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Home Buyers Survey in Marple Bridge

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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 Marple Bridge

    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 Marple Bridge

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

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    Property Valuation Report in Marple Bridge

    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 Marple Bridge

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Marple Bridge and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Marple Bridge property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Marple Bridge property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Marple Bridge Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has said subsidence has been a problem. What can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. The builder will likely return to a new home after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed drainage can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Inside, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Marple Bridge which we wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a sort of flat finish solid render. Typically stucco render is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The finish is very appealing and is/was common on some Victorian houses. it can be problematic and Marple Bridge surveyors can focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems such as horizontal cracking revealing the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other issues could result from the supporting significant loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-coating problems with stucco can be difficult as skilled tradesmen are getting harder to find.

Damage resulting from flooding

When intending to purchase in Marple Bridge, should we be concerned about a flood risk, and will the residential surveyor investigate flooding?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house, such as via landscaping or paved areas sloping towards the property. The survey report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The surveyor may ask the residents about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Marple Bridge, what suggestions can you make for a 60s property with brick chimney?

Brick converted property be affected by a number of issues, such as moisture damage. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork. P G Brickwork Ltd may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01386 793049 or Unit 10 Stockwood Business Park, Stockwood, Redditch, B96 6SX.

Brick-constructed property feature in construction throughout Marple Bridge, leading to a number of popular courses and methods. For instance, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.