Dirk Stahlhut

Asbestos Testing Rotorua
021 269 5114

As well as being a Registered Building Surveyor for Prendos since 2009, Dirk is also a competent asbestos surveyor, certified under the IP402 Surveying & Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings. 

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Dirk Stahluht - Commercial Building Consultant
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About Dirk

Raised and educated in Germany, Dirk has called Rotorua home for the past 13 years. He combines local knowledge with over eight years’ experience in building surveying to provide clients with sound, accurate, quality advice for informed decision making.

For all the right reasons, Dirk brings an unusual combination of career achievements to his role at Prendos. Beginning his career as a trade qualified cabinetmaker, he sought further qualification as a timber processing engineer which later led  him towards PhD thesis research here in New Zealand – investigating decay fungi in leaky buildings. In 2009 Dirk completed his Doctor of Philosophy at Waikato University and joined Prendos that same year. Since then he’s investigated and prepared reports into cause of building defects and conditions, provided technical expert advice in property insurance claims and timber product failures, provided remedial design recommendations and prepared commercial due diligence pre-acquisition reports.

Dirk loves the personal and technical challenges every building project throws at him and is known to manage these impartially and with great skill. He recently completed two $1.5M projects in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato, reinstating defective and natural disaster damaged commercial properties to a new modern look.

Equipped with either tool belt or tie, Dirk is confident in both worlds. This enables him to advise a diverse range of clients and develop Prendos’s commercial building surveying and project management services to our expanding Central North Island client base.


2016   International Proficiency Certificate – IP402 Surveying & Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings

2015   Member of the NZ Institute of Building Surveyors

2009   Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences – Waikato University

2004   Diplom Engineer (FH) for Wood Science & Technology – University of Applied Sciences, Eberswalde, Germany

1999   Trade Certified Cabinetmaker, Muenster, Germany

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Dirk Stahlhut Commercial Building Consultant

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