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Home Buyers Survey in Torfaen

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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 Torfaen

    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 Torfaen

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Torfaen and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Torfaen property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Torfaen property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Torfaen property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Torfaen Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What problems will your Torfaen Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered Victorian house in Torfaen.

Stucco is just a form of render. Normally it is applied to underlying brick that sets to an even finish. The effect is highly appealing and was found on Georgian homes. It is very like plaster. It may contain lime in it in addition to animal fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Torfaen can discover issues for instance trapped moisture resulting in problems with damp which need attention. Other potential problems might be when the render has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Resolving Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

For advice on render repair contact Gareth Smith, 17, Cae Yr Ebol, Cwmbran, NP44 1EP Tel. 01633 741077 or 07876 383663

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the mid 90s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create problems? Will the Torfaen Building Survey consider this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Torfaen surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.