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Wizebuy Building Inspections commits to providing an optimum and outstanding pre-purchase inspection service to all our clients... With 30 plus years’ experience and passion within the building industry, being a registered building surveyor, our inspector is highly skilled with carrying out thorough property inspections helping you take that next step towards making an informed decision on the purchase of your home or property investment... Wizebuy Building Inspections are very honest, reliable and approachable and are dedicated to working with you to ensure that you make that right decision.


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About Wizebuy Building Inspections Ltd

Wizebuy Building Inspections - Owned and operated by Registered Building Surveyor, Ed Morris, Wizebuy Building Inspections compiles very comprehensive, easy to read building reports, including but not limited to Pre-Purchase Reports and specialised building reports to support Code Compliance Certificate application or Certificate of Acceptance application.

With years of experience and passion within the building industry, Ed strives to do his duty of care to all people he associates with. That means always proactively undertaking any building inspection and service with a high standard of professionalism and working towards providing the ideal outcome for clients.

Wizebuy Building Inspections are honest, reliable and approachable. We are dedicated to working with you to assist you with your requirements. Friendly and approachable, with a wealth of knowledge and experience, we look forward to assisting you with your needs.

Wizebuy Building Inspections have the required insurances, including public risk and professional indemnity to undertake all the services we offer.

What type of inspection do you require?

Pre-Purchase Reports:

Wizebuy Building Inspections compiles a very comprehensive, easy to read report which gives reassurance to our customers. Our report gives a detailed script of the property, including points of interest noted and colourful photographs; this to give to you a reflection as to the ‘health’ of the home/property.

The inspection involves a non-invasive visual inspection of the property by an accredited building surveyor. The purpose of the inspection is to establish if the property suffers from any significant fault or defect which is reasonably identifiable at the time of the inspection.

The specific aspects of the property that will be included in the inspection and the report will relate exclusively to the main dwelling/building on the property unless there is further discussion and agreement with the client to include other buildings.

Our report is completed adhering to the Residential Property Inspection New Zealand Standard (NZS 4306:2005), the report will include a ‘Certificate of Inspection in Accordance with NZS 4306:2005 showing the areas inspected:

  • Site
  • Subfloor
  • Exterior
  • Roof exterior
  • Roof space
  • Interior
  • Services
  • Accessory units, ancillary spaces and buildings

Safe & Sanitary Reports (Third Party) Reports

The term “Safe and Sanitary” evolved around the time the first Building Act was introduced in 1992. Up until 1992 all building work required a ‘Building Permit’ and post 1993 under the new Building Act 1991 all building work required under Councils were then renamed ‘Building Consents’.

The Building Act had provisions within it to allow councils to declare a building unsafe or insanitary however, if the unauthorised works had been carried out in a good tradesman like practice, then a Safe and Sanitary Report could be written by a suitably qualified person, which the report is then submitted to Council. It is at the Councils discretion as to the acceptance and filling of such reports.

A Safe and Sanitary report may resolve issues that have arisen from a LIM (Land Information Memorandum) report completed on a property.

Certificate of Acceptance

A Certificate of Acceptance (COA) is required for any illegal works that has been carried out after mid 1993. A COA report is a far more in-depth report and the requirements to achieve a COA are set at a far greater height. The requirement under the Building Act 2004 is that all works that have been illegally undertaken must comply with the requirements of today’s standards and building codes.

Wizebuy Building Inspections puts together on behalf of the property owner an application for a C.O.A with an in-depth report outlining all areas that are required to comply with the building requirement. This will include specs, plans, manufacturer’s installation details, pictures and other supportive documentation. This must be submitted to the T.A. (council) with their formal COA application form and required fee. As with the Safe and Sanitary it is to the Councils discretion as to whether they accept or decline the application.

Code Compliance Issues

  1. Have you found that a Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) is outstanding on a building consent?
  2. Is Council saying that this consent is too old for a CCC to be issued? 
  3. Are you seeking further assistance to resolve the CCC issue?

