This process involves the investigation of facts, possibly in conjunction with some exploratory work, to identify the cause of any building defect. The wide range of materials used in the construction of buildings and their varying life spans can lead to the development of defects. This service will result in identification of the cause of a defect and recommendations for remedial work.
Chartered Building Surveyors are specifically trained in principles and processes of construction and in the capabilities and compatibility of materials. Following the initial analysis, costing advice can be given and arrangements made for works to be undertaken. We have been retained on a number of occasions to assist building owners in the diagnosis of defects. We can also act as an expert witness for the Courts should the need arise.