Building Surveys

Suitable for large, older or run-down properties, buildings that have been significantly altered, or if you’re planning major works.

Your building survey will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the property’s condition and includes advice on defects, repairs and maintenance options. The survey will examine all accessible parts of the property and any specific areas you require the surveyor to investigate. The building survey is suitable for all types of property and is ideal if the property has been altered or extended, or if you are planning significant alterations.

The main details of the building survey will include:

  • Structural assessment which will identify any signs of subsidence.
  • Assessment of all major and minor defects, and the implications thereof.
  • Estimated cost of the remedial repairs.
  • Inspection for signs of dampness and recommendations for any further action.
  • An inspection of accessible timber elements for signs of wood rot (including dry-rot fungal attack) and wood boring beetle infestation.
  • Assessment of the adequacy of damp proofing, insulation provisions and of the visual condition of the drains.
  • Photos of any areas of significant concern.
  • Technical explanation of the type of property and how it was constructed alongside what inherent defects are associated with different methods of construction used over the years.
Sample Report: Please click on the icon below to view a sample building survey.

SWLS Example Building Survey pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]