Meet Robert

Saying it like it is.

Robert has over 30 years of experience as a qualified builder combined with over 12 years actively involved within the Weathertightness industry.

Robert prides himself on providing straight up advice that you can understand and rely on, without getting caught up in unnecessary reporting, instead choosing to focus on what really matters, and what is without a doubt, going to be one of the biggest purchases you will ever make. You need a thorough yet uncomplicated report to assist you to make this decision.

Want to know more? Call Robert on 027 662 2024 to have a chat.

Licensed Building Practitioner

What our clients say

"Robert inspected several properties for us and once we fell in love with a property we approached Robert to provide us with independent and unemotional advice which armed us with everything we needed to know to present an unconditional offer resulting in our successful purchase.

Re-cladding a home and everything that entails is not for the faint hearted so we then went on and engaged Robert to assist us with budgeting advice, selection of builders and project management of the entire build. We absolutely could not have achieved our beautiful home without him and would even consider doing it all again!"

- Sarah & Angus, Remuera

How We Can Help

Let’s be honest, you really only want to know that your potential property purchase is a sound investment.

House Inspections
Pre-Purchase & Sale

You won’t get a report detailing how many door knobs were missing or blinds that were faulty. But you will get a thorough report confirming as to the soundness and integrity of the building so that you are armed with information to make an intelligent decision re your purchase.

If you are the home owner, we will provide you with a report (either verbal or written as requested) that will enable you to make relevant decisions, such as completing suggested remedial works prior to listing your home or assisting you to make an informed decision as to any foreseeable issues that may affect the sale price. Once again, your home is your single largest investment, so you want to capitalise on it’s value and you do not want any surprises should you decide to list your home for sale.


Robert has been actively involved in the weathertightness industry for over 12 years. He has extensive knowledge as to all aspects of this industry. He has re-clad many homes for clients and within his own construction company. One area of expertise is budgets and in particular “an honest and realistic expectation as to the costs involved in leaky home repairs and re-clads”.

If you find yourself in this situation there really is no one better to discuss ‘where to go to from here’ with up-front honest and independent advice. In some situations a home owner is just not equipped personally or financially to cope with these works and Robert can discuss the pros and cons of either re-building or selling up.

Building Advice

Having worked for architects, clients and within his own construction company, Robert is well versed in ‘seeing the wood through the trees’.

Often a client just needs someone independent to discuss matters such as plans, budgets, time frame etc. This is particularly beneficial prior to engaging an architect or builder to ensure and be confident that your brief and expectations are realistic and can be met. You may just be thinking about ‘could this be done’ or ‘ what would it cost’, Robert can steer you in the right direction – quick and efficiently.

Code of Compliance
Solutions & Troubleshooting

The building industry is fraught with litigation. In particular if listing your home or purchasing a home, you need to know if all aspects of the building are covered with a CCC.

Once a House Inspection is completed, and it is identified that some areas may not be legal and therefore do not have CCC, Robert is able to advise you and/or direct you to the relevant trades to complete this work for you.


Bringing a wealth of experience to the table, Robert is able to assist with any building project, large or small. We find that homeowners today are too busy working to have the time and energy required to manage their building works. Feel free to call Rob to discuss in further detail.

Liz & Charles

"A ‘friend of a friend’ recommended a house to us and we engaged Robert to inspect this property on our behalf. Coming from a new home, we were a little unsure about purchasing an older home.

However he gave us the confidence to purchase noting the pitfalls we would be in for and once it was ours, we then asked Robert to help us with the re-design of our home - from selection of architect and builders to budgeting and project management - he made it look easy.

11 years later and we are still here!"

- Liz & Charles, Remuera

Quinn Law

"Robert has inspected 4 properties for us and we eventually purchased our large 70’s family home in 2009. Our new home was tired and dated and we just needed re-assurance that it was sound for at least 5 years whilst we planned and saved for our renovation. Robert advised that we would have to at the very least re-roof immediately, which we did.

8 years later and we were finally ready to renovate and we once again approached Robert to assist us with design considerations, costings and through to project management of the build. Without question everyone cannot believe that we did this extensive renovation in under 4 months and within budget.

I cannot speak more highly of Robert Gardien on both a personal and professional level, and can (and do) unreservedly recommend him to anyone looking for a house inspection or independent unbiased building advice."

- Heather Quinn, Quinn Law

We work with everyday Auckland homeowners – from first home buyers, investment buyers, to leaky homes sales and purchases and everything else in between.
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