Rob van Driel Builders Limited / Pre-purchase property inspections in Miramar

 
 
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Robert van Driel

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    "Rob was awesome. Came to give me a building report as I am selling my house. Was totally honest - highlighted both good points and building issues or potential issues. Also made helpful suggestions about things that I could do to prep for sale and provided quotes for the jobs he identified as needing doing. No pressure from him for me to get him to do the jobs but gave me confidence regarding potential costs for either myself or potential purchasers. Would definitely use again and would highly recommend to anyone else ."
    Rating by: Clare  |  Rating posted: 30th Oct  |  Contact: Rob van Driel  |  Job date: Oct, 2017
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    "Rob reroofed my home in Newtown to an excellent standard. He was very flexible with my changing requirements and took on additional work that needed doing (removing rusty water tank in ceiling, removing old chimney, replacing rotten weatherboards, etc). I'm based in the UK and Rob was very efficient with dealing with me over email and the property manager. I'd thoroughly recommend him as being great at the job, communicative and honest."
    Rating by: Patrick  |  Rating posted: 22nd Jun  |  Contact: Rob van Driel  |  Job date: Jun, 2017
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    "Rob undertook foundation repair on my house and was professional throughout including dealing nicely with my tenants. The 1950s house on peat was subsiding badly at one end due to its original piles not reaching solid ground that he found to be about 2 metres down, and to chronic stormwater drain leaks. Rob recommended underpinning in 4 or so places under the concrete perimeter so it would get support from solid ground (and I believe if my eyes observe right built the concrete perimeter up a bit at the bad end while the house was jacked up a little), and replaced or repaired several piles that had either moved or been badly installed creating slumps or waves in the floor. He also sorted out doors that had been previously altered to fit with warping frames at no extra charge. The job was completed in a few days and it has taken the house from having a falling down decrepit feel to now feeling like its construction is good quality - amazing the emotional boost of a flat floor gives atop the resale and capital gain side of it. Rob came in with the final bill exactly as quoted at approx $16,000. I had got a couple of other quotes but the people lacked Robs qualifications and seemed gung ho and a bit clueless while Rob could explain the problem and best solution. I'm not sure of the exact locations of the underpinning as I was not present during the work to have them pointed out, and remain curious about this... but the result is wonderful and beyond expectations - Rob didn't just improve the situation, he fixed it by being exacting and you would not know any problem existed, I fully recommend Robs business for any piles job that is a bit tricky - he knows his stuff and has a can do attitude."
    Rating by: Rachael  |  Rating posted: 12th May, 2015  |  Contact: Rob Van Driel  |  Job date: May, 2015
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    "Rob carried out a pre-sale inspection for us. His professional, practical and outstanding communication skills put our mind at ease to purchase our first house. Highly recommend Robs service."
    Rating by: Alvin  |  Rating posted: 5th Feb, 2015  |  Contact: Rob van Driel  |  Job date: Feb, 2015
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    "Rob basically saved me from making a horrible purchase. Living overseas and not being able to view the property Rob was prompt and to the point! "
    Rating by: Jason   |  Rating posted: 26th Sep, 2014  |  Contact: Rob Van Driel  |  Job date: Sep, 2014
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    "Wow. I was extremely impressed with Rob's service. He was so easy to communicate with. Listened to my concerns with the property I was getting valued and put my mind at ease. He viewed the house in the afternoon and by early evening I had the full comprehensive report which also detailed a couple of things that needed to be done along with the quotes should I wish to have work completed in the future.

    I would highly recommend Rob to everyone. AAA+ for me. Well done Rob. You have made this process so much easier for me and it was a pleasure working with you."

    Rating by: Shone  |  Rating posted: 23rd Sep, 2014  |  Contact: Rob Van Driel  |  Job date: Sep, 2014
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    "We got Rob to undertake an inspection on our new house.We were so impressed with his advise, we employed him to do roof he had idenitified as having needing to be replaced. Vendor dropped price after negoiation so we got new roof to boot. A+"
    Rating by: matthew  |  Rating posted: 6th Jun, 2014  |  Contact: Robert  |  Job date: Jun, 2014
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    "Rob did a presale inspection on a house we were interested in. He made a thorough check of the house, and pointed out any issues. He also gave a ballpark figure for getting those problems fixed, so we could take that into account in our offer. He was happy to give advice about how serious the issues were, and the impact they may have, unlike other building inspectors we have used in the past. Rob was also happy to look at building consent and other records we had, to see if they highlighted any potential problems. All that, and a brief written report the same day. Great service, we'll be back next time!"
    Rating by: James  |  Rating posted: 15th Jul, 2013  |  Contact: Rob  |  Job date: Jan, 2013
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    "We contracted Rob to assist with providing building inspections as we were looking for a home to buy.

