The ability to understand how a commercial building works and has been constructed is integral in being able to undertake and complete a thorough building survey. The variation in commercial properties is vast and the expertise of a Chartered Building Surveyor helps us to understand buildings and structures in depth. This could be from a survey of a modern industrial unit with steel framed construction to a range of thatched cob and stone holiday cottages set within Exmoor.This enables a thorough report to be produced that will detail how the building has been constructed, the techniques used, any defects that are apparent, and the most cost effective methods of repair which benefits you as the Client.
A Condition Survey will look into all of the individual issues, including the structure and damp. The report is usually prepared on a room by room basis and gives a full and thorough record of the building and its individual rooms. This report is of significant benefit if maintenance is planned for the building and advice is needed on where priorities should be given. The other significant time this should be used is in conjunction with a new lease as it will determine the condition of the property at the commencement of the lease. This report is also provided with plans and photographs where it is required to demonstrate an issue with the building.
The on-site recording is carried out with the use of traditional tape measures and the backing of modern lasers. This enables us to offer you a full range of services in-house which reduces time delays on projects and ensures a certainty on the quality level of the work that is undertaken. The on-site surveys can include the full measurement and recording of buildings, structures and features on a site to enable the production of a CAD drawing in a digital format if required. The recording of the buildings and features will be fully detailed and photographed to enable scaled drawings to be produced. The drawings, photographs and recording information will all be able to assist with the submission of any Statutory consents.
The production of a full topographical survey can also be undertaken by our experienced team, using our own total station. We are able to survey your site or grounds and produce a digital survey drawing referenced back to Ordinance datum. This will record all of the significant features on site including buildings, footpaths, rivers and trees and is invaluable when considering existing and future uses of a site.