Harding Construction House Inspections are ideal for people wanting a builder’s check done before buying or selling a house. We offer a comprehensive visual home inspection checking the building from top to bottom, including steps, decks, garages, sheds and driveways. We can even organise plumbing and electrical checks.
Inspections usually take at least 2 hours. Clients receive a full written summary of our findings.
Our moderate fee includes the inspection fee, travel costs, report writing and administration expenses.
The benefits of getting a Builder’s Check
• Peace of mind
• Know what you’re getting
• May save you money
• Meets bank lending requirements
Our inspections are a visual check, where only things that are able to be accessed and viewed through safe and reasonable means will be inspected. We may ask to move an item of furniture to look at an area of wall or floor, or to access a manhole, but will not remove wall linings to check for insulation.
Please note, we provide a builder’s check of the house, not a full building inspection using the New Zealand Standards NZS 4306:2005. Whilst every effort will be made to provide a thorough check and to report accurately on what is found, we cannot guarantee we will find everything wrong with the building. We cannot guarantee the building meets the Building Act and/or local regulations, so will not check to see if the council has issued any resource consents, building consents, code of compliance certificates, etc, for any work carried out to the property. We can identify building work that is likely to have needed a building permit. Information about permits and consents can be found by searching the council records or obtaining a Land Information Memorandum (LIM) from the council.
We offer our report as best advice, only, and cannot be held responsible for any faults we may miss or anything that may ultimately prove different to what is reported in our assessment. Acceptance of our report is deemed acceptance of responsibility for the findings contained therein.