Building Inspection, Reporting & Construction Consultants Christchurch

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Free Consultation

Maiden Group enjoys the services of our own in-house consultancy resource provided by Bob Tidd, our Design and Compliance Manager.


Bob is a regulatory, legislative and design specialist consultant, who regularly offers briefs of evidence for court cases as well as reviewing new and alteration builds to identify issues in proposed designs that may create future complications for weather tightness or potential earthquake damage.


Although North Island based, Maiden Consulting review documents or sites in any part of New Zealand, via email and travelling to sites as and if required.


We can also assist with developing and auditing the technical functionality of a company’s performance and output for technical matters that need to consider building legislation and some regulatory input, along with providing training for in-house staff

What We Do

1. Expert witness re claims for past construction relating to

Leaky building claims or issues
Earthquake repairs
Poor construction for repairs or new construction – residential, commercial or industrial
Regulatory, legislation, good trade practice, design and construction performance

2. Desktop reviews or audits of past approved building consents including

3. Review and comments for proposed Building and Resource Consent applications

4. Review of plans for compliance with legislation and increased regulatory potential approval

5. Design and Construction troubleshooting

8. Review or performance of specialist property reviews, beyond basic pre-purchase inspection, including

How we can help

Expert Witness

If you are a lawyer, business or homeowner with a construction issue that requires legal action. We can provide you with expert witness reviews, and briefs of evidence which can be used in court.


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Design and Construction Guidance

If you are a designer, tradesperson or homeowner requiring technical guidance for a new build, alteration or earthquake repair. We can review plans, come up with alternative solutions, and ensure your new project is following regulatory requirements.


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Our projects

Our clients range from home owners and builders, to lawyers and designers. Hear about their experience with us, and how their project went.


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Our Team

Bob Tidd, Design and Compliance Manager

Bob is a building professional with more than 40 years experience in residential, commercial and industrial projects within the regulatory field for various local authorities and as a building designer and consultant, project trouble-shooter and project manager.

He has worked for the Wellington City Council as a team leader in the residential building section; employment with the Auckland City Council as a quality control officer; and for Hastings District Council and Napier City Council as a building officer and building compliance officer. After the Christchurch earthquakes, Bob worked for Fletchers EQR as a construction supervisor, and then joined the Maiden Group as Design and Compliance Manager.

He is very familiar with the regulatory procedures and processes around building consent applications, amendments, inspecting building work, and issuing interim and final code compliance certificates (CCCs) under the Building Acts of 1991 and 2004.

To get in touch with Bob, please fill in our contact form, email or call 0275189831