Inspect Services - House & Building pre-purchase inspection – Whitianga Building Inspections
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Inspect Services - House & Building pre-purchase inspection

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Steve Hull
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New Zealand 3510

Business Hours

  • Other hours by appointment
  • Weekends by appointment
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed now
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed
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Inspect Services is a small specialised building consultancy. Director Steve Hull is a Licenced Building Practioner with extensive practical and technical experience to assist on your building project.

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Qualified and experienced

I am a Licenced Building Practioner (LBP) and Independent Qualified Pool Inspector meaning that I can be relied upon to produce quality results. I have an extensive knowledge of the regulatory functions of Local Authorities. This places me in an ideal situation to advise clients on the correct procedures to follow when dealing with Council requirements and processes. 

Do it once, do it right - when using Inspect Services you will get quality results.

Steve Hull, Director Inspect Services

Whitianga Building Inspection Services

Offering the following services (also using drone equipment to assess the roof component of my inspections):

  • Pre-purchase reports – moisture readings available
  • Third party reports/safe & sanitary reports
  • Closure reports 
  • Building consultancy advice & resolutions
  • Third party reports
  • Closure reports
  • Buildings for relocation reports (relocatable, 2nd hand buildings)
  • Certificate of acceptance reports (COA)
  • Insurance advice and assessments
  • Building advice
  • Project management
  • General building projects
  • Maintenance advice
  • Registered certified sampler – methsolutions
  • Swimming and spa pool inspections (ensure compliance with swimming pool regulations)
  • Healthy Homes inspections (coming soon!)

Customer built inspection Robot

Using a new inspection robot (nicknamed 'Caspa') I am able to carry out inspections in the subfloor area of homes and dwellings with tight crawl spaces. The robot is able to go under the floor and with its camera and lights send back images of the area. This is certainly an advantage when the space is very tight. See the video for how this works.

Director Steve Hull

I am a trade qualified builder having over 30 years of experience in the industry including both residential and commercial projects. I possess an extensive knowledge relative to the regulatory frameworks and quality aspects of the building industry having worked previously for local territorial authorities and the Registered Masters Builders Association as a quality expert. I am an Accredited Building Surveyor (LVL3).

Together with a practical approach and a guarantee of good trade practice, I provide a high level of expertise. I am approachable, well qualified and customer focused with quality and accountability being integral to all the services my business offers.

Extensive building knowledge

Being a qualified builder ensures that I have a practical understanding of the issues that the building industry faces today. I keep abreast of changes that continue to occur in the trade through websites, trade publications and BRANZ appraisals thereby providing up to date advice. While I was with Papakura District Council as Manager of Building Control and Environmental Services, I was responsible for the delivery of all regulatory functions under the Building Act. This included processing and issuing of Building Consents, Code Compliance Certificates and undertaking inspections and enforcing the Building Act provisions with respect to un-consented and dangerous building works. 

As part of my inspection and reporting procedures, checklists are used together with photos and general notes, resulting in quality reports containing detailed comments and conclusions. With the qualifications I hold and my experience in all aspects of the building industry, I am able to offer quality technical and procedural advice.


  • MBIE website number - IQPI:0105
  • Accredited Building Surveyor (LVL3) – 20073031
  • Licensed Building Practitioner (BP118075) – Carpentry and Site 2 - 2012
  • National Certificate in Business (First Line Management - Level 4) - 2012
  • National Diploma in Building Control Surveying (Small Buildings) – 2009
  • National Diploma in Building Control Surveying (Medium & Large Buildings) – 2009
  • Multi-skilling course for Building Officials – (Plumbing & Drainage)
  • Advanced Trade Certificate (Building)
  • Journeyman Builder (apprenticeship completed)

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Done so quickly
Steve, thank you very much for your services and getting it done so quickly. I would like to thank you for your work.
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Engaging Your Services Was The Best Thing We Ever Did
(Updated: May 20, 2020)
Hi Steve  - you have done an absolutely wonderful job!!  Thank you so much as this is exactly what we need. Engaging your services was the best thing we ever did.  You have made this process seamless, stress free, with honest and fair billing which renews our faith in the building industry. Thank you so much. My wife and I have no hesitation in recommending you to other people. Many thanks again

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Awesome Report & Inspection
(Updated: May 20, 2020)
Thank you for an awesome report and inspection!  I wish you all the best for the future. Will definitely recommend you if asked. Thank you! 
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Very Speedy Response
(Updated: May 20, 2020)
Thank you for you very speedy response to my late request for your services and also for your particular attention to the questions that I asked. I will be happy to call on your skills again if I find another property of interest in that area.
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Prompt & Thorough Inspection Report
(Updated: May 20, 2020)
Many thanks for your prompt and thorough inspection report. Very happy with the efficient service you have provided as well as your responses to initial enquiries. 

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Very Professional & Prompt Service
(Updated: May 20, 2020)
Hi Steve- many thanks for the prompt delivery of the pre-purchase report. I really appreciated your offer to be present throughout the inspection and to have the opportunity to ask questions. Once again thanks for a very professional and prompt service. 

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I Will Be Using Him Again
(Updated: May 20, 2020)
Inspect Services did a pre-purchase check on a house in Whitianga for me. Steve provided a professional and thorough report covering a series of moisture readings, infa-red imaging, exterior cladding and construction, roofing and interior. He provided photos detailing critical junction points that required constant monitoring to providing a list of items to be considered or repaired. The report was detailed and easy to understand. If I was not sure of anything, a simple phone call to Steve and he would easily explain, to giving advice on how best to remedy problems With this report I can feel confident in my decision about buying or pulling out of the purchase of this property. Houses aren’t cheap and if your not in the building trade you need sound advice before any purchase is considered. I thoroughly recommend anyone requiring a building report for peace of mind or bank loaning purposes to get in touch with Steve at Inspect Services, I know if needed I will be using him again.  
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No Hesitation In Recommending Inspect Services
(Updated: May 20, 2020)
Appreciated your quick response and completion of the inspection, your follow up call, also your professionalism and the documentation presented. Will definitely have no hesitation in recommending Inspect Services to any one I know. 

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Comprehensive Report
(Updated: May 20, 2020)
Thank you for organising such comprehensive report for us at short notice. Thank you for the pictures too on dropbox!! 

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(Updated: May 20, 2020)
Thanks for the book and cd. It's fantastic. 
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A Pleasure To Have Your Assistance
(Updated: May 20, 2020)
Thank you for the report and the prompt service that you provided, a pleasure to have your assistance. Thank you. 

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You Didn't Disappoint
(Updated: May 20, 2020)
Thank you for the pre-purchase report on our new home. We needed a professional, efficient and trustworthy report to meet a quick settlement date and you didn't disappoint! We would definitely recommend your services to anyone needing a house inspection in the future.

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