For older properties, properties that have seen major structural changes or properties you may wish to develop in the future, a structural survey provides complete, intricate detail for any purchaser. Here at Newton Associates we carry out building surveys, which is the modern name for a structural survey, for clients throughout Chelmsford, Bishop’s Stortford and Saffron Walden.
A building survey looks at the construction of a property, from broad condition to detailed specifics concerning building materials and analysis of defects, faults and ongoing problems.
Building surveys go above and beyond what you might find from a standard mortgage valuation report contracted by your lender. These surveys seek out faults with the property, checking the fundamental design and construction of the building to analyse its condition throughout. A building survey will flag up any defects caused by past conversion work, as well as damage and wear a property has taken over its lifetime.
When you opt for a building survey, you will gain meticulous insight into the maintenance and repair requirements for the property. The survey is much more likely to find hidden faults that may have an underlying influence on the property, potentially saving you thousands on repairs in the future.
At Newton Associates, our building survey service provides you with all the information you need to decide whether or not to enter into a contract to buy a property. If you expect to carry out a conversion or extension, or if the building is a period property or already has obvious structural problems, a building survey will tell you the exact state of the property, from integrity of walls and foundations, to roof condition, building materials and more.
For more information on the building surveys available at Newton Associates, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.