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Algernon Rd, London SE13 7AT, United Kingdom

0203 877 0936. 
bookings@laurencequilter.co.uk

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Also known as a Building Survey or Level 3 Survey, the Full Structural Survey is the most comprehensive and detailed of all property surveys. Our tailored Full Structural Survey Report is longer and far more detailed than a Condition Survey or HomeBuyer Survey.  This type of survey is recommended for properties that are older, listed, have unusual features, are in a state of disrepair, or if they are of a significant size.  A Full Structural Survey is also recommended if you are planning any renovations or extensions to the property at a later date. What’s included in a Full Structural/Building Survey? Carried out by one of our highly experienced, RICS qualified surveyors, the Full Structural/Building Survey is very thorough and culminates in a fully detailed report that will not only highlight visible defects and potential hidden issues, but also advise on the type of repair required, any property maintenance recommendations.  With this type of survey, the surveyor will, where possible, investigate any attics and cellars, look under loose carpets and inspect floorboards, as well as move furniture to see what’s behind.  Rest assured that every ‘nook and cranny’ of the property, and its permanent outbuildings/garages, will be investigated.  Included in the survey is:
  • A thorough inspection of all areas of the property that are accessible, including all permanent outbuildings and/or garages
  • Timbers – check for woodworm and rot
  • Heating – gas, electric or oil
  • Water systems
  • Damp proof condition
  • Drainage
  • Insulation
  • Pipes and gutters
  • Ceilings, roofs and walls
  • Windows and doors
  • ConservatoriesFloors – investigating where where carpets, rugs are lose and are easily moved.
Because the Full Structural/Building Survey is significantly more comprehensive that other surveys, the report will also include:
  • Advice on repair/maintenance required for defects
  • Detailed technical information on the full structure of the property, how it was built and the materials used
  • Detailed advice on how and/or why the build type affects the property’s structural integrity, including ongoing maintenance
  • Information on any existing/potential environmental hazards, and advice on areas where a legal advisor may be required
  • Proposals on further inspections required, subsequent to work being carried out on the property, due to the surveyor’s findings
  • Market valuation and reinstatement costs,will be provided at an additional cost.
We take pride in ensuring that all our clients’ needs are met in full.  Not sure which type of survey to opt for?  No problem.  Call us, tell us about the property and we will be able to advise which survey report is most suitable.