Stone Work Survey Stone will deteriorate by acid attack: CO2 in air when dissolved in rain water forms a weak acid solution, Sulphur dioxide SO2 formed when sulphur is burned in the air mixes easily with rain water and forms Sulphurous acid H2SO3) Nitrogen Oxides from car exhaust and power stations are other culprits –… Continue reading Stone work survey
Valuation Surveys Bruce includes free complimentary Valuation data with his offer and the following complimentary valuation data with his unique Combined Structural, Building & Home Survey: Price per M2 and Ft2 and average comparable price per M2 and Ft2 in area Similar properties sold in area over last 18 months Date and price when property… Continue reading Valuation Survey
Pest Survey Are Bees, pigeons, rodents, insects within or affecting the property?
Deleterious materials survey Lead and Asbestos – are they safe?
Fire Survey Is the property fire safe and compliant with relevant Fire Regulations?
Central Heating and Hot Water Survey The adequacy of the system as to: Efficiency Cost Controls Insulation The heat loss of the property Alternatives Safety Effect on laminate, wooden or other flooring Any pipework which may have been incorrectly fitted (i.e. copper pipes laid in concrete or screed or plastered into walls. The boiler is… Continue reading Central heating and Hot Water Survey
Extraction & Ventilation Survey The following will assist in maintaining adequate ventilation: Trickle vents on all double glazed windows – 10mm continuous and kept open The property should be kept at a temperature of 18C (by use of central heating or windows or ideally air to air heat pump) The kitchen, bathroom, WC and bedrooms… Continue reading Extraction and Ventilation Survey
Bathroom & Kitchen Survey The quality and expected longevity of the Bathroom and Kitchen units is an important financial consideration
Decoration Survey Blistering, Flaking, peeling, cracking, chalkyness, mould, blackspot, wrinkling, yellowing, rotting, uncovered all are signs which need to be investigated and resolved.
Skirtings, architraves, picture rails, dados and mouldings Survey These were fitted precisely by joiners and imprecise gaps indicate movement