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Surveying in Denbighshire made easy with Surveyor Local

Are you planning to buy a property in Denbighshire? Then one of the first things you'll need is a property survey. Getting a property survey doesn't have to be complicated. At Surveyor Local we can help you make an informed decision about any property you plan to buy.

We offer Homebuyer Reports (RICS Level 2), Building Surveys (RICS Level 3), and Property Valuations. So get things moving in a matter of moments with an online quote, call us on , or request a callback.

Arranging a building survey in Denbighshire

No matter which part of this historic region you intend to purchase in, you can quickly and easily arrange the building survey you need through Surveyor Local.

From the biggest towns such as Rhyl, Prestatyn, Denbigh, and Ruthin, to picturesque and historic spots like Llangollen and Llanarmon-yn-Ial, Surveyor Local can handle your building survey.

We only work with chartered Denbighshire surveyors registered with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to guarantee the highest quality service at affordable prices.

Read on to find the answers to our most frequently asked questions about building surveys in Denbighshire.

I intend to buy a flat in Denbighshire. What sort of survey should I instruct?

Whatever type of property you intend to buy in Denbighshire, the decision on which building survey is best will depend on a number of factors. For example, a full structural survey known as a Building Survey (RICS Level 3) will provide a more in-depth examination and explanation of the fabric of a building. This might be more appropriate when buying a flat or apartment because the surveyor can be asked to provide an opinion on shared areas of a property, such as the roof area, hallways and stairwells.

We're cash buyers. Do we need to bother with any kind of structural survey or will a Homebuyer Report (RICS Level 2) be enough?

It's always best to be forewarned about any potential issues with a property, and those buying without a mortgage need to protect their investment just as a lender would. A Building Survey (RICS Level 3) is the most comprehensive and technical survey offered by Denbighshire RICS surveyors working with Surveyor Local. An examination of the property's accessible areas - both interior and exterior - will inform an in-depth report on its construction, any visible defects and their causes, and any recommendations on repair and maintenance options. A Homebuyer Report (RICS Level 2) would also identify any structural issues, such as subsidence, but this will not be as thorough an examination as the Building Survey.

We are interested in buying a barn conversion In Denbighshire. Which type of survey will reveal if the age of the property is an issue?

The method of construction used in a property may dictate which kind of survey you choose. Older properties built using traditional methods and materials may be more expensive to maintain, while any defects may not be obvious without a detailed inspection. When you instruct a Denbighshire RICS chartered surveyor through Surveyor Local, you get the opportunity to discuss whether the property you intend to buy has any specific issues related to its age or construction type. The surveyor can advise on what survey would best suit your circumstances.

What kind of roof issues would a Homebuyer Report (RICS Level 2) reveal?

A Homebuyer Report (RICS Level 2) uses colour-coded condition ratings that give those purchasing a property clear understanding of any issues. Access to loft or attic space can reveal issues with trusses and supports, torn or punctured damp proofing or missing tiles. Where it is not possible to access the roof for a more thorough inspection, the final report will make this clear.

I'm bidding on a Denbighshire property that hasn't been renovated in decades, and I'm concerned there may be asbestos in the interior roof tiles. Will a survey show if asbestos is there?

A building survey will not be able to confirm whether asbestos is present, but the surveyor will note any possibility of the fibre's use and advise where further investigation is required. Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibre that was used in building materials such as flooring and fireplace lining because of its resistance to heat. The product was also used as insulation in ceiling tiles. Asbestos is a hazardous substance, and prolonged exposure to its fibres can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis. Where asbestos is found, it must be removed by professionals who are licensed by the Health & Safety Executive.

The electrics in the Denbighshire terraced house we're bidding on are very old. Does a surveyor look at the safety of the wiring?

Whether carrying out a Homebuyer Report (RICS Level 2) or a Building Survey (RICS Level 3), a Denbighshire chartered surveyor will look at the condition of the electrics, including an overview of the fuse board, its age and condition, any visible wiring, plus electrical fittings such as showers and light fittings. If the electrics are in an unsatisfactory or dangerous state of repair, the surveyor will highlight this in their subsequent report. The surveyor will also examine any documentation from electrical wiring tests carried out by an electrician where this is available.

I'm buying a property built from Fletton brick in Denbighshire. What matters should I be aware of?

Brick-built Denbighshire properties demonstrate several benefits. Unfortunately, they also are affected by a number of issues, such as inadequate damp-proofing. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. A great deal of variety of brick buildings are used in properties built throughout the ages. As an example, common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows.

I have heard that clay soil can cause difficulties for property in Denbighshire. What should we expect a Denbighshire House Survey to include?

Clay soil can create several issues for home owners. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the topsoil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! A Denbighshire surveyor will take into account clay soil related concerns and advise accordingly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

What's the danger of flooding in Denbighshire? Can a Denbighshire surveyor look for any flood damage?

It is estimated that over two million properties are at risk of floods, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the property survey may offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding. Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect houses enables the surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before.

What will the Chartered Surveyor be looking for on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Denbighshire that I am thinking of purchasing?

Stucco is actually a kind of smooth render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick to form a very smooth surface. The coating is very beautiful and is common on some Victorian and Georgian homes. It is very similar to plaster. It can contain lime in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic, and Surveyors in Denbighshire can show potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped moisture culminating in internal damp problems. Other issues may be when the application has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC or Damp-Proof Course.

We are buying a 1980-built house in Denbighshire and what are the risks of subsidence and does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement usually occurs in more modern buildings and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Denbighshire. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork. Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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