My name is Henry October your local Jim’s Building Inspections franchisee for the North Canterbury South Island region. I look after Rangiora and Kaiapoi areas providing pre-purchase building inspections.
I have achieved my qualifications over the past years in South Africa as a Sheet metal Fabricator; Medical Gas Engineer; plumbing and drainage. November 2002, 18 Years ago we decide to make Invercargill New Zealand our home with my NZQA qualification as a Plumber/Drainlayer. After 10 years living there and putting our 2 children through school we decided to move up to Christchurch and endured the major earthquakes but never looked back and continued my career where I achieved a First Aid Level 1 certificate ; Site Safe certificate and was employed at The Earthquake Commission as a Drainage Supervisor. I have travelled many countries but always came home to New Zealand.
In 2017 we had our family home built in Cleland Crescent Kaiapoi North Canterbury and this has given me the understanding of what it entails and how stressful it can be to build or buy your own property.
Combined with my background as a Plumber/Drainlayer and knowing the history behind the local construction boom, means we are familiar with our local Real Estate market and some of the pressure home buyers and vendors are facing when making such a huge decision.
In my spare time I enjoy gardening, outdoor life, running, camping, fishing etc and a local choir director at our church.
Our reports are fully warranted, have a fast turnaround, lots of photos and easy to understand explanations of what a condition a building is in. It will identify current or potential defects and what can be done to fix the problem and who can help. All our inspectors have full public liability and professional indemnity insurance.