Building Condition and Weathertightness Risk Assessment

The buying or selling of a home is a very important financial decision. A pre-purchase inspection is an essential part of the process. We recommend you obtain an independent building condition and weathertightness risk assessment report by a properly qualified expert. These are often referred to as a ‘builders report’ however your friendly builder does not have the experience and expertise, and is not insured, to provide such reports. Indeed many pre-purchase building inspection companies are not insured for weathertightness advice.

The Savanna Technical team is properly qualified and expert in the field of building condition and weathertightness risk assessment. Our advice is fully insured, including for the most important risk of all – weathertightness.

Our reports are comprehensive and provide an expert assessment of the true condition and weathertightness risk features of the building. While our reports generally follow the provisions of New Zealand Standard 4306:2005, which is the New Zealand standard for residential property inspection, the emphasis in our reports is primarily focused on the weathertightness risk of the building envelope to enable you to avoid buying a ‘leaky building’. Our qualified weathertightness surveyor can deliver expert reliable reports on the weathertightness risk of the building envelope.

Because selling a home is a challenging and highly competitive situation; presentation of the house and supporting information about the condition of the house can be a valuable tool in both marketing the property and obtaining the best offer. Accordingly, Savanna Technical offers its building condition and weathertightness assessment service to both vendors and purchasers as pre-purchase and pre-sale tools. If a defect or issue exists it is preferable to deal with that issue before going to market.

Savanna Technical is the only Queenstown based company that can provide a Certified Weathertightness Surveyor to assess the weathertightness risk of a building.


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