Copper Seed Ltd provide the following building surveying services for owners and occupiers of commercial buildings in New Zealand:

Abseil Façade Inspections

Victoria can inspect buildings by abseil and holds a National Certificate in Industrial Rope Access (Level 3). Abseil teams need to be self supporting and to ensure industry best practice is adhered to, Victoria works with suitably qualified industrial rope access companies to complete the abseil team. You can inspect high rises from ground level… Continue reading Abseil Façade Inspections

Building Pathology

Building pathology is a the heart of every inspection a Building Surveyor undertakes. Building Pathology is more than simply reacting to a defect that is already known on a building, it is also about identifying defects that may present in the future. Understanding the construction and materials used allows a Building Surveyor to identify appropriate repairs… Continue reading Building Pathology

Forward Maintenance Plans

A Forward Maintenance Plan (FMP) is an essential tool for building owners and property managers. Maintenance can increase the serviceable life of an asset which allows owners greater flexibility on the timing for potential major refurbishment or redevelopment works. Regardless of the age of your building, maintenance will be required. Warranties on new buildings do not remove… Continue reading Forward Maintenance Plans

Technical Due Diligence

Technical Due Diligence is an essential part of the buying and selling process. Potential purchasers of an asset will usually commission a Due Diligence Report. However, it is becoming increasingly more commonplace for vendors to commission these reports as it can speed up the sale process. “The benefits of undertaking a Technical Due Diligence: • gaining an… Continue reading Technical Due Diligence

Premises Condition Reports

Premises Condition Reports (PCR’s) provide a photographic record of a property at lease commencement and are becoming increasingly more common in commercial leases. Provision for a PCR is now included in the Auckland District Law Society Deed of Lease (sixth edition). A PCR appended to the Deed of Lease will reduce the potential for disagreement between… Continue reading Premises Condition Reports

Schedules of Dilapidations

The term “dilapidations” relates to breaches of covenants documented in a Deed of Lease and is specifically concerned with wants of reinstatement, repair and redecoration of the leased premises. Schedules of Dilapidation (sometimes referred to as Schedules of Reinstatement) document the breaches to these covenants as well as the remedy to the breach and associated costs. Tenant’s… Continue reading Schedules of Dilapidations