    He was immediately available to assist with this and was extremely knowledgeable while providing useful and detailed information (verbal and written) on the strengths, weaknesses and work required on the properties all in an understandable way given our layman knowledge of building standards.

    Thanks to him we were able to avoid two unsound money pit properties which would have cost us many thousands to bring to safe standards and have since bought a fantastic home which was fully vetted by Rob. I highly recommend him for any building work."

    Rating by: Charles  |  Rating posted: 11th Jul, 2013  |  Contact: Charles  |  Job date: May, 2013
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    "Rob was recommended to us by two friends who used him for pre-purchase house inspection & report. Once we knew we were ready to proceed with the inspection, he was available the next day and we received all the information we needed that same day. Rob is very on to it, and we will definitely recommend to others."
    Rating by: Petrina  |  Rating posted: 10th Jul, 2013  |  Contact: Rob van Driel  |  Job date: Jul, 2013
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    "Rob helped us out with building inspections as we were looking for a home to buy. I can't rate him highly enough. He made himself available within a day for each of the three inspections he did for us, and spent a good long time taking us through the properties we were looking at so that we could see for ourselves the foundations / insulation / roofing problems he was identifying... Rob provided an incredibly detailed report for us by the end of each of those days. A very valuable feature of the reports was a rating of the seriousness of any problems he had identified and an estimation of the cost and time which would be required to fix them. In the end, Rob's inspections allowed us to reject two houses which looked good superficially but were structurally unsound money pits. We have bought a wonderful, solid, warm home with full endorsement of a great professional"
    Rating by: jennifer  |  Rating posted: 4th Jul, 2013  |  Contact: Rob  |  Job date: May, 2013
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    "That's the second time I've used Robert's services for a pre-purchase inspection. His experience in the building industry and eye for details are undeniable.
    He quickly identified potential issues, and provided estimates to fix them on the same day, which helped me greatly in the decision process. Highly recommended.
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    Rating by: Mikael  |  Rating posted: 21st Jun, 2013  |  Contact: Robert Van Driel  |  Job date: Jun, 2013
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    "Thanks Robert. As a NZ property owner living abroad, I needed an independent set of eyes to look over my house that I was selling and verify what buyers were telling me. I needed straight up, unbiased opinions and that's what I got Much appreciated. "
    Robert responded:
    "The gentleman that completed this rating emailed me asking why his rating was not 100 as he had intended and completed as such. "
    Rating by: Paul  |  Rating posted: 19th Jun, 2013  |  Contact: Robert van Driel  |  Job date: Jun, 2013
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    "I contacted Rob based on feedback on this website, and he\'d come highly recommended. So I was pleased when he reported the excellent condition of my new property. He is very flexible with time, quick with his reports (received it in less than a day from inspection) and he follows it up with a comprehensive phone call. He also has excellent customer service and is very friendly. I would definitely recommend Robert."
    Rating by: Tory  |  Rating posted: 30th Oct, 2012  |  Contact: Robert Van Driel  |  Job date: Oct, 2012
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    "I contacted Rob for a property inspection based on feedback placed at this website. He was available a matter of a couple of days after my contact, was there when I got to the property and spent a great deal of time talking me through all the rooms.

    His honest evaluation and feedback, as well as giving estimated costs to fix various aspects left me with all the information I needed to make an offer on the property.

    I wouldn\'t hesitate to recommend Rob and would definitely contact him again for future building work."

    Rating by: Elliott  |  Rating posted: 6th Jul, 2012  |  Contact: Rob  |  Job date: Jul, 2012
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    "Robert is a man of word, man of utmost professionalism. Robert saved me from getting into a hole of almost half a million dollars home in Broadmeadows and I certainly appreciate it. As per the vendor the house was not leaky (vendor had his inspection done by someone else) and Robert proved beyond any reasonable doubt that the house was extremely leaky. I am every grateful to Robert for his saving me from buying that leaky house.

