When it comes to buying or selling property, you need to ensure you’re making a worthwhile investment or be prepared to carry out severe renovations such as damp proofing or dry and wet rot treatment.
Fortunately, there are a number of property surveys that can highlight these problems within a property. The one that is usually most effective in illuminating all problems is the building survey. But, what it a building survey and what is checked exactly? Below, we explore this survey to help you with your property renovations.
What is a building survey?
This survey includes extensive property information and a lot of detail regarding the construction and analyses the exterior and interior. This report is suitable for all properties of any age (including listed and older buildings) and tends to be masonry and construction focused. Surveying the condition of the property, it can take several hours to complete. If you also want specific areas to be checked, this type of survey is the right option too.
The price of the survey will fluctuate according to the size of the property and its condition, the approximate value of the house, its location and which surveyor or company is used to carry out the inspection.
What is checked and reported on?
Along with general information regarding the location of the property, the main checks of the Building Survey and the results and details of these checks will include:
- All major and minor faults found within the property, and the implications that these will have
- How much the repairs for these defects will cost
- Testing for the dampness of the walls
- Testing of all woodwork for damp and woodworm
- An investigation into the condition of damp proofing, insulation and drainage (however, the drains will not be tested)
- The technical information about how the property was construction, and all materials which were used in the process
- Proposals for any further special inspections and subsequent work which may need to be done on the property
There are so many surveys available to be carried out on a property. If you require any advice about surveys or which one you might need for your property, consider getting in touch with RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and talk to one of their members local to you for advice.
What to do if you find damp, woodworm or wet/dry rot after your building survey? Contact North Yorkshire Remedials today!
If your building survey reveals that your property needs damp proofing, woodworm treatment, wet rot treatment or dry rot treatment, North Yorkshire Remedials can help. As specialists in all of these areas, we can fix up your property so it’s no longer a danger to you, your family or employees. We also provide expert plastering and basement tanking services too. For more information, get in touch on 01765 692 154 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.