A Building Survey is typically recommended when the house is just newly constructed, is too new or uncommon, if you’re planning on doing major renovations or if you’re looking at carrying out some major repairs. The purpose of this survey is to give an impartial opinion of the condition of the building and whether it’s up to modern standards. The surveyor’s report should contain recommendations as to how best to restore the building to good condition and whether it’s in need of restoration or replacement. Sam Conveyancing is a great example of a Building Survey Reading based firm that can help you.
A Building Survey can provide some important information on the condition of the building and let you know what to expect if some repairs are needed. If you were intending to carry out any work yourself, you could find this useful for estimating the cost and time involved. If you were having major renovations then a Building Survey will be invaluable as it will let you know exactly what type of work you need to do to bring the house up to current standards. If the stock condition survey has been carried out and you were intending to carry out some major repairs then you would need the report to identify what kind of work you could do to improve the stock condition and also identify how much it will cost.
An example of a structural survey is a timber framing or timber decking survey. This will identify all the issues with the foundation of the building, which may affect its stability and cause it to collapse. An example of this would be rotting timber on the floor joists, beams and other vulnerable points. A timber framing or timber decking survey would list all the damaged places and suggest how they can be made safe again so that your building doesn’t collapse in a severe storm. A structural survey will normally identify any other issues such as: cracked windows, poor lighting, poor insulation, out of square foundations and any other structural damage that need attention.
A timber framing or decking survey will look at how the structural problems in the building have affected the external conditions. This could include finding out if there are any damp patches or leaks within the contents of the report which would affect the stability of the building as a whole. You would then need to look at how you can fix these problems. The building survey will usually identify how many rooms the building contains and any loft or cavity that is there. It will then go through the plan of the building to identify how each of the rooms fits into the overall plan of the building and identify any defects in relation to the condition of the structure.
A structural survey may also identify minor structural defects that would affect the stability of the building. These may include anything from doors and windows not fitting correctly to ceiling beams not being securely held together. It will go through the plan of the site and check for any defects that would affect the stability of the buildings foundations or other important parts of the construction.