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Typical Building Survey Report Headings

1.0 INTRODUCTION
1.1 INSTRUCTIONS
1.2 DATE OF SURVEY
1.3 WEATHER
1.4 OCCUPATION AND LIMITATIONS OF INSPECTION
1.5 SCOPE OF SURVEY
2.0 SITUATION
3.0 DESCRIPTION
3.1 TYPE
3.2 ACCOMMODATION
4.0 MATTERS FOR SOLICITOR
4.1 GENERAL
4.2 EXTENSIONS
5.0 OVERALL ASSESSMENT
5.1 GENERAL OPINION
5.2 SUMMARY
    5.2.1 Items requiring further investigation
    5.2.2 Significant repair items
    5.2.3 Other repair or future renewal considerations
5.3 OTHER COMMENTS
6.0 CONSTRUCTION AND CONDITION
6.1 ROOF FEATURES
6.2 ROOFS INTERNAL
    6.2.1 Construction
    6.2.2 Condition
    6.2.3 Infestation
    6.2.4 Ventilation
    6.2.5 Birds, wasps and other pests
    6.2.6 Waterproofing felt
6.3 ROOFS EXTERNAL
    6.3.1 Pitched Roofs
    6.3.2 Flat Roofs
    6.3.3 Valley Gutters
6.4 CHIMNEYS
6.5 RAINWATER DISCHARGE
6.6 EXTERNAL AND PARTY WALLS
    6.6.1 Construction
    6.6.2 Condition
    6.6.3 Foundations
    6.6.4 Trees
6.7 EXTERNAL JOINERY
    6.7.1 Windows and doors
    6.7.2 Eaves
6.8 CEILINGS
6.9 INTERNAL WALLS
6.10 FLOORS
    6.10.1 Ground floors
    6.10.2 Upper floors
6.11 INTERNAL JOINERY
6.12 CHIMNEY BREASTS AND FIREPLACES
6.13 DECORATIONS
    6.13.1 Internal
    6.13.2 External
6.14 DAMPNESS
6.15 TIMBER INFESTATION
6.16 INSULATION
    6.16.1 Ceilings
    6.16.2 Flat roofs
    6.16.3 Hot water cylinder
    6.16.4 Water tanks
    6.16.5 Pipework
    6.16.6 Windows
    6.16.7 Walls
7.0 SECURITY
7.1 LOCKS
7.2 FIRE PRECAUTIONS
8.0 SERVICES
8.1 ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
8.2 GAS INSTALLATION
8.3 COLD WATER
8.4 HOT WATER AND CENTRAL HEATING
8.5 SANITARY FITTINGS
8.6 VENTILATION
8.7 DRAINAGE
    8.7.1 Surface Water Drainage
    8.7.2 Foul Drainage
9.0 OUTBUILDINGS
9.1 GARAGE
9.2 OTHER
10.0 ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS
10.1 ASBESTOS
10.2 RADON
10.3 LEAD
10.4 FLOODING
10.5 LANDFILL
11.0 THE SITE
APPENDIX A ~ PHOTOGRAPHS
APPENDIX B ~ GLOSSARY OF BUILDING TERMS
APPENDIX C ~ TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT
 
Michael Roberts and Associates, Chartered Surveyors, carries out surveys (Building Surveys and Homebuyer Surveys) in the following areas of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire:

Arborfield, Binfield, Bracknell, Burghfield, Camberley, Caversham, Crowthorne, Earley, Eversley, Finchampstead, Henley, Maidenhead, Marlow, Mortimer, Pangbourne, Reading, Sandhurst, Shiplake, Sonning, Sonning Common, Theale, Tilehurst,
Twyford, Warfield, Wargrave, Winnersh, Wokingham, Woodcote, Woodley and Yateley

 
 

 Rev : 18th February 2008 © Michael Roberts 2006