Regular Property Maintenance Checklist

Spring is here and we all know what that means: the time to spring clean and get on with regular property maintenance has finally arrived. Once the warmer days become more frequent, taking care of our homes and property investments should be at the top of our priority list. If you’re gearing up for a…

The Pros and Cons of Buying an Old House

Buying an old house sounds like the perfect dream for some – and it’s no wonder. Old houses have a certain allure and charm that new and modern-style houses just don’t have. The idea of a working fireplace and chimney, elaborate ceiling skirting, and vines running up the outer walls is enough to make some…

5 reasons why a pre-purchase house inspection is essential

The search for a new home is always exciting, but it can be difficult to stop ourselves once we’ve made up our minds about a house we want. Everything can look like rainbows and butterflies to begin with, but when the rush settles down, disappointment can quickly sink in. This is why it’s essential to…

How to Determine if A House is Properly Ventilated

If you enter a well-ventilated house, and then a poorly ventilated house shortly after that, would you be able to tell the difference between the two? While most of us don’t actively think about what a properly ventilated house looks or feels like, we can all agree that there’s a marked difference between them. And…

What’s in a Building Report?

When you’re in the process of purchasing property, getting an independent building inspector to thoroughly examine the house is part of your duediligence as a buyer. After all, a house is one of life’s biggest investments, so getting everything checked out will not only ensure peace of mind, but willalso make you an informed buyer…

House Inspection Checklist for Home Buyers

Picking your dream house can be a long and arduous process. When it comes to investing your hard-earned money in your dream home, you’ll need both preparation and due diligence to ensure you’re moving into a beautiful liveable space that your whole family will love. There are a number of factors to consider such as…

10 Most Common Home Inspection Problems

Before investing in a new home, a house inspection is essential so you know the ins and outs of your new potential property. Homes undergo general wear and tear over time, but they can also hide nasty surprises if left unchecked. As experts in the home inspection and building industries, we encounter a wide range…

What Does A Building Inspector Look For?

Being a homeowner is something many New Zealanders aspire to. Owning your own piece of the Wellington region – whether that’s in Wellington, the Kapiti Coast, Wairarapa, Upper Hutt or Lower Hutt – begins with due diligence. This includes guaranteeing that your prospective home or building is in good condition so you know exactly what…