New House Inspections
New Construction Inspections Auckland
Ensure your investment is secure with a new home building inspection.
It is essential to have a comprehensive inspection done to make sure the new home is up to standard before you decide to move into the new house. Even if the building is brand new, you should still engage a building inspector.
Let us provide a professional shortlist of issues for your builder’s maintenance. 9 out of 10 new places will achieve a code of compliance however this does not cover the quality of finishing or workmanship. We can inspect and provide a professional report with a list of required issues/repairs to make sure you receive a properly finished home.
In some cases, new houses are so poorly constructed that the only way to repair them is to pull them down and re-build using competent trades. Don’t be fooled the LBP system. It has not removed the cowboy builder. They are still there.
Auckland Council's Richard Fromont, the guest speaker at NZIBI AGM, stated that more than 60% of Code Compliance Certificates (CCC) inspections fail. He asked building inspectors to report compliance issues to the council for buildings that are less than 1-year-old. We are to use form 362Q to provide information to the Auckland Council which can then put on hold CCC till resolved.
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Pricing for new build houses and apartments
Book a building inspection to NZS4306-2005 with non-invasive moisture testing and IR Thermal imaging for your new home or unit.
We can also provide a condensed short list for your vendor or builder.
3 Bedroom attached apartment or single level free standing - $480 incl. GST
Larger freestanding homes - $550 incl. GST
How to prepare for a new house inspection
For new construction, it's helpful to have all the building plans, permits, and certificates of compliance (if completed) on hand. These documents will provide the inspector with a roadmap of what should have been built and installed. Additionally, any warranties or manuals for newly installed systems, such as HVAC, plumbing, or electrical systems, should also be available. This documentation not only aids in a thorough inspection but also ensures that the construction adheres to the approved plans and local building codes.
Having these documents ready facilitates a more efficient and effective inspection process, ensuring that your new building meets all the necessary safety and quality standards.
Physical Preparations for a New House
- Accessibility: Ensure that all newly constructed areas are easily accessible. Remove any construction debris or equipment that could obstruct the inspection.
- Utilities Activation: Ensure all utilities—electricity, water, and gas—are activated. Inspectors must test new installations, including lighting fixtures, plumbing, and HVAC systems.
- Safety Measures: Confirm that all safety features, such as smoke detectors and fire suppression systems, are installed and functional.
- Final Walkthrough: Conduct a preliminary walkthrough to identify glaring issues that can be addressed before the official inspection.
By taking these preparatory steps, you'll facilitate a smoother inspection process, allowing the inspector to focus on assessing the quality and safety of the new construction.