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I was very impressed with the high standard of Neville's report. Even my lawyer commented "I have never seen such a detailed report". He was very thorough and I would highly recommend his service to other buyers. Neville misses nothing. Thanks again.


Neville was excellent to deal with from start to finish. He is an absolute professional, and has a high degree of building knowledge and experience. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and would certainly use his services again in the future.


Needed to have an inspection at short notice. Nothing a problem, very good communicator and easy to book in the inspection. Very thorough with inspection including some additionals that we wanted checked. Duane rang me the same day with inspection report information,which was a nice touch.written report was extensive and detailed.Sarah was very nice to deal with also.very efficient service and at short notice too.excellent service if you need an inspection at short notice,as when auctions…


Patrick was extremely efficient in getting the pre purchase inspection done promptly, and prepared a comprehensive and detailed report. Would recommend him to anyone buying or selling a property. Also very price competitive.


Patrick was prompt, professional and very thorough. He was exactly what you want in a building inspector. The inspection was completed within a working day and the report was available that night, the report was clear, precise and easily understood.On top of all this Patrick is also a very nice guy, I highly recommend Patrick and A Buyers Choice to anyone want a building inspection/report.


We required an urgent pre-purchase house inspection and contacted 'A buyers choice house inspections' we spoke with Patrick Herbert who was able and wiling to inspect the property within 4 hours. The comprehensive builders report was available in the morning and subsequently we were able to make an offer on the property which was accepted. We highly recommend Patrick for professional efficient and expert services. Thanks


It was a very seamless experience from the booking of the jobs through to receiving the very thorough and detailed inspection reports. We had reports completed on two properties and in both instances the standard of service and detailed reports was very high. Very easy and efficient company to deal with. Money well worth spending with this Company, saved us making a wrong investment.


Patrick was extremely helpful. He did a builders report for us. We needed it asap and he was able to do it within 24hrs of us requesting it. His service was excellent and communication was excellent throughout. I would highly recommend Patrick to anyone needing a builders report and we will be using him again in the near future. Thank you Patrick for your excellent service


Had Patrick Herbert survey our house on behalf of buyers choice Tauranga very impressed with his work and the use of specialised equipment (non invasive) and a 75 page indepth report arrived the same day happy to recommend thanks Patrick


Great service, Neville was easy to communicate with and inspection was done within a few days. Inspection report was very comprehensive, with over 80 pages of information. Overall we thought the report was well worth the money.

Campbell - Three Kings

We had Kevin complete a pre purchase inspection on a property pre auction, and would use him again without doubt. He was thoroughly professional and knowledgable, and also flexible in terms of getting access to the property with a very difficult tenant in situ. The report that Kevin produced was easily understood and very detailed with photographs and itemised issues and descriptions put into laymans terms. I am sure we will use Kevin again as we are still looking for a property. Highly recommended.

Simon - Piha

We employed Duane to do a pre-purchase builders report for us on a house we were buying near Piha. He completed the report in the few days we had to meet our conditions. I found him to be polite and frank, and thorough - and I recommend him to others who need a residential builders report done.

Terry Lum - Massey

The service was very prompt and the report was to us very quickly - a very comprehensive report that detailed a lot of things that I had looked over at the property. Will use again.

Christopher D'Souza - Henderson

Excellent and very thorough job, covering all the important aspects of the property. Helped us make a decision about the property through the very detailed report. My only comment is that I would have liked to have a printout of the report for my records . Not all people have computer access and printing facilities. I would definitely recommend them and use them again in the future.

JR - Te Atatu Peninsula

Duane is a very friendly professional who thoroughly checked the house and also the garage in the back with a non consent diy bathroom. He explained patiently what he found and why something could be an issue plus the options to fix it. I will certainly use him again for the next property.

Grant - Piha

I couldn't recommend Buyers Choice more highly. Incredibly efficient. Keeps their promise of a very fast and comprehensive job. The building report was impressive and beautifully and clearly laid out. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again and recommend them Thanks.

Trudi - Parau

Duane was very efficient. He co-ordinated the time of the assessment and made sure we were aware of this so that we could be present. We were very happy with the quality of the service and the subsequent documentation we recieved.

Kathryn - Glen Eden

Duane came around promptly and gave a thorough building inspection of our property - he addressed concerns we had noticed about the house and helped us understand what needed fixing as a priority and what was not the bad. Very good report, affordable and reliable.

Janine - West Auckland

Prompt, friendly and thorough service. Got back to me in the timeframe he had said.

Muj - Beach Haven

Managed to get a pre purchase inspection done quickly and thoroughly. Fast efficient and friendly service

NSewHoy - Pakuranga Heights

Great, honest, and exactly what I asked for.

Gordon - Titirangi

Duane is a thorough and careful professional who does his research when facing unusual situations and takes his responsibility to make an honest assessment very seriously. He came twice to our home to look at a potential problem before satisfying itself that the issue was not major and could be easily dealt with. His service is the first home inspection that I have paid for that I felt I got a genuine evaluation of the property. He is also a very nice person and easy to work with.

