Are you looking at requesting a building report/building inspection in New Zealand? Are you unsure of what aspects of your property are checked?

Today we would like to create complete clarity for you prior to booking your builders report. Before diving into the nine fundamental elements of a builders report, we have outlined the four important reasons for investing in a comprehensive building inspection.

  • Inspections provide you with peace of mind by understanding the structural integrity of your house.
  • Inspections allow for complete transparency of the condition of your home before listing it on the market.
  • Inspections expose and identify structural issues that may need immediate or future attention.
  • Inspections can save you from financial heartache and stress.

New Zealand building reports include nine fundamental areas of assessment. These include:

  1. Property site
    This is where we inspect aspects of your property structure for example; retaining walls, handrails and driveway etc.
  1. Subfloor area
    This is where we inspect the floor area in regards to structural condition, drainage flow, insulation type, insect and pest infestations and more.
  1. Exterior condition
    Here we assess the construction type of the entire property.
  1. Roof area
    Here we identify the structural integrity of your roofing. We identify where water is collected, downpipes, roof material and more.
  1. Roof space
    Here we get inside your roof and assess the internal condition of your roof. This includes framing and connection conditions, leaks, infestations and more.
  1. Building interior
    This is an extensive inspection of the living spaces within your home. We check doors, windows, frames, switches, heating, kitchen area, bathroom area, ventilation and more.
  1. Internal services
    We ensure that your internal services within your house are inspected. Services can include; control systems, heating systems, security systems, gas services, water services, rainwater collection and more.
  1. Ancillary spaces and buildings
    Here we identify any significant defects during the inspection and ensure you understand these findings.
  1. Complimentary moisture testing
    We provide a complimentary moisture testing analysis to identify leaky areas of your home. We identify the presence of moisture by using thermal image surveying.

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The Final Take

Once again we just want to say thank you for reading through this post. We truly appreciate it and hope you got something out of it. If you are ready to book your building inspection, we would like to offer you 10% off your inspection (Just remember to tell us where you saw this offer!).

If you’re still unsure if you require a building inspection/report, or you would like to know more, then feel free to send us a message today or give us a call. We would be happy to help!

We are a builders report Tauranga based company providing our services throughout the Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Auckland and Coromandel.