What is a Building Survey ?

Building Surveys are a kind of ‘health check’ for buildings.

Choose a building survey if you’re buying or dealing with a large, older and run down property, a building that is unusual or altered, or if you are planning major refurbishment works.  A building survey will give more detailed information about the structure and fabric of the property.  A building survey includes but is not limited to the following:

  • a thorough inspection and detailed report on a wide range of issues (more than a conventional RICS Condition report)
  • a description of visible defects and potential problems caused by hidden flaws
  • an outline of repair options
  • aims to help you prepare budget costs for repairs or restoration

A Building Survey can actually save you money.  If there are serious problems you may be in a better position to negotiate the sale price of the property or indeed allow you to make a more informed decision before proceeding any further with works or indeed purchase of the property.

A building survey does not include a valuation.

Remember your mortgage survey known commonly as a valuation survey, is a limited check on the property carried out by your mortgage lender to ensure it is worth the money they are lending to you.


Please contact me, providing brief details of the property for a survey fee quotation.


What is a building survey




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 Measured Building Surveys

If you need a measured building survey for planning refurbishment works, extension plans or for updating old hard copy drawings, I can meet your requirements.  I have vast experience of measured building surveys prior to production of electronic floor plans and elevational drawings.

I can provide Floor plans with varying levels of detail to suit all needs.

Please contact me with any queries or for more information.

 Buildings Insurance Loss Validation Works

If you need a report or scope of works schedule for loss or damage to your property caused by a peril stated within your current buildings insurance policy, I can help by giving advice, identifying the peril and in preparing a scope of works for your insurance provider/builder.

Please contact me with any queries or for more information.

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