Wizebuy Building Inspections will undertake a review of the outstanding building consent and provide direction and a potential way forward to rectify any outstanding consent/s that have not been signed off and given Code Compliance Certificate.

Wizebuy Building Inspections will submit a report along with the Code Compliance Certificate Application to the council involved and will follow through to resolution.

Without a Code Compliance Certificate, some insurance companies will not insure your property or you may find that insurance companies will no longer insure your property in case of an accident.

A Code Compliance Certificate for building consents ensures that the building is in compliance with all the necessary standards and codes that it was issued under.

Land Information Memorandum (LIM) Issues

If a LIM has been issued and there is a point of concern noted regarding property matters, Wizebuy Building Inspections can consult with you on the issues and seek a possible resolution. One of them may be that of an outstanding building consent that has not been issued a Code Compliance Certificate. (refer to CCC Issues).

Cladding Assessments

Wizebuy Building Inspections are able to carry out a visual assessment of your building’s exterior cladding, identifying defects if any in the cladding system, and provide a written report as to the current condition.

Moisture Assessments

Wizebuy Building Inspections will also carry out a moisture assessment analysis using a moisture scanner through to an invasive method (moisture probes) to determine if there are any systemic problems of moisture ingress with the building structure.

Meth Testing

Methamphetamine-contaminated buildings are becoming an increasing problem with crippling health effects and devastating financial woes that cause further grief. It can be manufactured anywhere; from a tin shed out the back to upmarket homes and motels, in any socioeconomic areas.

If you would like a meth test to be undertaken along with other services we offer, please contact us.


Frequently Asked Questions

Over the years we have been asked all kinds of questions, here are some of the most common things we get asked. Click on a subject below for more information.

What is a Pre-Purchase Building Inspection?

A pre-purchase inspection is a visual inspection of the residential buildings which involves Wizebuy Building Inspections to inspect the property, adhering to the NZ Residential Property Inspection Standard NZS 4306:2005. Moisture scanning is also used in every inspection that is carried out to check for any elevated moisture readings that may not be visually evident. A non-invasive measuring device, a Trotec T660 Moisture Scanner is used to obtain indicative moisture content readings.

Do you have a fixed price for all inspections?

We cover Hamilton, and the greater Waikato, including the Thames/Coromandel area. We do have fixed prices for the on-site inspections, but depending on where in the region the inspection is to take place, some travel costs may be charged. We would certainly advise you of the fee before any inspection would take place.

If you are requesting a meth test on the building, or require further consultancy on any building issues, then further fees will be applicable.

Can I be onsite during the inspection?

It would be appropriate to sought permission by the real estate agent and possibly the owner before permission can be given.

How long after the inspection can I expect the report to be done by?

When you make a request for an inspection with Wizebuy Building Inspections, we ask when you need the report by. We then schedule the onsite inspection straight away and ensure that we complete the report as soon as possible. Our service is to deliver the Pre-Purchase Report to you via email within 1-2 working days. A hard copy posted also.

Do you do moisture scanning as part of your inspection?

Yes. Moisture scanning is used throughout the structure where indicative moisture content readings of the framing is taken. We use a Trotect T660 Moisture Scanner in our pre-purchase inspections. Any concerns that we find at the time are noted within our report to you.

What is a Safe and Sanitary Report?

A Safe and Sanitary Report is a means of legitimizing building works that were undertaken prior to 1st July 1992.

These reports can be provided to lawyers acting for purchasers or they can be submitted to a council where the council will file on the property file and where applicable acknowledge that the council will take no further action in the future providing the works being the subject of the report are not altered in the future.

I have my house on the market and its been addressed that I have an outstanding Building Consent which has not been given its Code Compliance Certificate. Can Wizebuy Building Inspections resolve this issue?

Wizebuy will review the outstanding consent and then advise on what the options are to resolve this issue in order to bring the outstanding Code Compliance issues to a resolution.

Do you check for moisture in homes?

Wizebuy Building Inspections uses a specialised moisture meter when carrying out on-site inspections which can give a good indication if there is a potential moisture issue. Some issues may be straight forward where other issues may be of concern and could require further invasive investigation.

