Looking for an industy endorsed masonry/brick inspector?
Sometimes building work doesn’t go to plan and sometimes it doesn’t meet everyone’s expectations. For the times when a building owner and building contractor cannot agree on whether a masonry veneer is of an acceptable standard, BBFNZ have developed a network of independent assessors who use an easy to follow reporting template that measures a veneer against acceptable practice.
They are our building systems, we know how they should be built. There are a number of private individuals who offer 'brick inspection' services. Don't pay for someone to misquote standards or provide personal, subjective opinions. A professional assessment should be stick to the facts (industry approved tolerances).
You can see a list of endorsed masonry/brick assessors here: BBFNZ Assessor Network
As an industry we believe that there are some practices that can affect impartiality (such as offering to repair/consult on the repair of a job that the same individual is preparing an assessment report on). We have set a clear behaviour standard for our endorsed assessors to safeguard their impartiality. You can read the Code of Conduct for assessors here: Code of Conduct for BBFNZ Assessors
Before engaging an assessor, we suggest parties familiarise themselves with the Brick Veneer Best Practice Guide (starting with a careful read of the preface) and MBIEs Guide to Tolerances, Materials and Workmanship in residential new builds.
You can read the Masonry (Brick) Veneer Best Practice Guide here: Brick Veneer Best Practice Guide.
You can read MBIEs guidance here: MBIE Guide to Tolerances, Materials and Workmanship in new residential builds.