About Us


BPL Group are a Whanganui based Consulting Structural Engineering and Property Valuation practice. We are committed to providing personalized and professional service to a large number of local and national clients.

The scope of our work varies from new buildings, renovations and alterations, to additions, earthquake strengthening and site works. Our portfolio showcases the wide variety of projects we undertake.

Meet Our Team
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Stuart Mackintosh

Director - BPL Engineering Limited

BE (Hons)(Civil), CMEngNZ, Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)Member of SESOC, NZSEE

Stuart has over 25 years' experience as a Structural Engineer working in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. He has gained experience in a wide range of projects ranging from heavy industrial to residential construction. His recent workload has been dominated by seismic assessment & design work.

"Our task is to turn design challenges into simple solutions by identifying the essence of design objectives and utilizing a combination of experience, technology, and communication."

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Joshua Smith

Director - BPL Engineering Limited

BE (Hons), CMEngNZ, Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)

Joshua has 15 years’ experience in the engineering industry with the last nine years as a practicing structural engineer. He is competent in structural design and analysis of a variety of low rise industrial, commercial projects, and architectural homes. More recently, his work has been dominated by detailed seismic assessments and strengthening projects. 

"Our role is to work closely with our clients, meeting their needs and expectations by drawing on experience and incorporating current research and technology where possible."

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Bob Spooner

Director - BPL Valuation Limited

BBS, DipBA, Registered Valuer, Member of ANZIV, SPINZ

Bob is recognised as one of Whanganui's more experienced valuation practitioners, with over 30 years' experience as a Registered Valuer of residential, commercial, industrial and lifestyle properties within the Whanganui region.  Bob is a wealth of knowledge regarding the local property market, and has a particular interest in rural lifestyle properties.

“Provide the highest quality service to clients by prompt, efficient, and timely service. Maintain an approachable attitude, and advise clients of how this service will be delivered.”

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Ian Johnson

Consultant - BPL Engineering Limited

BE (Hons)(Civil), FEngNZ, Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), Member of SESOC, NZSEE, CCANZ

Ian has had over 30 years’ experience as a Consulting Engineer in Whanganui, the last 28 years as Director of BPL Group. In that period he has been responsible for a broad range of projects from initial concepts, to design and construction management. He was part of a design-build project for the New Plymouth City Council which was awarded an ACENZ Gold Award of Excellence in 2003.

"I take pride in projects where the solution is optimised for the client. The resulting output not only fully meets the clients brief, but the project is ‘buildable’ - with practical details that result in maximum economy during construction and minimum life cycle costs".