BUILDING SURVEY

Level 3 survey

(formerly known as Structural Survey)

Many people get confused between a Building Survey and a report from a structural engineer. A structural engineers report is an entirely different service designed to identify specific defects and movement to the main structure. A structural engineers report is often required following concerns raised in a Home Buyer Report or Building Survey.

Why do you need a Building Survey?
  • It will help you make an informed decision on how to proceed.
     

  • If you want a detailed report covering all of the main elements of a property.
     

  • If your property is old, listed or of unusual construction.
     

  • If the property is in poor or dilapidated condition.
     

  • If the property is of larger type has been substantially altered or extended.
     

  • When you want more advice about the construction or specific defects.

Click below for sample Building Survey Report
What do you get?
  • A thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the property including garages and all outbuildings. Includes accessible temporary outbuildings such as greenhouses, and sheds, as well as permanent outbuilding such as garages.
     

  • Covers major issues such as structural movement, subsidence, dampness and rot.
     

  • Comment on construction techniques specific to the age of property.
     

  • Greater depth of detail than the Home Buyer Report.
     

  • A clear detailed written report highlighting the condition and providing advice on defects (with specific examples), and advice on future repairs and maintenance.
     

  • It will highlight urgent matters that have a substantial effect on the value of the property, and advise on the need for attention or further investigation.
     

  • Lifting of drain covers where accessible and possible. (Please note: drains relating to flats and maisonettes are not inspected.
     

  • Inspection of any roof spaces where accessible and possible. (Please note: roof space in flats/maisonettes only inspected if access is in subject property).
     

  • Also covers the more minor issues, such as loose door knobs, missing bath plugs, cosmetic issues etc.
     

  • Report includes internal and external photographs.
     

  • The report contains a Buildings Insurance Reinstatement Valuation.
     

  • Advice on any matters to be checked by your legal advisor such as guarantees or consents for any alterations or extensions.

Need advice?
  • A Building Survey will help you make an informed decision on how to proceed.
     

  • We will listen to any particular concerns you may have before we inspect the property.
     

  • Once you have received your report, we are happy to advise and explain anything further that you are not sure of.
     

  • We will always be happy to speak with you to help put your mind at rest.

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