EP Group Ltd – Building and Property Consultants, Auckland

EP Group Ltd is one of the larger providers of Building Reports associated with:

  • Pre-purchase Inspections & Reports
  • Pre-sale Inspection & Reports
  • Moisture / Cladding Assessments & Reports
  • Safe and Sanitary Inspections & Reports
  • Unauthorized Works Inspections & Reports
  • Certificate of Acceptance Inspections & Reports
  • Thermal Imaging
  • House Relocation Inspections & Reports
  • Compliance Reviews, LIM Report Issues and Building Dispute Advice
  • Council Liability Reports (with regards to leaking buildings)
  • Condition Assessments and Reports

EP Group Ltd are building and property consultants who provide consultancy services on all aspects of compliance with the Building Act, the Building Code and all associated areas for home buyers and sellers, body corporate, real estate agents, solicitors and lending institutions.

We will assess the fitness of the building before you buy or sell, saving money on your investment. Plus we can provide practical solutions to problems associated with moisture ingress.

We offer a professional service from a highly trained and experienced team at a cost-competitive rate.


As Qualified Building Inspectors:

  • We have a comprehensive knowledge of the Building Act
  • Can provide an accurate assessment of the building’s fitness before you buy or sell
  • Can provide practical solutions for any problems you are likely to face
  • Dave Hughes is a Certified Weathertightness Inspector
  • Dave Hughes is a Registered Executive Member of the NZ Institute of Building Inspectors (NZIBI)
  • Dave Hughes was a past Registered Member of NZ Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) to 2016.

Pre-Sales Inspections

Selling a property? Be a pro-active vendor and benefit from having a pre-sale inspection undertaken while time is on your side. You’ll have an upfront idea on the condition of your property, and understand how potential purchasers will view it in today’s market.

Pre-Purchase Inspections

Buying a property will be one of your biggest investments so why take a chance. We will carry out a thorough inspection of your property and provide you with a fair and honest comprehensive written report complete with photos of any problems.


Our cladding assessments provide a comprehensive report using the latest non-invasive technology. The inspection includes a site visit.

Compliance Issues

Building work carried out without required approvals from Local Authorities can prove to be quite an ordeal when selling your property. A report can satisfy the prospective purchaser that work has been carried out to relevant standards, and be forwarded to Council to be placed on the property file to enable them to update the LIM.

Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging can differentiate between the temperature of wall linings and the temperature of the stud, and is used to detect damp timber, leaks, condensation, moisture and cladding failure.

House Relocation

We are very much aware of the requirements of all councils (local and afar) regarding relocation reports as part of consent (planning and building) approvals. We carry out a site visit to determine the condition of the building for removal, photograph it and make all recommendations necessary in the report.

Our team of trade qualified Building Inspectors and helpful sales/office support staff means we can offer professional service and back up. Please feel free to contact our office to further discuss your requirements.

About EP Group Ltd – Building & Property Consultants

EP Group Ltd are Building and Property Consultants that pride themselves on providing a fast, effective and efficient service that is both thorough and cost-effective.

We specialize in building assessments, weather tightness reports, structural surveys, issues surrounding the New Zealand Building Code and on-site compliance monitoring for the building industry.

Extensive Building Legislation Knowledge and Experience

We have extensive backgrounds in the application of the legislation and necessary building requirements. We are experienced with the Building Act and Building Code requirements for residential dwellings and have experience with NZS3604. David Hughes is a certified Weathertightness Surveyor.

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