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Home Buyers Survey in East Cowes

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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 East Cowes

    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 East Cowes

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

    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 East Cowes

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in East Cowes and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the East Cowes property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the East Cowes property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant East Cowes Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

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I am purchasing a property in East Cowes and the vendor has told us that it has been built with Darley Dale stone. Are there specific problems to consider, and what does the survey cover?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Red St.Bees Sandstone to Farmington Stone. Defects such as delaminated render affect many stone-walled East Cowes homes.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. Purchasers renovating East Cowes homes should be aware that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. To source stone quarried in East Cowes, you can contact local suppliers.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Kingston Wharf, Kingston Road, East Cowes, Isle Of Wight, PO32 6JS, which quarries Marine Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 01983 291875 for more information.