Mould can be one of those silent predators. You don’t always see it but it’s lurking…
Mould in homes has always made headlines across New Zealand because of the dangerous health issues and respiratory problems it causes when people are exposed to it in their homes.
Buying a home is exciting but it can also seem extremely daunting, especially if you’re a newbie. You’ve probably got a lot of questions; why is the owner selling, where’s the best place to get coffee and what are the right questions to even ask?
Congratulations - you’ve had an offer on your home and papers are being signed! But wait…
…before the you pop the cork on the champagne, chances are you’ve been asked for a building inspection report – something that could make or break the deal.
You see the property online and the photos look good, you run through your check list and if it ticks enough boxes you’ll see the place in person.
An inspection is worth every penny when you’re making one of the biggest purchases of your life.
You’ve found it, your dream home. A spacious sunny kitchen, a big shed for all your projects and a backyard big enough for the kids to play and dogs to run around. After the long house hunt, the finish line is in sight and you’re ready to put an offer in and make this property your home.
Standards New Zealand has today released NZS 8510:2017 Testing and decontamination of methamphetamine contaminated properties, which will provide industry guidance on good practice methods in the testing and clean-up of methamphetamine contamination in houses.
When the winter comes around, condensation begins to affect many homes across New Zealand. While it may at first seem like a minor irritation, it does have the potential to cause health problems and structural damage. Fortunately, there are ways to stop condensation in your home.
Acylic shower trays can leak away without you even noticing. poor installation and seals can result in expensive damage that cant be seen until its too late.