House prices continue to rise and fall in-line with the rest of the economy, which means sometimes those dream homes just slip out of reach. However, even when you find the ideal home, how can you be sure of the structural quality of the building? The building surveying services we offer in Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow and surrounding areas can help to ensure that you make a shrewd investment when you are looking for a new home.
If you are purchasing a modern or recently converted building, it might be wise to invest in a basic pre-purchase building survey of the property, whether in Leominster or elsewhere locally. For a modest price, this assessment of the building will identify any obvious structural or safety issues you may wish to investigate. Full building surveys, from an independent building surveyor, can give you the peace of mind that your new property is in good enough condition for you to move in to.
Recommended for older buildings, my full building (structural) pre-purchase surveys will bring any and all potential issues to light. I can assess what work needs to be carried out, and advise you on what your budget should be for the allocated works.
Do you want to make changes to a listed building? Worried about building regulations? Have a look at my Conservation & Repairs page.
Are you looking to arrange a building survey in Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow or elsewhere locally? We recommend that you work with the local experts at Marches Conservation to ensure that you know exactly what you are getting when you purchase a new property. Call our team today on 01568 780761 for more details about any of our services.
Do you want to make changes to a listed building? Worried about building regulations? Have a look my Conservation & Repairs page.
Project Type: Building Survey on a modern property
Project Location: Ludlow, Shropshire
Project Details: This terraced home was constructed in the latter half of the 20th century and was found to have effective cavity walled construction and to be generally sound and stable.
However the original timber framed windows have been renewed in Upvc. The windows were found to be to a poor standard of construction and had been badly installed. Peripheral brickwork had been damaged, gaps left around the windows resulting in draught and weather penetration and handles were in secure. Based on my report, the prospective purchasers were able to negotiate a reduced price to enable remedial work to be carried out.