Building (Structural) Survey:
Buying a property exposes you to considerable risks. Without a Building Survey, those risks are unknown, unquantified and unmanaged. If problems are discovered after the transaction is completed, you can be exposed to unforeseen costs.
We understand the construction of buildings, and the pathology of construction defects and harmful materials and have lots of experience in all building types. We pride ourselves on providing technical and detailed reports which are easy to understand. Buying a property can be subject to tight time scales, so typically complete reports within 24hr of the inspection. Our reports typically include:
• Annotated photographic schedule of defects
• Timber, plaster and masonry damp test
• Structural movement
• Matters for legal advisors.
Forward thinking clients usually include the below services within the Building Survey report. If you have any plans to refurbish, occupy or insure the property the below will be of paramount value to you. Instructing the below services at the time of the building survey will typically save you approximately 60% of the cost to instruct them separately. This is because we can collect all the required data in one site visit, allowing us to pass on the savings to you.
• Repair cost estimates
• Measured surveys
• Architectural designs
• Insurance - Reinstatement Cost Assessment
We can also appoint consultants and engineers to provide a detailed assessment of the below specialist areas. It is not always required, so we will advise whether the below services will be of value to you:
• Specialist CCTV drainage surveys
• Specialist electrical assessment
• Specialist gas assessment
• Specialist timber/damp assessment