Why Is It Important?

Building Surveys

Whether you're buying, building or renovating, there are many unknowns and little time to figure them out. That's why building surveys are so important. We give you a complete picture of the property and its condition to provide you with the confidence to make the most informed decision.
━ How We Help You

The Home Buyer Report Process

Buying a property can be full of uncertainty. The good news is that the process of acquiring a Home Buyer Report can be easy to follow: you have a team of experts who know exactly what to look for to ensure you can buy with confidence.
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1. Survey
Recommendation

We start by assessing clients' needs to recommend the most suitable type of survey for them.
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2. Survey & 
Report

We expertly survey the building to provide a comprehensive report that meets the required criteria.
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3. Report 
Review

We finalise and deliver the report to the client to ensure that it can be freely reviewed.
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4. Report
Discussion

We extend our expertise to discuss the findings of the report and ensure the client's satisfaction.
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5. Informed
Decision

We equip clients with detailed feedback and information, to help them make informed decisions.
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 What We Do

Our Services

We understand that in construction, there's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all. Our Building Surveyors expertly take your architectural and construction challenges and work with you to provide the most suitable solution. We are dedicated to providing a variety of building surveys, including:
- Pre-Acquisition Surveys
- Schedule of Conditions
- Boundary Disputes
- Dilapidations & Lease Advice
- Party Walls
- Schedule of Work
 Who We Help

We Work With

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Residential Clients

We support you when buying a house, ensuring it is worth your effort, time and money.
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Commercial Clients

We give you a detailed picture of your potential purchase and highlight construction issues.
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Property Developers

We uncover any issues early on and help you make an informed property decision.
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Landlords

We advise on recovering losses and work with you to help achieve the best outcome.
 What We Answer

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Difference Between A Home Buyer's Report And a Building Survey?
The depth of the survey. For example, a property of conventional design, built with common building materials and in a reasonable condition, would generally have a Home Buyer's Report completed before purchase. However, a Building Survey would be more appropriate where the property is over 100 years old, of non-traditional construction, and either has or plans to have major alterations. A Building Survey will provide a detailed report of the fabric of the building, how it will perform in the future and outline repair options.
How Long Does An Average Home Buyers Report Take?
A Home Buyer's Report can take between 1.5 and 4 hours, depending on the property size. 
How Long Does An Average Building Survey Take?
A full Building Survey can take between 3 and 8 hours, this will be dictated by the size of the property.
How Long Does It Take For A Report To Come Back?
After completing the survey, a Home Buyer's Report will take between 2 and 5 working days to return. A full Building Survey will take 8 and 10 working days.
Can I Make Specific Requests And Ask Questions Ahead Of The Survey?
Yes - if there is anything specific you would like us to look at during the survey, we will examine it and include it in the report.
Do You Offer A Free Consultation?
Yes - we are happy to call you to talk through your requirements or you can visit our office and we can chat there.

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