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John Puddick

Phone:   (06)  868-3007
Cell:       (021) 977-860


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HABiT Gisborne


HABiT Gisborne can assist you with your pre-purchase property inspection.

We pride ourselves on our quick, professional service, covering areas from Wairoa and surrounding districts to the East Cape.

Contact us to see how we can help you.

HABiT Gisborne regional inspector, John Puddick is a registered member of the "New Zealand Institute of Building Inspectors" (NZIBI)


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About Us

My name is John Puddick and I have been involved in the building industry since 1972, beginning with my apprenticeship in Auckland.

I have successfully run my own residential building company since that time and with my wife and two sons made a lifestyle choice to move to Gisborne in 2002 to enjoy the wonderful lifestyle this region has to offer.

I have continued my building activities since. I realised that with my years of experience in this industry, I saw a great need to share my knowledge with people who need it.

I saw a need to provide professional building inspections in Gisborne for people who are looking at buying & selling homes. With the latest changes in regulations in the real estate and building industries it is important that the correct information is passed to the people who need it.

If you’d like a professional report carried out on a property you’re looking at buying or selling, I’d love the opportunity to give you the peace of mind you are looking for. If there’s anything you need to know … just call me on the numbers above

Areas I cover are from Wairoa and surrounding districts to the East Cape.



Testimonials ...

John came highly recommended and exceeded all expectations. His professional manner, integrity and expertise proved to be consistent as I've asked John to do a building inspection on more than one occasion. His thoroughness, eye for detail, reliability and punctuality as well as the comprehensiveness of his reports contribute to the fact that I have no hesitation in recommending John.


Marty F

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We want to thank you for your exemplary work on the renovations at our new (old) house. Moving from the lower south island to a house in Gisborne that needed a lot of work to update it was potentially a stressful event, but you made the experience easy. We could not have managed the re-do without you in that time-frame and certainly not to the same high standard that you produce, especially as it was all done prior to our move.

You managed the renovation seamlessly, calling on your great connections with trades people to ensure we had the highest standard of workmanship. You assessed the work done with a critical eye for detail and made sure the finish was to that same high standard. You respected our ideas and lead us in the right direction with excellent advice when we needed to do things a little differently (some of those decisions saved us a lot of money too). You also helped us decide to add the correct finishing touches with hardware and other aesthetics - every detail was considered. The end result is that we have a wonderful old house renovated to a very high standard, so that it feels like a new home.

We kept hearing from people in the community that you are the person to employ to get things done well, and you are clearly very well respected. We’re so grateful for your time, experience, knowledge and friendship and know that anyone else that is looking for an excellent builder, project manager, building inspector, or just some plain good advice will be lucky to have you. Thank you!

Best wishes,

Nikki and Greg K

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Thank you so much for the report. Everything seems to be ok. We will remove the chimney. I think for the price you couldn’t ask for much more, it’s just an older home and we know the area.

Well anyway thanks again. Your services have been much appreciated. Hopefully we won’t be needing to use them again for a very long time, we are going ahead with this sale. We will definitely give your name to people wanting a building inspection done when we move home.

Kind regards,

Uatini & Shirley K