Infrared Building Inspections Ltd t/a Detect-A-Leak

Phone: 0800 DETECT (338328)

Mobile: John 0274 338 328

About the Boss (John) and Our Equipment

Since 1982 when I purchased my first home I have been involved in the building industry. From refurbishing houses I have owned to the design and construction management of new homes. Since 1994 I have been full time in the building industry, the first three years managing new building projects. In 1997 I expanded into the Waterproofing industry as well, the company grew quickly and had up to seven staff. I did everything from quoting from plans, costing, budgeting, advising Architects and Builders with design and building issues to inspecting and supervising the preparation of roofs, decks, bathrooms and foundations prior to and including the application of waterproofing membranes. Over the years I have given advice and successfully canvassed for changes with various councils, making suggestions for improvements to reduce leaky building related problems. For a number of years now I have been regularly called upon to analyse the cause of and solve leaky building problems. I have completed and passed the FLIR certified thermography training course which is an ISO 9001 certified course and have had one on one training by a level two thermographer.

I have always had a keen interest in energy efficiency, I own and use energy efficient products in my own home. I have completed and passed the ABSA Assessor training course. The course was designed to develop the skills and knowledge that enable development of practical cost-effective building and design solutions. This ABSA qualification is a pre-requisite requirement to being able to be Accredited with ABSA as a HERS Accredited Assessor.

Who To Call

If you want someone who has been hands on and knows what to look for, who now also has the advantages that Thermography offers give us a call. If John is out conducting inspections Adele will be able to take your call, quote prices and make bookings. You can call Adele or John on 0800 338 328 if the office is unattended the phone will divert to one of our mobiles. If the phone goes to answer machine it will most likely be because we are on another call so please leave a message or call back.

About Our Equipment

FLIR Systems T420 Series Camera

Jam-packed with features the bright 3.5-inch display makes it easy to see temperature differences and radiation emitted from objects-conditions that signal energy waste, building envelope troubles, even electrical system and component failures!

The result is a range of cameras which are equipped with these exceptional features:

FLIR Systems T- Series Camera
  • Outstanding ease-of-use
  • Excellent ergonomics through small size and light weight
  • Tiltable lens unit
  • Touch-screen
  • Excellent infrared image quality 76,800 pixels
  • Integrated 3.1MP digital camera
  • Visualization software and tools
  • Upgradeable.
  • 320 x 240 IR resolution NETD 45mk
  • 2x digital zoom
  • Picture in picture (scalable)
  • Object temperature range -20°C to +120°C / - 0°C to 650°C
  • MSX Enhancement adds visible spectrum definition to IR images

Detect-A-Leak uses and recommends the Trotec T650 Moisture Meter

Made in Germany - MultiMeasure Professional The T650 Moisture Meter is a professional hand-held instrument for fast, non-destructive determination of moisture content in areas and can read up to a depth of 40mm from the surface. Damp and dry wall and floor areas can be detected by permanent real time display of the measured values.

For an immediate evaluation of the measured data, minimum, maximum and average functions are available. In addition the current measured value can be retained by means of the hold function. Since the instrument's screen can display two values, for purposes of results evaluation a function value can be displayed at the same time as the current measured value if required.

The T650 has an alarm function. An individual limit value is entered into the unit before any measurements are taken. In this way large wall or floor areas can be measured quickly and effectively. As soon as the pre-defined alarm limit value is exceeded, the alarm sounds.


Material moisture measurement: up to 40mm
Measurement principle: Dielectric scanning method
Measurement range: 0 to 200 digits
Resolution: 0.1 digit
Accuracy: 0.1 digit
Alarm signal: Acoustic

This instrument is ideally suited to approximately locating moisture in buildings, apartments and houses.