- The Building Survey was previously called a Structural Survey.
- A comprehensive report that can be adapted for all types and ages of house or flat.
- A detailed inspection of all accessible property parts, including the grounds.
- Describes the construction and condition of the property.
- Describes visible defects, and potential for hidden defects.
- Comments on heating, wiring and plumbing, based on a visual appraisal.
- Recommendations for repair, refurbishment or improvement to the building.
- Consideration of future building performance and maintenance.
- Guidance on budget costs for works, and their urgency.
- Valuation advice is available for a supplementary fee.
The building survey is a bespoke inspection and report carried out by a Curchod & Co Chartered Building Surveyor. We adapt the service to fit the needs of our client and the property involved. The inspection will be time consuming and reports can be lengthy. Where a buyer is considering an extension or other alterations, the potential for these can be considered.
We aim to be clear and conclusive in our advice. We are always pleased to discuss our findings with you, in addition to providing the written report.
A Building Survey is often required for:
- Larger and high value houses.
- Older and period properties, especially Edwardian, Georgian and Victorian buildings.
- Listed Buildings and non- traditional construction forms
- Houses and Flats that have been altered or extended.
- Properties known to be in need of repair and refurbishment.
- Properties with extensive outbuildings.
- Buildings where the purchaser is considering significant improvement, extension and alteration.