A full building survey is an extensive appraisal of a property’s condition and construction. It is one of two types of survey we can undertake; but is the most typical form of survey for both commercial and residential clients. Building surveys are undertaken to inform property purchasers of the condition of their property, determining all faults and risks and calculating any expenditure that may occur for renovation work, enabling them to develop the appropriate maintenance or restoration plans. They are beneficial to a variety of clients such as home buyers, homeowners and property investors, as they help to determine all aspects for future investments.
We present our reports as detailed specifications that provide details on all accessible elements of the property at a particular point in time, together with comprehensive recommendations and appropriate strategies of dealing with any issues that have been observed during the survey.
Full building surveys are recommended for all properties due to the level of technicality, but are particularly appropriate for:
- Listed buildings
- Older buildings (usually 50 years old or more)
- Buildings with upcoming redevelopment or renovation
- Buildings that have previously been renovated, altered or redeveloped
- Buildings with unique or unusual designs or construction features
- Buildings that are to be purchased
A standard building survey will cover many different areas of the property; however, we discuss with our clients what they require and whether they have specific concerns or interests in certain elements. These highlighted elements are addressed with added focus to ensure the report not only details general fields but also specifies details of these concerns so our clients receive a report tailored to their requirements.
With over 30 years post qualification experience Michael J Redmond BSc (Hons) MRICS is well placed to correctly identify exacting issues and create a report that is superior to ones carried out by post-graduates with only a couple years of experience.