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Home Buyers Survey in Ulverston

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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 Ulverston

    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 Ulverston

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ulverston) 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 Ulverston

    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 Ulverston

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ulverston property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Ulverston property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Ulverston Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will my Surveyor be looking for on a smooth stucco coated Victorian detached house in Ulverston that I wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact a form of solid render. Typically stucco render is layered over underlying red brick that sets to a very smooth surface. The coating is very aesthetic and is often found on Victorian and Georgian properties. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water. Stucco is often prone to defect and Ulverston Home Buyers Suveys can discover any number of problems for instance trapped water resulting in internal damp problems. Other potential problems might involve sulphate attack from salts absorbed from bricks. Fixing problems can be difficult as the skills are getting harder to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Ulverston subsidence may be a problem. How could this affect the property, and what options are to available to remedy this?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Many homes are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

In areas where clay soil is common, a dry spell will lower the water table. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, putting a strain on the foundations and causing movement. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Ulverston surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.