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Home Buyers Survey in Woodley

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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 Woodley

    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 Woodley

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

    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 Woodley

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Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Woodley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Woodley property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Woodley property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Woodley Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Woodley. Is there any English Garden Wall bond repair advice we should be aware of?? What impact do Woodley environmental conditions have?

Brick-walled Woodley conversions can experience a number of issues, ranging from sulphate expansion to frost damage. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report and suggest potential remedies. One problem often found is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. Brickwork First may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 15 Front St, Pelton, Chester Le Street, DH2 1QW or 07931 387135.

A number of approaches and materials of brick building feature in construction throughout Woodley. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Woodley. What advice would the Woodley surveyor give in their report?

Woodley houses with no other major issues will suffer difficulties with the roof. From parapet walls to sheathing, the whole roof will be taken into account. The Woodley surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

The expense of replacing rotten rafters or soffits, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local contractor for the job itself. Contact Avenir Roofing of Serving Woodley, Reading on 0800 163955 for a quote.

Stone block wall damage

Can Darley Dale stone-built homes be difficult to repair. Which potential issues should we consider?

Ranging from Ham Hill Middle Bed Limestone to Portland Roach Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Defects affecting stone-built Woodley houses can vary, stone faces being relatively common. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Woodley are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, which may also require attention. Maintenance tips include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.