, which was much appreciated. We were encouraged to do the inspection with William, and he explained in incredible detail, the issues and how to fix them during a very long and thorough inspection. I felt that he genuinely cared about us and the house. He armed us with the knowledge and confidence to proceed, as well as a detailed cost estimate for future work, and we are now very happy home owners. Thank you so much, I wish I could leave 6 stars.
Sean PhungSean Phung
04:22 10 Dec 23
William and Jenny are amazing souls with keen eyes for details. They have made our journey to first home much easier. Both of them were professional, knowledgeable and took the time to explain their findings in a way that was easy to understand. I highly recommend their services to anyone in need of a comprehensive pre-purchase inspection. Thanks to William and Jenny, I now feel secure in my choice and appreciate their dedication to customer satisfaction. A definite five-star experience! 👍See photo of me and William moments before the "panther crouch" practice aka subfloor investigation!
Stella MStella M
21:49 03 Dec 23
William and Jenny were very efficient, professional and pleasant to deal with. Jenny was very informative and organised, and William’s experience was evident through his report and conversation. He went above and beyond to give us advice and to help us with the process of getting our first home. Highly recommend their services.
Will LuxtonWill Luxton
02:46 31 Aug 23
William and Jenny were fantastic. They were very thorough and professional in their approach, and extremely quick at scheduling us in, despite short notice. Their follow-up written and verbal reports were highly detailed and very informative. We spoke to William after the initial report to clarify a few details and he was extremely knowledgeable and helpful about everything we asked. He spent extra time to ensure we fully understood the information provided. We highly recommend them to anyone considering a building inspection.
Kristen ReesKristen Rees
09:19 22 May 23
William and Jenny blew us away. Communication was unbelievable from Jenny from the get go, they both booked us in for a comprehensive home inspection really last minute. I called on a Saturday at lunch time, and was having the home inspection with them the very next day in the afternoon; they did everything they could to help us out. William provided us with a very in-depth building inspection and we were blown away with his willingness to go above and beyond. He clearly has extensive knowledge about buildings and homes in NZ.Thanks again, William and Jenny!
Bora KIMBora KIM
00:40 29 Apr 23
I recently had the pleasure of working with William and Jenny for a building inspection and was very impressed with their expertise, and attention to detail. They provided a thorough and comprehensive report that highlighted all the key areas of concern and even made valuable recommendations for rectification work.William took the time to explain their findings and recommendations to me in a way that was easy to understand, and I felt confident that I had all the information I needed to make an informed decision about the property.Their customer service was exceptional, and they were always prompt in responding to any questions or concerns I had throughout the inspection process.Overall, I highly recommend them for anyone in need of a reliable and professional building inspection service.
Benedict StewartBenedict Stewart
03:39 22 Feb 23
AAA+++Very impressed with the incredibly thorough inspection. William is very knowledgeable and takes his time to explain in lay terms the issues he uncovers.His attention to detail is second to none and he is clearly committed to ensuring that his clients are well placed to make an informed decision on whether to purchase the target property.Jenny is lovely to deal with and communicates quickly and effectively.Highly recommended.
Crystal MCrystal M
07:28 25 Jan 23
I highly recommend Auckland Affordable Inspect a Home. William is very knowledgeable and has the clients best interests at heart. The inspection was very thorough, and a lot of attention to detail. The verbal and written report is a good combination to consider and well worth the investment! Not only does William provide top notch services he has quite the humour also lol. Jenny is also a great team member and has amazing customer service. Would recommend using their services if you’re ever investing into a home.
Min Lee TingMin Lee Ting
08:24 11 Dec 22
Jenny and William are amazing to work with. William has high attention to detail, knowledgeable and shares so much during verbal inspections. He gave us a peace of mind telling us exactly what issues need to be fixed and what can be left alone so we can be confident about what we buy. Love his passion and would definitely recommend 👍
Tracy JeongTracy Jeong
22:42 09 Nov 22
I will absolutely recommend William to everyone as he is a professional building inspector.I currently bought a new town house, and I didn't know that the house has so many flaws until I check it with William.He kindly explained me every problem of the house and suggested me solutions which I can deal with my vendor.I am truly touched that he is working for me on my side and helping me with all of his knowledge and effort. Genuinely, I could feel his 40 years experiences during the conversation between him and the construction manager of my house. I will come back to see William every time when I buy another house.Much appreciated with Jenny too as she kindly arranged the schedule for me and explained all the procedures. Best team ever.
Piano CornerPiano Corner
04:48 24 Oct 22
We had a fantastic experience with Jenny and William. They arrived even before the appointment to make sure they would have enough time to inspect everything thoroughly. Great communication with Jenny and William was very thorough during the inspection and explained everything very well to us so we could understand. He is very knowledgeable and even gave us some tips which tools we should use to fix certain things.We used them before with the same great experience and would always only use them again for any home inspection.We highly recommend this company!
Ellie SheddenEllie Shedden
23:35 20 Jul 22
William and Jenny did a building inspection for a very old property that we were looking at buying in Auckland. They organised it for us with only a few days notice and provided the report with really quick turnaround.William is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions (and there were a lot of questions!), and the report goes into the smallest detail. William has the knowledge and skill to explain everything to those of us who know nothing about construction. They even looked over the roof with a drone and provided pictures!I highly recommend Auckland Affordable Inspect a Home and we will definitely be using them again in future. I would rate 11/10 if I could!
DickoDicko
08:22 17 Jul 22
Hello,Disregard the review below from Ashleigh Morton, we are the buyers who had the building inspection provided. William provided an extremely thorough, professional and helpful inspection of the property. The review below is from an unhappy vendor as we decided in the end not to purchase the house due to it asking a lot more than the CV and the condition of the house.He also goes the extra mile with his clients in understanding what to look for when you're a first time buyer and what maintenance would be required to get a property up to scratch.I will be using William again as he provides one of the best building inspections out there and wouldn't think to go anywhere else after the level of service I have received from him.Cheers
Sam AshtonSam Ashton
00:17 28 Jun 22
William and Jenny were great to deal with. Great communication. William was exceptionally thorough and took time to explain things to me on site. The written report (54 pages!) was excellent and will be the basis of my maintenance schedule for the coming years. Thanks William, we will be recommending you to all our friends and family 🙂
SylviaSylvia
08:31 18 May 22
Wow! These two are amazing and easy to communicate with. We have used their services twice in the last month and have been very satisfied with the comprehensive inspection.Jenny is very pleasant and organised. William is meticulous with the detail and very upfront. We will be recommending them to our friends and family.A+++
Michelle LuMichelle Lu
03:22 27 Apr 22
Brilliant communication from Jenny and William.They are detailed and considerate when it comes to inspecting home. I'm glad I received all the information I need in order to make an informed choice on the conditional offer. The detailed report offers us the knowledge of knowing all the small and large defeats around and in the home.If you are buying an investment home or first home... they are the people! You won't regret it.
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