A building survey is a more comprehensive inspection of a property than a homebuyer report. It is particularly advisable for older buildings or buildings in poor repair.
The inspection includes the roof, externally and internally.
Walls and foundations are checked for settlement, structural movement or other defects.
Timber is checked for woodworm, wet rot and dry rot.
Damp levels are checked throughout the building.
Visual inspection of services is carried out but no tests are carried out.
The grounds are inspected and any local risks noted. A full environmental survey may be recommended.
A full assessment of defects together with cost estimates based on the BCIS Index can be provided on request.