Residential Building surveys
A building survey (formerly known as a structural survey) is a comprehensive inspection and report upon the structure and fabric of the building and is suitable for all types of property. The report contains technical information on the construction and structure of the building and provides advice on its condition and need for repair.
Commercial Building Surveys
A building survey will provide you with the information you require to protect your interests whether you are considering the purchase of a freehold or leasehold property for occupation or investment purposes.
Specific Defects Inspection
We inspect and report upon a range of building defects in both residential and commercial property including cracking and foundation movement, rising and penetrating damp and leaking roofs. Our reports contain advice on the cause and severity of the defect and our recommendations for remedial works.
Schedules of Condition
We prepare written and photographic schedules of condition to record the present condition of buildings and land for a variety of purposes including prior to nearby building work and to limit a tenant’s liability under a lease.
We undertake inspections and reports upon the structural integrity of houses and low-rise residential and commercial buildings and report upon the condition of the superstructure and foundations, walls, floors, roofs and other structural elements. The report will advise on the severity of any defects and the potential consequences if allowed to develop and will contain our recommendations for remedial works.
Building Maintenance Surveys
These are intended primarily for low-rise residential and commercial property to identify the current and future repair and maintenance needs of the building. We can provide a simple report of our findings with general advice for future maintenance and repair or prepare a detailed building maintenance programme extended over the next five to ten years.
Subsidence, Fire, Flood Damage, Inspections and Reports
These inspections and reports are prepared in response to specific insurance related events such as fire and flood damage or vehicle impact or where subsidence of foundations is suspected. The report is of a preliminary nature to identify the extent of the damage and recommendations for remedial works. The inspection and report will often be a precursor to the preparation of a detailed specification of remedial works.
Insurance reinstatement assessments
A calculation of the rebuilding cost of an individual house or low rise residential or commercial building to enable you to insure the building for the correct amount.