Mactaggart Surveyors & Valuers ltd, Building Survey

Building Survey

What is a Building Survey?

A Building Survey covers similar things to Advanced Building Report, but is much more detailed and comprehensive and is written in a style that can be tailored to suit the property and your specific requirements.

 

Building surveys are undertaken for a variety of reasons, including investigation into the causes of movement and subsidence and the more widely known pre-acquisition type survey where advice is given on the all-round suitability and condition of a property and includes the identification of defects and remedial works. The Building Survey will typically produce a report of between 45-60 pages.

 

What does a Building Survey advise?

  • Major and minor defects and what they could mean
  • The possible cost of repairs
  • Results of damp testing on walls
  • Damage to timbers, including woodworm and rot
  • The condition of damp-proofing, insulation and drainage*
  • Technical information on the construction of the property and the materials used
  • The location
  • Recommendations for any further special inspections

 

What is not included?

  • No tests of the services are undertaken
  • A valuation**
  • Re-build estimates for insurance purposes

 

*Drains are not tested as part of the standard Building Survey

**These can be provided separately for an additional fee

Charlie Mactaggart

BSc (Hons)

 

Mactaggart Surveyors

& Valuers Ltd

54 Walham Grove

London SW6 1QR

 

 

Regulatory and Redress

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Mactaggart Surveyors & Valuers ltd, Building Survey

Charlie Mactaggart BSc (Hons)

 

Mactaggart Surveyors & Valuers Ltd

54 Walham Grove

London SW6 1QR

 

 

Regulatory and Redress

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Building Survey

What is a Building Survey?

A Building Survey covers similar things to Advanced Building Report, but is much more detailed and comprehensive and is written in a style that can be tailored to suit the property and your specific requirements.

 

Building surveys are undertaken for a variety of reasons, including investigation into the causes of movement and subsidence and the more widely known pre-acquisition type survey where advice is given on the all-round suitability and condition of a property and includes the identification of defects and remedial works. The Building Survey will typically produce a report of between 45-60 pages.

 

What does a Building Survey advise?

  • Major and minor defects and what they could mean
  • The possible cost of repairs
  • Results of damp testing on walls
  • Damage to timbers, including woodworm and rot
  • The condition of damp-proofing, insulation and drainage*
  • Technical information on the construction of the property and the materials used
  • The location
  • Recommendations for any further special inspections

 

What is not included?

  • No tests of the services are undertaken
  • A valuation**
  • Re-build estimates for insurance purposes

 

*Drains are not tested as part of the standard Building Survey

**These can be provided separately for an additional fee