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1234 Main St.
Wellington 6022
08/18/2018 9:00AM

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Agent Name

Agency Name
128
Items Inspected
7
Issues found & recommendations
1
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client, Home Owner
Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied
Temperature (approximate)
12 Celsius (C)
Equipment
Ladder, Tablet, SLR camera, Moisture meter
Style of building
1940-1960's

For a wealth of information on common New Zealand style homes and how they are constructed, materials used visit: Renovate- BRANZ 

We recommend to all property owners or potential owners to obtain a LIM report, this should show any consented additions. Here's where you can order:  WCC Property Reports

Type of Building
Detached

We Advise you to carry out a "Title Search", here's a link to information on Ownership of Property. LINZ Property Ownership

Here's a link to further information and order forms. LINZ Land Records   

Weather Conditions
Overcast

The weather changes throughout the day, as I'm sure you know living in Wellington. It's not uncommon for report results to vary on account of recent weather, take the last few days into consideration. Wellington Weather past 14 days 

About this Inspection

This inspection attempts to identify significant defects, overdue maintenance, future maintenance issues, gradual deterioration, inferior building work, and/or other areas of concern. An inspection carried out in accordance with NZS 4306 2005 is not a statement that a property complies with the requirement of any regulation or bylaw, nor is the report a warranty against any problems developing after the date of the property report. Refer to NZS 4306 2005 for full detail.


Any questions relating to this report or more clarification on any detail please contact me on the below:

Adam Collins

Director, Certified Builder & Licenced Building Practitioner

Inquest Property Inspections and Building Consultancy

021 0372132 | inquest.kiwi@gmail.com |  www.inquest.co.nz


2 - Site

IN NI NP I
2.1 Fencing X
2.2 Paths X
2.3 Contour grading X
2.4 Driveway X
2.5 Foliage X
2.6 Steps X
Inspection method
Visual
Contour grading: Grading checklist
Mellow
Fencing: Fencing checklist
Timber, Concrete, Steel
Paths: Inspected
Concrete
Driveway: Inspected
Concrete, Off street parking
Steps: Inspected
Concrete
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

3 - Construction Type

IN NI NP I
3.1 Timber Framed X
Timber Framed: Assessment for the following
Verticality and alignment, Dampness and moisture damage


Timber frame buildings are the most common residential structure using various species of timber ranging from native hardwoods to softer introduced species.

Here are some helpful links describing the attributes similar to this type:
1970s BRANZ renovate
Weathertight Timber treatment
 

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

4 - Foundation - Construction

IN NI NP I
4.1 Perimeter wall - Concrete X
4.2 Concrete pile X
General Condition Assesment
Good
Inspection Method
Visual - Crawl Inside, Visual From Access Point
Perimeter wall - Concrete: Assessment for the following
Subsidence, Significant Cracking, Movement, Sagging, Alignment, Verticality, Exposed reinforcing steel


Here are some helpful links describing attributes similar to this type:
Foundation walls - BRANZ

Concrete pile: Assessment for the following
Pile to bearer connections, Obvious structural alteration, Instability

Here are some helpful links describing the attributes of this type:

Foundations and Subfloor Framing - BRANZ Renovate

BRANZ 1970's Foundations

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations
Credit
Comment
4.1.1 - Perimeter wall - Concrete

Cracking - Hairline Fracture

There is a single crack in the foundation located near the underfloor access. The crack is detected on both sides of the wall in the same place.  We don't see this as causing any future problems, everything is straight and level and well supported.  If anything, some silicone applied here would help preserve the reinforcing steel from corrosion.  Has not impacted verticality or alignment thus far.

$0 - $50
Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
4.1.2 - Perimeter wall - Concrete

Cracking - Superficial

The solid plaster coating in some isolated areas are showing some cracks, these are drumming when tapped.  This is superficial, not structural cracking.  if left, should not cause any future problems to the foundation itself.

Cosmetic maintenance required in this area.