    Yesterday Robert found out some issues with another property in Johnsonville. These are issues the vendor recognized, which actually supports Robert\'s claim. On the personal side Robert is a good bloke. Now a days it\'s very hard to find a good man and a good professional like Robert."

    Rating by: Syed Shamsuddoha  |  Rating posted: 20th Apr, 2012  |  Contact: Robert Van Driel  |  Job date: Apr, 2012
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    "Rob was a pleasure to deal with. This was our second builders report from Rob and both reports have been excellent. The first report stopped us buying a house with major problems. On both occasions Rob was on time, and I received the reports before going to bed on the same day. I really liked the way Rob explained major or minor problems - freely giving good advice for improvements. I have no hesitation on highly recommending Rob van Driel builders."
    Rating by: Noel  |  Rating posted: 5th Mar, 2012  |  Contact: Robert Van Driel  |  Job date: Mar, 2012
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    "Rob did a presale house inspection for us. He provided common sense advice and some great recommendations. He even issued the report on the same day!
    Rob comes highly recommended to anyone who wants a house inspection done
    Thanks Rob, we will be definitely be using your services again when we find a house to buy.
    Regards
    Eric
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    Rating by: Eric  |  Rating posted: 22nd Feb, 2012  |  Contact: Rob Van Driel  |  Job date: Feb, 2012
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    "Thanks Robert for explaining everything to me in everyday language and for your honesty. You saved me a fortune! I would recommend you to anyone."
    Rating by: Sarah  |  Rating posted: 20th Dec, 2011  |  Contact: Robert Van Driel  |  Job date: Dec, 2011
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    "Fantastic service - would definitely recommend to others, and if we need another inspection done, we\'re coming back for more!! Very beneficial to go along with Robert for the inspection as he suggested. he knows what he is talking about, but can relate it in layman\'s terms for us simple folk. Upfront and honest bloke who\'s got your best interests at heart. Thanks so much Robert. "
    Rating by: Catherine  |  Rating posted: 18th Dec, 2011  |  Contact: Robert Van Driel  |  Job date: Dec, 2011
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    "Detailed, efficient and no-fuss. Thanks, Robert!"
    Rating by: Selvi Gunawan  |  Rating posted: 10th Dec, 2011  |  Contact: Robert Van Driel  |  Job date: Dec, 2011
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    "We hired Rob van Driel Builders Ltd to do a pre-purchase property inspection. They were able to conduct the inspection quickly and on short notice, and even sent over the report the same evening. Great communication throughout the process and Robert\'s inspection was very thorough, informing us of a major issue that allowed us to re-negotiate the purchase price. We had a very positive experience and would recommend Robert highly. Thanks again."
    Rating by: Chris & Sie  |  Rating posted: 17th Aug, 2011  |  Contact: Robert  |  Job date: Aug, 2011
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    "I am satisfied by the work carried out."
    Rating by: Greg  |  Rating posted: 29th Jul, 2011  |  Contact: Rob Van Driel  |  Job date: Jul, 2011
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    "Robert was able to do a building inspection at very short notice on a house we are buying. The communication was excellent. Beforehand he emailed me a run-down of what to expect, and before 22:30 after the inspection he\'d emailed me the report which was easy to read and understand.

    His inspection was thorough and professional, and talked through exactly what he was checking and answered any questions. Faults were identified and given on the report along with an estimate on what it would cost to repair. He gave advice on cheap improvements we could perform ourselves and was also happy to talk through the feasibility of future modifications to the house we were thinking about. Overall very happy."

