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Our home is so important to us

Have a real expert on your side, with your best interests at heart, unlike an estate agent who works for the vendor

SAVE TIME & MONEY with a Survey

Home Sweet Home is a place to feel secure and safe - your sanctuary.

Are You buying a new Home?

Have peace of mind with a building survey – know the costs of any problems before you buy and have the options and solutions explained clearly.


Why have a Building Survey?

Having a Building Survey is something we always recommend as it will save you time and money.

We really do genuinely mean this.  Why? - find out by reading on...

Having a building survey will give you peace of mind to ensure you don’t purchase a problem property. Why? Because our building experts will inspect the property from chimney top to foundations externally and internally and provide a survey report.  The survey will describe any property issues, give solutions and costs so you can use this to negotiate the asking price.


Great value for money Surveys

We truly believe that our Full Structural Surveys are great value for money particularly when compared against a Homebuyers Report or a Mortgage Valuation (which is not a survey at all). Our Structural Surveys, we believe, our the best building surveys money can buy as they:-


Hundreds of Survey Photos

Included in our survey reports are literally hundreds of high-resolution digital photos taken by our Building Surveyors when carrying out a full structural survey.  Included also are aerial view 360 photos too which are a great way of showing you hard to reach areas such as roofs and valley gutters and any associated problems.
Slipped and damaged roof tiles
Aerial view 360 photo shows moss covered roof tiles
Valley gutters can be problem areas on a roof


Unique Survey Sketches

We have commissioned unique survey sketches over the many years of providing full structural building surveys to help our clients understand property problems or features.  We include lots of survey sketches within our reports together with definitions of any technical terms to ensure you are fully informed regarding any property issues.



Latest Survey Equipment

To ensure accurate readings and analysis of property issues all our Building Surveyors use the latest surveying equipment.  For example our Surveyors use thermal imaging cameras in their assessments as well as the latest damp resistance meters during their inspection of your property.

Red indicates double glazed windows
Blue indicates cold areas of the room
Red indicates warm double glazed areas


Example Surveys

Why don't you have a look at one of our full structural surveys and compare it with other Surveyors – we believe our building surveys are the best money can buy and are happy to forward to you an example survey of a property of similar age, type and style to the property you are wishing to buy.  Or just click on one of the icons below to view some examples of our building surveys.

Victorian modernised house example survey
Extended War Years house example survey
Modern style house example survey


Meet your Surveyor at the property

On the day of the survey we always recommend coming along to meet your Building Surveyor at the property.  Our Building Surveyor will be able to discuss any concerns or property issues you have together with giving advice if you are planning to amend or extend the property.



3D House Models and Layout Plans

If you are planning on extending the property or amending the floorplan our Surveyors can provide you with a 3D model of your house and layout plans to help you . A 3D model of your house will aid you to visualise any changes saving you time and money as well as ensuring your builders are on the same page as you.


3D models will help You

Alterations and Extensions

Visualise the design and ensure you make the best decision with a 3D model.

Adaptations to building designs as projects evolve

Often as a building project takes shape adaptations of the design are required to be addressed - this is where a 3D model will help with the planning of any amendments.

Limit risks

Building works are costly and time-consuming a 3D model will help limit expensive later alterations.


Full Structural Surveys and How we Can Help You

Just take a look at some of our Free property articles:-

What is a Homebuyers Report?

Homebuyers Report or Structural Survey?

Homebuyers Report or Structural Survey which is best?



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