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Building Surveys

A Building Survey (still often referred to as a Structural Survey) is the most detailed form of survey involving a comprehensive inspection of the property followed by a detailed report. It is suitable for all types of property, of all ages. The property will be subject to a thorough inspection of all accessible areas, and this will be followed by a detailed report illustrated with photographs. We endeavour to inspect as much as possible of the fabric of the property but we cannot cause damage. For more information on the extent of the typical Building Survey inspection, click on Terms of Engagement. The written survey report which follows, will cover all aspects of the construction and condition of the property and will contain clear recommendations on repairs and any further actions required for each element of the property. Areas of concern, particularly with respect to future repairs and maintenance, will be clearly highlighted in the survey.

The format of the survey report will vary slightly depending on the nature of the property in question, but most surveys tend to follow the headings as shown under Typical Building Survey Contents.

We can give a verbal report and discuss our findings with the client immediately after the inspection if required. Alternatively, the client might wish to read and consider the report before discussing it with the surveyor. The report is usually sent by both e-mail and post.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has produced a guide designed to help the purchaser choose which type of survey to commission. Please click on Choosing between surveys.

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