If you require a building survey then we can help
How we operate
Your home is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make. So it makes sound financial sense to know exactly what you’re paying for.
We offer a range of residential and commercial surveying services that help take the stress out of buying or leasing a property.
Our easy-to-understand reports provide a simple checklist of action points you should bear in mind before you proceed with your purchase – presented clearly and succinctly as a series of items that require repair or further investigation.
Our surveyor will call you immediately after his visit to explain his findings in simple everyday language. This speeds up the buying process, by allowing you to proceed ahead of our full written report within another three to four days.
What’s more, our surveyor is a fully qualified member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This means you can be sure of independent, impartial and knowledgeable advice, backed up by the peace of mind of professional indemnity insurance protection.
Our services include
What we do
We’ll carry out a full visual inspection of the roof tiling or slating, chimneys, flashing, verges, gutters and downpipes.
We’ll make an internal inspection of the roof tiling or slating, look for water penetration and check the condition of the internal timbers, water tanks and wiring.
We’ll look closely for signs of cracking or bulging, which could point to subsidence or structural movement. We’ll also check for surface stains that could suggest a water leak or roofing issue. And we’ll inspect brickwork for recessed mortar, which may be in need of expensive repointing.
In addition, we’ll verify all windows and doors are in good working order and look for any signs of rotting. And, subject to the type of survey you require, we’ll check the ceiling, plastering and all other internal finishes.
We’ll test the hot and cold water supply, central heating system, plumbing and electrical installations under normal operation – along with a visual assessment of their general condition. If necessary, we’ll recommend further testing and inspection by a qualified specialist.
We’ll inspect foul and surface water drains for signs of leaks, cracks or blockages.
We’ll check the condition of masonry and fencing, advising of any wholesale replacement where necessary. We’ll also test the operation of gates and advise you of any deterioration through rust or rotting.