Building Inspections Hawkes Bay – [HABiT]

Contact Matt Blundell: 0508 HABiTNZ ( 0508 422 4869 ) to book your inspection


If you have found your perfect home or are thinking of selling your house. We’d just like you to know, we specialise in home and building inspections in the Hawkes Bay region!

Are you looking for a report that you can understand?

… as well as an inspection that will give you the right advice with the right solutions?

We can provide the peace of mind you’re looking for and with our experience, can re-assure you that the house you’re thinking of buying will be safe and healthy for your family.

The HABiT was born out of frustration from clients not getting a report that gives them the full picture. We embarked on a journey that has spans over 6 years, with thousands of reports completed as well as thousands of happy customers.
We cover the majority of areas in New Zealand with certified builders specialising in reporting on properties.  Our reports are based on the NZ Standard NZ4306. 

We provide a 24 hour turnaround for your report. We can organise access with your real estate agent or vendor.

Building Inspection Process

  • We take details of your property with an initial phone consultation
  • We’ll organise access with your real estate agent or vendor
  • We’ll spend a good part of an hour and a half or more depending on the size of the property to carry out our tests
  • We can meet you on the property, but we prefer to to the inspection first and then convey our findings.
  • We take plenty of notes and photos to refer to
  • We build the report at the office
  • We email a report
  • We can talk through your report with you if you have any questions

If you are looking at buying in the Hawkes Bay and you don’t know much about the area, click here to find out more about the region, it’s a great resource.

If you’re ready to book a building inspection in the Hawkes Bay then contact us below:

Contact Number: 0508 HABiTNZ ( 0508 422 4869 )




Paul Timms- Home and Building Inspector HABiT Hawkes Bay


*I have lived in Hawkes Bay all of my life except three years living in Australia in the early 80s.


*I have mostly worked on residential properties including new builds and alterations. I have experience with older style homes and also architecturally designed houses.


*I live with my wife Glenda in Havelock North and have two adult children living in Australia.


*In the weekends I find time to play golf weekly on a Sunday after working on the house on Saturdays.


*I am enjoying doing building inspections as a change of lifestyle, getting off the tools, meeting new people everyday, inspecting all sorts of different homes and helping people through the daunting process.


*My ambition is to make life easier when purchasing or selling a home. There are always going to be bits and pieces picked up through my inspections, but if I can talk with my clients and work through the whole process with them I can put their minds at ease. By this I mean I will help solves the problems identified, give advice on how to move forward and point my clients in the right direction, such as getting other trades involved, quotes or estimates to help with getting an end result which everybody is happy with.