Maynard Marks specialise in the following sectors
Most New Zealanders are aware of the weathertightness issues commonly referred to as ‘Leaky Building Syndrome’ and the distress these cause. We can help homeowners by identifying and offering solutions to fix the high-risk defects causing the problems.
If you have, or suspect you have, a leaky building or other weathertightness issue, we can help. We can act for all parties in litigation processes including homeowners, body corporates, insurers, councils, and defendants to a legal claim (such as builders, developers and other parties involved in the construction process).
We work with schools, the Ministry of Education and higher/further education institutions on building projects and building-related issues.
We regularly advise government departments on building-related issues. As well as providing public sector clients with the information they need to preserve the life of their existing building assets, we provide design and project management services for refurbishments through to new builds.
If you’re looking to preserve and adapt New Zealand heritage buildings to meet your changing needs, we can help. Conservation, in terms of buildings, is all about the management of change. It’s about understanding what makes a building significant and endeavouring to ensure that particular features or elements are retained in any change of use.
We manage the entire seismic upgrade process for our clients from initial assessment through to upgrade. The advantage of using us is that we are trained to understand buildings and thus comprehend the knock-on implications of structural changes needed to meet safety standards. This means that you can be confident that everything that needs to be costed will have been.
Do you suspect your building or site contains asbestos, or do you want to engage specialists to ensure your contractors remove it in the correct manner?
If you’re a property owner, occupier or manager we can help.
Richard Angell is a Senior Associate in our Building Surveying team. He’s a Registered Building Surveyor, a Licensed Asbestos Assessor, Certified Weathertightness Surveyor and Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) Assessor. In October 2018, he
Jade Kemp, one of our Christchurch-based Building Surveyors, was recently granted Registered Building Surveyor status by the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS). This followed a rigorous 18-month process involving Jade completing 10