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Property Maintenance

 
 
Maintenance is necessary to keep your home in a good state of repair to maximise its value and your comfort. Maintaining your home also helps increase its life, ensuring it continues to perform and reduces your environmental impact.
At Whyte Construction we have builders, carpenters, painters and handymen working with us. All of our tradesmen are qualified and have extensive experience. This enables us to carry out whatever maintenance work may be required at your property.
 

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Repairs and General Maintenance
Whilst many types of repairs are DIY projects, others are often more complicated, time-consuming or risky and require the help of a builder, contractor, plumber or electrician. This is where we can help.
We can facilitate any repairs or general maintenance that you may need.
The key to avoiding an expensive repair bill is having your finger on the pulse and repairing things as soon as you notice they require maintenance. Water infiltration is one of the biggest complaints of a homeowner. Small leaks can cause water stains and rotting wood. Soft, rotting wood is a delicacy for termites and other wood-damaging insects. Left unattended, a small leak may result in significant structural damage, which can mean the replacement of beams and framing.
The best practice is to prevent damage occurring in the first place by touching up worn house paint and weather seals, cleaning out rain gutters, downspouts and drains.

We offer a comprehensive range of services including, but not limited to:

- Programmed building and grounds maintenance
- Alterations and repairs
- Exterior maintenance
  • ▷ Pipes and gutters
  •  Under floor issues
  •  Fences
  •  Septic tanks
  •  Balconies and decks
  •  Exterior walls
  •  Roofs
  •  Tiling
  •  Hinges and locks
  •  Skylights
  •  Graffiti removal
  •  Painting
- Interior maintenance
  •  Combating dampness
  •  Borer and other pests
  •  Windows and doors
  •  Painting
  •  Electrical
  •  Plumbing
  •  Appliances
 
 
Programmed Maintenance
Inspections, adjustments, cleanings and replacements should be done regularly to ensure proper functioning of all the systems in your home. This can help to avoid costly emergencies. For example, annual testing and adjustment of alarm systems, your heating and air conditioning systems, cleaning out rain gutters, downspouts and drains, touching up worn paint work and weather seals. These are all maintenance issues which we can organise for you.
Less frequent, but should still be done regularly and budgeted for include repainting or staining outdoor wood and metal, repainting and waterproofing masonry, cleaning out septic systems, and replacing old or aging items that have a limited lifespan.
 
 
Property Inspections
When buying a house it's very important that you are aware of its condition. We are able to put you in touch with the right people to provide you with a pre-purchase condition report to assist you in your decision-making.
In the past 15 years, New Zealand housing has been exposed to disasters like Leaky Building Syndrome, poor construction practices, faulty workmanship, and questionable building materials.
Often purchasers have minimal equity in the purchase of a house, which places a higher need on the house requiring very little or no repair work to be carried out following the acquisition, as there's often no cash accessible to undertake these repairs.
This places the home owner, as well as the financial institutions, in a vulnerable position which may result in financial or property loss.
Property inspections are invaluable in assessing a house's condition.
 
 
Weather-Tight Issues
Yes, we want to repair your home
Yes, we have the skill and experience to do it to the highest standard
Yes, we have the legal contacts and a great property inspection company to help you

Click here for more information regarding how to identify Leaky Homes, options, and the cause behind it.