A building survey is an investigation or inspection of the construction, building fabric and services of a property in sufficient detail to enable the Building Surveyor to highlight structural defects and other shortcomings of a maintenance or repair nature and to advise what impact its condition will have upon the client. A building survey is usually commissioned prior to the purchase or lease agreement of a commercial unit (retail, commercial or industrial, etc.).
We have undertaken surveys of an extensive range of commercial properties, both old and new. We carry out a thorough inspection of the building and its fixtures and fittings and we also comment on the services installations to give a comprehensive report on its condition warning the client of any future expenses incurred with the building and advice on purchasing. The final Report follows a detailed examination of the fabric of the building by an experienced and professionally qualified Building Surveyor who knows what to look for and where to look. A standard survey comprises of the following:
- An appraisal of the form and materials of construction.
- A technical analysis of significant defects revealed and advice on appropriate further actions that maybe required.
- A budget estimate on the cost of significant repairs.
- Identification of less significant defects, general disrepair and shortcomings in the physical condition, maintenance and design of the building.