Building Inspection - Why it is Important?

Building Inspection - Why it is Important?

Are you thinking of buying a new home? Have you considered getting a building inspection done before signing the final contract? Let’s learn more about how Porirua Building Inspections can help you make an informed decision.

What is a Building Inspection?

Building inspection is the process of examining the overall condition of a property, identifying potential issues, and providing a detailed report on its structural integrity. A building inspector typically examines elements such as walls, floors, ceilings, plumbing, electrical systems to ensure they are safe and comply with current regulations.

Types of Building Inspections

Porirua Building Inspections offer various types of inspections depending on client needs:

  1. Pre-purchase Building Inspections – suitable for individuals wanting to buy a property.

  2. Pre-sell Building Inspections – designed for those looking to sell a property and want to identify any potential problems upfront.

  3. Healthy Homes Inspections - mandatory for landlords in New Zealand renting out dwellings from 1 July 2021 that assesses compliance with specific heating, insulation & ventilation standards
  4. Detailed Builders Reports – comprehensive reports designed for those renovating or building their homes.

Benefits of Getting A Building Inspection

Getting a building inspection from Porirua Building Inspections will allow you to make an informed decision when purchasing or selling a property. Here are some benefits that highlight why it is important:

  1. Identifying Potential Issues Early: A thorough building inspection will reveal any red flags present in the property before closing the deal. This ensures that there are no hidden surprises waiting down the road once you have moved in.

  2. Accurate Property Valuation: With an inspection report made by Porirua's qualified inspectors with over 30 years experience in the industry this can give clarity on what work needs to be carried out and let agents provide accurate valuations of homes for sale and rental prices for landlords.

  3. Professional Advice: Our team will provide professional advice based on your inspection report findings offering certainty regarding defects identified by our inspectors at your specific property enabling people or businesses selling homes in Porirua City or Mana areas make practical decisions based on accurate information they can rely on
  4. Compliance with Legal Requirements: Having your residential home inspected regularly would ensure that it meets all legal requirements by government agencies like Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB)who require healthy homes certification needed prior to renting certain houses in New Zealand effective now!

FAQs About Building Inspection

Q: How Often Should I Get My Home Inspected?

A: Best practice recommends every three years unless changes have been made to your modus operandi which could affect safety within the designated space.

Of course if something concerning surfaces beforehand one should engage our services then carry out regular checks thereafter whilst keeping due diligence.

Q: How Long Does A Standard Building Inspection Take?

A: It usually takes around two hours to complete an inspection but vary's dependent upon size of individual properties being assessed.

Q: Do I Need To Be Present During The Inspection?

A: While prospective owners would benefit from attending inspections we understand constraints placed upon time within busy life schedule hence we offer different ways to review our assessments including phone walkthrough while recorded comments via Dropbox relating specifically towards conditions encountered during data gathering visit.

Q; Can I be confident about confidentiality when using Porirua Building inspections services?

A : Our customers privacy is paramount hence all records are kept securely both electronically and hardcopy formats protected by relevant controls ensuring full confidentiality.


In conclusion, get smart with your investment decisions.

Don't compromise safety& quality, and instead use reputable experts like Porirua's building inspectors who have years of local experience. Experts who are committed towards customer satisfaction. If still hesitant, Porirua offers obligation-free quotes making happy clients do come first!

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