LBP Qualified Builder, with 30+ years residential building experience, eight years in business, three generations of builder in the family.
(Current Member of Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce)
(Registered Member or MIANZ)
(Qualified Member of NZCB)
(Business Mentor at NZ Business Mentors)
(Health & Safety - Supervisor Card)
Professional membership to the (MIANZ) Master Inspector Association New Zealand.
Dean Norrie; Trade Certificate Carpenty 1990, (Advanced Trade Certificate Carpentry 1991) Director/Building Inspector at NZ Tradies Ltd (Established 2011) T/A Savvy Houz Inspections - Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) - Carpentry (LBP# 128090) Qualified builder, with 30+ year's experience in residential building and commercial construction, Qualified member of the New Zealand Certified Builders Association (NZCB# 3953) In depth knowledge of the New Zealand Building Act & NZS 3604/2011, Registered Member of Master Inspector Association of New Zealand (MIANZ) Building Code, Organised, resourceful, with the ability to lead, motivate and inspire staff to achieve excellent results. Sound all round business acumen and strategic planning skills gained through developing small niche ventures into profitable enterprises. Sustained business success over 9 years by ensuring growth levels matched ability to maintain service levels. Motivated and hardworking, with the ability to adapt quickly to a wide range of working environments. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop strong and trusted strategic relationships with clients, business partners and stakeholders. Outstanding negotiating skills with excellent conflict resolution ability. Strong IT and MS Office literacy, with experience using a wide range of software packages. Health & Safety supervisor certification - Site Safe Over 1200+ pre-purchase, pre-sale & specialist house inspections to date.
Christchurch based; local owner/operator, established 2011
NZ Certified Builders Association (NZCB)
New Zealand Certified Builders is a membership organisation set up by a group of trade qualified builders in 1998. These builders, led by Tauranga’s Craig Wilkinson, wanted to create a group that would protect homeowners from unqualified builders and unethical practices and promote excellence in building standards.
NZCB No: 3953
What we do?
Everything looks fantastic! perfect size, style and location, all for the right price, 10 out of 10. How exciting! BUT WAIT! get savvy, don’t judge the book by its cover. What about the condition of building elements you cannot see? That’s where Savvy Houz Inspections comes in… The house maybe hiding several more costly defects.
Savvy extras like; Zip floor level survey, moisture screening, meth testing, thermal imaging, earthquake damage, tenancy regulation, specialist weathertightness and full internal moisture testing are available too.
The team at Savvy Houz Inspections will provide you with the most comprehensive, brick by brick report of the condition of the property; from the ground up, foundation, roof components to the building exterior, interior finishes, structure, a cursory check of the electrical, plumbing (The building inspector is not a qualified plumber, electrician or appliance or heatpump specialist), insulation quality and much more.
A quick-scan, colour-coded building report is then digitally produced including photos, defects and maintenance recommendations, so you can buy or sell your property at the BEST! price possible.
Get Savvy! Book savvy houz inspections today! 021 143 2995. Savvy Houz Inspections - protect your investment!
What our client’s are saying?
"Amazing! Super efficient, received report the next day. Report was easy to read with lots of photos. Thank you so much for making this process so easy! Highly recommend A+". Emily Phillips.
"Excellent service, completed the inspection at very short notice. Report was very detailed and presented in an easy to read format. Would highly recommend". Charlotte Steele.
"I was very happy with the report! " Cheers Andrew.
"I liked the color coding - made it simple as I know nothing about building but hopfully know how traffic lights work". Thank you Sophia.
"I find both reports very easy to read and very informative and like the use of coloured boxes to indicate areas of significance".
"Report easy to follow". Thanks Bruce.
"This is the second time that I have used Savvy Houz for a Building Report in Christchurch in the last 8 weeks. The report was well documented, reasonably priced and I received the full report with in 24 hours of the inspection. I was very impressed and it made the stress of buying a new property so much smoother. I recommend Dean without hesitation". Samantha Berry.
"These guys were amazing! Came out at very short notice to inspect a property before auction, the report was very easy to understand and it covered all the important stuff when purchasing a property. They also included info on the area which was a good touch. Followed up with a meeting to go over the report with questions I had which were explained in easy to understand terms which helps when you're not a builder. Great work guys, A+ service". Rod Marsh.