Defect Reports & Building Pathology

Building Defect Analysis Experts

At times clients require advice on a particular aspect of a building rather than a full survey report, which may cover concerns with cracks in the structure, potential subsidence, dampness, defective roof coverings, condensation or any other problem which is of concern. These defects may have been observed during maintenance work or raised during a mortgage valuation report. We can tailor our report to suit your requirements and can offer you advice without undertaking a full survey of the building. These reports will be based upon an hourly rate or a fee confirmed at the time of instruction.


In some instances it is may be necessary to open up the structure to determine the extent of problems, such as water penetration problems in new timber framed houses.


These defects may have occurred over time or have been observed during maintenance work or raised within a limited survey or mortgage valuation report.


The reports can be specific to highlight building defects and in complete works following building works.

The contents of the report include:
  • Introduction
  • Defect Investigation
  • Conclusion
  • Photographs

We can tailor our defect report to the particular requirements of our clients and provide specific advice without necessarily having to undertake a full survey of the building.


These reports will be based upon an hourly rate or a fee confirmed at the time of instruction.


Property Acquisition Report

This type of survey provides property advice on the condition of the property. This type of survey can be instructed for all properties and can be used if purchasing a property from Auction. This type of survey is prepared in a standard format. The survey differs from the building survey by focusing on the essential defects and problems which are significant or have a material effect on the value of the property. This is a condition report, and the descriptions are less detailed in content.


The contents of this report include:
  • Property Description
  • External Building Inspection
  • Internal Building Inspection
  • External Boundaries and Gardens
  • Services
  • Report Conclusions
  • Photographs

Fire Insurance Reinstatement Cost Assessment

A Buildings Insurance Reinstatement Valuation will calculate a figure for the cost of rebuilding your property and this figure can be provided to your insurance company to ensure that you are adequately covered in the unfortunate event that you may need to make a claim.


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