Brendon - Herne Bay

Very professional and timely service, with good communication style / skills.

Rowan - Totara

Kevin from Home Inspections did a brilliant job. He came around in the weekend which was convenient for me and completed a detailed inspection of everything in and around my house. The Inspection report was just what I needed, it highlighted issues and gave good commentary. I really like the number of detailed pictures in the report (hundreds) as this give me a visual indication of any problems to consider. Kevin also gave me some good advice on a number of areas across the house and his quick response back with the details I needed was excellent. Well done Home Inspections

Ray - New Lynn

Both Duane and Sarah are quite approachable, with prompt communications and customer centric services. Received a fully colour 43 page report with photos and illustrations outlining every aspect of the property inspected which is quite detailed without being too technical. Will not hesitate to use their services again.

David - Waitakere

Very professional and thorough inspection. We were able to rectify any defects noted which takes away any doubts.


Buyers Choice Home Inspections comes highly recommended by me. As a mortgage adviser I see a lot of property inspection reports, many not worth the paper they are written on. Buyers Choice by comparison were great to deal with. Reliable, prompt and professional and provided a very thorough 59 page complete summary on the property I was looking at.

Kelly - Huia

Duane was friendly, thorough, and willing to discuss any concerns I had with the building. What impressed me the most was Duane's communication and help after the inspection. His advice and email contribution is what secured the loan pre-approval for us.

Lisa - Meadowbank

I'd recommend using Duane Turner at A buyers Choice Home Inspection. He booked the home inspection directly with the real estate agent, and delivered a detailed builders report within less than 24 hours of the inspection.

Amy - New Lynn

Duane was fantastic - he was very accomodating with the times he could inspect the property and did a very thorough inspection that we felt very confident in. I would recommend him to anyone

Christian - Parau

We used Duane from Buyers Choice Home Inspections. Very professional and reliable. Leaky pipes and leaky bathroom. Thank you for finding our problem. Good inspection. Highly recommended.

Mikela - Pakuranga

We were very impressed with Duane's service. We needed an urgent building inspection / report done on a home we were considering bidding on at auction, so needed to have the confidence to make an unconditional offer. As soon as I'd spoken to Duane on the phone, he got in touch with the real estate agent to set up a time the next day to do the inspection. He sent through / gave us all the documentation we needed in a really timely manner, and even called me directly after the inspection to talk me through a few minor issues. We were the successful bidders at the auction (for our first home), and having the builders report done was a key component in having the confidence that the house was a good purchase. I would recommend Duane to anyone looking for a professionally delivered and well-handled builders report in the Auckland area.

Janiene - Green Bay

Fantastic service. Buyers choice home inspections inspected a house that we were wanting to buy. The inspection was very thorough and detailed with photographs and an extensive written report. More than what we had expected. After reading all of the valuable information provided by BCHI we were able proceed to auction fully informed on the house we wanted to buy. Lovely to deal with I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone wishing to get a very comprehensive inspection before purchasing a house.

Gary - Snells Beach

I received a very detailed, thorough and professional home inspection report, which has provided me with the information I need to make an informed decision on whether I am going to purchase this property. The report was produced quickly and well laid out with excellent photos, which visually illustrated any problems on the property. I found Duane very helpful and clear in his communication, advice and description of any problems and positives of the property.

Claire - Laingholm

Duane was awesome and down to earth. The comprehensive report included photos and rated whether issues were of a high priority. Really easy to understand and Duane was happy to talk through the report in lamens terms. I have already recommended him to a friend." – Claire, Laingholm

Ashley - Orakei

Excellent Service - Inspection booked and carried out in a timely manner; the report was to a professional standard and provided clear information; follow up discussions were helpful; contact with the occupants of the property was professional and courteous; this service will be highly recommended to our clients and contacts.

Kim - Avondale

Duane came out to perform a building inspection on short notice and worked around everyone's schedule. And because of there was only 5 days before the property was to go unconditional, Duane took time out on a Sunday night to be able to get the report out to us in such a timely manner. He also followed up with a phone call detailing the most important points so that we could use that information to ensure that we were protected in the purchase of the property. We very much appreciate his professionalism and efficiency and would not hesitate to recommend his services.

Becky - Massey

Prompt phone answering in what must be a busy time of year, and able to do a rush job for me for a multioffer situation, and another job the following week. Really happy with the reports. I'll certainly be using Duane again should I need further inspections.

Gerard - Auckland

I found Duane to be very helpful and professional, he was easy to get hold of and completed the inspection on the next business day. Duane also provided some advise over and above the building inspection regarding some renovations I am thinking about. The provided report was very detailed and had a lot of pictures to ensure you could tell what area in the house precisely he was referring to. I would not hesitate to use him again and to recommend him to others.

Renee - Titirangi

I would highly recommend this company. We dealt with Duane and Sarah Turner, both very professional and reliable. Quality work carried out promptly, and a very comprehensive inspection report completed. Will definitely use A Buyers Choice again.

Helen Stott - Milford

I needed a property inspection on the Sunday of a long weekend and Kevin went out of his way to be available. The report was comprehensive and he was very helpful at explaining exactly what the property issues meant so i could factor them in when purchasing. We have since used him again and have recommended him to friends who are looking at properties.

