Pro-Spect Building Inspections Tauranga

Pro-Spect Building Reports are a totally independent and fully insured Pre-Purchase House Inspection Company in Tauranga,  Bay of Plenty.

We offer professional Pre-Purchase, Pre-Sale, New-Build Handover Building Inspections, Healthy Home Assessments and Meth Testing in Tauranga, Hamilton,  Rotorua and surrounding areas in the Bay Of Plenty. 

Our Services

Pro-Spect Building Inspections offer a full range of services in the Bay of plenty, Rotorua, Taupo and Hamilton areas.

Our services extend beyond Tauranga, covering these areas to meet your property inspection needs. Whether you’re in Tauranga, bustling Mount Maunganui, coastal Papamoa, serene Te Puke, picturesque Rotorua, vibrant Whakatane, or lively Hamilton, we are your trusted partner for Building Inspections, Healthy Home Assessments and Meth Testingwe also provide other professional services such as leak detection, moisture testing, dilapidation surveys, condition reports and more.

We service all of the below listed areas. 

Tauranga's Trusted Building Inspection Company

 

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At Pro-Spect, our mission is clear: to deliver accurate, comprehensive, and impartial Building Reports. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional customer service and unwavering post-service support.

Meet Phil – Your Surveyor

Phil, brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the construction industry to the table. With a successful track record in running a building company, Phil is your go-to expert for dependable service from initial contact to service completion.

  • Accredited Building Surveyor
  • Proud member of the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand (BOINZ)
  • Currently pursuing a transitional membership with the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) 
  • Trade-qualified and Licensed Building Practitioner
  • Practical experience in roofing and project management

Experience that Matters

Phil’s building experience spans a wide range of projects, from overseeing large-scale residential new builds to high-end renovations. He knows the importance of meticulous attention to detail and uncompromising quality.

Weathertightness

Phil’s direct experience dealing with weathertightness issues in leaky homes, gained through his work as a builder handling re-cladding and renovation projects, combined with his extensive further training as a Building Surveyor, has honed his expertise in investigating and remedying these issues. He possesses an in-depth understanding of how moisture infiltrates buildings and the essential steps required to rebuild confidence and enhance property value.

Industry Recognition

Phil has trained under industry officials who sat on the Expert Committee to develop the Property Inspection Standards NZS 4306:2005 for the New Zealand Building Inspection Industry. He uses the same reporting system, format, and processes to provide you with peace of mind and exceptional service all around.

Our Commitment

At Pro-Spect, we’re dedicated to delivering practical solutions tailored to meet your specific needs. We uphold transparency, reliability, and your satisfaction above all else.

Instant Quote for Building Inspections in Tauranga

We provide Building Inspections and Building Reports in Tauranga and surrounding areas.
We also offer Healthy Home Assessments, Meth Testing and more.

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Building Inspections

Our Pre-Purchase and Pre-Sale Building Inspections are carried out by a fully insured BOINZ Accredited Building Surveyor and Licenced Building Practitioner.  Non-invasive moisture testing is included with all inspections.

Upon completion you will receive a detailed Building Report and Certificate of Inspection in accordance with NZS4306:2005.

You should want to know as much as possible about the property of interest before you seal the deal. Getting a Pre-Purchase House Inspection by a BOINZ Accredited Building Inspector will give you the knowledge and confidence to make an informed decision based on facts and not opinions.

What we check during a building inspection

  • Site
  • Subfloor Space
  • Exterior/Interior
  • Roof Cladding
  • Roof Space
  • Pest Infestation

Healthy Home assessment

We are currently the only company in the Bay of Plenty to be recommended by the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand for Healthy Home Standard Assessments and Meth Testing

We also offer programs to Landlords and Property Managers to help ensure that compliance is maintained all year round!

The Standards - What we Check

  • Ventilation
  • Heating
  • Insulation
  • Moisture Ingress/Drainage
  • Draught Stopping
  • Smoke Detectors (Non HHS)
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Meth Testing

Our NZQA certified methamphetamine sampler will ensure the correct methodology is applied, to achieve accurate results for determining the presence or absence of meth contamination.  All samples are analyzed at Analytica Laboratories and comply with NZS8510:2017.

  • As a landlord, getting a baseline meth test at every new tenancy provides supporting documentation that can be used at Tenancy Tribunal to prove who is responsible for any contamination if it is ever discovered.
  • As a home buyer, getting a meth test done as part of your due diligence when buying a home, will provide you with peace of mind that the value of your property and your family’s health are well protected.

Our Testing Options

  • Field Composite Analysis
  • Lab Composite Analysis
  • Individual Sample Analysis

Why Choose Us?