Here's a link on this construction type: Foundation Walls - BRANZ

and here: Foundation Wall Reinforcing

$100 - $300
Stucco Stucco Repair Contractor

5 - Foundation - Subfloor

IN NI NP I
5.1 Subfloor Space X
Inspection Method
Visual From Access Point
General Condition Assesment
Excellent
Subfloor Space: Debris
Underfloor
Subfloor Space: Drainage
Underfloor
Subfloor Space: Ground Clearance Of Timber Framing
Underfloor
Subfloor Space: Rotting Timbers
Subfloor Space: Ventilation
Subfloor Space: Electrical wiring : Type and condition assessment
Underfloor
thermoplastic-sheathed, Supported
Subfloor Space: Floor : Type and condition assessment
Timber

Comment:
The floor joists appear to have some form of timber treatment, possibly H3.  The framing members visable from the underfloor access point look great with no obvious signs of large-scale borer infestation, although it is impossible to rule out the presence of borer in a timber structure of any age. 

The polished timber floors from above appear in the same condition. 

This is a positive attribute to this concrete foundation and pile used in this construction.

Subfloor Space: Ground Vapour Barrier
Underfloor
Subfloor Space: Insect/Pest

Comment:
No obvious sign of a large scale borer infestation however it is impossible to rule out the presence of borer in a building of this age.

Subfloor Space: Insulation : Type and condition assessment
Underfloor
Polyester

 

 

Subfloor Space: Joist and Bracing
Underfloor
Subfloor Space: Plumbing : Type and condition assessment
Copper, Pvc, Gas Pipe, Pollybuteline, Supported
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

6 - Exterior - Cladding System

IN NI NP I
6.1 Weatherboard - Timber X X
6.2 Fibre cement sheet product X X
General Condition Assesment
Excellent
Inspection method
visual
Weatherboard - Timber: Cladding System Analysis - assessment for the following
Surface finish, Weathertightness risk, Clearances, Penetrations, Cavity, Physical damage, Flashings, Alignment, Facings and trims, Splitting and rot, Visible fixings and soakers, Shrinkage, Buckling, Bowing and cupping


Here are some helpful links describing the attributes of this type.

Walls and Cladding - BRANZ

Weathertight - Wall Cladding

Fibre cement sheet product: Cladding System Analysis - assessment for the following
Surface finish, Weathertightness risk, Clearances, Penetrations, Cavity, Physical damage, Flashings, Control joints, Jointers, Sheet layout and cracking
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations
Credit
Comment
6.1.1 - Weatherboard - Timber

Timber - Rot located

Any rotting timber should be replaced like for like

Rot is conditional to the environment surrounding the timber. There are many types of rot with many different causes. Change the environment and you will fix the issue.  Replace the timber like for like using treated timber this time.

Here's a helpful linkCommon problems and remedies - BRANZ

Hammer Carpenter
Credit
Comment
6.2.1 - Fibre cement sheet product

ACM suspected.

ASBESTOS PRODUCT SUSPECTED. (ACM)

Primarily for a lab to verify the presence of Asbestos used in any building material, an invasive test sample is required. This will involve removing a small portion of the product (an invasive inspection).

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral mined for its thermal and durability properties. Asbestos has been used widely throughout NZ in consumer products and building materials between the 1940's - 2000.

New regulations came into effect in 2018. This involves the requirement of any trade service carrying out works on any property, to have an asbestos management system in place. It is now mandatory to carry out an independent preliminary asbestos survey to any intended area of works where asbestos is likely to be found. 

Prior to works, ACM products must be located and classed in an asbestos survey, results are issued via an IANZ accredited lab.

Given these rules you can expect any maintenance to these products (if confirmed as asbestos) to be at a significantly higher cost than regular repair costs.

link to asbestos and your health

link to WorkSafe PDF downloadable info:  WorkSafe management

Contractor Qualified Professional

7 - Exterior - Joinery

IN NI NP I
7.1 Window - Timber unit X
7.2 Door - Timber unit X
7.3 Door - Aluminium unit X
Inspection method
Visual

Starting at the ground floor I inspect the joinery in a clockwise method. 

