Structural Survey

Before purchasing a house, it’s worth investigating whether your dream home has any underlying problems. Get one of our surveyors to give your prospective home a structural survey and the issue can be properly and safely resolved.

A structural survey is the most comprehensive building survey available. We will scrupulously examine the buildings structure from top to bottom, actively searching for potential problems, noting any issues we find and reporting back on our inspection.

We check all aspects of the building, including the types of material used in the structure, the condition of the roof, state of the building’s foundations and the solidity of the walls.

What Our Surveyors Look For?

Our surveyors look for a wide range of property related problems, such as:

  • Damages lintels
  • Any DIY “improvements” without the necessary planning permission.
  • Hazardous materials that may need to be removed by a professional.
  • Woodworm or other insect infestations.
  • Any issues with the roof.
  • Rotten or damaged window frames.
  • Damages brick or stonework and any damage to the walls.
  • If there is any evidence of subsidence and landslip.
  • Bad plumbing, electrical work or insulation.

Do you need a structural survey?

There are several advantages for having a structural survey, especially when you are considering purchasing a new home.

If the property is older than 50 years, we highly recommend a survey in order to determine if it is still in good quality and is in a liveable condition. A survey is also very valuable when the building is in obvious need of structural work and if the property is more than three stories high. Also, if you are planning a major alteration to the property once you’ve bought it or even if it’s just an expensive house.

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