Building Survey

Our Instruction - To undertake a full building survey of a period residential property.

The Property - Detached C18 timber-framed building.

The Location - Essex.

This survey was completed over a five hour period. It was a full building survey as opposed to a homebuyer survey, which typically takes only one to one and a half hours. Therefore, this greater level of inspection time makes a full building survey far superior in every way. We only undertake full building surveys because we firmly believe that you cannot properly inspect and report on the condition of a building in 60-90 minutes. For example, we typically devote 30 minutes of our overall inspection time to a dedicated roof void inspection alone. 

We were able to give good news to our client following our inspection, and we do this is initially by phoning them and thereafter we issue our written report electronically within 5 working days of our inspection.

Issues were found, and that is not unusual for any building in our experience, and these included roof deflection caused by a compromised timber tie beam, condensation build-up within some roofs and a cement-based rendering applied to the period timber-frame element.

The images below are only a small selection of those within our completed report.

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