Purchasing a property is one of the biggest investments many of us will make during our lives. It makes sense that before making such an important decision advice is taken from a specialist who understands buildings such as a building surveyor. A building survey is an extensive investigation of the construction and condition of a building. The report may include guidance on maintenance and remedial works, examination of defects, and recommendations for specialist investigation, if necessary.
The scope of your building survey depends on your requirements and budget. At SJ Surveyors we are happy to provide a service that meets the individual requirements of our clients. The information within the report will allow you to make an informed decision about the property you are purchasing.
Specialist surveys are available to cover sampling and testing for the presence of damaging (or deleterious) materials, such as high-alumina cement or asbestos. On commercial properties we can assess the accessibility of a building and business for compliance with the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act. This will access how accessible the building is to all potential users.
We also offer a range of specialist surveys and reports such as condition surveys, defect diagnosis and building Pathology reports into specific defects with the building.