Building Surveying

Building surveying is one of the broadest fields of the construction industry and is a rapidly growing profession in New Zealand.  Here and in many other countries across the world, building surveyors are involved in all aspects of design, construction and management of property.


At Origin Consultants, we specialise in the inspection, care, repair, adaptive reuse and maintenance of heritage buildings and structures, including:


  • Condition assessments
  • Specific defect investigation and analysis, including damp/water ingress and metal corrosion
  • Maintenance plans
  • Schedules of works and repairs specifications
  • Specific heritage materials’ advice, such as stone masonry, lime mortars & plasters and limewash

Robin Miller is a Registered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors and a Chartered Building Surveyor (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).  He has more than 30 years’ experience as a building surveyor and, for more than half of that time, has specialised in heritage buildings.  Over the years, he has worked on a very wide range of structures from cathedrals and churches to bridges, castles, municipal buildings, ruins and archaeological sites, farm buildings, mansions, museums, galleries, cottages and statues.