ARGEST is the leading Building Warrant of Fitness Compliance Management Company in New Zealand with over 30 years of delivering peace of mind to building owners and property portfolio managers across all of New Zealand. Our commitment to quality is second to none and we were the first company in New Zealand to be ISO9001 Accredited for Building Warrant of Fitness Issues. We take pride in the quality of our services and our people.

Argest’s nationwide relationships with industry associations, councils, specialised service providers and IQPs allow us to tailor our wide range of services to meet all your building and specialist compliance services.


Over 30 Years of Experience

Argest’s experienced consultants, contract managers and inspectors are able to navigate through the complexities of all the requirements included in the Building Act 1991 and 2004 and well as provide expert advice on building assets and specialist compliance services.

Argest will ensure you gain the benefit of our in-depth industry experience and expertise, detailed knowledge of the standards and specific local council requirements.  We are able to provide access to real-time information via our web-based dashboards to give you the latest status update on your buildings’ Building Warrant of Fitness and Specified  System inspections as well as information to allow you to review and plan what compliance activities are due.

Building Warrant of Fitness

Argest can assist Property Managers, Facility Managers and Building Owners, who have Specified Systems installed in their buildings, to provide an annual Building Warrant of Fitness to local Territorial Authorities as required by the Building Act.

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IQP Services

We can arrange for IQP inspections using our in house staff and specialist sub-contractors. While we have a strong focus on Passive Fire Specified Systems, we also have IQP’s for Specified Systems such as Backflow Preventors and Emergency Lighting.

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Monthly Owners Inspections

We can take care of your monthly “Owners” checks for the specified systems 14/2 – 15/5 also known as ‘passive features’, and any other specified system onsite that may require a monthly owners inspection.

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Compliance Consulting

Getting and maintaining compliance for your building portfolio can be complex.  Argest has the experience and expertise to be your advocate and adviser when it counts. With close relationships with councils and industry providers including our in-house inspectors you can count on Argest to provide you:

  • Assessments and advice on remediation requirements.
  • TA (Council) engagement for complex issue negotiation and resolution.
  • Compliance Schedule management and amendments.
  • Technical Reports and Assessments for Passive Fire Specified Systems.
  • Assurance audits of existing systems and compliance processes.
  • Bespoke compliance services to enhance Health and Safety.

Contractor Management (Compliance services)

We understand managing different service providers and contractors required for your compliance and BWoF is time consuming and can impact your busy schedule. We provide a dedicated contract manager to ensure that your compliance contractors provide the value, service, and performance you require to maintain a current BWoF by:

  • Managing your contractors on your behalf. 
  • Liaising with your council on any issues that may arise.
  • Secure contractor services for you through a competitive tender.
  • Provide regular audits and site inspections to ensure standards are maintained.
  • Propose practical solutions that meet your needs.

Qualifications & Certifications

  • Argest ensures our IQP’s who carry out inspections are registered or approved by the TA where your buildings are located. 
  • Argest are ISO9001:2015 accredited for the issue of a Building Warrant of Fitness as assessed and audited by Telarc.

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