We aim to improve the quality of New Zealand building construction by helping Architects, designers and builders mitigate their risk through design review and construction observation, and helping building owners navigate through their building related needs.

We believe in ‘Right first time, on time, on budget’.

We believe it is far better to aim for perfection at design and construction stage, rather than aim for ‘Minimum necessary to achieve council sign-off’ and hope for the best. Otto von Bismarck once said ‘…Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.

We have extensive experience of other people’s mistakes from our hundreds of defective building investigations. The evidence of the last fifteen to twenty years of the NZ construction industry’s mistakes leads us to one fundamental conclusion: It is better to try and get it right first time rather than re-visit the mistakes later at considerable cost to building owners, tenants, designers, contractors, sub-contractors, councils, government, insurers and lenders.

Reveal Building Consultants Limited’s surveyors have considerable knowledge and experience of the NZ building industry’s mistakes. We are therefore well placed to assist building owners, occupiers, lenders, insurers and councils in all aspects of their property-related needs, whether it be related to potential acquisition, maintenance, alteration, repair, building code compliance or expert witness representation.

However if we had the choice, we would much prefer to help people to construct buildings with zero defects to begin with – right first time!


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7a/65 Paul Mathews Road
North Harbour, Auckland 0632
Email: enquiries@revealbc.nz
Dave: 021400579
Nick: 0276375441

Latest News

Major structural failures of Schools in Scotland due to lack of Clerk of Works

Over the last few years construction work at many Schools in Scotland has been carried out under Public Finance Initiative Schemes (PFI), where the building contractor self-certifies their own work as being to the correct standard and quality, without being subject to external monitoring or inspection.  This is a model of financing public construction projects that has become common in many countries since it was first developed in UK and AUstralia.  Many of these schools have suffered serious structural failures in the last few years and have needed major re-construction or repair, causing serious disruption to schools and an unexpected additional financial cost.

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