    Rating by: David  |  Rating posted: 14th Jun, 2011  |  Contact: Robert Van Driel  |  Job date: Jun, 2011
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    "Robert responsed my email quickly for the request of pre-purchase inspection, which really impressed me. He was patient to explain and answer all my questions during the inspection. I will recommed him to my friends."
    Rating by: Julie  |  Rating posted: 20th Apr, 2011  |  Contact: Robert Van Driel   |  Job date: Mar, 2011
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    "Robert carried out a pre-purchase inspection on a 1950s house my partner and I are negotiating to purchase. He was very thorough and knowledgeable, and made me feel confident in relying on his advice and expertise. He showed me and talked me through a few problem areas and provided guidance on costs/effort to fix, as well as suggesting a number of things we could do in future to add value to the property. His written report was concise and clearly written, and provided good additional detail on various aspects of the property as well as written estimates for all the work recommended, which will be useful for the final negotiations with the vendor. Robert also offered to review the LIM for consents etc., adding extra value to the service he provides. Robert is very friendly, personable, and has excellent communication skills, making him easy to work with. Should our property purchase go through, we intend to engage him to carry out the building work he has suggested."
    Rating by: Amanda  |  Rating posted: 7th Apr, 2011  |  Contact: Robert  |  Job date: Apr, 2011
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    "Robert is a reliable person who you can trust, very good communiation, clearly answered your questions and comprehensible explaination, will use again."
    Rating by: Fengrong  |  Rating posted: 23rd Mar, 2011  |  Contact: Robert  |  Job date: Mar, 2011
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    "My partner and I had the pleasure of having Rob work for us on two occasions, The first property we put an offer on Rob found a few things that he immediately brought to our attention, the property report was very thorough and I also went through the house with him at time of inspection (which was very helpful, Rob pointing out things that could be done on the property in the future to increase value) due to a few things Rob found wrong with this property we did not go through with the purchase. We then however found another property that we loved, we had Rob do our property inspection again, He has done another fantastic job, finding a few things we would not have seen ourselves on this property - which we are currently dealing with. Fingers crossed that ourselves and the vendors can come to an arrangement. :) I would not hesitate at all working with Rob again in the future, he is friendly, professional, very reliable and thorough. Thanks again Rob."
    Rating by: Tara  |  Rating posted: 17th Mar, 2011  |  Contact: Rob  |  Job date: Mar, 2011
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    "Rob and his team re-roofed our house and garage and we could not be happier with the job. Rob was great to deal with, explaining everything in detail. He also offered so much other helpful advice about other aspects of our (old, weatherboard) house e.g. piles, plumbing, electrics etc. And the best thing of all...his bill exactly matched his quote!"
    Rating by: Beck  |  Rating posted: 10th Mar, 2011  |  Contact: Rob Van Driel  |  Job date: Mar, 2010
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    "We have used Robert twice to do builder inspection reports. We have found him to be thorough and great to deal with. He identifies any problems and is able to recommend options for fixing them as well as provide estimates of cost.
    Would definitely use Robert if we needed any building work done.
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    Rating by: Karen  |  Rating posted: 2nd Mar, 2011  |  Contact: Robert Van Driel  |  Job date: Mar, 2011
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    "Robert was very accommodating and did the builders report at short notice to fit in with my purchase of a house. I was very happy with the service given and would use again."
    Rating by: Briar  |  Rating posted: 1st Mar, 2011  |  Contact: Robert Van Driel  |  Job date: Mar, 2011
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    "Excellent attention to detail, and generous to share knowledge and give advices. Even though, it was my first time to have the building inspection, his passion and professional services calmed me down. Thus I have referred Robert to my friends.
    Thanks for your help, Robert.
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    Rating by: Gao  |  Rating posted: 28th Feb, 2011  |  Contact: Robert  |  Job date: Feb, 2011
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    "Rob did a building inspection for a property we were keen to buy. He did a reasonable job of pointing out things to be fixed & provided quotes, but he missed out on one major thing i.e. he did not detect the presence of BORER in the house, something which is now requiring us to spend money on to get treated. If Rob had told us about borer then we could have negotiated the cost with the vendor or decided not go ahead with the property.

    To conclude - Rob maybe a good builder but in my opinion he isn\'t a great building inspector. Update after three years of residing in the house I bought: I am still treating & sealing borer holes as & when I find them. This is quite contrary to what Rob seemed to mention (to save his face) that they were dead borer holes & that we had wasted money on getting a borer treatment done."

    Robert responded:
    "I did actually point out the presense of borer holes and showed client it was dead. They have paid for a pest control man for nothing. I was given no contact and no chance to put right"
    Rating by: Cyclone  |  Rating posted: 8th Feb, 2011  |  Contact: Rob Van Driel  |  Job date: Nov, 2010
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    "We were very pleased with the service Rob provided. He was punctual, communicative and professional. He was able to provide us with information critical to determining the suitability of the property in question. Not only did he identify problem areas but took the time to explain where the problems could lead if unattended and what options we had to remedy the situation. The inspection was thorough and unhurried. The resulting report was clearly written and covered all areas of discussion at the site. Recommeded."
    Rating by: Erin  |  Rating posted: 6th Jan, 2011  |  Contact: Rob  |  Job date: Jan, 2011
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    "Robert is a very professional, extremely knowledge builder who I highly recommend. He provides an outstanding service and his integrity and passion for helping others is unquestionable.

