Building Surveys

This survey is a detailed inspection of the property and a comprehensive report, which describes the property’s structural condition and state of repair. 

The report will describe in detail any structural or other defects of the construction that can be seen by the Surveyor without damaging the building.

Building Survey

If you need a more detailed, technical inspection, or if you are looking to buy an older, larger property for which a House Purchase Report or RICS Homebuyer report would be unsuitable, then a Building Survey would be recommended.

A Building Survey can be carried out on properties of any age, style, size or construction.  However, this type of report is particularly suitable for old or large properties, or buildings of unusual character or construction including listed buildings of Historic or Architectural interest, where more comprehensive detail and consideration is required.This type of report does not usually include a Valuation or Insurance Valuation, but these can be arranged at the same time if required.

Our Surveyors will always discuss your requirements before visiting the property to customise your report.

A typical customised report may concentrate on the structural parts of the building including the roofs, walls and floors together with the services but exclude the finishes, kitchen or bathroom fittings etc.

Prior to our inspection we will undertake a brief desktop study for ‘due diligence’ to assess whether there are any potential risks at or close to the property which may affect our report and the advice we provide.

The inspection at the property includes all those readily accessible and visible parts of the dwelling both externally and internally including full access to the roof void where this is safe and possible.

The main features of the report include:

  • Detailed information on construction
  • Custom made to meet your requirements
  • Highlighting any significant or urgent defects requiring attention
  • Technical advice on problems
  • Recommendations on remedial work
  • Advice on future maintenance

Our Surveyors will be pleased to discuss any details arising once the inspection has been completed, and again when you have received the completed report.

The report will also be supplemented by a number of colour photographs illustrating the property and any significant defects noted during the inspection.

Once you have recieved the report and considered the contents we are more than happy to answer any queries or questions you may have.  We will also be pleased to look over and comment on any issues that may arise from your legal investigations including any ‘Environmental Report’ or the Land Registry Title.

Recent Instructions

We recently inspected this late Victorian and substantially extended detached former farmhouse to prepare a Building Survey Report advising on the structural condition and state of repair including any remedial works required.

David Beaumont

Director and Chartered Building Surveyor

Contact Us

Please tell us your name, company (if applicable) and contact details.

If you tell us a little about your enquiry including the property location (ie Evington, Blaby, Lutterworth or Melton), type (ie detached, semi or office or factory), the size (number of beds and living rooms or floor area) and the reason for your enquiry (ie purchasing, leasing, had works done) we will try to assist you.

If you are buying or leasing a link to the agents details would be helpful.

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David Beaumont & Associates

Chartered Building Surveyors

39 Central Avenue
Wigston
Leicester
Leicestershire  LE18 2AB

0116 281 2865

David Beaumont & Associates is a trading name of D B & A Limited
Registered Office at 3 Leicester Road, Oadby, Leicester Leicestershire LE2 5BD
Incorporated in England and Wales. Registered No: 4190564

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