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  • The importance of bracing elements

    All houses are designed to withstand external forces imposed on them, and the two that are most frequently looked at under the Building Code when assessing Structure – B1 of the Code -  are Earthquake and Wind loadings. Both forces...
  • Thermal Imaging

    Understanding Thermograhpy We have many investigative tools available at our disposal in evaluating the overall condition of the houses we inspect, and one of those that some of our inspector’s use, is a thermal camera. All objects above...
  • Borer and your home

    As a professional building inspection company, one aspect of our inspection process involves identifying any evidence or risk of pest infestation. While this can range from rodents to insects, one of the most common in New Zealand homes is borer....
  • Lead-Based Paint: Identification, Risks, and Remediation

    Until 1965, many paints on the market contained high levels of lead. In the mid-60s the health risks that lead posed became more fully understood and oil-based paint containing red lead was banned, however it wasn’t until 1979 when the use...
  • Child Safety

    This is one of the important factors we consider when inspecting a property. There is the letter of the law to consider, and then there is also reasonable and practical considerations to be given when assessing the potential impacts for young...
  • Preparing your home for an earthquake

      New Zealand is located on the Pacific ring of fire between the Indo-Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, with a large number of faults, normally New Zealand experiences around 20,000 earthquakes annually. High risk zones are scattered...

Recent News

  • A guide to choosing, installing, and maintaining smoke alarms

    In New Zealand there is a house fire approximately every three hours. These house fires move quickly and can consume a room in as little as 40 seconds, leaving little time for any occupants to escape.  Working smoke alarms can be your...
  • Dampness & Mould

    Dampness and mould are common throughout New Zealand homes, and a lot of the time this is as a result of everyday living. Mould thrives in damp conditions, and requires moisture to survive. While a small amount of mould is not likely to cause...
  • Buyer Beware: Weatherside Cladding

    Home buyer beware: Weatherside Cladding As an inspection company that was established over ten years ago we have seen more than our fair share of properties. When speaking to home buyers we’re often surprised that they either,...