RICS Building Survey

RICS Level 3 Building Survey: A full and thorough inspection of a property

A RICS Building Survey (formerly known as a Structural Survey) is a wide-ranging inspection of a property. It is particularly appropriate for:

  • Listed Buildings
  • Older (Period) Properties
  • Buildings constructed in an unusual way
  • A building that you intend to renovate, alter or extend

  • Buildings that have already been renovated or significantly altered

Our Building Survey examines all accessible elements but you can request that specific areas are included to cover any particular concerns you may have. We will happily tailor the Survey to meet your precise needs.

We specialise in surveying Listed and period properties.

Building Survey on a Thatched Roof
Building Survey of exposed beams
Building Survey in Saffron Walden

Building Survey Report

Our Building Survey will report on all aspects of a property, especially:

  • Any significant defects and what they could mean in terms of safety and stability
  • Necessary repairs
  • Tests for dampness
  • Presence of beetle infestation or other damage to timbers
  • Services
  • Condition/effectiveness of existing insulation
  • Advice on non-tested drainage systems
  • Materials used to build the property
  • Recommendations for any further investigation that may be required

Brien, Michelle and the team at Snow Walker made the whole experience of organising a survey easy and even enjoyable! Brien has a fantastic wealth of experience and knowledge. The survey took place within 2 weeks of booking and we received a very comprehensive report within a few days afterwards together with some very helpful phone calls to expand on the information provided. I would highly recommend to anyone purchasing a listed building.

Philip McMillan, Building Survey

Brien did a very thorough job surveying a Grade II-listed house we are buying, and we also got him to do the reinstatement valuation for insurance purposes. He is clearly extremely knowledgeable about properties like this, and his report was extremely informative. He has also been very generous with his time in giving us advice on other matters related to the house and listed building consent. I would highly recommend him.

Hilary Martin, Building Survey

We have used Snow Walker twice now for period properties with Matt Simper conducting both our surveys. In the first instance, Matt saved us from purchasing a potential money pit. He provided clear and detailed information on both properties which allowed us to make informed decisions on whether to continue with the purchase etc. Matt also provided good advice regarding changes that needed to be made in order to improve or maintain each property. He was easily contactable or would always return our calls if not in the office and was a pleasure to deal with. We would have no problem recommending them to our friends or family.

Ross Wilkins, Building Survey

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