Suresh Haridas - North Shore

Having just moved to NZ from Singapore and narrowing down to the perfect house was really a daunting task! Engaged the services of A Buyers Choice Home Inspections to carry out a pre-purchase inspection and thought my house-hunting journey started well with the home inspection. Gerard Naude inspected the home of my choice and must admit that he did a very praise-worthy job! Gerard was professional, timely and had a keen eye for details. He produced the deliverables within the specified deadline with no compromise in the findings or report. He was even willing to go the extra mile to indicate the defects in person (as I was not around when the inspection was carried out). Even the vendor's property agent was full of praises for Gerard. Well done Gerard ! Suresh

Katie - Henderson

I called Duane to get a building inspection done and was expecting to have to wait for a few days at least, He made an appointment for the next day, arrived on time with the Real Estate agent and was already starting the inspection which was great. I found Duane to be very thorough and always informing me as he went, very professional, easy to approach and discussed any concerns I had. I will be recommending Duane and A Buyers Choice to any family/friends that are looking for a property inspector. Thank you Duane and Sarah for making this experience pleasant and putting my mind at rest

Euclid - Glen Innes

Duane Turner performed a building inspection for me in Glen Innes. He called to advise that he was to perform the inspection on the day I requested and was punctual (early) and very thorough. Duane demonstrated that he had listened to me about my concerns and reinforced the other reviews that I had read on the 'No Cowboys' website about A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections by providing me with factual and comprehensive information, immediate answers to questions that I had and prompt delivery of a written report (next day). I found him to be ethical in his dealings, understanding of my perspective, clear with his communication and realistic in his inspection. Because of this and the excellent service that I have received, I can not only see immediate VALUE in choosing A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections, but I am very satisfied with the result of Duane's work. I am glad that I could find similar, positive reviews on 'No Cowboys' beforehand and also highly recommend this business for a home inspection.

Rose and John Mathewson - Auckland

Duane from A Buyers Choice Home Inspections was fantastic. We have no hesitation in recommending Buyers Choice and Duane in particular for a thorough and timely property pre purchase inspection. Duane went the extra mile and was able to discuss his findings in a clear manner. His approach and the information he provided us with was invaluable in helping us make the right decision. Thanks Duane. Rose and John Matthewson

Russell - North Shore

I can highly recommend Gerard, exceptionally thorough in his reporting and highlighted areas where I would not have thought to look. Money well spent and I will definitely use his services again.

Rachel - Titirangi

Duane's service is second to none! He was extremely prompt in responding to my email, arranging for the inspection to be carried out and turned the report around within 24hrs. A truly first class service at a reasonable rate. Many thanks.

Martin - Titirangi

Many thanks for a very thorough and well documented report. Surveyors in the UK could learn a lot from the NZ approach!

Jan - Titirangi

Contacted Buyers Choice to arrange building inspection and spoke with Sarah who was very friendly and took charge of all details and arranged for Duane to do the required report. Two days after my call Duane was up at the property doing the inspection. At completion of the inspection Duane phoned me to inform me the inspection had been completed and all in all it was a good report. Duane promised the report first thing on Tuesday morning and true to his word the report duly arrived. Duane completed a very thorough inspection and this was done with total professionalism and efficiency. The report was very comprehensive and extremely east to read and the presentation of the report was first class. Both Duane and Sarah were so friendly, helpful and totally obliging and could not have done enough for me. I was very very impressed with both of them and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who requires a building inspection to be completed with total professionalism and efficiency. Thank you Duane and Sarah. Regards Jan

Rebecca - Glen Eden

Duane was able to inspect a property I had made an offer on within 24hours of my request. He was through, professional and personable. Duane explained what all of the jargon meant in real terms, talking me through the materials used and the maintenance that would be required, which gave me a degree of comfort and clarity. I was able to make an informed decision based on his report, and although I decided not to go through with the sale my broker remarked that I should be very glad to have paid for the building report as it has saved me hundreds of thousands of dollars. I agree. I will definitely be calling on Duane's services again without hesitation as I continue to look for a home. Highly recommend.

Trudi - Titirangi

Happy with the service and report. Which was done for us at very short notice

Kat and John - Laingholm

Thank you to Duane Turner for his help and humour. His calm common sense, methodical and professional manner helped to soothe two nerve ragged panicked old folks. Duane was friendly and personable. He went out of his way to give us accurate information to all the questions we asked of him; making a situation we were finding stressful much easier to deal with. We have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone that needs a building inspection done. He is reliable, thorough, professional, and arrives at the time arranged. We could not have asked for better. We recommend to anyone that needs a building inspection done, that they contact Duane Turner.You can be confident that you will get the best service. He is definitely great value for money.

Jaco - North Shore

fantastic service

Rachel - Titirangi

Duane's service is second to none! He was extremely prompt in responding to my email, arranging for the inspection to be carried out and turned the report around within 24hrs. A truly first class service at a reasonable rate. Many thanks.