About Us


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

Our cost effective designs and attention to detail are the common ingredients to all of our projects. Understanding our clients' goals and values helps us to create cost effective, purpose built structures that meet all expectations.

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.

If you have a project coming up and would like some engineering or valuation advice, please let us know, we'd love to help.

Meet Our Team
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Ian Johnson

Director - Engineering

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

Ian has had 31 years’ experience as a Consulting Engineer in Wanganui, 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".

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Stuart Mackintosh

Director - Engineering

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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Bob Spooner

Director - Valuations

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

Bob is recognised as one of Wanganui's more experienced valuation practitioners, with over 30 years' experience as a Registered Valuer of residential, commercial, industrial and lifestyle properties within the Wanganui 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.”