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Marty Barlow

Phone:    (07)   312-5533
Cell:        (027)  496-7062


Our Prices *

Inspection services are priced from $420 +gst, but are generally quoted relevant to size, complexity and geographical location in relation to Whakatane.

Please phone or email Marty, for a no obligation quote

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METH Testing

Evidential meth testing is available in addition to inspection services which gives a positive or negative result and report back with 24hrs, or we can organise lab based testing which may take up to 5 days and provides levels by area but is a more expensive process.

Cost guideline for evidential four room test is $200+gst, with additional two room multiples for an extra $80+gst.

When booking online, please request for METH testing in our 'Other notes' section of your booking indicated rooms to be tested and we will quote accordingly.

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HABiT Whakatane

HABiT Whakatane are happy to assist you with your Home or Building pre-purchase property inspection.  We offer a comprehensive building report service by a licensed builder. 

We pride ourselves on our quick, professional service.  Contact us to see how we can help you - call now !!!



Testimonials ...

'Great and friendly communication, in depth report of the property inspected. Definitely recommended. Thank you! ' - Kirimatao W

'Marty was great to deal with and provided a very comprehensive report.' - Tina W

'Very happy with Marty, this is the second house he looked at for me. Combines a high level of observation with real-world experience of how things can be fixed in a practical manner.' - Wendy R

'Excellent service, quick and clear communication. Have recommended you to others' - Lindsay C

'Very prompt service and a clear, easy to understand report showing clearly what areas had been tested (Meth testing). Will definitely use your company if I buy again in the area. Excellent service.' - Corrinne R


About Us


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Marty Barlow here, business owner and franchisee manager for HABiT Whakatane - Phone  (07) 312-5533 (landline) or (027) 496-7062 (mobile).

I am pleased to be offering Home Inspection and Building report services through the Whakatane district and surrounding region - up and down the coast through to Pukehina, across to the Rotoma’s including Kawerau and Edgecumbe and down through Opotiki to the East cape.

I am an experienced and qualified Tradesman Builder and Licensed Building Practitioner and have been working in and around the Building and Construction Industry for around 28 years as a builder, pre-purchase inspector and in project and contracts management around New Zealand and abroad.

As a homeowner and area local based in beautiful Ohope beach, I have a vested interest in providing professional pre-purchase inspection services to customers looking to buy or assess property in the area.

HABiT building reports can be presented back to clients within 24 hours of an on site inspection.  A HABiT inspection offers peace of mind in knowing the condition of a property and any areas that may require attention in the near future, as well as providing a real time stocktake of the building itself and its chattels.  From this clients are free to use the document to make an informed and accurate assessment of the property and use this for any purchase.

HABiT Whakatane has the expertise and backing of an experienced and knowledgeable team based from our Head Office in Wellington and spread throughout all major centres in New Zealand.  We are skilled specialists in the field of building assessing, inspections and reporting and offer a network of information around relevant sub-trades to assist with any remedial work required by customers.

Feel free to contact me anytime for any further information, advice or to book an inspection, I look forward to speaking with you soon.

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