Your Dunedin House Inspections inspector is Richard Moore, who knows Dunedin and the greater Otago/South Canterbury area very well. He is well trusted in his field.

Richard has 35+ years experience in the building industry and gained his qualifications through apprenticeship doing pre-fab concrete cladding.  Since then, Richard has experience working with: new/old homes; commercial building; waterproofing; brought and sold a number of his own properties; and has specialized in the maintenance, care and renovation of older homes.

There is a significant difference in the knowledge and experience of a builder whom has particular experience in building new and a builder who specializes in the renovation & maintenance of older homes.  An inspector requires experience in both new and older homes; Richard has this experience.

While Richard was self employed, renovating and maintaining homes, he came across an unfathomable number of property buyers who were unpleasantly surprised at the amount of work required after they purchased their property.  This prompted Richard to provide people with the advice and knowledge they need prior to purchase – he has been providing this advice for over 10 years.  

Richard works with his partner, Gina Moore. Gina will accompany Richard on most inspections, assisting with the inspection and taking notes, and is one of the people who will type the report for you and generally deals with the technology side of the business. 

Being onsite with Richard, provides Gina with a better understanding of your particular property, improving service to you. Gina has previous experience working in a lawyers office and as an artist: both have given her a particular eye for detail.

Gina and Richard are a husband and wife team who have owned their own building company since 2006.


While we can not promise to uncover everything that may be wrong with your property, (we can not pull of exterior cladding to see what’s underneath etc), we do promise that we can provide our excellent expertise in assessing as many of the issues as possible.

Due Diligence on your prospective purchase:

"Should I or shouldn't I; it's so expensive to get reports and I'm missing out on purchasing a house by having conditions in the contract".

When comparing the cost of a written report, (or even several written reports, if you miss out on your first house in the current market), it still makes sense to complete your due diligence and protect your investment.

Note: Repeat clients receive a discount.


Experienced. Knowledgeable. Professional.

Cost of written reports starts from $540.00 inclusive of GST for a standard 1 – 2 room apartment or house with 1 living and 1 bathroom. $609.00 inclusive of GST for a 3 room house, with 1 living and 1 bathroom. $680.00 inclusive of GST for a 4 room house/apartment with 1 living and no more than 2 bathrooms. There is a $77.00 inclusive of GST charge per room over the 4 bedrooms price bracket. If you have multi-units under the same roof, have more than one house on a site to be inspected, or have a double storied building this will cost more, depending on the size. If your building has been separated into units please inquire as to what the price may be.

We are able to arrange Qualified Electrical Inspections at the same time as we are inspecting, upon request at an extra cost to you for approximately $280.00.

We prefer to examine and compare any plans on a LIM. A LIM can be supplied to Dunedin House Inspections by you, and we will review and compare with what we see on the day of inspection. We can obtain a LIM on your behalf upon written request. This service will cost extra as per DCC charges.

Safe and Sanitary Reports can be completed upon request. Please apply as to the cost for your specific job.

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03-487 6449

6 Ryehill St, Calton Hill, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand