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Home Buyers Survey in Wincanton

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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 Wincanton

    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 Wincanton

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

    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 Wincanton

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Wincanton property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Wincanton property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Wincanton Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Deteriorated timber

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Wincanton, what are common defects Condition rating 3 impacting joinery and finishes?

Severe defects impacting the Wincanton house or flat are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the home's construction. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Wincanton house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property. A fairly common example may be metal sidings which are not earthed correctly. Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Fascias, soffits and eaves are reported on.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will your RICS Surveyor be looking for on a stipple rendered (stucco) home in Wincanton that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually dense render. Commonly it is layered over underlying brick to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco render is very aesthetic and is found on Georgian buildings. Stucco is very similar to plaster in its nature. It may contain lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Wincanton Home Buyers Suveys sometimes detail issues for instance when it is exposed to constant driving rain which gets saturated prone to damage from frost.

Another example of problems may result from the difficulty in discovering damp underneath. Re-coating problems may be costly as the skills are getting rarer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Wincanton buildings built on clay soil can experience problems. What should we expect a Wincanton Home Survey to include?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a home can be significant. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Signs like a difficult-to-open kitchen window or minor wall cracks in the kitchen can be early indications of very serious structural issues.

Taking precautions, such as ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Isolated patches of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.