    We used Robert’s services to do a building inspection on the home and income property we now own. He provided comprehensive information about the condition and health of the house.

    As well as identifying a critical issue he also provided invaluable information – including suggestions on how to improve the property, how to fix minor issues ourselves and provided on site quotes for larger pieces of work that we might like to address in the future. Robert also indentified a critical issue in the downstairs flat. As a result we were able to ask the vendor to undertake work to correct the issue prior to us taking ownership. Robert helped us throughout this difficult process, providing detailed information about what work needed to be undertaken and inspecting the work on our behalf. If it wasn’t for Robert this would have been a very difficult and stressful process. He provided a truly outstanding service."

    Rating by: Scott  |  Rating posted: 6th Jan, 2011  |  Contact: Robert Van Driel  |  Job date: Nov, 2010
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    "Robert is very friendly and full of knowledge. He arrived early and gave us heaps useful information before we even started the precheck . The work he did was superb! He checked the house inside out and had good attention to detail. Through out the check he also gave us info. about how the maintain each part. AAA rating for him and highly recommend to all."
    Rating by: William And Sophia  |  Rating posted: 6th Nov, 2010  |  Contact: Robert  |  Job date: Nov, 2010
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    "Rob is very helpful and enthusiastic. He took time to explain issues to us in layman\'s terms, and really made sure we understood and felt comfortable with the information he was giving us. He is extremely pleasant, professional and has a great sense of humour. I can tell he takes his job very seriously which inspires a good sense of trust. "
    Rating by: Johanna Osborne  |  Rating posted: 28th Sep, 2010  |  Contact: Robert Van Driel   |  Job date: Sep, 2010
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    "Very professional and very good builder! Would use him again anytime!"
    Rating by: Cavan  |  Rating posted: 26th Aug, 2010  |  Contact: Robert Van Driel  |  Job date: Aug, 2010
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    "Was very happy with the pre-purchase inspection service Rob carried out for us. Appreciated that he was able to provide cost estimates for work required to remedy faults on the residential property we were considering purchasing. Would definitely recommend him to others."
    Rating by: Rebecca  |  Rating posted: 10th Aug, 2010  |  Contact: Rob Van Driel  |  Job date: Jul, 2010
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    "I found Rob to provide an excellent service, he was very professional approach from start to finish. If your looking for an experienced professional that prides themselves on honesty, integrity and good service, then look no further. Luckily I found Rob via this web site, he saved me from a purchasing a lemon and opened my eyes to the variety of pitfalls not only within the house I was looking at but also with other professionals in the industry you can deal with. As a first home buyer this was definitely value for money and I would use his services again in a heartbeat."
    Rating by: Mark  |  Rating posted: 19th Jul, 2010  |  Contact: Rob Van Driel  |  Job date: Jul, 2010
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    "Superior service - thorough and informative inspection from a competent and communicative professional. Highly recommended!"
    Rating by: Federica  |  Rating posted: 16th Jun, 2010  |  Contact: Rob Van Driel  |  Job date: Jun, 2010
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    "Robert was easy to get along, keen to inform and educate his client on the house they so very much to buy. Informative and yet no dull moment. Robert's personality and his approach towards work brought interest and excellency. Thanks again. Helen"
    Rating by: Helen  |  Rating posted: 3rd May, 2010  |  Contact: Robert  |  Job date: Apr, 2010
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    "It's taken me soo long to add feedback to Rob. He provides a great service. We are first hombuyers; found a property Rob was able to give us a good quote on work required which was outside of budget. We are so thankful that he saved us upto 20g!
    My partner found his advice fantastic. We recommend his service and will be using him again for our next home
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    Rating by: Carla And Rich  |  Rating posted: 18th Apr, 2010  |  Contact: Rob  |  Job date: Feb, 2010
