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The surveyor who produces your report will be local to Gloucestershire with knowledge of the area. We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

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Surveying in Gloucestershire made easy with Surveyor Local

Are you planning to buy a property in Gloucestershire? 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 Gloucestershire

Found a property you want to buy and need to arrange a building survey in Gloucestershire? No matter which part of this historic county you intend to purchase in, you can arrange the building survey you need through Surveyor Local.

From the biggest towns such as Cheltenham, Kingswood and Stroud to picturesque and historic spots such as Adlestrop and Bibury, Surveyor Local can arrange the essential Gloucestershire building survey you need.

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

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

I'm thinking of buying a period property in Gloucestershire, is it best to spend a bit more on a full building survey?

If you are buying an unusual type of property such as a period house a Building Surveys (RICS Level 3) is the right type of RICS survey suited to you. Following a thorough inspection of the home's accessible parts, this survey provides in depth details and often crucial information about the home's construction and uses as well as any maintenance needs. If there are any permanent, external buildings, these will also be surveyed as part of the survey.

The Gloucestershire property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Does a Building Survey (RICS Level 3) provide information on soil composition in the report?

If not monitored appropriately, the make-up of the soil surrounding a home's foundations can create difficulties. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume and will compact over several months in the case of new builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Signs like warped window frames in a drawing room can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. There is a real benefit in booking a Gloucestershire surveyor to carry out your Building Survey (RICS Level 3) as they will be familiar with local soil composition and are likely to have witnessed the effects first-hand. Parcels of sodden 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.

We intend to buy a home in Gloucestershire in the vicinity of a conservation area. Is there anything we need to be aware of?

There are over ten thousand conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by local authorities. Gloucestershire RICS surveyors are required to possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and the effect these may have on the property and its value. Property prices are generally higher than prices elsewhere as conservation areas are largely unspoilt. However, many conservation areas have been neglected and are in a poor state, mostly caused by unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings. Property surveyors are expected to report whether the property looks to be within a conservation area. A Gloucestershire Homebuyer Report (RICS Level 2) will suggest additional due diligence and enquiries are raised by your conveyancing solicitor. Alterations to properties that do not have Local Authority approval may also be noted in the survey, but these are more of a concern for your legal advisor.

There may be a danger of asbestos boilers concealed in the home. What is asbestos?

Asbestos was commonly used in building materials as it has good sound absorption qualities, explaining why it may be found in walls. All forms are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. Although, its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health. However, if discovered, you must never remove it yourself and seek professional advice immediately. Surveyors cannot tell you whether asbestos is in the property but will report on the potential of it being present and should inform you of the options.

Are there any brick wall repair tips we should be aware of?

Brick homes will be subject to both minor and serious issues, ranging from horizontal cracking to damp course proof failure. Rapidly deteriorating cement mortar caused by sulphate attack is an example of a serious issue, which may require the outright demolition of a wall if discovered and may require immediate attention. The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Seeking professional advice can reduce the risks in this area.

I'd like to know if stone-walled properties in Gloucestershire create issues for owners. Are there any problems that need to be investigated?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of property. Issues such as salt contamination affect many stone-walled properties. The use of irregular stone walls are not uncommon in property construction, but dressed stone - which is stone that has been cut to shape - may also be used in door construction. Building Surveys (RICS Level 3) should give some repair guidance, like repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Will a Homebuyer Report (RICS Level 2)go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?

Whether carrying out a Homebuyer Report (RICS Level 2) examination or a Building Survey, a Gloucestershire surveyor will look at the condition of the electrics, including an overview of the fuse board, its age and condition; any visible wiring; 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 the subsequent report. Where available, the surveyor will also examine any documentation from electrical wiring tests that have been carried out by an electrician.

Does the Gloucestershire chartered surveyor give details on the condition of the gas supply?

Your RICS surveyor will locate and visually examine the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas heaters at the home in addition to gas related fittings such as chimney maintenance and the flue. Gas fittings will not be removed, and the system will not be tested at all. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal. If you have any worries relating to gas installations at all, we suggest you call a gas engineer.

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