Pro-Spect Builders Reports Whakatane

Building Inspections Whakatane

Welcome to Pro-Spect’s premier Building Inspection services in Whakatane. As your dedicated inspection partner, we bring comprehensive insights into the condition of properties in the Whakatane region. Our commitment goes beyond routine assessments, delving into both existing and potential maintenance costs to provide you with a holistic understanding.

“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.  We offer building Inspections in Whakatane and surrounding areas”

Pre-Purchase building inspection In Whakatane

Pro-Spect’s Building Inspection Services in Whakatane, where we redefine due diligence for property investments. Beyond the surface, our inspections provide a comprehensive view, shedding light on both existing conditions and potential maintenance requirements.

In the unique landscape of Whakatane’s real estate, our findings are a valuable resource. They empower you to navigate the intricate property market by understanding not only the immediate state of a property but also the potential costs associated with overdue and anticipated maintenance.

Amidst the legal and valuation aspects handled by solicitors and valuers, Pro-Spect Whakatane specializes in building inspections. We emphasise the importance of assessing unforeseen repairs and maintenance, recognising their profound impact on your financial and emotional well-being.

Our commitment to transparency extends to our reporting. Documented with clarity, featuring clear images and straightforward language, our reports are designed for easy comprehension. In a market where clarity is key, we ensure that our clients in Whakatane have the knowledge needed to make informed decisions.

Navigating property transactions in Whakatane demands a holistic approach, and Pro-Spect is your trusted partner in this journey. From obtaining quotes for potential repairs to simplifying complex building reports, we are dedicated to ensuring your property investment is well-informed and secure.

Pre-Sale Building Inspection Whakatane

The point of a Pre-Sale inspection is to inform you of any overdue maintenance and defects that could frighten away any 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 Inspections in Whakatane are conducted exactly the same as a Pre-Purchase Building Inspection.


Accredited Building Inspector In Whakatane

Pro-Spect Building Reports in Whakatane 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

Choosing us will ensure you have peace of mind.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions asked regarding building inspection reports in Whakatane

How much does a building inspection report cost in Whakatane?

The cost of a building inspection report in Whakatane can vary based on the size and complexity of the property. For a personalised quote, use our Instant Quote form for a personalised estimate.

How long does it take to receive a building inspection report in Whakatane?

Typically, you can expect to receive your building inspection report in Whakatane within a few days after the inspection. The exact timeframe may vary based on the property’s size and complexity.

What does a building inspection in Whakatane cover?

Our building inspections in Whakatane are comprehensive, covering critical areas such as the site, subfloor space, exterior, interior, roof cladding, roof space, and potential pest infestations. The detailed report provides insights into the overall condition of the property.

Are your building inspectors in Whakatane accredited?

Yes, our building inspectors in Whakatane are accredited and audited by The Building Officials Institute Of New Zealand (BOINZ). This ensures compliance with the New Zealand Standard of Residential Property Inspection NZS 4306, providing you with peace of mind.

We also offer Healthy Home assessments & Meth Testing services in Whakatane

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

What We Check in a building inspection

We provide a detailed report that is easy to understand. Phil is an accredited Building surveyor Serving Whakatane.

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

What We Check In a Whakatane Building Inspection

Our detailed inspection covers the critical aspects of Whakatane 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 Whakatane.

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