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BOINZ Accredited

Accredited Building Surveyors have undertaken a commitment to appropriate qualifications, skill and knowledge. They are dedicated to quality building surveying practices, ensuring consumers are provided the best quality of service and an understanding of the issues presented in relation to the building concerned.

NZS 4306:2005 Compliant

As an Accredited member of Building Officials Institute of New Zealand. We guarentee 100% compliance with the Residential Property Inspection standard NZS 4306:2005, which means our reports are accepted by all lending institutions and insurance companies.
Don't get caught with a non-compliant report!

Competitive Prices

There are many companies offering cheap inspection services which result in a cheap product.
We only offer high quality services at a competitive price. We value our service and invest in our company by undertaking continual professional development courses to ensure we offer the best value for money.

Fully Insured

We hold full professional indemnity, general and statutory liability insurances with Lloyds of London.

Fast Turnaround

We know that time is of the essence so we will get your report sent out when you require it.

Locally Owned And Operated

With a great reputation to uphold, we prioritize customer relations and responsiveness. Doing business with us means you are supporting locals who love supporting other locals!

Our Google Reviews

Kirsty WallisKirsty Wallis
03:44 25 Apr 24
Phil from Pro-Spect is a very knowledgeable man who has given us a great service. We have used him a number of times now. He takes the time to go above and beyond to explain things, which is really appreciated! I have no hesitations whatsoever recommending Pro-Spect to everyone! Thanks again Phil!
Sharn SteadmanSharn Steadman
06:44 02 Sep 23
10/10 service from Pro-Spect. Personable, highly attentive to detail and prompt. Phil is the sort of professional you want on your team to assist you with your house/building inspection. His significant experience in the industry is evident, and he delivered a report + followup that exceeded other companies we have used.
Grant LaubscherGrant Laubscher
19:08 24 Aug 23
From our 1st phone call, just before 5pm, through to our last phone call to discuss the report, Phil was brilliant to work with. He was super friendly, efficient and thorough. We had tight deadlines to meet and Phil met them without compromising on quality. Great to see customer service like this in a time that I believe many other companies and individuals have lost the ability to provide a great service and make the customer feel valued! Will use Phil and Pro-Spect again.
Kayla GeraetsKayla Geraets
06:21 20 Jul 23
I recently had the pleasure of working with the Phil from Pro-Spect Building Reports, it was an outstanding experience from start to finish.Phil's expertise and professionalism were evident from the prompt reply to my online enquiry to receiving the report in record time.Throughout the inspection process, I was impressed by his efficiency and attention to detail. His proactive approach was evident as he anticipated potential issues and explained how to address them.What stood out was his ability to communicate complex issues in a way that was easy to understand. As a first-time homebuyer, I had many questions, he provided clear explanations and practical solutions.The inspector's expertise, professionalism, and personable demeanor made a significant difference in understanding the condition of the house we were buying.
Dinnel ChapmanDinnel Chapman
09:37 31 May 22
Great Service. They had great communication and were very prompt completing both the healthier homes inspection and producing the written report. In addition they were happy to discuss the report and clarify anything needed.DinnelTauranga
Ashlyn PedersenAshlyn Pedersen
07:05 29 Nov 21
Would recommend Pro-Spect to anyone and will happily use them again in the future.Phil provides a very professional service and his building reports are incredibly thorough and detailed.
Emily GillEmily Gill
04:03 19 Sep 21
Huge thanks to Phil Smith, who really made an effort to travel towards our rural location, suggesting cost-effective approaches, and being very engaged and helpful. 100% recommend Phil.
Ben HurrenBen Hurren
00:45 14 Sep 21
We were really happy with your service. We will be recommending you to any friends or family who may need your help in the future.
Marguerite SouthwellMarguerite Southwell
01:17 06 Nov 20
It was a pleasure to have Pro -Spec conduct an inspection of the property. The inspection was efficient and comprehensive with the added confidence that you were dealing with surveyors who had been in the building trade for many years. The report was easily understood and backed up by further advice and explanations. I have no hesitation in recommending them to both buyers and sellers.
Kirsty WallisKirsty Wallis
03:44 25 Apr 24
Phil from Pro-Spect is a very knowledgeable man who has given us a great service. We have used him a number of times now. He takes the time to go above and beyond to explain things, which is really appreciated! I have no hesitations whatsoever recommending Pro-Spect to everyone! Thanks again Phil!
Sharn SteadmanSharn Steadman
06:44 02 Sep 23
10/10 service from Pro-Spect. Personable, highly attentive to detail and prompt. Phil is the sort of professional you want on your team to assist you with your house/building inspection. His significant experience in the industry is evident, and he delivered a report + followup that exceeded other companies we have used.
Grant LaubscherGrant Laubscher
19:08 24 Aug 23
From our 1st phone call, just before 5pm, through to our last phone call to discuss the report, Phil was brilliant to work with. He was super friendly, efficient and thorough. We had tight deadlines to meet and Phil met them without compromising on quality. Great to see customer service like this in a time that I believe many other companies and individuals have lost the ability to provide a great service and make the customer feel valued! Will use Phil and Pro-Spect again.
Kayla GeraetsKayla Geraets
06:21 20 Jul 23
I recently had the pleasure of working with the Phil from Pro-Spect Building Reports, it was an outstanding experience from start to finish.Phil's expertise and professionalism were evident from the prompt reply to my online enquiry to receiving the report in record time.Throughout the inspection process, I was impressed by his efficiency and attention to detail. His proactive approach was evident as he anticipated potential issues and explained how to address them.What stood out was his ability to communicate complex issues in a way that was easy to understand. As a first-time homebuyer, I had many questions, he provided clear explanations and practical solutions.The inspector's expertise, professionalism, and personable demeanor made a significant difference in understanding the condition of the house we were buying.
Dinnel ChapmanDinnel Chapman
09:37 31 May 22
Great Service. They had great communication and were very prompt completing both the healthier homes inspection and producing the written report. In addition they were happy to discuss the report and clarify anything needed.DinnelTauranga
Ashlyn PedersenAshlyn Pedersen
07:05 29 Nov 21
Would recommend Pro-Spect to anyone and will happily use them again in the future.Phil provides a very professional service and his building reports are incredibly thorough and detailed.
Emily GillEmily Gill
04:03 19 Sep 21
Huge thanks to Phil Smith, who really made an effort to travel towards our rural location, suggesting cost-effective approaches, and being very engaged and helpful. 100% recommend Phil.
Ben HurrenBen Hurren
00:45 14 Sep 21
We were really happy with your service. We will be recommending you to any friends or family who may need your help in the future.
Marguerite SouthwellMarguerite Southwell
01:17 06 Nov 20
It was a pleasure to have Pro -Spec conduct an inspection of the property. The inspection was efficient and comprehensive with the added confidence that you were dealing with surveyors who had been in the building trade for many years. The report was easily understood and backed up by further advice and explanations. I have no hesitation in recommending them to both buyers and sellers.
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It is a non invasive visual inspection of a property that is undertaken prior to a property offer going unconditional.
Head over to our Builders Inspection page for more information

