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  • New Zealand Roof Types

    New Zealand Roof Types

    New Zealand has a largely varied climate and our roofs need to be able to withstand strong winds, heavy rain, snow, hail, coastal conditions, and intense sunlight. It is important that all of roofs are designed and installed correctly by a...
  • Heating your home with a Woodburner

    Heating your home with a Woodburner

    Wood burners can be an extremely efficient form of heating when the owners have access to free wood. Without access to free wood, modern wood burners cost between 14-20 cents / kWh to run. If used correctly, they can be comparable to a heat pump...
  • The importance of kick-out flashings

    The importance of kick-out flashings

    When performing our home inspections, one of the important flashing details we look for is a kickout flashing. Kickout flashings, also known as diverter flashings, are a unique type of flashing that divert rainwater away from the cladding and into...
  • Unauthorised Building Work

    Unauthorised Building Work

    Before the 1st of July 1992, building work required a Building Permit. The 1991 Building Act was implemented on the 1st of July 1992, and after the implementation of this Act, building work required a Building Consent. When building work from the...
  • Damp & Cold Homes

    Damp & Cold Homes

    In New Zealand, the condition of our housing is a major concern. It is estimated that about 49% of homes have issues with dampness and mould and a staggering 47% lack adequate insulation. Living in a damp or mouldy home can have significant...
  • Moisture Testing As Part Of The Inspection Process

    Moisture Testing As Part Of The Inspection Process

    Moisture testing is a vital component of a property inspection, and is used to identify moisture ingress, leaking showers, faulty plumbing, and roof leaks. Our inspectors are extensively trained to identify signs of moisture ingress, potential...

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  • Asbestos & How It Affects Us

    Asbestos is New Zealand’s leading killer in the workplace. Around 170 people die each year from asbestos-related diseases - the largest single cause of work related deaths.  When asbestos fibres are inhaled or ingested, which is most...