Comprehensive assessment with a full property report

Pre-Purchase House Inspections

For many people, buying a house is one of the most significant purchases they will ever make. That’s why it makes sense to engage BuildQual to complete a comprehensive pre-purchase property check of your next purchase, prior to making an unconditional offer.

What do we look for? 

BuildQual‘s team of professionals will complete a thorough and comprehensive assessment of the entire house, to enable us to provide you with a full property report. In this report, we will explain any structural issues, major and minor repair work, and any other problems that we detect.

When we run a pre-purchase building inspection, our qualified inspectors cover the entire dwelling, working methodically through a detailed checklist.


Moisture readings


Wall alignment


Major structural defects and faults


Minor structural defects


Expected future maintenance


Floor levels – assessed in every inspection*.

Our Standard Residential Assessment dictates that we then provide the purchaser with a photographic record of the home, along with a full building report, and a detailed damage assessment.

* if a full survey using state of the art Zip Pro 2000 floor level equipment is required an additional charge apples. This is not a laser device.

BuildQual pre-purchase house inspections, servicing Christchurch, Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Rolleston, Lincoln and other areas of Canterbury.

What if the house I’m purchasing needs repair work?

You don’t need to be alarmed when you see our pre-purchase building inspection report. The purpose of our assessments is not to discourage you from buying a home that requires some remedial work, but to show you exactly what needs to be done, and enable a discussion to begin. From there, you can make a decision about purchasing the house in question, based on factual data. You will also be able to share this report with your bank and/or insurance company, if required.


What we offer you…

A quality, easy to understand, jargon-free building inspection report, within 48 hours (often 24 hours) of us visiting your property. We give you more for less.

Quick Turn Around

Sometimes you’re under a lot of time pressure. That’s why we like to phone you immediately after our inspection to give you a brief idea of how the survey went. You’ll receive the full report within 48 hours of us visiting the site.


No Jargon

You don’t need an engineering degree to understand our reports. They have the all information you require, explained well and with no surplus details. We’ll tell you what’s wrong and what needs to happen to get the issues fixed.

Exceptional Value

We believe we have the best service for the best price. All our reports are done to the highest of standards, they are thorough, professional and reliable. Our reports have everything you need to make a good decision.


Quality Assured

We know there’s others in the market that will do a report and not cover off everything. Or worse, they’ll minimise big issues. We are fully independent and inspect to the NZ industry standard NZS4306:2005

Call us now to book your inspection

The reports I have received from Buildqual have been both professional and concise and they have expedited them with efficiency.

Deb Harvey, Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008

Trust Buildqual Building Inspection House Checks, Christchurch, Canterbury, to look behind the scenes first!