Builders report Tauranga

Building Inspections Tauranga

We offer building inspections with detailed building reports, whether you are buying, selling or maintaining a property in Tauranga and surrounding areas.
You can be assured that all of our inspections are undertaken in accordance with NZS 4306:2005, the Residential Property Inspection Standard. Therefore, they are comprehensivefactual and impartial.

Get a Builders Report from an accredited Building Surveyor in Tauranga

Choosing us will ensure you have peace of mind.

Pro-Spect Building Reports is accredited and audited by The Building Officials Institute Of New Zealand (BOINZ) and this guarantees 100% compliance with the New Zealand Standard of Residential Property Inspection NZS 4306:2005

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You are not just buying the property in its current state, you are also taking ownership of all the overdue and future maintenance that comes with it. 

With our findings, you will be able to obtain quotes from relevant sub-trades to determine the true cost of the property you are interested in. This is a very critical part of the due diligence process and is often overlooked due to poor advice, misinformation or plainly just being pressured to hurry things along! We believe our services have an equal value to other services in the circle of due diligence.

You pay a solicitor and a valuer to check for things that could hinder your investment, so what effects could unplanned repairs and maintenance have on your finances, your relationships, and your mental well-being? 

All findings are documented with clear images and sentences that are easy to understand and cannot be misconstrued. Take a look at our article on pre purchase building inspection reports: What you need to know about the cost.

We know that trying to make sense of a detailed builders report can be overwhelming especially to those who have little to no knowledge of building terms. That is why we have simplified our wording as much as we can without compromising the quality of the report. 

Building Inspection For Sellers in Tauranga

The point of a Pre-Sale inspection is to inform you of any overdue maintenance and defects that could frighten away potential buyers. 

With the knowledge of your report, you will be able to fix any issues prior to listing your property and get top dollar, or sell it as it is! Whatever you decide to do, you can do it with confidence knowing there won’t be any nasty surprises waiting to derail your transaction!

This Pre-Sale Building Inspection is conducted exactly the same as a Pre-Purchase Building Inspection.


What We Check In a Tauranga Building Inspection

Our detailed inspection covers the critical aspects of Tauranga properties, including the site, subfloor space, exterior, interior, roof cladding, roof space, and potential pest infestations. The report, crafted by Phil, a fully accredited building surveyor, simplifies complex terms without compromising quality.

Thorough Inspection: Comprehensive assessment of critical areas.

Phil’s Expertise: A fully accredited building surveyor servicing Mount Maunganui.

Whether buying, selling, or maintaining a property in Mount Maunganui, Pro-Spect’s Building Inspection Reports are your pathway to informed decisions and a secure investment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions asked regarding building inspection reports in Tauranga

What types of building inspections do you offer in Tauranga?

We offer a range of building inspections, including pre-purchase inspections, pre-sale inspections, and new-build handover inspections. Each is tailored to meet specific needs and requirements.

Why should I invest in a pre-purchase building inspection in Tauranga?

A pre-purchase building inspection provides valuable insights into the condition of a property, helping you make informed decisions. It can uncover potential issues, allowing you to negotiate repairs or adjust your offer accordingly.

How quickly can I get a detailed building inspection report in Tauranga?

We understand the importance of timely information. Our goal is to provide detailed building inspection reports promptly. Typically, you can expect to receive your report within a short turnaround time after the inspection is completed.

Are your building inspectors in Tauranga accredited and qualified?

Yes, our building inspectors in Tauranga are accredited and hold the necessary qualifications. We adhere to the standards set by the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand (BOINZ), ensuring a thorough and reliable inspection process.

What We Check in our building inspection


We provide a detailed report that is easy to understand.  

Click on the Drop-Down Headings To View More Details Of The Areas We Inspect.  This Forms Part Of Our 100 Point Checklist.

Orientation of living spaces, site exposure, contour and vegetation, retaining walls, paths, steps, handrails and driveways

    • Condition
    • Drainage
    • Safety of use


Surface water control

  • Signs of ponding
  • Water flow towards the house
  • Accessibility
  • Foundation type and condition
  • Dampness on ground
  • Vapour barrier present
  • Obvious structural alterations
  • Sufficient insulation
  • Plumbing – material types, leakage and support
  • Electrical – wiring type and support
  • Rotting timbers
  • Debris
Construction type
  • Structural masonary
  • Timber framed
  • Steel framed
  • Structural concrete

Cladding condition and type
  • Surface finish
  • Weathertightness risk
  • Clearances
  • Penetrations
  • Cavity
  • Physical damage
  • Flashings

Windows and doors
  • Identify glass type
  • Operation
  • Hardware
  • Security
  • Flashings

Chimneys, stairs, balconies and decks
Ceilings and Walls
  • Nail pops
  • Damaged lining
  • Cracking
  • Spray textured coating (possibility of asbestos)
  • Damaged linings

Timber floors
  • Springiness
  • Squeaky boards
  • Rot
  • Noticeably out of level
  • Uneven surface
  • Dampness and moisture damage

Concrete floors
  • Significant cracking
  • Significantly out of level
  • Uneven surface
  • Dampness

Doors and frames
  • Binding, loose or badly fitting doors
  • Defective door hardware
  • Damaged doors, frames and finishings
  • Door stops

  • Operation of lights, switches and power points

Heating Systems
  • Type and location

Kitchen attribute and condition
  • Bench top
  • Cabinetry
  • Sink
  • Tiles
  • Air extraction

Bathroom attributes and condition
  • Floor
    • Adequate fall to waste
  • Toilet
    • type, condition and operation
  • Tiles
    • Cracks
    • Loose tiles
    • Grouting and sealing
  • Bath and shower and vanity
    • Damage
    • Leakage
    • Operation of taps and wastes
    • Water hammer
    • Wet wall linings
    • Correct wall junction detail
  • Ventilation
    • Mechanical or passive
    • Point of discharge


  • Appropriate pitch
  • Surface damage and deterioration
  • Penetrations including skylights, vents and flues
  • Flashings
  • Roof to wall junctions
  • Lapping
  • Fixings
  • Surface mounted objects
  • Sealants
  • Sagging
  • Inadequate repairs

General condition

  • Accessibility
  • Thermal insulation type
  • Sarking
  • Firewalls
  • Roof underlay and support
  • Roof frame construction and connections
  • Ceiling construction
  • Obvious structural alterations
  • Insect and pest infestation
  • Rotting timbers
  • Discharges into roof space
  • Plumbing – material types, leakage and support only
  • Electrical –  wiring type and support only
  • Borer
  • Birds
  • Rodents
  • Insects
Moisture check building inspection

Moisture Check

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Leaking Roof Junctions

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Cladding Defects

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Evidence of Leaks

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Joinery Issues

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Hidden Alterations

Upon completion, you will receive a detailed Builders report which includes photos and written sentences describing any defects and certificate of inspection in accordance with NZS 4306:2005.