Cills survey

Cills survey Cills are installed plumb and level.  Movement out of this range is indicative of structural movement which needs to be considered and if necessary addressed.   They are stone, UVPC, Timber, tiled etc. The purpose of the cills is to shed water away from the dwelling

Door Linings and Frames survey

Door linings and frames survey The door linings and frames are installed plumb, level and square.  Movement out of this range is indicative of structural movement which needs to be considered and if necessary addressed.  The doors should be detailed to be wind and water tight. They should be fitted correctly and have sufficient hinges… Continue reading Door Linings and Frames survey

Internal and External Wall Survey

Internal and External walls survey The internal and external walls are generally solid or stud work, covered with lathe and plaster/plasterboard and further papered, painted or tiled. Problems are apparent by cracks, bulges, discoloration, flaking, dimpling, staining, hollow sound, ringing, sand and cement coverings 

Floor surveys

Floor Survey Floors are either suspended or solid, concrete or timber. Problems occur due to insufficiently sized joists or floor boards, inadequate ventilation, damp, coverings and construction. 

Ceilings survey

Ceiling Survey The ceilings will be concrete, timber joist or metal with original lathe and plaster construction/plasterboard. Cracks and stains mean a problem and is often hidden by various techniques. Old ceilings will be subject to health and safety considerations

Drain Survey

Drain Survey The drains within the property are the responsibility of the owner.  Drains become a sewer when they are jointly owned and pass under a number of properties – this is common in London.  The drains discharge into the main sewer on the road and the main seweris required to be ventilated by a… Continue reading Drain Survey

Roof Survey

Roof Survey A roof survey will first appraise the types of roofs,  their construction and any alterations ie, pitched, duo or mono, hipped, Valley, Flat, Metal, Glazed, warm or cold It will then advise on its covering ie slate, man made, concrete, Felt, Asphalt, ridge and hip tiles. Its adjacent elements and weatherings,  parapets, stacks,… Continue reading Roof Survey

Beam and Column Construction Survey

Beam and Column Construction Survey the loads; roof, floors, walls, windows, imposed, live and dead, wind and weather etc. are transmitted via the beams and columns to the foundations.  Openings within the cavity walling etc. will be by lintels or the beams and columns

Chimneys & Flues Survey

Chimney, Chimney breast & Flue Survey The property was built with Chimney breasts which passed through the rooms above into the loft and emerged as chimney stacks above the roof.  The chimneys would be supported off the natural foundations.  The chimneys are a structural part of the house and should not be altered without professional… Continue reading Chimneys & Flues Survey

Bulges to Brickwork Survey

Bulges to Brickwork Survey Bulges and other deformations – are caused by: Foundation movement. Owners who have neglected the properties which will lead to rot with wall plates and joist ends. The bombing of London during the Second World War, adjacent bombs can cause ballooning of the external walling. The rear extensions’ side elevation walls… Continue reading Bulges to Brickwork Survey