Making the right decision

Purchasing a property may be the largest investment you will ever make, so making the right informed decision is critical. Forbs will provide you with sound, unbiased advice....

Forbs Ltd – Building Surveyors and Property Inspections is a company providing a range of consultancy services for clients of both residential and commercial properties.

Data is key

We use up to date surveying equipment and the latest building science knowledge, expertise, testing and analysis to provide services which include pre-purchase reports, weathertightness risk assessments, building condition reports, long term maintenance plans and drug residual testing.

Company Director Chris Tate is trained and qualified in assessing weathertightness in residential and commercial properties. Chris has completed a number of weathertightness training courses.

Your Covered

Forbs Ltd holds weathertightness indemnity insurance as well as a comprehensive professional indemnity and public liability insurance for your peace of mind.


Chris Tate – Director

Building Surveyor and Licenced Building Practitioner.

Since commencing his career in 1994 Chris has been involved in both commercial and residential construction in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. This experience provided Chris with a comprehensive understanding of building construction, defects and failures and understanding weathertightness issues.

Previous to setting up Forbs Ltd Chris spent 3 years working for Savanna Technical, a multi-discipline building consultancy company where he provided building surveying services. These included building condition reports, weathertightness reports, long term maintenance plans, MBIE reports and works assisting the insurance industry.

Company Director Chris Tate has completed a number of Weathertightness training modules provided by New Zealand’s leading weathertightness Institute.


We offer pre-sale, pre-purchase weathertightness, pre-purchase weathertightness and building condition reports, as well as long term maintenance plans and methamphetamine testing.



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Contact Details

Forbs Ltd
P.O. Box 166
Arrowtown 9351
Phone: 021988831
Email: chris@forbs.nz
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