Building Surveys

A Building Survey, (often referred to, in the past, as a Full or Structural Survey) is a bespoke written report suitable for property of both conventional and unconventional construction and of any age or size.


What sort of property needs a Building Survey?

It is particularly recommended for a period property, or that is Listed, or of unusual construction, or in need of obvious repair. This is a very comprehensive report tailored to suit a particular property and will highlight defects, repairs and maintenance options. 


The Benefits of a Building Survey Include:

  • Details of the materials used in construction and how they will perform in the future
  • A description of visible defects and explanation of problems posed by hidden defects
  • Information on repair options and an explanation of the consequences of not acting
  • Information on problems which may be dangerous or pose a risk to the building
  • A focus on defects which require urgent attention
  • Information on problems which may be dangerous to occupiers or pose a risk to the building
  • Advice on future maintenance
  • Highlighting of issues to be investigated by your Legal Adviser
  • Photographs highlighting defects and other issues relevant to the property

The Building Survey will provide detailed information on construction and condition and will include photographs.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation, but we can provide this as a separate extra service.