Do you think I should have a Meth test done on the house?

It can be a modern home to an old cottage, a house in the suburbs or a rural home. Meth labs can be set up anywhere and you would never detect it straight off as it’s very hard to see the signs.

For your own safety and health from exposure of dangerous toxins and chemicals, it would be of peace of mind to know that you and your family are in a safe environment.

Thank you for sending us your question. We'll answer it as soon as we can.


We believe that the best advertisement is happy clients, here are some our ours:


A fantastic service! As first time buyers we were unsure of the process to obtaining a building inspection report and Wizebuy were there to help every step of the way. The inspection was very thorough with a full written and photographed report to follow.

Kind Regards



A fantastic service! As first time buyers we were unsure of the process to obtaining a building inspection report and Wizebuy were there to help every step of the way. The inspection was very thorough with a full written and photographed report to follow.We – Fiona and Mike, have both used Ed Morris to inspect two places, the first being at Katikati, then our present one at Welcome Bay, we have both found him to be reliable and a fair inspector, and while I have never met him Fiona has, and found him to be a nice and friendly guy. Should we need an inspector again, we will most certainly use him again.

Kind Regards

Mike Pilcher


Thanks Ed for incorporating our urgent needs for a comprehensive building report. You have highlighted significant issues with a 12 year old brick house we showed interest in purchasing. With your report information our decision not to pursue the house was easy & we are grateful of that.
Mike O
March 2015


I am so impressed at what an amazing job Ed does, and your service is absolutely brilliant. I feel like I am going in with my eyes wide open, and I know exactly what I'm getting.
I feel reassured about tackling things that need immediate attention. the report gives me the information I need in language I can understand. I have the confidence to contact trades people armed with the information to be able to direct them towards what work or checking I need done. I also forgot to mention how valuable the tips are at the bottom of the report. Thanks again.



Thank you so much Ed for the report. We are truly grateful and will be going ahead with this purchase. We would like to thank you again for your quality service.
All the very best - we will always highly recommend you to our friends and family.
Kindest Regards, Christina and Thomas

Thomas & Christina


The report supplied to us in respect of a property in Thames was detailed, well written and delivered on time. I would have no hesitation in recommending Wizebuy in the future

Ian Little


Great service by Wizebuy. The report was more than ticking boxes. A hard copy of the report shows photos and areas of interest to address. Also sent to one's email.This is peace of mind for someone buying.



Thank you very much for completing the Building Inspection so quickly for us. The report was of excellent quality and gave us a really useful insight into the condition of the property and its construction. We were greatly impressed with how efficient, friendly and hassle-free the process of arranging the Inspection was. We would definitely recommend using Wizebuys to anyone looking to purchase a property in the future.

Jane Shaw


We have used Wizebuy twice with really thorough results. A clear well presented report with colour photos and details of every nook and cranny.
In the first case we did not buy as the report was too damming of the
house. The second gave us confidence to buy. Our solicitor told us
it was the best building report he had ever seen. (his firm deals ONLY
in property.)
The report was reasonably priced and the best value for money when
buying our house. Fast and efficient service.!
I strongly recommend Wizebuy, to anyone needing a building report.

Paddy Corneby


A local builder recommend Wizebuy as they are so thorough he said! Well I have to say they are excellent on every level, highly recommended

Denise Mischefski


An excellent report, which helped me immensely with my decision-making. I found it very useful visiting the house while Ed was doing the inspection. You could tell he really knew what he was talking about.

David Ray


I was referred to Wizebuy from a friend and was not disappointed.
Firstly, their communication was excellent which in turn made the service easy.
Ed has produced a very thorough report which has a great table for follow up actions.
I am genuinely impressed with Wizebuy’s competence and timeliness, I will be using Ed and Meredith’s services again.

Ryan Phillips

Thank you for sending us your testimonial. We appreciate your feedback.

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Ed Morris
Managing Director

0800 WIZEBUY (0800 949 328)
07 824 4788
021 908 912


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