What is a Building Survey?


Are you house hunting and wondering whether to have a Building Survey?

A Building Survey will give you peace of mind and save you money too

Why is a Building Survey essential?

When buying a house, according to English law, the emphasis is on the purchaser to discover any property defects, you may have heard the term "caveat emptor" which means "buyer beware" so having a Building Survey is essential.

Having a highly qualified, experienced Building Surveyor inspect the house and provide a fully comprehensive Building Survey will not only ensure you are fully aware of any property issues but give you peace of mind too.  In our Building Surveys we not only detail property issues but give solutions and anticipated building costs too so armed with this information you will be able to negotiate on the property price and save money too.


10 reasons why a Building Survey will help You

1. Building Surveys Fast 

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Is your Estate Agent pushing you to make a quick decision?

Our Building Surveyors will carry out a Building Survey responding quickly to your request and provide you with a survey report within a few days.  

This will enable you to make the right informed decision on your next home.

2. Free Example Surveys

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Take a look at some of our Free Example Surveys?

If you still undecided whether to book a Building Survey then take a look at some of our free example surveys. We will send you an example of a house similar in age, type and style to the one you are looking to buy so you can see the depth of our easy to read surveys.

Click on the icon to download an example survey now or give us a call and we will send you more.

3. Hundreds of Building Survey Photos

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Our Building Surveys include lots of survey photos

Our Building Surveyors use the latest digital cameras that produce high resolution photos and use aerial view 360 photography too.  We include lots of photos in our Building Surveys to ensure you are fully aware of any property problems or characteristics. To help you understand the exact issue we add coloured circles to our photos to pinpoint the area of concern.

4. Independent Property Experts

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We are Independent Building Surveyors

You will be surprised how many Surveyors are tied with Estate Agencies, Banks, Mortgage companies etc.

All our Building Surveyors are Independent, which means we are 100% impartial and work for you and only you.  We always have your best interest at heart.

5. 3D Models and Layout Plans

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Are You thinking of adding an extension or changing the floorplan?

Our Building Surveyors will provide you with 3D models and floorplans to enable you to visualise your plans. Ensuring you and your builder are on the same page which is essential as a 3D model will help save time and money limiting costly later amendments.

6. Plain English Building Surveys

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Easy to read, plain English Building Surveys

Our Building Surveyors use a common sense approach to writing Building Surveys ensuring that by using plain English rather than lots of technical terms you are fully aware of any structural issues.

If a technical term is included then a full definition is given together with sketches and photos.  Our aim is always to ensure you are fully informed with our comprehensive Building Surveys.

7. Unique Survey Sketches

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Are You concerned Your new home may have costly property problems?

Our Building Surveys with our unique survey sketches will ensure you are fully informed of any property defects. We give anticipated costs too for any building work required, which you can use to negotiate on the purchase price saving you money.

8. Hundreds of Free Articles

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Are You worried about damp, cracking, roof repairs or other property issues?

Our Building Surveyors have written literally hundreds of articles regarding property issues highlighting areas of concern and giving helpful solutions.  These house articles are free to read and include many photos and sketches too so if you have a property issue or query take a look.

9. Energy Efficiency Solutions

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Are You worried about how energy efficient your new home will be?

With ever increasing energy costs the energy efficiency of your new home is of great importance. All our Independent Building Surveyors use the latest surveying technology including thermal imaging cameras to ensure accurate analysis and will help you with energy efficiency solutions.

10. Meet Your Surveyor

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Meet Your Surveyor on the day of the Survey 

We always recommend, if you can, on the day of the Building Survey to meet your Building Surveyor at the property to talk first hand about any house defects. Our Surveyors are always happy to meet and are also able to give you help with space maximising ideas for any amendments as well as help with extension plans you may have for the house.

Thank You

Thank You for visiting our web page which we hope has been helpful.

If you have any questions please call our friendly, experienced Surveyors today we are always happy to help You

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