Structural Inspections and Pre-purchase Surveys

Undertaking structural surveys of both commercial and residential buildings is a significant part of our services to clients.

Inspections and pre-purchase surveys require a comprehensive knowledge and experience in understanding the original construction of the building being surveyed and the building methods that were employed at the time of construction.  It is essential to know the likely defects which may occur in a building type, in order to assess the condition of the building and any potential remedial works.

Our current knowledge base has been developed over many years and includes a complete range of structures including castles, listed buildings and Tudor timber-framed structures, together with all types of domestic and commercial buildings leading up to modern construction techniques.  We also have extensive experience in undertaking inspections to buildings following “catastrophic” events such as vehicular impact, flood damage and fire damage.

The partners and senior engineers have a wealth of experience in all forms of construction which assists clients whether it be to purchase a property, repair a defect, or design an extension and we are well versed in the process of making and dealing with claims against insurance policies to effect appropriate repairs.