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Builders Reports – Auckland

Expert Building Inspectors – Auckland

Don’t settle for a lemon of a property, you need to know that the home you own or the home you are going to be purchasing is covered by thorough and legitimate builders reports and inspection services. 

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Home Inspection Services

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Don’t make one of the biggest decisions of your life without getting a professional inspection done. We include Non – invasive moisture testing, and as needed thermal imaging and drone photography. For Weather tightness further invasive testing can be carried out to identify areas of concern, invasive testing will be required.

Complete examination of all areas of the property.

Site: slope and contour of the section, the ground clearance, the groundwater, and stormwater drainage.

Building exterior: – We check the type of material used for the external cladding, baseboards, eaves, soffits, garages, decks, staircase, windows, and doors. We will look at how they were constructed and their condition. We will check the weather tightness of the building exterior.

Outside services: – electrical main supply, electric earth spike, gas mains supply, gas water heater, gas bottles, potable water supply (Mains or storage tank) Heat pump condensers, stormwater, and sewerage drainage.

Retaining Walls and fences, we will inspect them. We will be making note of any repairs that may be required.

Roof, skylights, flashing, chimneys, and roof penetrations. We check the type of material used, as well as if they were suitable for the application used. We will look at how it was constructed and its condition. We will check the weather tightness of the roof, making note of any repairs that may be required.

Spouting and downpipes: We check the type of material used, as well as their size in relation to the amount of water they have to carry. We check the fall of the spouting and if there are any obstructions, making note of any repairs that may be required.

Building’s interior: This will be included inspecting the condition of the internal cladding, ceilings, door frames, storage, stairs, and rails. We will check for fire and smoke protection, water ingress, and mold. Moisture testing will be carried out. Walls and ceiling (roof space) will be checked for insulation.

Sub-floor (Crawlspace): The last area to inspect is the crawlspace. Here we inspect the piles, pile bases, the condition of the subfloor materials. Vapour barriers, insulation (Type and R-value), and services. We check for the presence of mold, moisture, water, and borer beetle.

 

 

What Services We Check

Plumbing fixture and fitting – Inspection of the plumbing from the supply, be it mains or tank to the fixture including hot water cylinder, toilet, shower, wash hand basin, bath, kitchen sink, and laundry trough. Through to the drainage.

Electrical -Inspected from supply to Distribution Board. Grounding, bonding earth leakage, and circuit breakers. The socket is tested with a socket tester.

Gas – Main or gas bottles. Internal and external water heaters, gas hobs, fireplaces, and heaters. The connection and safety of the installation will be inspected and reported on.

Heating, cooling, and ventilation – Heat pumps, extractor fans, and range hoods are visible inspected.

Garage doors – The type and condition of the garage door are reported. The motor, safety sensors, and openers are inspected. We will be making note of any repairs that may be required.

And Much more…… We will look for poor construction and make note of any repairs that may be required. Importantly, we will note any fire and safety issues that need to be fixed.

Our Building Reports – Auckland

Pre-Listing/Seller’s Inspection

Be sure to give yourself every possible advantage when it’s time to sell your home. This includes booking a Pre-Listing/Seller’s Inspection, which will tell you all about your property’s pros and cons. By getting ahead of buyers and their building inspectors, you can rectify any potential deal breakers and make it possible to secure a higher sales price.

New Construction

New Construction Inspection

Is there anything more exciting than walking into your newly constructed home for the first time? Sadly, this excitement can quickly fade if you notice any construction defects or other related issues. Avoid this problem and the hassles that can accompany it by booking a New Construction Inspection. We’ll check everything out in advance, thereby making it much easier to get the home builder to correct any problems before your first full walkthrough.

New Construction

New Construction Phase Inspections

Do you want to ensure that new construction mistakes are kept to an absolute minimum? Scheduling our New Construction Phase Inspections is the ideal way to keep track of your builder. We will visit the property multiple times to ensure everything is moving smoothly and on budget.

Home Maintenance Inspection

The steps you take as a homeowner are every bit as important as finding the right house in the first place. Our Home Maintenance Inspection service provides a simple way to keep an eye on your home’s most critical systems. Our inspector will take a close look at these systems and components to find any current or potential upcoming issues. Taking immediate action could save you lots of money in the long run.

Weather Tightness

Is your future home sealed up properly to avoid water leaks? Everything from internal to external moisture issues will be assessed with this inspection service. We also inspect for structural stability, along with any general or preventative maintenance that may be needed.

12-Month Implied Warranty Inspection/Defect Repair

After buying a newly constructed home, you have 12 months to discover and report any applicable defects to your builder. This falls under New Zealand’s 12-month defect repair period and is implied regardless of whether you have a contract. Many issues can be reported such as variations from consented drawings and the failure to achieve acceptable industry quality levels. Our team will inspect your home before the first 12 months are up to help you file any applicable claims.

Moisture Testing

Don’t make one of the most expensive decisions of your life without getting a professional inspection done before purchase. We include non- invasive moisture testing in our services, and as needed we can use thermal imaging and drone photography. For weather tightness reports, further invasive testing can be carried out to identify areas of concern, invasive testing be required. 

10-Year Implied Warranty Inspection

One of the many great things about living in New Zealand is the protection afforded to consumers by The Building Act. Whether you have a physical contract or not, your builder has to assume the risk of providing a 10-year implied warranty. These warranties are implied by law, and they cover you for a variety of issues that could occur during the first 10 years. This inspection service makes it easy to find and document any applicable problems for your court hearing.

Meth Testing

Don’t let past behavior in a house get you stuck with a property that will be difficult to sell. We offer vigorous meth testing in Auckland to determine whether there has been any meth use or activity within your property.

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All inspections will be carried out in accordance with COVID-19 Alert levels as per guidelines from New Zealand Government