Structural Surveying high level roof
problems and other high areas from cherry
Commercial Building Surveys
We can provide help and advice with regard to building surveys, structural surveys, independent valuations, property surveys, structural reports, engineers reports, specific defects report or any other property matters on both commercial and residential properties .
Free phone 0800 298 5424
Meet the Building Surveyor at the property
We, of course, will happily meet you at the property during the survey and we are more than happy to talk to you about the reports. We also have a very fast turnaround time with regards to producing the surveys. Please free phone 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat.
Why problems you can't see are often the biggest problems
High level access
Ways for surveyors to view the areas
Below are photographs of two different cherry pickers. Interestingly the blue one can only go to a few storeys high whilst the red one can be used at over twelve storeys high.
What do the red circles mean?
The red circles are a system that we use within our structural surveys and building surveys to highlight problem areas so that you are not left wondering what the problem is. In addition to this if the photographs do not, we believe, explain the problem enough together with our survey report we also add in one of our own sketches.
Have a roof survey
We were recently called in to carry out a roof only survey where the original surveyors had for whatever reason not carried out a survey of the roof. We are not blaming the surveyors in any way as many surveys that we carry out exclude the roofs but this had not been communicated to the company taking on the lease and they were disappointed when they got the survey back and asked us to go and carry out a separate roof survey.
What do surveyors look for on high level roofs?
Building Survey on Industrial buildings
Or we could be looking for defective metal roof anchor bolts:
Surveying Church Roofs
The photographs below are of a church roof problem where we gained access to the roof. Ironically it turned out not to be a roof problem at all but a thermal bridging problem. Please see the following articles:
Cold/Thermal Bridging Defined
Cold bridging is caused by a colder element in the structure allowing coldness to pass through the structure much quicker when warm moist air is present in the property, often caused by things like having a shower or a bath, cooking or washing, particularly if you are drying washing on the radiators. This is also caused by the general climate which results in condensation on the element.
Caveat emptor means buyer beware and is why you need to have a building survey to find out if there are any problems within the property; the estate agent certainly will not advise you of any.
If you truly do want an independent expert opinion from a building surveyor on a residential or commercial property, we are happy to do valuations, building surveys, structural surveys, structural reports, engineers reports, specific defects reports, home buyers reports or any other property matters. Please contact us on 0 800 298 5424 to have a free of charge friendly chat with one of our surveyors.
The plus points, medium priority and high priority survey
We would like to introduce to you what we call our plus points, medium priority and high priority survey which is a commercial building survey which is sometimes known as a structural survey which we have developed over many years, in fact several decades. We have listened to feedback from our clients and amended and altered our commercial surveys to make them easy to read and describe issues clearly. The key factor we believe is our surveys are easy to understand in plain English but do not take our word for it call us on free phone 0800 298 5424 for an example of one of our surveys.
We have normally carried out a commercial building survey similar to the property you are considering buying/leasing and therefore we can show you an example of the type of structural survey you will be receiving. There are various ideas we have developed over the years to make our surveys more readable everything from 16x optical zoom digital photographs next to the problem which show and explain what the problem is, to sketches that clarify any issues particularly ones that we cannot photograph but know are present. We have commissioned our own sketches to explain property issues which you will not find with any other Surveyor.
If you are looking for commercial property, whether it is freehold or leasehold, we would always recommend a survey as this will prevent dilapidations claims in the long run. You may wish to look at our Dilapidations Website at www.DilapsHelp.com and for Disputes go to our Disputes Help site www.DisputesHelp.com , both of which we have been advised are very helpful!
We hope you found the article of use and if you have any experiences that you feel should be added to this article that would benefit others, or you feel that some of the information that we have put is wrong then please do not hesitate to contact us (we are only human).
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