Residential Building Surveying

The Prendos residential surveying team has more than 25 years of experience in providing building surveying services to owners of both standalone homes and low-rise and high-rise multi-unit developments.

A building survey is a diagnostic investigation that sets out to discover the nature and cause of building defects or failures. The evidence uncovered is used to draw conclusions and recommend appropriate remedial action.

Our local Christchurch building and quantity surveying teams assist with a broad range of services for those affected by the Canterbury earthquakes. These include helping the insurer and insured party establish scopes of work and settlement proposals and obtaining and providing expert witness evidence.

Prendos personnel are able to design and manage each remediation project from start to finish, providing continuous and direct communication with the client, builder and Council. Our work across the entire remediation spectrum is enhanced by our ability to draw on other Prendos disciplines, such as architecture, structural engineering, fire engineering, quantity surveying, and project management, to achieve a successful outcome.

Leaky Buildings – Back in the early 1990s Prendos was the first property consultancy to alert the building industry and general public to the destructive nature and extent of the problem of leaky buildings. In the intervening years we have developed considerable investigative and remedial expertise; many Prendos remedial design solutions are now recognised as construction industry benchmarks. Having already helped thousands of homeowners and bodies corporate to achieve successful remediation and redress, we continue to help property owners re-establish the integrity of their dwellings – many with enhanced design features – and regain a return to full amenity and value. To find out more about how weathertightness problems affect residential properties, visit our Leaky Building Resource Centre.

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