Many people think of ‘building surveys’ in the context of finding out the condition of a property before deciding whether to buy it. You can find out more about our pre-acquisition services by going to our ‘Surveys and Valuations‘ page.
There are however many other reasons for buildings being ‘surveyed’, and we provide such professional surveys under the following general headings:
- Planned Preventative Maintenance Schedules
- Building Defects Analysis
- Specific Defect Investigations
Planned Preventative Maintenance Schedules:
Preventative maintenance saves money, gives peace of mind and protects the value of your property. For businesses it also helps protect against potential claims arising from harm or damage caused to third parties and keeps your public image as you want it.
A Planned Preventative Maintenance Schedule identifies the current condition of the subject building to assess what maintenance work will be required, and when. We provide you with a detailed summary of the findings with anticipated time-scales within which the works are likely to be required. If required, we can provide costed schedules as well as a managed service to obtain competitive tenders for the work, appoint contractors and oversee the project at all or specific stages of the process.
Building Defects Analysis:
We can also survey your property or premises to identify defects that need to be rectified; by producing an expert and impartial report summarising the findings with recommended solutions. You can use this to assist you in identifying and planning expenditure on remedial works and in obtaining quotations for the work. We can also assist in the implementation of such works, to include obtaining competitive quotations, appointing contractors and overseeing the project at all or specific stages of the process.
Specific Defect Investigations:
By investigating and analysing a specific building defect, whether it be a suspicious crack, damaging water penetration or sub-standard workmanship, we can provide you with an expert and impartial report to support an insurance claim, potential court action or simply as a start towards remedying the problem. If required, we can obtain competitive quotations, appoint contractors and manage the project at all or specific stages of the process. This also applies to issues in your garden or grounds, such as assessing whether trees have the potential to cause harm to your or a neighbouring property for example.