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    "Roberts assesment was top notch, great advise. Helped us to work through a compliance issue. Patience = 100%. We can't thank you enough Robert."
    Rating by: Grant And Keri  |  Rating posted: 28th Mar, 2010  |  Contact: Robert   |  Job date: Mar, 2010
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    28th Mar, 2010More details…
  • 98%
    "Rob was a pleasure to deal with. Knowledgable and made sure I understood what he was talking about. Gave also tips on how to spot things and how things should be done. Gave bollpark quote on work that needed to be done.
    Thanks Rob, for saving us from buying a less desirable house. See you again when we find a new house:-)
    "
    Rating by: Monika  |  Rating posted: 28th Mar, 2010  |  Contact: Rob Van Driel  |  Job date: Mar, 2010
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    28th Mar, 2010More details…
  • 100%
    "robert did wonderful work for us for building inspection. We are sattisfied.i am happy to call robert again. "
    Rating by: Prakash  |  Rating posted: 18th Mar, 2010  |  Contact: Robert Van Drirl  |  Job date: Mar, 2010
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    18th Mar, 2010More details…
  • 95%
    "We used Rob's service twice for pre-tender building inspections. He went with us through the properties, explained very detailed what he was looking at and why and made good recommendations for maintenance and improvements. This gave as a good idea of how much more we would had to invest. Also, Rob being an expert in repiling was a big plus when we looked under the houses.
    Though the written reports were a bit plain and didn't include all the details we spoke about, together with the walk-throughs he gave us, Rob's inspection served our purposes very well. I'm sure, if you need more details in the written report, he is happy to do it for you. Highly recommended.
    "
    Rating by: Erich  |  Rating posted: 2nd Mar, 2010  |  Contact: Rob  |  Job date: Feb, 2010
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 90%
    2nd Mar, 2010More details…
  • 100%
    "Rob was instrumental in us purchasing our house. His report was great and he really knew his stuff. - even the real estate agents commented on how knowledgeable he was.
    He also provided quotes for work that needed done, which helped alot during negotiations. Only negative is that his quotes were higher then others that we got, but he did offer a 10 year guaranty.
    A good honest guy that really bent over backwards for us. Awesome follow up. I can't recommend Rob enough!
    "
    Rating by: Aidan  |  Rating posted: 28th Feb, 2010  |  Contact: Rob  |  Job date: Jan, 2010
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    28th Feb, 2010More details…
  • 100%
    "I have used Robert twice recently for pre-purchase inspections. He followed up on any contact very promptly, including questions I had after inspection date. Both times I attended myself throughout the process. His inspection was thorough and any issues that arose with the properties were discussed and solutions / quotes to remedy were given. Very good service. "
    Rating by: Jan  |  Rating posted: 23rd Feb, 2010  |  Contact: Robert Van Driel  |  Job date: Feb, 2010
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    23rd Feb, 2010More details…
  • 100%
    "I was very impressed with Rob. Extremely knowledgeable, thorough, professional and amiable. I agree with the previous poster--do follow him around. I'd just planned to leave him to it, but stayed for a couple of minutes and soon found myself getting pearls of info and wound up spending a couple of hours with him. The time was extraordinarily well-spent; my only regret is that I didn't think to have a clipboard for notes as well, b/c he tossed off all sorts of tidbits that were worth remembering. In the end we decided to purchase the house despite significantly more problems than we'd first known about, but at least we go in with eyes open and were able to negotiate on some areas of real concern."
    Rating by: Haerim Appa  |  Rating posted: 9th Feb, 2010  |  Contact: Rob Van Driel  |  Job date: Feb, 2010
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    9th Feb, 2010More details…
  • 100%
    "Follow him through the building assessment and you will get to learn lots! He is thorough and communicative. Highly recommended!"
    Rating by: Mean Chih  |  Rating posted: 19th Jan, 2010  |  Contact: Rob Van Driel  |  Job date: Jan, 2010
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    19th Jan, 2010More details…
  • 100%
    "Rob was fantastic and honest. I'll definitely recommend Rob to all my family and Friends for building requirements.

    thanks for property purchase report Rob.

    Joey.

