Dave Stapleton

NZ House Surveys
Contact Details
Mobile phone: 
027-453 7110
Phone Number: 
06-877 5229
Services
Areas of operation: 
Hawkes Bay
Services Offered: 

 

Areas of Operation: Hastings, Havelock North, Napier, Taradale, Tikokino,Waipakurau, Waipawa, Central Hawkes Bay

 

Pre-purchase Inspection:

• Our company sends 2 inspectors to site – for the following reasons:

1. 4 eyes are better than 2

2. Increased accuracy in identifying leaks in timber sub floors

3. Our privacy and protection

4. Occupational safety and health

• Typical inspections take 2 – 3 man hours ensuring that no stone is left unturned.

• The subfloor inspection covers: ground condition, services (plumbing & electrical), ventilation to the subfloor, piles, bearers, joists, flooring, insulation, pile connections, etc.

• Internal inspection covers level of the floor, testing of electrical hot points for reverse polarity and faulty earths, full moisture check using non-invasive dielectric moisture machine (around external windows and doors – and showers / wet areas), testing of heaters, range hood, waste disposers, etc.;  checking of fixtures, doors, windows,  hardware, taps, vanities, toilets, hot water cylinders, borer, etc. (note we do not test dishwashers due to long wash cycles)

• Roof space includes, insulation, presence of vermin, checking the underside of roof for leaks, services (plumbing & electrical), testing any DVS / ventilation systems, ensure ventilation from bathrooms and range hoods are ducted externally, etc.  

• Roof includes, general condition of roof, fixings, gutters (including internal gutters), chimneys, flues, valleys, etc.

• Exterior inspection includes checking cladding/s, soffits, fascia and barge boards, windows, flashings, gulley traps, hose taps, decking, stairs / steps, downpipes,  etc.

• Lastly we check and report on the general condition of services, fencing, clothesline, any outbuildings and accessory sheds, etc

• Invasive moisture testing available on request.  

No short cuts are taken and we pride ourselves in being very thorough in our inspections.  

 

Our inspections are then converted into one of three reports:

Bronze report:                    approximately 10 - 15 % of our clients opt for this type of report

• Summary of property information

• Detailed list of defects

• Photographic evidence and reporting

• Inspection certificate covering the inspection to NZS 4306 standards.

 

Silver report:                      approximately 70 % of our clients choose this option

• More in depth comprehensive reporting

• More photographic reporting

• Includes council records and search of permit and building consent information

• Comparison of what council records show versus what we physically verify onsite (1 in 5 houses have illegal work undertaken and this can come back to bite you later on)

• Inspection certificate covering the inspection to NZS 4306 standards

 

Gold report:                         approximately 20% of our clients opt for this type

• More in depth comprehensive reporting

• More photographic reporting

• Includes council records and search of permit and building consent information

• Comparison of what council records show versus what we physically verify onsite (1 in 5 houses have illegal work undertaken and this can come back to bite you later on)

• Inspection certificate covering the inspection to NZS 4306 standards.

• Includes additional price estimates for reinstating faulty work, and rectifying damaged / worn items.

 

 

Optional Methamphetamine Testing:

• 10 rooms swabbed separately guided by NZS 8510:2017.

• Swab samples are combined at an IANZ accredited laboratory for a composite analysis.

• Results will take 2 - 3 working days to be returned from the laboratory.  

 

 

Background Information: 

I am a licensed building practitioner LBP108302, with comprehensive hands on experience in residential property construction methods, inspections, and maintenance assessments.  NZ House Surveys Hawkes Bay is committed to equip our clients with a detailed inspection report, supported by our friendly and professional advice and service. We pride ourselves on providing the peace of mind clients have come to expect from our company.