Perforated brick or grating set into wall to provide ventilation. Most frequently used at the base of walls to ventilate suspended timber ground floors.
A moulding around a doorway or window opening. It usually covers the joints between the frame and the wall finish, thus hiding any shrinkage gaps which may occur.
I provide a range of surveying services to suit a range of building types and requirements from clients. These are all based on RICS guidance and can provide services that surpass standard surveys available in the market place. I ensure that anyone wanting to find out everything there is to know about a house can come to me for the answer. I have researched and worked with a number of specialists to ensure I can provide reliable, consistent information at reasonable cost and good value.
Types of Survey
Level 2 Plus
Based on the Homebuyer RICS survey, this survey checks everything and points out all the defects. This is ideal for new homes where we don’t expect to find problems but you need peace of mind there is nothing serious. Any defects noted would need further investigation. As a bonus I provide you with optional extras for explanations of defects, all at a set price. This allows you to benefit from my expertise without having to reinstruct or pay for return visits and to provide you with cost certainty. This makes for a superior product that many home buyers value.
Level 3 Comprehensive
This is based on the RICS Level 3 survey and is bundled with the options most clients select and value. This is a convenient way to get the most comprehensive service you can expect in a single easy to understand package. It is ideal for older properties where you need detailed explanation of defects with costs and includes expert opinions from an electrician and heating engineer.
Level 3 Build Your Own
This is where you get to control every aspect of the survey for yourself. It allows you to focus only on those things that concern you most. This service is ideal for project homes, listed buildings or properties that have specific issues you need detailed guidance on. You can elect to join me on site for half an hour to get first hand initial opinion. Clients find this service particularly valuable as they can elect to omit areas they are confident they can assess themselves. If you have a project house you intend to refurbish the survey can be tailored to focus on those parts you feel hold the greatest risk. I can provide insight into how well your proposals fit into the structure and give advice on typical project costs.
Site Visits & Single Defect Reports
This service is designed to get you answers quickly and to get you focused on the right track. You can book me to come to your home to review a problem and give you initial advice. This can range from damp to cracks in walls. If you want to go on to receive a full report I can provide a single defect report. This can either be in bullet points or to fully compliant expert witness report standard. Clients with more experience in property use me as a first opinion on project homes and buy to let purchases.
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