    "

    Rating by: (Joey) Anuruddha  |  Rating posted: 1st Jan, 2010  |  Contact: Rob Van Driel  |  Job date: Nov, 2009
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    1st Jan, 2010More details…
  • 80%
    "We have used Rob for two inspections now, prompt professional service. Would certainly recommend and use his service again."
    Rating by: Sid  |  Rating posted: 16th Dec, 2009  |  Contact: Rob Van Dreil  |  Job date: Dec, 2009
    Communication: 80%  |  Quality: 80%  |  Reliability: 80%  |  Value: 80%
    16th Dec, 2009More details…
  • 98%
    "The quintessential good guy Kiwi tradesman - knowledgeable, practical, gets stuff done but gets it done properly."
    Rating by: Jeremy  |  Rating posted: 11th Dec, 2009  |  Contact: Rob Van Driel  |  Job date: Dec, 2009
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    11th Dec, 2009More details…
  • 100%
    "Rob did a great job, very comprehensive & good communication. We found him easy to deal with & would highly recommend to anyone."
    Rating by: Craig Downie  |  Rating posted: 30th Nov, 2009  |  Contact: Rob Van Driel  |  Job date: Jul, 2009
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    30th Nov, 2009More details…
  • 100%
    "Excellent service again, would recommend to anyone."
    Rating by: Simon  |  Rating posted: 28th Nov, 2009  |  Contact: Robert  |  Job date: Nov, 2009
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    28th Nov, 2009More details…
  • 100%
    "Brilliant service. 1 hours notice, great to the point report report, bullet point rating and free quotation. Very personable. Fully recommended."
    Rating by: Rossanna  |  Rating posted: 28th Nov, 2009  |  Contact: Rob  |  Job date: Nov, 2009
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    28th Nov, 2009More details…
  • 95%
    "Robert was great. He completed the job from 6pm - 8pm because it was the only time I was free. He had to miss his dinner to finish the job and he did a fantastic job. He was able to point out problems with the house and suggested solutions for the problems. Great man to work with, highly recommanded."
    Rating by: Tony  |  Rating posted: 28th Nov, 2009  |  Contact: Rob Van Driel   |  Job date: Nov, 2009
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 90%
    28th Nov, 2009More details…

Unauthenticated ratings (1)

  • 100%
    "Robert undertook a pre-purchase report for us a while ago. We ended up buying the house based on his report. Couldn't be happier! He took us around, answered all our questions, and put our minds at ease. Reasonably priced and highly informative bullet point report was ideal. "
    Rating by: Anita  |  Rating posted: 17th Nov, 2009  |  Contact: Robert Van Driel  |  Job date: Aug, 2009
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    This rating has not been authenticated so it doesn't count towards the overall rating
    Anita, 17th Nov, 2009More details…

Primary contact
Robert van Driel

Phone number
0800 762 776

Phone number (alternative)
021 389 290

Website
www.wellingtonpropertyreports.co.nz

Availability
This week/ASAP

About us
Hello and welcome to Rob van Driel Builders Limited. I am a Licensed Building Practitioner with over 30 years experinece with residential housing!

What we do
I have been a builder since leaving school in the early 1980s. I served a 4 year/8000 hour apprenticeship and have worked in the industry of home construction for nearly 30 years. I don't beat around the bush when it comes to reports. I pride myself on honesty and integrity. I can offer you a lot more than a generic building report. I proffer ideas at consultation, on the spot ball park figures, free quotations which can be backed up with work being undertaken and completed. I am ready at a moments notice, and will endeavor to drop everything to help you if possible. Please call me, I guarantee you will be happy.
Where I come to the fore is pricing and quantifying defective selective issues in house inspection. Time and again I receive inquiries from customers that have been sold short after using other inspection companies. I will do full inspection, but rather than state, "Get your piles looked at by a piling company" or "Get the roof looked at by a roofing contractor", I will cut out that middle man who won't {I guarantee you}, turn up for free to finish that previously mentioned companies report! I will do it as a part of my report. You will know how much things will cost to be repaired/replaced/restored. You WILL NOT suffer a failed bid to buy that house. I WILL give you options/costs and solutions.
Please call me for free on the spot consultation. Ask me anything, I absolutely guarantee you will be making the right choice! 0800-762776

Areas of specialist pricing I cover. Foundations, Roofing, Structure, Electrical, Plumbing and everything between.

Categories we service
Pre-purchase property inspections, House Inspections, Home inspection services, Building Inspections

Areas we service
Wellington City, Upper Hutt, Porirua Area, Lower Hutt, Kapiti Coast Area, Hutt Valley Area

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