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Residential Building Surveys

    The ability to understand how a building works and has been constructed is integral in being able to undertake and complete a thorough building survey of the residential property. The expertise of a Chartered Building Surveyor helps us to understand buildings and structures in depth. This enables a thorough property specific report to be produced that will detail how the property 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.

    The reports will come in an easy to read format and will have the benefit of photographs within the relevant sections of the report to demonstrate the relevant points. A thorough survey will be carried out on site from roof voids to drainage and, where required, an endoscope survey of cavities and voids can be undertaken. The report is produced using GoReport and we aim to issue the report no later than five days after the date of the survey.

    A *“Full Building Survey” (Level 1) looks at all aspects of the building and includes a full inspection of the structural integrity of the building with individual defects noted and a comprehensive report and photographic record of the building. The report will be summarised with a conclusion on the methods of construction and a full list of any defects with budget costings.

    A *“Major Defect Survey” (Level 2) covers all of the aspects of a Building Survey but it concentrates on all of the major defects that are evident within the property. The report is more condensed but will look at all of the structural issues and major items of repair that are required. The report will detail the methods of construction, the major defects that have been found, and will be backed up with a photographic record for ease of identification of the relevant points. This can also include looking at specific issues raised by the Client to ensure all pre-purchase issues are professionally dealt with.

    A “Specialist Survey” can be carried out where only a specific issue needs to be considered. This often occurs where a mortgage survey requires an investigation into a specific structural issue. The property will be inspected to deal with the issue at hand and a written report with photographs will be produced to detail a solution to the issue.

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