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Great service. Not only did it allow us to buy with confidence but we were provided with information on areas of the property that needed work and those to keep a close eye on.

Brett – St Heliers

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Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) with over 20 years industry experience

Reports accepted by all banks.

Auckland based kiwi owned and operated

 

 

 

 

Home Inspection Prices

  • Verbal Inspections from $250 + GST
  • Full written reports from $470 + GST
  • Meth testing from $225 + GST (Lab Tested)

We accept visa, mastercard and eftpos payments on site - please note there is a 3% charge for credit card payments.

Our inspection prices exclude GST and cover homes of up to 170sqm.

Services:

  1. Pre-sales and pre-purchase inspections
  2. Full written and verbal reporting
  3. House inspections building reports
  4. Maintenance plans
  5. Advice on concerns
  6. Invasive inspections on requests
  7. Methamphetamine swab testing (known as P)
  8. invasive probe testing (to be arranged)

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All building inspections are non-invasive:

What Your inspection report will cover:

  • Interior room to room
  • Foundations/subfloor structure
  • Insulation ceiling and subfloor only (limited to access and what can be visually seen)
  • Borer
  • Roof space (If accessible)
  • Exterior claddings (where this can be sighted from a ladder or a line of site)
  • Joinery
  • Roof, if accessible from 3.6 meters (health and safety requirements)
  • Spouting and downpipes
  • Plumbing and drainage ( very limited)
  • Moisture spot test detection (around doors & windows only)
  • Deck and handrails
  • Site items (retaining walls,fences etc)
  • General maintenance
  • Detailed colour photos describing the issues

Examples of exclusions include:

Second story roofs can be inspected by arrangement.

Explanation of title or ownership matters, planning regulations or specific zoning matters.

Issues surrounding compliance with the new zealand building codes and standards.

Anything concealed within the walls like insulation,plumbing and electric wiring.

LIM reports and property files, unconsented bedrooms added or additions.

Our verbal service can be carried out when you are viewing the property, on the auction day or whenever convenient. Please call for prices on other services available.

BANK APPROVED - Hassle free & comprehensive

FULLY QUALIFIED - Reports by professionals

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Meth

METHAMPHETAMINE (METH DRUG TESTING) RESULTS ARE LAB TESTED

To confirm meth presence in the property, sampling every room reduces the risk of not detecting meth in the property.  This Baseline test is not used to confirm the effectiveness of cleaning in a property.  DO NOT BOOK THIS TEST IF YOU HAVE UNDERTAKEN ANY RECENT CLEANING.

We use lab based testing, because it is the most accurate and sensitive way of testing for meth. A lab based meth test will identify meth residues when just 0.02µg of meth is picked up in a sample. For one sample, this amount is equivalent to just 4% of the currently acceptable Ministry of Health Guidelines. So, low levels of meth can be identified. Particularly important when a property has been repainted!

If you want a Garage or sleep out tested please state this in the booking.

METH TEST KIT METH PHOTO TESTING

What is methamphetamine?

Methamphetamine is an extremely addictive, powerful stimulant. It produces wakefulness, hyperactivity and a euphoric effect.
Methamphetamine is also known as speed, pure, P, burn, goey, crank, meth, crystal, ice and yaba.

What Police are doing about methamphetamine

Methamphetamine has serious social, economic and even environmental consequences. Police are focused on breaking-down local and international crime syndicates and disrupting the production, importation and distribution of methamphetamine.

Police has a methamphetamine action plan which makes disrupting methamphetamine manufacturing a priority for all Police staff. Police works closely with the Organised and Financial Crime Agency of New Zealand, which targets organised criminal groups such as gangs that are involved in the methamphetamine trade.

Visit the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website to read  Tackling Methamphetamine: Indicators and Progress Report(link is external) [PDF 987KB].

Clandestine drug laboratories

Methamphetamine is manufactured in New Zealand in clandestine (secret) drug laboratories, known as 'clan labs', or imported in crystal form. There are risks in the process due to the poisonous, explosive, corrosive, toxic and extremely flammable chemicals used.

Exposure to chemicals found in clan labs can cause various symptoms including headaches, watery or burning eyes, nausea, burning skin, coughing or choking, diaphragm pain, feeling of coldness or weakness, shortness of breath or dizziness, decreased cognitive function, vertigo and convulsions.

If you find a clan lab, get out

Strange smells, fumes and vapour escaping from windows or ventilators, sealed windows and premises being used for purposes other than normal, are some of the signs that indicate premises may be being used as a clan lab. If you suspect you have found a clan lab get away from the area immediately.

If you suspect the house you are moving into has previously been used as a clan lab, contact your local council's environmental health officer or your local police station.

Methamphetamine laws and penalties

Methamphetamine is a class A drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act and therefore attracts severe penalties.

Manufacturing, importing, dealing and possession for supply can lead to a life sentence. Possession of five grams of methamphetamine (a tablespoon) is enough to warrant a conviction for possession for supply.

Those caught importing the precursors of methamphetamine (pseudoephedrine and ephedrine) without a licence can attract jail sentences of up to eight years.

Possessing a pipe or utensil for smoking methamphetamine is also an offence and can result in a one year jail term or a fine of up to $1000.

To find out more about penalties associated with methamphetamine see  Illicit drugs.

 

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