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Full Building Survey

A Full Building Survey (previously known as a Structural Survey) is a detailed inspection of properties including; houses, bungalows, converted and purpose built flats, warehouse, shops, factories, leisure facilities and offices.

A detailed inspection of a property

A Full Building Survey (previously known as a Structural Survey) is a detailed inspection of properties including; houses, bungalows, converted and purpose built flats, warehouse, shops, factories, leisure facilities and offices.

These are detailed reports designed to provide the buyer with expert building advice before proceeding with a purchase.

Is a Full Building Survey right for me?

A Full Building Survey may be carried out on any type property, however is more necessary on older type buildings, poorly maintained or unusual type properties or a house on the larger scale. This type of survey is also excellent if you are wishing to alter or extend your property substantially or if this has already been carried out on the property.

What is included in a report?

The detailed report includes;

  • The structure of the roof
  • Any major problems with the building
  • Any suspected problems with damp or timber infestation that may require specialist attention
  • Anything problem that could potentially be expensive to repair
  • The general condition of the external parts of the building and easily accessible internal areas
  • The overall impression of the properties’ sewerage system and water supplies

It will also include;

  • Looking at any out buildings, the grounds and boundaries at the property
  • Give an explanation of potential consequences of problems uncovered during the inspection

If you wish, you may also tailor make a building survey to suit your requirements, for example if you may be planning on building a conservator or extension to your property or any major renovation works.

Get in touch to discuss your requirements either by emailing info@stonesurvey.com or calling 0203 355 5045.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this suitable for listed buildings?

    This survey is ideal for listed buildings, old buildings and property that has been structurally altered and converted.

  • Will the surveyor look into drains?

    Yes the drain lids if accessible they are lifted and the chambers are inspected.

  • Does the surveyor have Professional Indemnity Cover?

    Yes Stone Survey has full Professional Indemnity insurance in accordance with the RICS guidelines. I am also a RICS Registered Valuer and Stone Survey is Regulated by RICS.

  • What does a surveyor check?

    They will focus primarily on the structural integrity of the property and look for maintenance issues such as subsidence, unstable walls, a leaking roof or unsafe chimney chute. They will also provide details on the type of materials and glazing used, which is helpful when it comes to ensuring your property.

  • What are the red flags on a house survey?

    Property surveyors can identify issues that may impact a buyer's decision to continue with the purchase. These red flags could include structural damage, unapproved extensions or subsidence.

  • Does a surveyor check the garden?

    When surveying your property, your RICS surveyor will inspect the outside space as well as the inside of your property. It is important to inspect your garden as the plants and trees around your house can have a big impact on your property.

FREE Pre-Purchase Property Advice

I can provide you with FREE advice prior to making an offer and even prior to viewing a property. Many clients find this to be an invaluable service that can assist them from the beginning. This can help you now in making sure that you do not overpay for your property at the start.

Additionally if you have a surveyor on board prior to making an offer, this shows the sellers and the agents that you are a serious buyer and your offers will be taken more seriously.

Save time and money now with a free consultation and be given the opportunity to negotiate now to protect your self against, unwanted shocks and surprises.

I look forward to hearing from you.