Jeff is our lead building inspector and owner of the business, so when you call you know you’re speaking to the man who will be inspecting your next home. As a Licensed Building Practitioner Jeff has over 30 years of experience in the building industry, and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Building Inspectors (NZIBI). Jeff grew up in Palmerston North, and knows the region well.
If you’ve had a builders report from NZ House Surveys before you will know Jeff conducts all of his inspections with Tarn, the second house inspector. Tarn has a keen eye for detail both when inspecting on site and when putting together your report. Tarn is also responsible for scheduling inspections and managing customer queries.
NZ House Surveys Manawatu & Horowhenua has been operating in the region since 2007, and are well known in the area for offering thorough pre-purchase home inspections and methamphetamine testing to home buyers. If you’re looking for black & white advice on your next house purchase, then you’ve come to the right place.
We can also offer full weather-tightness reports including thermal imaging, as we have a qualified level one thermographer onsite.
NZ House Surveys Manawatu & Horowhenua can offer you pre-purchase house inspection reports, new home reports, Moisture & weather tightness reports, methamphetamine testing and third party reports. We service Palmerston North, Feilding, Sanson, Halcombe, Ashhurst, Pohangina, Linton, Himatangi, Foxton, Foxton Beach, Waitarere, Levin, Ohau, Tokomaru, Shannon, Opiki, Bunnythorpe, Rongotea, Woodville, Dannevirke, and Tangimoana.
Call our team on (06) 354 9194 to book your home inspection today.
“We used Jeff at NZ House Surveys to do a survey on our potential house, we were very happy with the report and would recommend them” D. Hayes
"Thanks for the report Jeff and team, we would recommend you guys to anyone – great service, easy to deal with, very detailed inspection" Kay Carlyon
“Very happy with their detailed report. We managed to have all issues repaired before sale went through. Have recommended NZ House surveys to others. Thanks for great work.”I. Sinclair-Black
“We used NZ House Surveys before purchasing our first home. The report was thorough, included pictures and even provided some advice for future care. Very happy with the service we received.” I. Henderson
“Great Report, very detailed and thorough. Covered more than we were expecting. we ended up pulling our offer on the house because there was so much work needing to be done. Will definitely be doing business again.”B. Morrow
"Super easy to organise, really quick to respond to questions and clarify anything from the report. We received two reports and both were thorough and well presented." Jamie C.
"Very thorough and willing to answer questions whilst inspecting the property."Jesse Marshall
"Jeff and the Team provided a prompt service and comprehensive report for our prospective property buy. The report detail lead us to steer clear on this occasion, potentially saving us years of grief and hardship. There is no doubt that we will be calling on Jeff and his Team again for our next property inspection as our hunt continues." H&F, Rangitikei.
"Really good building inspections, very thorough and detailed builders reports. Friendly and efficient service. Wouldn't have anyone else to do our house inspections in Palmy!" R. Bradshaw
"Jeff Twigge is, in my experience, the best property inspector in the region. We've used his Silver building reports in a number of occasions much to the regret of REA's and vendors. We always demand the naked truth to make the best informed decision when it comes to the structural and legal condition of a property we're interested in, not a superficial, cheap and cheerful builders report. Jeff and his team leave no stone unturned and no council record/permit/blueprint unchecked. Their building reports are clear, complete, and - above all - thorough." Virginia. W.
"The NZ House Survey's Silver Reports have saved us from buying a number of wrecks with cowboy or illegal renovations. In my opinion Jeff is without a doubt the best building inspector in the region. He knows his trade and the people around it (very important). He leaves no stone unturned, no council record unchecked, no invisible moisture ingress unnoticed, and no detail unrecorded. Mention his name to any REA in town and notice how they suddenly begin to disclose information they somehow failed to mention to you prior to the building inspection. He's also very generous with his time. The NZ House Surveys team are friendly, professional, and very easy to deal with." Virginia. W.
"Jeff and his team provide a lot of help to us. They are very professional and generous." Grace. G.
"Jeff was great. He did everything I needed, he isn’t the cheapest in Palmerston North, but he saved me far more money in the long term, for a little more money in the short term. I would definitely use him again." Kris Dant
"I had a wonderful experience working with Jeff from NZ House Surveys. He was thorough with explaining the house inspection process to me and was patient with answering all my questions. The service was professional, timely and the report was easy to understand. Highly recommend!"Megan from Palmerston North
"First class service from start to finish. As a first home owner I had lots of questions and Jeff and the team were incredibly helpful. I would 100% recommend this service. Thanks NZ House Surveys team" Katy. B.
"Jeff recently helped us buy our first home. He gave us plenty of advice over the phone before we even paid for his service. When we finally found our house we paid for a silver building report which was just right for us. The builders report was logical and thorough, without being over the top. It clearly showed which alterations were certified and those that did not require it. Very good for a first home buyer with little knowledge about compliance etc." Hamish. P.
