Meet the InQuest team

Licensed Building Practitioner - Building Confidence | Inquest Property Inspections

  • Registered Building Inspector with NZIBI
  • Accredited Building Surveyor
  • Certificate in Residential Property Inspections (NZIBS)
  • Certificate in Forensic Building Surveying (NZIBS)
  • Former Licensed Building Practitioner
  • NZQA Carpentry -Advanced
  • NZQA Roofing -Level 4
  • NZQA Asbestos and safety procedures
  • NZQA Asbestos removal – class b
  • Ardex tanking applicator
  • Velux skylight Installer

We pride ourselves on a strong commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

InQuest was born out of frustration at the lack of quality information in building reports – full of tick boxes, often with no helpful substance for making informed decisions.

We set a challenge to create something unique.  Something practical, where clients were supported through their home ownership journey to help them to protect their assets and to improve Wellington housing for generations to come.

We thrive on helping people, are approachable and and are only ever a phone call away if you need us post your initial inspection services.

A little about us personally…

We are passionate Wellingtonians with a love of its many unique buildings and hills, something you don’t see in many other cities.  In our spare time you will find us enjoying our local Lyall Bay beach with our daughter Poppy.

Adam Collins – Director, Building Inspector | Family | Inquest Property Inspections

Adam Collins – Director, Registered Building Inspector (NZIBI), Diploma Building Surveying

With over 25 years of building industry experience in Wellington, Adams detailed knowledge of the methods and products used on the many different styles of Wellington homes is a major asset to our team.

He specialises in high-risk buildings and Weathertightness Investigations, helping our clients navigate the complexities of NZ Building Legislation and Regulation with a personable approach.

Adam continues adding to the industry as a transitional member of the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors and holds a Diploma in Building Surveying

Jamie Howard – Building Inspection and Licensed Building Practitioner

Jamie Howard – Building Inspector and Licensed Building Practitioner

Jamie is a Licensed Building Practitioner and Carpenter by trade with 25 years industry experience, predominately in residential building and renovations and additionally operates his own independent building company.

He has a military background and an ethically charged character. His experience in dissecting Wellington homes and ability to easily explain complex details in ways for clients to understand adds great value to his inspections.

Jodi Collins – Business Manager

Jodi heads up the business administration side of Inquest. She holds a degree in Public Relations and Business Management, and will likely be the first friendly person you chat with when you get in touch.