Nick, a graduate Manufacturing Systems Engineer, is a New Zealand Registered Building Surveyor and has over 10 years’ experience in the New Zealand Construction sector. Prior to becoming a Registered Building Surveyor, he was director of an Auckland residential building company which latterly specialised in leaky building remediation. Nick also has UK building experience and a multi-discipline expertise with a mixture of engineering, construction and building surveying experience.

Nick has carried out a wide range of investigations on standalone residential dwellings, multi-storey residential and commercial buildings. His areas of expertise are in building defect identification, weathertightness, building remediation, building code and contract compliance.

Nick is a weathertightness expert and provides services including forensic diagnostic investigations and reporting, expert witness representation, weathertightness remedial design (peer review) and remediation contract administration. Nick is sought after for his excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ethical approach.

Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
  • Executive committee member of the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors
  • Registered Building Surveyor (MNZIBS)
  • Certified Weathertightness Surveyor
  • MBIE Forensic Specialist (WHRS Assessor)
  • NZQA Qualified internal auditor (business/quality systems)

Key Skills

  • Stand alone, multi-unit and multi storey residential and commercial building investigation.
  • Building weathertightness defect and failure investigation and reporting (expert witness reports)
  • Mediation attendance for plaintiff and defendants
  • Cladding weathertightness assessment surveys and reporting
  • Timber remediation inspection and reporting
  • Building code and contract compliance investigation and reporting
  • Building condition survey and maintenance scheduling
  • Weathertightness remediation contract administration
  • WHRS assessments
  • Investigation and reporting experience includes EIFS, Texture Coated Fibre Cement, Stucco, Aluminium Composite Panel, Plywood, Weatherboard (timber and PVC), brick veneer cladding systems and concrete / concrete masonry.

Selected Project experience

  • Botany Town Centre, investigation
  • Sylvia Park, investigation, expert witness (plaintiff)
  • Perspective apartments, investigation, expert witness (defence)
  • Chancery, Auckland City, refurbishment, remedial design detailing, timber remediation, directing remedial contractor
  • Kohimarama Rd, weathertight investigation, remedial scope, design peer review, timber remediation, Engineer to NZS3910
  • Mt Wellington police station, condition assessment
  • Harrison Road, condition assessment
  • Ferndale Road, condition assessments
  • Waimauku kindergarten, investigation and repair
  • Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate, peer review
  • St Pauls Apartments, expert report peer review
  • Lewis Lane, weathertight investigation, remedial scope, design peer review, timber remediation, construction quality observation
  • Crown Lynn, design peer review
  • Oceanblue Gymnasium, Papamoa, remedial scope investigation and design peer review
  • Normanby Mews, expert report peer review and insurance date of damage
  • Arawa Ave, investigation and insurance date of damage
  • Ronaki Rd, expert report peer review and insurance date of damage


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Contact Us

7a/65 Paul Mathews Road
North Harbour, Auckland 0632
Dave: 021400579
Nick: 0276375441

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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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