Building Survey

Advanced home property survey, formerly known as a structural survey

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What is a Building Survey Suitable for?

A comprehensive report designed for larger, older, or unique properties and those in obvious disrepair.

This service includes a diagnosis of defects, detailed advice on repairs and maintenance, a full description of the condition and construction of each element of the property and a section on energy efficiency, together with an overall assessment, including an overall opinion and a summary of condition ratings, repairs and suggested further investigations.

This survey offers an extensive inspection of the property condition and gives detailed information about the structure and fabric of the property. It includes a description of visible defects and potential problems caused by hidden flaws and an outline of repair options.

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Features: What's in a Building Survey?

  • Describes the construction and condition of the property on the date of inspection
  • Aims to identify any problems that need urgent attention or are serious
  • Aims to identify things that need to be investigated further to prevent serious damage
  • Aims to tell about problems that may be dangerous
  • Aim to show up potential issues and defects, before any transaction takes place
  • Aims to help you decide whether you need extra advice before committing to a purchase
  • Aims to enable you to budget for any repairs or restoration
  • Aims to advise you on the amount of ongoing maintenance required in the future
  • Provides a reinstatement cost to help you avoid under or over-insurance
  • Aims to establish how the property is built, what materials are used and how these will perform in the future
  • Aims to describe physical defects, plus exposing potential problems posed by hidden defects
  • Aims to outline the repair options and give you a repair timeline, whilst explaining the consequence of not acting
  • Where practical and agreed, provides an estimate of costs for identified repairs
  • Provides specific comments on energy efficiency.

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