"We recently purchased an older home. We knew there would be issues with the house but were not sure what they would be (being first time home buyers). Jeff's Gold level building report was brilliant for us! It outlined all the issues (big and small) and gave us information about how much it will cost to fix the issues. After completing the builders report, Jeff met us at the property and talked us through everything. I would recommend Jeff and his team to any first time home buyer or someone buying an older home. They were fast, efficient, and very helpful!" T. Mclaughlin
"We recently got a building inspection and meth test undertaken by Jeff. The level of service we received was outstanding. The builders report was extremely thorough and allowed us (as lay people) to understand the ins and outs of the property we had made an offer on. One of the benefits of Jeff's service is that he compares what is on site to the Council's records which highlights whether there are any consenting/compliance issues. This was hugely beneficial and something we found wasn't offered with many other companies. The turn around time for the report was also very fast - 3 working days from when we requested the house inspection. We would not hesitate to recommend this company to our friends and we will definitely be using this service again." H.J. Thompson
"Hi Jeff and Diana, I would just like to thank you for your excellent service, I was very impressed with how thorough and professional your builders report was. This enabled me to bargain a reduced purchase price and gather a greater understanding of the property. I’m now very close from going unconditional, and you’ve certainly helped make this an easier process for me as a first home buyer. In particular your guidance with properties such as Havill and Tremaine was very much appreciated. I will most definitely be recommending your services to future home buyers. Thanks again and all the best". Ryan Hellier
"Being from out of the area I found myself in a bit of a lottery situation as to which company I was going to use for a house inspection relating to a home purchase. I didn't know anybody in the area for a recommendation so I had to take a punt on using NZ House Survey services after receiving a sample building report. I struck gold with this company - they were very professional to deal with, communicated exactly what was to be done as part of service offering including setting my expectations, delivered on time with all service commitments fulfilled, were very reasonably priced for the level of service given and were again very helpful to explain and work through report outcomes after this was received. NZ House Surveys were also able to work the local council nuances to the benefit of myself as the customer. I was extremely happy with the service I received from the team including Jeff Twigge and I'd vouch for their services without hesitation." C. Brickell
"Back in November 2013 NZ House Surveys undertook a pre-purchase house inspection on a town house that we were interested in buying. We were very impressed with the service we received from the company and found the building inspection to be very comprehensive. As a result we purchased the property safe in the knowledge that there were no major problems and that the property was sound. This is the second time we have used NZ House Surveys and we have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone purchasing a property." David & Carol C
"I engaged with NZ House Surveys for the sale of my property in 2013. I aimed to sell my home privately, with high confidence, at a fair price and within a reasonable time frame. I decided to obtain a builder's report for the marketing period of my home. This way I could rectify any issues prior to the sale and and I could advertise, promote and sell my home with high confidence. NZ House Surveys were recommended as a reputable house inspection company in Palmerston North. They are highly regarded in the local Real Estate industry by vendors and purchasers alike, for their professional, thorough and friendly building inspections. The report was extensive and easy to follow. I achieved my goal of a private sale at a fair price in a very quick time. I would like to thank NZ House Surveys, who have played a role in this achievement." Petra
"My thanks to you, Jeff and Mark for the work done during my recent property buying spree in Palmerston North. The pre-purchase building inspection report and third party consenting work done for the first property was comprehensive and professionally done - Thank you! Additionally, the work done by Jeff on three other properties, went a long way to ensuring that I could negotiate from a position of knowledge and hence strength on the second property that I did end up buying. Similarly, the building reports guided me on which of the others to walk away from. Money well spent and ultimately recovered through avoiding costly mistakes." Jason
“Thank you for your professional service regarding this property. Your thorough explanation of your report and advice was very helpful. We went ahead and purchased the property at a reduced rate because of the things you identified about the property. Our Son and daughter in law picked up the keys of the property on Thursday. A plumber sorted out the leaks causing the damp on Friday. They moved in on Saturday and will use your report as a maintenance list. Thank you for your advice and help!” M. & P.Harrison
"We made an urgent purchase just before Xmas in Bull's. Despite short notice NZ House Survey were very helpful and able to do our pre-inspection, they even managed to find an extremely well hidden hatch to our under floor, that others hadn't been able to find. Highly recommend them. Also their report is clear and concise with excellent information and advice." Lilly
"We had our townhouse inspected by Jeff and Rebecca of NZ House Surveys in early January 2014 and we are proud to say that we were provided with outstanding service. Jeff and Rebecca were extremely reliable, courteous and friendly too. We would not hesitate to use their expertise at a later date. A truly first-class service."Karen & Gary
"NZ House Surveys were easy to deal with. Their inspection was incredibly thorough and the report I received was suitably detailed. Jeff and the team were willing to talk through some of the test results with me and were very helpful. Would certainly use them again!" Laura
"Jeff Twigge did an excellent job helping me buy my first home. Very approachable, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Highly recommended."J. Singh
"What an awesome team and services, recommend to us by a friend and would 100% recommend to anyone."A. Hodgetts
"Jeff and the team provide outstanding service! They are friendly, efficient and thorough! The report we received was excellent - no stone was left unturned :) Thanks NZ House Surveys!" Tara Kiriona
"The team have a really quick turnaround and very responsive staff. I had my report with less than 24hrs!"I. Hurst
"Ive used this company several times and have been completely satisfied there surveys and customer service very extensive survey inspections at a fair price i will use them again when i need to without hesitation." Nik Lake
"Thank you to Jeff and the team for providing a very professional report for our new home. A very detailed and comprehensive report was provided, plus further phone assistance was provided."S. Nical
"Very prompt service and thorough report." J. Holdaway
"Great to deal with very happy with the service" Kevin Dawson
"Excellent and fast service." Tai Harmer
Enquire about a building report for your next property purchase today