General Condition Assesment
Good
Door - Timber unit: Joinery - assessment for the following
safety glass, double glazing, Door panel condition, Hardware, Security, Passive ventilation, Facings and trims, Flashings, Putty/timber beads, Water staining, Rotting frames sills, Reveals, Surface finish, Operation and fit, Door panel fittings, Frosted, Broken glass
Window - Timber unit: Joinery - assessment for the following
Broken glass, safety glass, double glazing, Hardware, Security, Passive ventilation, Facings and trims, Flashings, Putty/timber beads, Water staining, Rotting frames sills, Reveals, Surface finish, Operation and fit, Sash condition, Sash fittings, Frosted, Painted Timber
Door - Aluminium unit: Assessment for the following
safety glass, double glazing, frosted, Broken glass, Door panel condition, Passive ventilation, Facings and trims, Flashings, Glazing seals, Corrosion, Surface degradation, Security, Door panel fittings, Operation and fit, Hardware, Drainage holes
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

8 - Roof drainage systems

IN NI NP I
8.1 External spouting X
8.2 Down pipes X X
General Condition Assesment
Good
Inspection method
Visual, ladder, SLR Camera zoom
Down pipes: Type present and assessment for the following
Damage, Corrosion, Leakage, Fixings, Point of discharge
External spouting: Type present and assessment for the following
Material - PVC, Positioning, Fall, Fixing, Obstruction, Damage, Corrosion, Leakage, Depth and overflow, Rainwater heads and droppers
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations
Credit
Comment
8.2.1 - Down pipes

Damaged or cracked

This type of defect can be easily fixed with the replacement of inexpensive components.

$50 - $150
Wrenches Handyman

9 - Roof exterior

IN NI NP I
9.1 Material - Profiled metal X
Material - Profiled metal: Material type and performance - assessment for the following
Type - Steel (coated), Pitch appropriate to material type, Surface damage and deterioration, Penetrations (skylights vents and flues), Flashings, Ridges valleys barges, Parapets, Roof to wall junctions, Lapping Fixings, mounted objects, Inadequate repairs, Lapping, Deflections, Span, Ponding, Run-off from dissimilar or incompatible materials, Damage to ribs, Sealants, Sagging, Turn ups and turn downs
Inspection Method
Ground, Ladder, Roof, SLR Camera Zoom
General Condition Assesment
Excellent

Comment:

These roof coverings appear quite new, by our estimate 2-3 years old. An LBP is expected to guarantee their works for 10 years, this may still be under warranty.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

10 - Interior - Hallway

IN NI NP I
10.1 General X
10.2 Walls X
10.3 Ceiling X
10.4 Timber floors X
10.5 Doors and frames X
10.6 Trim X
10.7 Electrical and Heating X
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working
Electrical and Heating: Heating type present
none
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading
General: General Condition Assesment
Good
Walls: Material type and condition - assessment for the following
Material - Plasterboard, Bulging, Damaged lining, Cracking, Nails popping
Ceiling : Material type and condition - assessment for the following
Material - Plasterboard, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage
Timber floors: Assessment for the following
Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer, Polished timber floors

Comment:

There are some creaky floorboards located in isolated areas.

Doors and frames: Material type and operation assessment for the following
Type - Hinged, Type - Hollow core, Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Door stops., Damage to frames and trim
Trim: Assessment for the following
Missing trim, Swollen MDF, split, Poor workmanship, Borer
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

11 - Interior - Living Room

IN NI NP I
11.1 General X
11.2 Ceiling X
11.3 Walls X
11.4 Electrical and Heating X
11.5 Timber floors X
11.6 Trim X
Ceiling : Material type and condition - assessment for the following
Material - Plasterboard, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage, Spray textured coating (possibility of asbestos)
Electrical and Heating: Heating type present
heatpump
General: General Condition Assesment
Excellent

Comment:

Some creaky floorboards in isolated locations

General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading
Walls: Material and relevant defect - assessment for the following
Material - Plasterboard, Bulging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working
Timber floors: Assessment for the following
Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer, Polished timber floors
Trim: Defect assessment for the following
Missing trim, Swollen MDF, split, Poor workmanship
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

12 - Interior - Kitchen & dining

IN NI NP I
12.1 General X
12.2 Bench top X
12.3 Sink X
12.4 Cabinetry X
12.5 Range hood / Air extraction X
12.6 Splashback X
12.7 Doors and frames X
12.8 Ceiling X
12.9 Electrical and Heating X
12.10 Timber floors X
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working
Electrical and Heating: Heating type present
none
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading
General: General Condition Assesment
Good
Bench top: Material type and assessment for the following
Material - Laminated on composite wood, Lifting or delamination, Damage
Sink: Type and functionality assessment of the following
Material - Stainless steel, Operation of taps, Waste/traps, Leakage, Water hammer, Waste disposal unit, Adequacy of water flow
Cabinetry: Material type and operation assessment of the following
Material - Laminated, Damage, Fittings and hardware, Operation of doors and drawers.
Range hood / Air extraction : Type and operation assessment
Mechanical extraction, Point of discharge outdoor, Working, Passive via window
Splashback: Material type and significant defect assessment for the following
Material - Tiles, Grouting and sealant, Cracked, Loose.
Doors and frames: Material type and operation assessment of the following
Type - Hollow core, Type - Mounted slidier, Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Door stops., Damage to frames and trim
Ceiling : Material type and condition assessment of the following
Material - Plasterboard, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage, Spray textured coating (possibility of asbestos), Material - pinex, Material - hardboard (HDF)
Timber floors: Assessment for the following
Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer, Polished timber floors
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

