Listing #: 1353106605
Business name: Before You Buy
Location: Mangere East
Manukau City
About: A specialist in Building Inspection­s. Reports within 24hrs Can also assist with outstandin­g CCC or COA consents.
Services offered: Pre-purcha­se Building/h­ome inspection - Verbal or Written Pre-Sale building/h­ome report. Project management CCC/COA consent. Building Consultant
Areas serviced: Auckland Wide
Availability: Same day or next day / 7 days a week
*Pre-purchase Inspections - Verbal/Written
*Pre-sale Reports
*Reports within 24/hrs
*Renovation Consultancy
*Project Management
*Council Consents Assistance

Reports will include:

*A comprehensive report showing and explaining any defects associated with the property — from the subfloor to the roof.
*Full report on any areas that require attention or repair in the grounds area, including drainage (all visual), also explaining areas that could be high risk to water ingress and may require attention in the near future.
*An invasive moisture test will be conducted as part of the inspection.
*You will receive the report, with photos, via email within 24 hours of the inspection for viewing.

Before You Buy also PROJECT MANAGE any tasks surrounding COUNCIL REQUIREMENTS. We can take care of all relevant paper work, assist in completing outstanding council consent requirements (CCC), and help with obtaining a certificate of acceptance for any non-consented building work (COA).

Craig is not only a qualified builder of 20 years, he also has a diploma in Building Surveying, and has spent the last two-and-a-half years as a residential building inspector for Auckland Council — focusing on all types of residential homes in the Auckland central area from small renovations to high-end, multi-million dollar homes, from footings to final inspections. He is of such high calibre that he has appeared as the case manager for the well known TV3 television shows The Block and My First Home, as well as being the resident builder on the TV2 show Homesick.

A sample report can be viewed on our website.

High end homes that Craig has built can also be viewed on our website.

You can be sure that he is a trusted/experienced inspector/builder.

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Craig is hugely knowledgable and professional in dealing with all of our clients. He provides a detailed and quality service when doing building inspections. If there are issues with a building then Craig also gives his recommendations and points people in the right direction. He definitely has a point of difference over other building inspectors as I haven't yet met one that surpasses his knowledge. I will continue to recommend Craig to all of our clients and customers.
shadow662911 (1 1 positive feedback)  Wed 05 Jul
Craig is professional, highly responsive and his knowledge is second to none. His informative approach leaves you with no doubts or concerns saving you time and money. If you or someone you know needs peace of mind when purchasing a home then you've found your guy. I highly recommend his services...absolute top notch!
bscott22 (21 21 positive feedback)  Tue 27 Jun
We used Craig before we purchased our first home. We had 2 properties of interest, and 1 of which he found quite serious and costly issues. As a first home buyer I wouldn't hesitate to use Craig, he literally saved us thousands. He is so thorough, knowledgeable, honest, and personable. His has a genuine care to see his clients in a safe home. We cannot recommend him more highly and will continue to use 'Before You Buy' for any future property inspections. 10/10
djsdjs (182 182 positive feedback)  Thu 22 Jun
After already calling two other house inspection companies, I didn't think I would have a hope in getting a pre-purchase house inspection done within 48 hours prior to the auction we wanted to attend, fortunately Craig came back to us within the hour and managed to shuffle his schedule to fit us in - we really appreciate that you did this for us Craig, your report was well detailed and exactly what we needed. A+ from us. M Mancini
mktman (60 60 positive feedback) Address Verified Apr 2017  Wed 21 Jun
Employed Craig to do pre-purchase inspection on a property we looked a buying, contact was prompt, organised date and time for meeting, he arrived on time and explained in great details what was required. I would highly recommend Craig, he's professional yet friendly, does a great job.
carman2 (298 298 positive feedback) Address Verified Apr 2017  Tue 20 Jun
Wow, Craig was so helpful with our purchase. Very prompt reply, turned up the next morning, and we had the report that afternoon. He found thing we never thought to look for, and explained them in a very detailed report, but simple and easy to follow. I would highly recommend Craig to anyone selling or purchasing a home. Money very well spent. Thank you so much.
tarac1 (440 440 positive feedback)  Tue 20 Jun
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