Confidence Building Inspections Limited 
Residential Property Inspections

About Us

 “ensuring a safe and healthy living environment for you and your family”

 We undertake building inspections across Tauranga and the greater Bay of Plenty area, including Waihi.  

We are a family operated business, based in Tauranga in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, and we love houses! Coming from a background in construction, we have also built and renovated our own homes, and want to see others get the most from one of their biggest investments.

Both Keith and Karen will visit the site - this means it is less likely some aspect may be overlooked, and we can more efficiently undertake the inspection for your convenience - all for the same price as one inspector!

When you get an inspection from Confidence Building Inspections, you'll get:

  • a qualified and experienced building surveyor to inspect the house in detail, and a second assistant inspector to ensure nothing is missed; 
  • independent and unbiased assessment of the quality and condition of the building;
  • non-invasive moisture testing on areas prone to damage backed up by thermal imaging; and electrical testing; 
  • a comprehensive written report (with the exception of verbal reports) with detailed photos, maintenance tips, and advice on what needs to be done or other trades which may be required; 
  • Certificate of Inspection;
  • peace of mind from insurance coverage; 
  • telephone or email access to our inspector if you have further queries or concerns after the inspection


Keith Tindall

Keith Tindall (AMBOINZ, City & Guilds Carpentry/Joinery, IoC Carpentry)

BOINZ Accredited Building Surveyor (Level 1)

Keith is a fully qualified carpenter/joiner with over 30 years in the construction industry - both commercial and residential. Keith moved to New Zealand 24 years ago with his family and has been living and working in Tauranga since.  Keith has been self-employed as a carpenter, site foreman, and contracting. Keith has a great understanding of buildings and construction to identify possible issues and causes and the ability to talk you through remedies and maintenance which may be required.

Qualifications, Certifications, and Memberships

  • Accredited Building Surveyor - Building Officials Institute of New Zealand
  • Carpentry and Joinery apprenticeship (London)
  • Craft Certificate of Carpentry and Joinery - City & Guilds of London Institute
  • Institute of Carpenters - Intermediate Practical Examination
  • Shop-fitting - Hammersmith & West London College
  • Train the Trainer - NZ Furniture Industry Training Organisation
  • First Time Managers Workshop - University of Waikato

Karen Tindall

Karen Tindall (PGDipMgt, CertBusSys, CertQA, DipDD)

Karen has worked in administration and management positions for 25 years. Born and raised in Tauranga, she has a good knowledge of the local area. Having a strong interest and qualifications in design and architecture, with an eye for detail and a good understanding of legislation and the building code, Karen assists Keith on inspections, so you get two sets of eyes looking over your property for the price of one.

Qualifications, Certifications, and Memberships

  • New Zealand Institute of Building - student member
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies - University of Waikato 
  • Certificate in Quality Assurance - Open Polytechnic
  • Diploma in Design and Decorating - Open Polytechnic
  • Diploma in Architectural Technology (under completion) - Open Polytechnic

We are happy to provide free, no-obligation quotes; and undertake inspections weekdays with Saturday and Sunday inspections available.