13 - Interior - Main bathroom

IN NI NP I
13.1 General X
13.2 Walls X
13.3 Ceiling X
13.4 Bath X
13.5 Doors and frames X
13.6 Electrical and Heating X
13.7 Shower X
13.8 Timber floors X
13.9 Trim X
13.10 Vanity/washbasin X
13.11 Ventilation X
General: General Condition Assesment
Good
Doors and frames: Material type and operation assessment of the following
Type - Hinged, Type - Hollow core, Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Door stops., Damage to frames and trim
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Working, RCD outlet
Electrical and Heating: Heating type present
none
Trim: Defect assessment for the following
Missing trim, Swollen MDF, Poor workmanship, Split
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading
Walls: Material type and assessment for the following
Bulging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture, Tilework and grout, Hardboard
Ceiling : Material type and assessment for the following
Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage, Spray textured coating (possibility of asbestos)
Bath: Material type and installation assessment of the following
Type - Cast Iron, Damage, LeakageOperation of taps and wastes, Water hammer, Wet wall linings, Correct wall junction detail
Shower: Assessment for the following
Leakage, Adequacy of flow, Wet wall linings, Operation of taps and wastes, Water hammer, Screen material and operation
Timber floors: Assessment for the following
Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer, Polished timber floors
Vanity/washbasin: Material type, installation and operation assessment of the following
Leakage, Operation of taps and wastes, Water hammer, Doors and drawers, Adequately sealed at junction with wall
Ventilation: Presence and adequacy of the following
Mechanical ventilation, Passive ventilation, Acceptable point of discharge
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations
Credit
Comment
13.7.1 - Shower

Leaking - minor

Leaking in this section of the shower, best to get this repaired before it causes bigger problems.  Easy fix and quite common for this type of product.

Tools Handyman/DIY

14 - Interior - Separate WC

IN NI NP I
14.1 General X
14.2 Ceiling X
14.3 Cistern, pan and seat X
14.4 Timber floors X
14.5 Trim X
14.6 Ventilation X
14.7 Walls X
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading
General: General Condition Assesment
Good
Ceiling : Material type and assessment for the following
Material - Plasterboard, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage
Cistern, pan and seat: Safety and operation of the following
Dual flush Operation, Cracking, Seat, Leakage, Stabillity
Timber floors: Assessment for the following
Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer, Polished timber floors
Trim: Defect assessment for the following
Missing trim, Swollen MDF, split, Poor workmanship, Borer
Ventilation: Presence
passive ventilation
Walls: Material and relevant defect assessment for the following
Material - Plasterboard, Bulging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations
Credit
Comment
14.3.1 - Cistern, pan and seat

Loose pan

Pan is not appropriately fixed to floor.
This instability can be a hazard for some, it can also cause leaking at the connection to sewer pipe.
In most cases it's an easy fix, sometimes a good motivation to upgrade to a new loo.
 
$0 - $50
Pipes Plumbing Contractor

15 - Interior - Master bedroom

IN NI NP I
15.1 General X
15.2 Ceiling X
15.3 Electrical and Heating X
15.4 Timber floors X
15.5 Trim X
15.6 Walls X
General: General Condition Assesment
Excellent
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working
Timber floors: Assessment for the following
Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading
Ceiling : Material type and condition assessment of the following
Material - Plasterboard, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage, Spray textured coating (possibility of asbestos)
Electrical and Heating: Heating type present
eco-panel
Trim: Defect assessment for the following
Missing trim, Swollen MDF, split, Poor workmanship, Borer
Walls: Material and relevant defect assessment for the following
Material - Plasterboard, Material - Timber, Bulging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

