Building Surveys New Improved




Building Surveying Lectures





Alternative Dispute Resolutions

Dilaps and ADR

Dilaps and ADR Notes


Building Control

Building Control Surveyor


Building Surveys

How to do Building Surveys - The Start

How to do Building Surveys - Viewing the Property

Building Surveys Follow the Trail

How to do Building Surveys - Survey Reflection

Building Surveying Project Brief

Building Surveying Project

Building Surveying Executive Summaries

Site Notes and Framework for Building Surveys

History of Structural Frame Buildings

Building Pathology


Building Surveys Framework

Regional and Local Features

Draw It




Dampness A Different View

Damp Surveying to a Different Standard




Building Surveying Eras

Traditional Tudor timber frame properties and their common problems

Georgian and Regency properties and their common problems

Victorian and Edwardian properties and their common problems

Pre and post suburban years and their common problems

Modern timber frame properties and their common problems

FAQ Era Photos



Fire and What to Look For in Surveys

What to Look For Fire Wise on a Building Survey


Measurement surveys and sketching 

Measured Survey and Sketching for Building Surveys

Measured Building Surveys


Module Definition Form, Guide

and Marking Scheme Core Criteria

Module Definition Form EB330002D

Module Guide

Marking Scheme


Example of Typical Final Marks

Building Survey Assignment Building Survey Presentation

Building Survey Assignment Exam Papers


Older Buildings

The Purpose of the SPAB




Health and Safety Basics


Thermal Imaging

Thermal Imaging Technology

Thermal Imaging Slide Show


Feedback/Feedforward Questions

Feedback/Feedforward Sheets

Feedback/Feedforward Dilapidations Answers

Feedback/Feedforward Party Walls Answers



SketchUp Quick Start For Surveyors



Example Building Surveys:

Example Building Survey of a Victorian Property

Example of a Building Survey of a Georgian Property

Example Building Survey of a commercial office

Example Building Survey of a commercial Industrial Unit

Example Building Survey of a commercial retail unit comprising of two shops, offices and storage

Example Building Survey of a hotel business

Example Building Survey of a Nursing Home
Example Building Survey of a refuge home
Example Building Survey of a modern office
Example Building Survey of an 1800s detached propert


Example Specific Defects Reports:

Example Building Surveying Questions

for different eras of properties:

Building surveying questions - Georgian and Regency
Building surveying questions - Victorian and Edwardian
Building surveying questions - Traditional Timber Frame
Building surveying questions - Pre and Post Suburban Years
Building surveying questions - Modern Timber Frame


For Further information about Building Surveys see our articles on our

Home Page


More information about Specific Defects Reports


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House and Home Surveys and Useful Information

All you need to know about Building Surveys

Building Control, what do they do?

Designers and Architects will they save me money or will they cost me money

Enviroment, Your Building and Garden Gnomes

Estate Agents help sell houses and work for the vendors

Have a Structural Survey to protect you against structural problems

Home improvements, builder problems and ideas for you on how to solve them

How a Surveyor values a property, Chartered Surveyors and Regulated Valuers

How Chartered Engineers and Building Engineers can help you

Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas

NHBC National House Building Council

Structural Surveys and How We Can Help You

Traditional and Non-Traditional Houses and Mortgage Problems

Valuations and how much is the building worth?

Whats the difference between a Chartered Building Surveyor, Chartered Surveyor and an Independent Surveyor

Useful property problem articles by Chartered Surveyors explaining building issues to avoid

External - Helpful information on building problems on the outside of the property

Chimney issues and problems

Cracking and Movement Problems and Surveying Solutions

Flat Roof Problems, how we can solve them

Foundations and Structures and Settlement and Subsidence and Underpinning

Pitched Roofs Problems and Solutions

Roof Problems

Wall Problems

Windows and Doors and Fascias and Soffits and Wet Rot and Dry Rot and other problems

Internal - House problems we have investigated inside

All you ever need to know about floors

Asbestos in your home, what you need to know

Ceiling Cracks and Structural Problems

Condensation, Damp and Black Mould Problems

Cracking and Movement Problems and Surveying Solutions

Windows and Doors and Fascias and Soffits and Wet Rot and Dry Rot and other problems

Woodworm is it a problem or not? Is it active or not?

Services - Building help and advice on costly services

Drainage, what's underground can affect what's above ground

Heating; I just can't get my house warm enough or alternatively I just can't get my house cool enough

You can't mess around with the electric, you need an expert


Commercial Property Services

Building Terms Explained and Directories

Commercial Property Surveys

Commercial Structural Surveys

Leisure Facilites

Offices Large and Small

Shops and Retail

Warehouse and Industrial Buildings

Dilapidations Help and Advice What is a Dilapidations Notice?

A Beginner's Guide to Dilaps

Damp Mould and Condensation

Dampness Rising Damp Mould Black Mould Condensation

Dilapidations and Negotiations

Dilapidations Claim by a Landlord

Energy Saving what can I do?

Finance what is a Financial Adviser (We are not Financial Advisors)

Fire Risk and Help

Health and Safety Risks

Insurance how do I get the correct property insurance?

Landlords Surveying Advice

Property Investment how can I invest in property?

Property TV Reviews by an Independent Surveyor

Schedules of Condition Leasing a Commercial Property

Scotts Schedule and Section 18 Valuation

Tenants Surveying Advice

Weather how does weather affect my property?



Snow and Ice

Strong Winds

Reviews from clients on Commercial Building Surveys

Churches and Charities, helpful reviews from our clients

Industrial Buildings and Warehouses and what our clients say about us

Offices Large and Small, reviews and feedback from our clients

Pubs, Restaurants, Hotels and other Leisure facilities we have surveyed over the years

Shops and Retail, helpful reviews from our clients


First Time Buyers

Buying a Leasehold or Shared Freehold Home

Buying and Selling Houses for the experienced house and home purchaser

First Time Buyers how do I go about buying my first house and home?

Improve your property knowledge with our presentations on house, homes and commercial property

Building Surveys

Building Surveying Useful Information


Dilapidations Presentations in Detail

Final Year Building Surveying Exams for University Students or those that would like to know more

How old is your Building? Which era was it built in?

Party Walls

Surveyors and Design Tools

Disputes and Party Walls

Boundary Disputes

Building and Property Disputes

Party Wall Book Reviews

Party Walls Your Rights and Responsibilities

1stAssociated Surveyors Review for Structural Surveys and Building Surveys

Building Surveys, reviews and feedback from satisfied customers

Buy to let property clients, what they say about our structural surveys

Buying at auction, review of the survey

Buying bungalows and retirement properties and how our surveyors can help

Both at work / busy couples, how we can help and some 1stAssociated client reviews

Families with a young person flying the nest, reviews and feedback

First Time Buyers, what they say about us

Listed buildings, structural surveys

Older buildings, a review of buying an older house

Families with children looking for a new home, feedback and reviews

Buying a Non-Traditional Property

Residential Surveys

House and Home Surveys

Commercial Building Surveys

Commercial Surveys

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