About Us

Dependable and Accurate Building Surveys

Graeme Blissett (Building Surveyor, Registered Building Inspector, BOINZ and MBFRT Member) and Frans Boucken (Registered Building Surveyor, NZIBS) have over 60 years of combined experience in the building industry and have carried out over 15,000 inspections together since the year 2000. Building Surveying Services (BOP) Ltd has now expanded to include Stephen Wright and Roger Bruce who have joined us as Building Surveyors and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Our integrity in the surveying and inspection business has enabled clients to make informed decisions regarding properties throughout the Bay of Plenty region – whether they’re selling or buying.
Exterior view of the house

Frans Boucken – Registered Building Surveyor NZIBS

Frans Boucken is one of 160 Registered Building Surveyors in New Zealand and member of the NZ Institute of Building Surveyors, Frans brings 40 years of hands-on expertise to the construction industry. Considerable knowledge has instilled a thorough understanding of building methods and building materials. It began in Belgium at the Trade School of Carpentry and Construction, before working from the ground up as a carpenter to a supervisor in high rise construction, building foreman, company director, assessor to the Master Builders Federation – eventually establishing in June 2000 a private practice in Tauranga as a Registered Building Surveyor.


  • Carpenter and Carpenter Leading Hand – 4 years
  • Building Supervisor, high-rise construction – 4 years
  • Building Foreman – 3 years
  • Construction Company Director in high-quality residential construction – 17 years
  • 2002 – Registered Building Surveyor
  • December 2002 – WHRS Assessor
  • July 2004 – Cladding expert to Dept. of Building & Housing

Qualifications and Memberships

  • 2002 - Member NZ Institute of Building Surveyors - NZIBS
  • 2003 – NZIBS  Certified weather-tightness assessor
  • 2003 – Professional expert witness training modules (WHRS)
  • BRANZ membership
  • Standards NZ membership
  • Trade School Carpentry and Construction (Belgium)

Graeme Blissett – Registered Building Inspector NZIBI

Graeme Blissett is a director of BSS (BOP) Ltd and president of the NZIBI and along with Stephen Wright who is also a qualified builder and member of NZIBI perform the majority of the pre-purchase and pre-sale building inspections for the company. With a life of building behind him, Graeme is also a qualified Clerk of Works. Having completed his initial qualifications and apprenticeship in Australia he left to work in the UK for 6 years before arriving in NZ in 1997.

Since arriving in NZ Graeme has completed weather tightness, mediation, Building Code courses as well as other associated courses. Once in NZ Graeme worked as a builder before putting his outstanding work ethic and time management skills into operation by becoming a construction manager for one of Tauranga’s leading building companies. After over 3 years of this, he met Frans and together they started Building Surveying Services (BOP) Ltd.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • NZIBS – Associated member
  • BRANZ member
  • BOINZ member
  • MMBF
  • Clerk of Works – Australia
  • Carpentry and Joinery apprenticeship – Australia
  • NZIBI – President
  • 2010 – NZIBS Weather Tightness Courses

Stephen Wright - Registered Building Inspector NZIBI

Stephen Wright has been involved in the building industry for the last 26 years, entering the industry from a managerial role in agriculture. With experience in both commercial and residential construction this has provided him with broad knowledge and experience across the building industry.

Stephen has been working with Building Surveying Services (BOP) for approximately 6 years, conducting pre-purchase assessment and condition assessment reports on both residential and commercial property.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Residential and commercial carpenter/builder
  • Leading Hand builder
  • Foreman builder
  • Operating a building business for a number of years
  • Building Surveyor/Inspector

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Completed 10,000 hour Carpentry apprenticeship passing 1st, 2nd and 3rd qualification assessments.
  • Passed Trade Certificate in Carpentry
  • Completed NZ Certificate in Quantity Surveying to stage three, passing 3036 Quantity Surveying exam
  • Completed National Diploma Construction Management Level 6
  • Member New Zealand Institute of Building Inspectors (NZIBI)
  • Current personal and business member of Certified Builders Association
Call us today at Building Surveying Services (BOP) Ltd if you’re in need of professional building surveys. Our number is 07 576 4026.
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