Building Inspections


Pre-Purchase Inspections 

We report on the current condition of the property at the time of the inspection during the current weather conditions. The building inspection report indicates what components and systems may need repair, replacement or general maintenance; giving you knowledge and power make informed decision in regards to your budget or commitments.

If larger problems are found, a seller may agree to make repairs or negotiate accordingly.

Contact us as soon as you have a contract or before an auction to ensure the inspection and report is able to be completed within your timeframe. Also check with your bank on what they require, an Inspection may be part of the lending requirement, if the building has a plastered cladding the bank may 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.

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Pre-Sale Inspections 

Many home buyers engage a building inspector once you accept their offer or before an auction. The inspection report received by the home buyer may result in further discussions, clarification, and potentially another round of negotiation on items identified in the inspection report.
Furthermore, a larger percentage of home buyers are first-time buyers, who may have more anxiety during the home-buying process.
With our Pre-Sale Inspection either Building inspection, Weathertightness Inspection or both lets us help you get ahead! 

Based on the NZ standard – NZS4306:2005 compliance.


  • Floors, Walls, Ceiling,
  • Windows & Doors
  • Heating/ Electrical
  • Appliances
  • Service Room Fittings
  • Security
  • Plumbing
  • Ceiling Cavity


  • Subfloor
  • Insulation & Ventilation
  • External Structure,
  • Roof/ Flashings
  • Stormwater, Gutters
  • External Joinery
  • Drainage
  • Decks & Patios, Grounds

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Sometimes the first homes you have inspected does not meet expectations, substantial defects are found.
We have found the final home selected is always so much better and buyers are always really happy they didn’t settle for what had the potential to be high risk and costly.

An Inspection helps to avoid unexpected surprises!

Rusting roof iron from a pitch being too low.
Roof Corrosion
Moisture located under the roof apron junction.
Incorrect Flashings
HIgh moisture readings located and swelling to the trim
High moisture readings
Plaster junctions opening uo allowing water ingression
Opening cladding junctions
Unsecured foundations.
Incorrectly supported Foundation
Compromised flooring
Plumbing leaks
Torn roofing paper allowing water to ingress.
Torn roofing paper allowing water to ingress.
Torn roofing paper causing allowing water to ingress.
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  • Professional body of Building Inspection experts.
  • Qualified experienced members only.
  • Ethical, inspection and reporting standards.

For a more Comprehensive Weathertightness assessment combine the Building Inspection with a Weathertightness Inspection.

Infrared is another inspection tool you can request to be added to your Building & Weathertightness inspection for “The Works” Inspection, as detailed on the contact quote page.

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

For more information contact North Star Inspections on 021780004,, or fill in your contact details for a free quote.