Building Surveying Services | Tauranga

The Ultimate Building Inspection Team

Providing professional building inspections for all types of properties.
This includes both residential, industrial and commercial.

Our Services

From Pre-Purchase To New Build Inspections

We are a NZ owned and operated Tauranga based company that was formed in June 2000. We cover the entire Bay of Plenty area and will travel outside of this area if required.

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Contact Building Surveying Services (BOP) Ltd today if you’re in need of professional building surveys and inspections.

If you are buying, selling or building property you can count on our reliable and very experienced building inspectors. We provide a detailed report that will give you total peace of mind. Building Surveying Services (BOP) Limited is NZ owned and operated and is not a franchise inspection company. Too often franchise companies have poorly trained inspectors and their reports are very basic and are lacking in inspection detail. Call and speak to our friendly team today if you would like a comprehensive and detailed building inspection for residential, industrial and commercial properties within the Bay Of Plenty.

Building Surveying Services (BOP) Limited has been providing top quality pre-purchase and pre-sale building inspection reports for our clients for 20 years, not only on residential dwellings but also on numerous commercial and industrial buildings throughout the Bay Of Plenty. 

Together, we have carried out over 22,000 inspections since June 2000.


Today’s complex construction industry is fraught with the dangers of poor building standards, shoddy workmanship, lack of suitable maintenance and more. Any property inspection – be it pre-purchase, pre-sale, cladding, general condition, moisture testing – requires due diligence that comes backed by the integrity of independent scrutiny from a Registered Building Inspector (NZIBI).

Building Surveying Services (BOP) Limited reports meet the criteria for building reports from the ANZ bank (November 2019 guidelines) and all other banks. To our knowledge we have never had a report refused by the banks. Our reports encompass the NZS 4306:2005 – The New Zealand Standard for Residential Property Inspections.   

Man Inspecting New House
Important Note:

All of our pre-purchase and pre-sale building inspections include a Council property file search or a LIM report comparison (if supplied by the agent or client). The Council property file search or LIM comparison identifies any variations between the Council records and the actual layout of the property being inspected. Variations like unauthorized building work may not be noted by your lawyer or an un-trained inspector/builder/friend by viewing the LIM alone and these can be potentially very expensive to rectify.

It will also confirm if the property has been correctly signed off and if applicable, received its Code Compliance Certificate (CCC). They may also have an impact on your insurance for the property and the ability to borrow money, if required. It is therefore absolutely necessary that any variations are attended to and prior to finalizing your purchase or marketing your property.

Should unauthorized building work have been carried out, which is an offence under s.40 of the 2004 Building Act, Building Surveying Services (BOP) Limited is suitably qualified to prepare a Certificate Of Acceptance (COA) application report (for work completed after July 1992) or a Third Party Report (for work completed pre July 1992) for Council’s consideration.  

The Bay of Plenty’s Most Trusted and Reliable Building Inspection Team


Buy wisely with the knowledge that your investment is sound. With growing numbers of people looking to buy property privately, due diligence is more crucial than ever. If you do choose the services of a real estate agent professional, despite being trained in property transactions and the vagaries of sale and purchase agreements, they won’t necessarily be aware of hidden problems within the building being inspected. Make sure that your investment is sound with an expert building inspection from Building Surveying Services (BOP) Limited.

It’s important to understand that an agreement becomes a legally binding contract between buyer and seller the moment it is signed. Generally, there are 10 working days to have a building inspection completed and up to 15 working days for a Methamphetamine test (if required) however these time scales can be reduced if agreed upon between both parties.

Agreements between buyer and seller may also include clauses such as finance, the sale of another property and a Council LIM report. Consult your lawyer first to discuss every condition with the pre-purchase requirements that must be met before settlement. This enables your lawyer to insert appropriate clauses into the sale and purchase agreement to safeguard you in the event of any unforeseen problems with the property being purchased.

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What Building Surveying Services (BOP) LTD clients say:

Ed Steve

We contacted BSS BOP on Monday in preparation for the sale of our property, following a recommendation from Baileys Real Estate. The following morning at 8am Stephen arrived to carry out a very thorough inspection over two hours. He was great to talk to and was happy to give me a summary of his findings prior to writing the report. That very comprehensive report was emailed to me the next day.

I would have no hesitation in using BSS BOP again, whether selling or buying. Thanks for a very professional, efficient and friendly service.

Mark Muller

You and your company have so much knowledge. It is nice to know there is a building inspection company in the Bay of Plenty that knows what they are doing. 10/10.

Lindsay Beck

Excellent all round. The report we received from Steve saved us from buying someone else’s problem. Highly recommend!

Call us today at Building Surveying Services (BOP) Ltd on

0800 405 616

if you’re in need of professional building surveys.