The report is put together after the inspection and helps customers make an informed decision. It contains detailed information including photos and an overall summary.

In an unregulated industry…anyone can! 

This is why you need to be aware of self-proclaimed experts and why you should choose a BOINZ Accredited Building Surveyor. They are a qualified and experienced professional, who is regularly audited and peer-reviewed by an industry body that guarantees 100% NZS 4306:2005 Compliance. 

No.  Verbal reports from building inspectors lack professional insurance, violate standards, lead to disputes, are unreliable, and risk unqualified individuals performing inspections, making them a risky and potentially unreliable choice for property evaluations.

An Accredited Building Surveyor is assessed through training, assessment and peer review, prior to accreditation and is required to undertake continual professional development courses to maintain their annual accreditation.

The Accredited Building Surveyor Programme benefits not only the potential building purchaser, but provides confidence to the real estate, insurance and banking sectors in relation to the status of a building.

You are more than welcome to be present for the inspection, we do ask that you save all questions and comments until the end of the inspection.

Choosing the wrong house inspector that offers a cheap service, could end up costing you hundreds, if not thousands in expensive repairs and maintenance.

Each job varies and is quoted accordingly.  Fill out our Instant Quote form for a price estimate.

Head over to our Building Inspections page for more information.

Yes. All of our inspections include moisture tests using non invasive moisture meters to help detect moisture levels up to 40 mm deep from the surface being tested. These tests are taken at susceptible key locations throughout the house. Used correctly these tools can help us detect where moisture is located and can recommend a suitable solution. 

Generally within 24 hours of the inspection.

Urgent reports are sent out the same evening.  If you require a same day report, your will need to let us know at the booking stage.

 

No building surveyor should provide cost estimates unless they are also a qualified quantity surveyor.  You should obtain your own competitive estimates from qualified tradespeople or companies.

As a building surveyor, we do not know your financial position or time capacity for undertaking necessary repairs or maintenance, therefore we can not provide this advice.  What we can do is inform you of any significant defects, maintenance issues and weathertight risks, so you are able to make your own informed decision to suit your particular situation.

FAQ

Why use an Accredited Building Surveyor?

An Accredited Building Surveyor is assessed through training, assessment and peer review, prior to accreditation and is required to undertake continual professional development courses to maintain their annual accreditation. View our article on what you need to know about the cost of a pre purchase building inspection report.

The Accredited Building Surveyor Programme benefits not only the potential building purchaser, but provides confidence to the real estate, insurance and banking sectors in relation to the status of a building.