Building Surveys

This is a fairly lengthy and detailed report that is tailored to your particular requirements. It provides comprehensive details of the property’s construction, materials, uses, and defects. It includes a detailed assessment of the condition of the property and provides technical advice on problems and on remedial works.

This report is ideal for any residential or commercial or other property of any size or type or construction and in any condition.

Our Building Survey Report will contain the Market Value of the property in its current condition and the Building Reinstatement Cost Assessment of the property for Insurance purposes. The Building Survey Report will also contain pictures of the property and the defects and the estimate of the costs for carrying out the repair works to the property.

We recommend that a Building Survey is undertaken prior to purchasing a residential or commercial property or taking on the lease of commercial premises.

Our Building Survey will cover all reasonably accessible parts of the property from the top to the bottom. The report will be arranged on an elemental basis under headings such as roof, chimney stacks, rainwater fittings, walls, structural movement, dampness, timber defects, floors, etc. For commercial leases, our Building Survey reports act as a thorough schedule of the condition of the property at the inception of the lease.

The Building Survey report can also be used as a bargaining tool to renegotiate a reduction of the agreed purchase price of the property. For commercial leases the Building Survey report can be used to renegotiate a reduction in the agreed rental and an increase in the rent free period.

Specific Defects Report

This service is designed for the detailed inspection of specific defects in a property and the provision of a detailed Surveyor’s Report on our assessment of the specific defect.
Some of the specific property defects we regularly inspect and report on include;

  • Cracks and distortions to buildings.
  • Dampness in buildings (rising and penetrating dampness).
  • Condensation and/or mould growth in buildings.
  • Defective or substandard workmanship by contractors or builders.
  • Defects to, or following on from extension, conversion or alteration works.
  • Defects to parts of the building including; walls, roofs, windows, floors, sub floor areas, chimneys, etc.

Our assessment will include our observations, description and understanding of the problem, the cause of the problem, the consequences, results and effects of the problem, and the actions that should be undertaken to redress the situation.