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An Overview of Building Surveys

April 9, 2021 5:09 am

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A Building Survey will reveal the condition and authenticity of your property.  If you are looking at doing any major works around your property, such as a new home or an extension, then a Building Survey will show exactly what work needs to be carried out and whether you are able to afford it. It will also reveal any minor structural problems and tell you whether any necessary steps have been taken to correct them. A Building Survey will not only reveal if your property meets all UK Building Regulations but also if it is safe to live in and if so, what maintenance work is required. A Building Survey Birmingham company such as Sam Conveyancing can complete this for you.

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A Building Survey will save you time and money by showing you everything that you need to know and it will also give you peace of mind because you know that the condition of your property is good enough for the future. One of the main benefits from a building survey is that you can avoid expensive repairs in the future should you discover any defects in your property. There are many different types of property surveys. You can get a general idea of the state of your building from one of the general building surveys. These are usually undertaken by a reputable construction and safety company and will normally take around two weeks.

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The term structural survey covers a wide range of surveys that are usually undertaken either as pre-planned or pre-tendered. This type of survey is normally more thorough than a pre-built house survey and involves a search for defects in the structure of your property. With a pre-structural survey you can plan the structural changes that you wish to make, including electrical switches and other relevant components. If you are intending to build from scratch then you can find out if this option is available to you from the Building Survey Office that you choose.

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