Building Surveyors Services

RICS Certified Building Surveyors / Building Surveying Services

Dealing with property affairs is tricky; landlords, developers, and investors can easily be tricked into purchasing a building before they are even done with gleaning complete information about its condition.

Conducting a building survey is therefore crucial as it involves assessing its architectural design, structural integrity, electrical and plumbing systems, mechanical components, roofing, fire protection, utility systems, water management, safety, and compliance with the regulations. Having certified building surveyors services can save you from numerous troubles in the long run, and with an affordable building survey cost

We at SJH Surveying Services provide RICS-certified professionals to survey the commercial or domestic property you intend to buy. You will get a detailed report elaborating on all building specifications that would save you from any expected loss.

How Do We Work?

Since its foundation, SJH Surveying Services has been committed to providing top-quality services, setting industry benchmarks through continuous improvement. We are well aware of the enormous responsibility of saving our clients from a loss; therefore, we leave no stone unturned in compiling a comprehensive survey report. For this purpose:

RICS Certified

We are proud to build and support a dedicated team of expert surveyors, all highly skilled professionals certified by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), ensuring they adhere to the highest standards of integrity, competence, and professionalism in the field.

Non-Invasive

Our physical visit routine ensures seamless and non-invasive building condition surveys, with our team working efficiently and respectfully within occupied homes to minimise disruption while providing thorough inspections and delivering accurate, detailed reports with the utmost care and professionalism.

In-Depth Surveys

We conduct a thorough survey to inspect the internal and external conditions of the building, such as the structure, walls, ceilings, roofs, floors (if uncovered), windows, doors, and pipes, highlighting any repairable damages. We also provide recommendations for necessary maintenance to ensure the properties longevity.

High Tech Equipment

Our experts conduct thorough surveys of the building’s internal and external conditions, acquiring high-resolution audio-visual images for comprehensive reports. The surveyor clearly communicates findings, highlighting repairable damages in structure, walls, ceilings, roofs, floors, windows, doors, and pipes.

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Types Of RICS Surveys

At SJH Surveying Services, we are experts in all kinds of RICS surveys, residential valuations, help-to-buy valuations, and market valuations. Our extensive experience has positioned us as the surveying industry leaders in and around Kidderminster. Our property survey service is based on the combination of state-of-the-art equipment, a keen sense of detail, extensive analysis and essential knowledge of the subject; this allows us to provide a superior quality service at an unparalleled price!

Level 1 Building Survey

A Level 1 survey is a basic overview of a property’s condition that utilises a traffic light rating to indicate its overall state. It is suitable for confirming the good condition of standard, modern properties but not recommended for older, unusual, or extensively altered properties.

Level 2 Building Survey

A mid-level survey is a typical choice for properties that are in a reasonable condition, and includes everything covered in a basic survey but with added extras. It identifies issues that may affect the property’s value, offers advice on repairs and maintenance, and highlights problems such as dampness, subsidence, and non-compliance with building regulations. The inspection is non-intrusive, and the surveyor won’t look behind furniture or under the floorboards, limiting the examination to surface-level issues.

Level 3 Building Survey

Previously called a structural survey, this is the most thorough residential property survey available, providing a detailed evaluation of the property’s condition. The report will describe each element of the house, identify defects, their apparent cause and the urgency of repair, and provide maintenance options, including approximate associated costs. Due to its descriptive nature, an L3 survey is feasible for buildings older than 50 years.

We at SJH Surveying Services house the expertise to conduct all types of building surveys; whether you need a skilled private building surveyor or a commercial building surveyor, we have got you covered.

Key Factors for a Building Survey

Assessing a building’s condition requires multiple factors to consider before compiling a detailed survey report.

Boundary Bother: Property surveys include assessing the condition of boundary walls and fences. Issues may arise if the property’s boundary is adjacent to public property or land.

Cracks: Cracks are one of the common flaws in a building survey. However, it’s important to remember that not all cracks refer to an old building; some might be due to water leakage; therefore, knowing the exact cause of cracks is mandatory.

Damp: A professional commercial building surveyor will look for the dampness in a property as not only dampness damages a building but it is also detrimental to one’s health.

Unapproved Alterations: Another major aspect is to check if an extension or alteration is violating the regulations. This is vital as it saves clients from expected legal issues.

Also, our property surveyor will inspect the house drainage system, ineffective insulation, roof issues, wiring and electrical problems, woodworms, etc., to compile a comprehensive survey report for his clients.