Building Inspection

Pre-purchase and Pre-sale Building Inspections – Auckland

Whether you are buying or selling a property, a building inspection can save you time and money, by identifying issues before they escalate; with the potential to save you thousands of dollars.

North Star Inspections have years of experience and have been performing Residential house Inspections and Commercial Building Inspections for over 19 years. Our Building Inspections provide a methodical examination of the structure and systems of the building; from the roof to the foundation, including basic moisture testing. We follow this up with an easy-to-understand, comprehensive report with photos and recommendations, so you can make an informed decision.

When do I contact a Building Inspector?

As soon as possible, before an auction or immediately after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed, to ensure the inspection and report can be completed within your timeframe. Also check with your bank on what they require, as a building or weathertight Inspection may be part of their lending requirements; if the home has a plastered cladding the bank generally request a Weathertightness Inspection.

North Star Inspections are professional and reliable and make every effort to meet your agreement or auction timeframes. The report is available within 24 hours of the inspection. Contact us now.

NZ Insitiute of Building Inspector (NZIBI)

NZIBI Membership (New Zealand Institute of Building Inspectors)

The Institute of Building Inspectors (NZIBIis a professional body of Building Inspectors that are dedicated to undertaking professional pre-purchase building inspections.  The New Zealand Institute of Building Inspectors only accepts qualified members and controls the membership carefully so inspections are performed to the expected ethical and reporting standards.

All NZIBI members have vast experience in the building industry and are required to undertake professional development every year to ensure knowledge is up to date, so dont be caught outs not all building inspectors adhere to these standards. 

Building Inspection Report and Scope.

A professional Building Inspector reports on the current condition of a home or commercial building, at the time of the building inspection and during the current weather conditions. The building inspection report indicates what components and systems may need repair or replacement, some required and others as recommended general maintenance, which in turn gives you knowledge and power.

Knowledge is power, and no property is perfect.

This doesn’t mean you should or shouldn’t buy the house, but you will know in advance what you may expect in regards to possible future repair work and if this works with your budget.
As a result of the house inspection, if major problems are found, a seller may agree to make repairs or negotiate accordingly.

The standard North Star Inspections building inspection report will cover:


  • Floors, Walls, Ceiling, Doors etc
  • Windows
  • Heating
  • Electrical Fittings
  • Appliances
  • Service Room Fittings (bathrooms)
  • Electrical & Security
  • Plumbing
  • Ceiling Cavity & Insulation


  • Subfloor
  • Foundations, Joists, Bearers etc.
  • Insulations & Ventilation
  • External Structure & Cladding
  • Roof, Flashings & Stormwater
  • External Joinery
  • Drainage
  • Decks & Patios, etc

with Basic moisture testing included.

Our building inspections are based on the NZ standard – NZS4306:2005 compliance.

Even professional Builders employ Inspectors to find Leak Issues and to perform a House Inspection on properties they are interested in buying.

You can combine your house inspection with a weathertight inspection providing a more detailed report on moisture found, or for a more Comprehensive Weathertightness assessment combine the Building Inspection with a Weathertightness Inspection including Infrared.
Infrared thermography can additional be requested to supplement your Building & Weathertightness inspection referred to as “The Works” Inspection, as detailed on the contact quote page.
The infrared complements the home moisture inspection process, providing the ability to scan large areas of walls and ceiling for thermal anomalies.

Now, you can complete your home purchase with confidence, reducing the chance of unexpected surprises!

Based on the North Shore covering the greater Auckland area.
For more information contact North Star Inspections on 021-780004 (Office- Julie) 02 499744 (Mark) or fill in your contact details for a free quote or to book an Inspection.