In the summer of 2021 I wrote an article for the website of a company that specializes in building and construction, called builders report in Auckland. The company is a New Zealand pioneer in the construction industry, offering both design and building services to their clients. Jim’s Building Inspections is one of the largest independent contractors in Auckland, with over 100 employees, that perform an inspection and remediation service for developers, architects, developers, builders and contractors with Jim’s Building Inspections.
It has been many years since I did a house inspection, but I am happy to do so again. This time, it is for an asbestos testing facility called House Copy. This facility provides house inspections and remediation services for all types of properties in Auckland, both residential and commercial. Some of the services they provide to their clients are: pre-building house inspections, pre-remodeling or reinstatement house repairs, pre-existing building construction, and re-development house builds. They have certified asbestos surveyors on staff that are well trained and able to detect the presence of asbestos in the home or office space.
If you have an asbestos inspection performed or are unsure if you might have dangerous materials in your building, contact the House Copy team immediately. I have taken some pictures of one of the asbestos testing machines they use in their office.
When I was doing house inspections for builders report Auckland, I met with different professionals at each property who were concerned with the state of the house construction. These included builders, architects, structural engineers, surveyors, and property managers. We then went out to have a complete pre-inspected building examination done. During this process we had a discussion about the building permits that were required. Many of the builders had already obtained building permits and the owners were unaware of the fact.
It was my job to do housekeeping, exterior painting, carpet cleaning, inspection of the roof, and general building maintenance. I was responsible for making sure there were no electrical and/or plumbing problems, verifiable evidence of the age of the dwelling, and that there were no asbestos or other materials present in the home or structures. All inspectors and specialists have their own protocols and systems when it comes to safety inspections. I followed these procedures religiously during my inspections. I also documented the findings and recommendations carefully in my builders report Auckland to help the client or inspector with the next step.
In North Shore we had several high-rise buildings that needed to be inspected as we were in a large suburb. There were many problems with the site, including a lack of foundation, poor site location, and a faulty main electric supply line. The building inspectors took a number of different approaches to document the problems were documented accordingly. We were fortunate that there were building permits and we were able to have the construction halted while the inspectors went on site to perform the building inspections. The building permits were eventually issued and the building was complete.
I have carried out house inspections in a number of different areas in New Zealand, both rural and urban. I am very familiar with the role that the building inspector plays. In Auckland I served as the regional manager for a large international real estate agency that was in need of a Building Services Manager. Having previously been an operations manager for a large retail properties development company, I gained valuable experience dealing with the various aspects of the property development sector. My goal was to find projects that would enhance the commercial, residential, and tourism sectors in Auckland.
Throughout my professional career I have consistently identified issues with the buildings that needed to be inspected. In addition to this, I have found that it is extremely difficult to locate one building that has been completely Inspected by a Building Inspector and has been independently assessed by an Independent Building Inspector. I have been fortunate enough to work in Auckland assisting businesses and private individuals with inspection and related matters. Over the years I have seen both commercial and residential clients with concerns about the safety of their buildings and with asbestos removal services. My goal has always been to assist the client with the inspection process and to find a solution that provides the highest level of safety for their project from the builders report Auckland.