16 - Interior - bedroom 2

IN NI NP I
16.1 General X
16.2 Ceiling X
16.3 Electrical and Heating X
16.4 Timber floors X
16.5 Trim X
16.6 Walls X
General: General Condition Assesment
Excellent
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets
Electrical and Heating: Heating type present
none
Timber floors: Assessment for the following
Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading
Ceiling : Material type and condition assessment for the following
Material - Plasterboard, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage
Trim: Defect assessment for the following
Missing trim, Swollen MDF, split, Poor workmanship, Borer
Walls: Material and relevant defect assessment for the following
Material - Plasterboard, Bulging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

17 - Interior - bedroom 3

IN NI NP I
17.1 General X
17.2 Ceiling X
17.3 Electrical and Heating X
17.4 Timber floors X
17.5 Trim X
17.6 Walls X
General: General Condition Assesment
Excellent
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working
Timber floors: Assessment for the following
Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading
Ceiling : Material type and condition assessment for the following
Material - Plasterboard, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage
Electrical and Heating: Heating type present
eco-panel
Trim: Defect assessment for the following
Missing trim, Swollen MDF, split, Borer
Walls: Material and relevant defect assessment for the following
Material - Plasterboard, Material - Timber, Bulging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

18 - Interior - sunroom

IN NI NP I
18.1 General X
18.2 Walls X
18.3 Ceiling X
18.4 Timber floors X
18.5 Trim X
18.6 Electrical and Heating X
General: General Condition Assesment
Excellent
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working
Electrical and Heating: Heating type present
none
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading
Walls: Material and relevant defect assessment for the following
Material - Plasterboard, Bulging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture
Ceiling : Material and relevant defect assessment for the following
Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage, Other (identify), Material - pinex
Timber floors: Assessment for the following
Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer

Comment:
A significant creak in the stairs by the back door.


Trim: Defect assessment for the following
Missing trim, Swollen MDF, split, Poor workmanship, Borer
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

19 - Interior - 2nd bathroom

IN NI NP I
19.1 General X
19.2 Ceiling X
19.3 Cistern, pan and seat X
19.4 Doors and frames X
19.5 Shower X
19.6 Timber floors X
19.7 Trim X
19.8 Vanity/washbasin X
19.9 Ventilation X
19.10 Walls X
General: General Condition Assesment
Excellent
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading
Ceiling : Material type and visual assessment for the following
Material - Plasterboard, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage, Material - hardboard (HDF)
Cistern, pan and seat: Safety and operation of the following
Cracking, Seat, Leakage, Stabillity, Flush Operation
Doors and frames: Material type and operation of the following
Type - Hollow core, Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Damage to frames and trim
Shower: Assessment for the following
Leakage, Adequacy of flow, Wet wall linings, Operation of taps and wastes, Water hammer, Screen material and operation
Timber floors: Assessment for the following
Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer
Trim: Defect assessment for the following
Missing trim, Swollen MDF, Poor workmanship, Borer, Split
Vanity/washbasin: Material type, installation and operation assessment for the following
Leakage, Operation of taps and wastes, Water hammer, Doors and drawers, Adequately sealed at junction with wall
Ventilation: Presence and adequacy
Mechanical ventilation, passive ventilation, Point of discharge
Walls: Material and relevant defect assessment for the following
Material - Plasterboard, Bulging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture, Hardboard (HDF)
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

20 - Interior - upstairs living room/bedroom

IN NI NP I
20.1 General X
20.2 Ceiling X
20.3 Electrical and Heating X
20.4 Timber floors X
20.5 Trim X
20.6 Walls X
General: General Condition Assesment
Excellent
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working
Electrical and Heating: Heating type present
none
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading
Ceiling : Material type and condition - visual assessment for the following
Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage, Other (identify), Material - pinex, Exposed rafter
Timber floors: Assessment for the following
Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer
Trim: Defect assessment for the following
Missing trim, Swollen MDF, split, Poor workmanship, Borer
Walls: Material type and assessment for the following
Material - Plasterboard, Material - Timber, Bulging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture

Comment: Some cracking in places due to the placement of sheet joins

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

21 - Interior - Stairs and landings

IN NI NP I
21.1 General X
21.2 Stair and balustrade X X
21.3 Walls X
General: General Condition Assesment
Good
Stair and balustrade : Egress and fit for purpose assessment of the following
Type - Winding, Material - Timber, Balustrades, Fit for purpose, Handrails, Landings
Walls: Material type and assessment for the following
Material - Plasterboard, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture, Missing section of trim
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations
Credit
Comment
21.2.1 - Stair and balustrade

Saftey from falling

Risk of falling  

Maintenance or repair required to the balustrade or handrail here .  The solution would be an inexpensive fix.

