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Home Buyers Survey in Pentwyn

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Pentwyn

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Pentwyn

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Pentwyn) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Pentwyn

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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Home Buyers Survey in Pentwyn

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Pentwyn and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Pentwyn property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Pentwyn property's general condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Pentwyn Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create issues? I am buying a home in Pentwyn. What should we expect a Pentwyn HomeBuyer Report to include?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Issues range from severe changes in the water table level to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. In Pentwyn's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself., such as widening cracks.

Taking precautions, such as taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Pentwyn builder suggested subsidence may be a concern. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience some minor cracking, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. Often, homes in Pentwyn are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when purchasing a building near to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including domestic waste material disposal. Nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Risks include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns such as birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Pentwyn will consider any structural problems resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases as well as Cardiff Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a cottage and the seller has informed us that it has been partially constructed with Ham Hill stone. Are there any problems that need to be investigated?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like deteriorating bedding will vary with the particular type of stone. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. Maintenance tips include.