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

  • House suitable for a RICS Level 2 Survey

    RICS Level 2 Survey in Bakewell

    The RICS Level 2 Survey 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 RICS Level 3 Survey

    RICS Level 3 Survey in Bakewell

    The RICS Level 3 Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Bakewell) 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 Bakewell

    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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RICS Level 2 Survey

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey on a property in Bakewell and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a RICS Level 3 Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Bakewell property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, you should you opt for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Bakewell property's condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Bakewell Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw wall cracks in the sitting room, is this subsidence? What are the risks, and what subsidence-related matters will the Bakewell Surveyor examine?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Additionally, most homes in Bakewell are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Subsidence-related cracks are in most cases wider as the crack migrates upward. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home and the owner has confirmed that it has been built with Doulting stone. What defects should we be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of buildings in Bakewell. Problems which impact stone-built buildings in Bakewell can vary greatly, with issues like penetrating damp being quote common. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to buildings in Bakewell, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decoration. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. Deterioration of lime mortar can often be the cause of a wall's failure and collapse. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Bakewell should be able to supply local stone.

If, in the course of carrying out maintenance, you need further advice, speak to a Bakewell specialist. Long Rake Spar Co Ltd, Middleton-By-Youlgrave, Bakewell, DE45 1LW (Tel: 01629 636210), for example, could assist.