Here's a helpful link to better understand types and attributes:

Maintain my home

Find your local builder here: NZ Certified Builders

$100 - $350
Hammer Carpenter

22 - Laundry

IN NI NP I
22.1 General X
22.2 Ceiling X
22.3 Doors and frames X
22.4 Electrical and Heating X
22.5 Landry features X
22.6 Timber floors X
22.7 Trim X
22.8 Ventilation X
22.9 Walls X
General: General Condition Assesment
Excellent
Doors and frames: Material type and operation assessment of the following
Type - Hinged, Type - Hollow core, Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Door stops., Damage to frames and trim
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets
Ventilation: Presence and adequacy
passive ventilation
Walls: Material type and assessment for the following
Material - Plasterboard, Material - Timber, Bulging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading
Ceiling : Material type and condition assessment for the following
Material - Plasterboard, Material - Timber, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage
Landry features: Features and inspected for adequacy of the following
Tub/cabinet, Damage, Leakage, Operation of taps and wastes, Water hammer, Doors and drawers, Presence of washing machine stand pipe, Adequately sealed at junction with wall, Point of discharge
Timber floors: Assessment for the following
Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer, Polished timber floors
Trim: Defect assessment for the following
Missing trim, Swollen MDF, split, Poor workmanship, Borer
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

23 - Storage

IN NI NP I
23.1 General X
23.2 Storage areas X
General: Inspection method
Visual
Storage areas: Assessment of the following
Wardrobes, Linen cupboard, General storage
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

24 - Services

IN NI NP I
24.1 Inspected presence of X
Inspection method
Visual
Inspected presence of : Electricity services
Inspected presence of : Foul water disposal
Inspected presence of : Security system
Inspected presence of : Water services
Inspected presence of : Fire warning and control systems (including smoke detectors)
Inspected presence of : Gas services
Inspected presence of : Heating systems
Inspected presence of : Hot water services
Inspected presence of : Telecommunications
Inspected presence of : Ventilation systems

HRV

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

25 - Roofspace

IN NI NP I
25.1 Insulation X
25.2 Roofing framing & connections X
25.3 Services X
Inspection method
Visual (climb in), Visual from access hole
Roofing framing & connections : Assessment for the following
Roof cladding, Roof frame construction, Ceiling construction, Obvious structural alteration, Roof underlay and support, Rotting timbers, Evidence of birds, Fan discharge to roofspace, Connections
Services: Type present and risk assessed for the following
Support, Electrical - TCP
General Condition Assesment
Excellent
Insulation: Type of insulation and performance of the following
Clearance to light fittings, Appropriate coverage, Appropriate thickness, Sufficient rating estimate, Polyester, Insulfluff

Comment:

Polyester insulation is quite new, good coverage and appropriate thickness.  It is laid out over the top of insulfluff.  We have had an asbestos test sample taken, results returned from laboratory conclusive no asbestos fibers present.  Full report attached at end of building report.

Roofing framing & connections : Obstruction

Was not able to inspect the rafter to wall connection without removing the insulation.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

26 - Certification

IN NI NP I
Certification

Certificate of Inspection in accordance with NZS 4306:2005                                                  

 
Inspector:              Adam Collins
Company:              Inquest Limited              
Qualifications:      Licensed Building Practitioner (132631); 
                                National certificate Carpentry Advanced; 
                                National Certificate Roofing Level 4; 
                                NZQA Asbestos Identification all classes and Removal of class B
 
Date of inspection: 20/7/2018      

I hereby certify that that I have carried out the inspection of the property site at the above address in accordance with NZS4306 2005 Residential Property Inspection and I am competent to undertake this inspection.

Signature:                Date: 20/7/2018


An inspection carried out in accordance with NZS 4306 2005 is not a statement that a property complies with the requirement of any regulation or bylaw, nor is the report a warranty against any problems developing after the date of the property report. Refer to NZS 4306 2005 for full detail.
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations