Building surveys were originally called structural surveys (level 3), they provide an in-depth inspection of the subject property. These building surveys are generally acknowledged as the most in-depth type of report currently available and are essential if you are buying an older property, of if you’re planning major works.
The acquisition survey includes inspection of all accessible elevations; flat roofs, rain water goods etc., inspection of all accessible roof voids, noting roof defects, inspection of walls and floors. It also includes an inspection of chimneys and roofs from ground level and were necessary will include arranging high level access for a detailed inspection.
A visual inspection of services will be undertaken and recommendations made for further specialist inspections or remedial work. Covers to all accessible inspection chambers will be removed to enable the condition of the inspection chamber and associated drainage to be ascertained.
We are also able to provide a Valuation with the Survey Report.