Work for yourselfnot by yourself.

NZ House Surveys is expanding nationwide, offering franchises in selected areas to competent building industry professionals. Our clients are discerning and our reports are comprehensive and thorough - so potential applicants will need to demonstrate flexibility and the ability to work under pressure.

Although working for yourself you will not be by yourself as NZ House Surveys provides full training in all aspects of the building inspection business, together with ongoing training, back up support and an annual conference.

Additional income streams have also been included in these exciting packages which include testing for methamphetamine, and writing of Third Party reports, generating increased revenues and profit.

Our clients are our number one focus, and we want to look after them, so we’re serious about selling our franchises to just the right people. If you think you can make the jump and earn what you’re really worth then give our Franchisor, Jeff, a call on 027 222 4328 or email him at


  • Discounted purchasing rates from suppliers
  • The latest cloud-based systems and technology
  • Attractive and strong brand recognition
  • Established, proven concept with a strong history of satisfied clients and successful business practices
  • Ongoing training, infrastructure and marketing support
  • Proven operations systems - tried and tested
  • Group advertising, promotions and marketing benefits
  • Strong support network from a highly motivated and dedicated team of experts
  • Ongoing research and development
  • Trade mark protection
  • Access to established supplier chains
  • Efficient software systems
  • Industry leader - with continuous growth we intend to be not only the biggest, but the best at what we do!


1) What qualifications do I need to become an NZ House Surveys franchisee?

We are looking for building and construction industry professionals with a drive and desire to build their own profitable business. All franchisees will be required to become registered members of the NZ Institute of Building Inspectors within 2 years of taking on their franchise. To be considered for a franchise candidates must:

  • possess a minimum qualification equivalent to an NZ Trade Certificate in a construction related industry
  • be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the construction industry in New Zealand

If you are unsure of your qualifications and experience please call us, or contact NZIBI for more information.

2) How will NZ House Surveys support me in my business?

Starting a new business, or taking over an existing one, both pose a unique set of challenges which candidates will need to be prepared to face. At NZ House Surveys we know the process can be fraught with pressure and anxiety, so we provide all our franchisees with continuing support. Our new franchisees receive the benefit of our comprehensive start up package which includes; initial training, startup kit and our unrivaled start up marketing package, as well as receiving access to proven operating systems and mentoring. Existing franchisees receive support second to none, with business development support, ongoing training and industry upskilling offered to all tenured franchisees.

3) What is the initial franchise term?

The initial franchise term is 5 years, with existing franchisees having the right to renew at the end of the term.

4) What does it cost to take on an NZ House Surveys franchise?

Full-time franchises are available throughout New Zealand for $36,000+gst. We have part-time franchises available in some areas ranging in price. Of course there are other costs involved in setting up and maintaining a business, but we’re happy to discuss these.

5) How do I find clients?

Over 65% of our enquiries come from our website, the balance of our clients come via leads which you will generate yourself, with the support of NZHS branded material and a national marketing campaign managed by Head Office. Successful candidates will need to be prepared to work hard and, at times, move outside their comfort zone to build a successful business.

6) What professional registrations will I be expected to hold?

All Franchisees will be required to become registered members of NZIBI within 2 years of taking over their franchise.

7) How long has NZ House Surveys been operating?

NZ House Surveys has been operating in Palmerston North since 2008, and has built a solid client base through exceptional service and client word-of-mouth. Jeff Twigge (Founder) began doing builders reports for friends some years ago, and quickly realised that the inspection industry was unregulated. Unscrupulous estate agents had a vested interest to secure ‘soft’ inspections, so Jeff set about to provide independent reports with a strong emphasis on integrity. Having many years of experience and knowledge in the building industry, Jeff launched NZ House Surveys with the intention to supply thorough, honest and quality reporting services, giving clients a clear and concise overview of the property in question. In the years since the business began it has moved from strength to strength, and in 2016 began offering others the opportunity to join the team.

8) Do I need my own vehicle? Does it need to be sign written?

Yes, we require all our inspectors to have their own vehicle. Preferably an SUV type or similar, and less than 10 years new. You will also need to be prepared to have your vehicle completely sign written in our brand colors with our company logo. Our vehicles play an important part in our goal to becoming NZ’s number one recognised and trusted home inspection company, so being noticed is important to us! You can choose to have your vehicle vinyl wrapped, rather than sign written, which is completely removable meaning when it comes time to upgrade your vehicle you can do so easily.

  • Franchise Approved WOF
  • Standars New Zealand
  • NZiBi
  • Licensed Building Practitioner