Building Surveys

We carry out bespoke Building Condition Surveys across all of Northern Ireland

Whether you are seeking peace of mind prior to purchase or diagnosis of particular defects

A building Condition Survey from ACE Building Surveys will provide you with a comprehensive, plain English, practical and professional Report on the condition of your property

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As part of our Survey inspection we will report on the following:

  • Building Condition and Defects
  • Structural Movements and Subsidence
  • Damp problems: Rising damp; Penetrating damp;
  • Condensation; mould growth
  • Wet-rot, Dry-rot
  • Woodworm, Insect infestation
  • Heating, Plumbing and Electrical services
  • Drainage
  • External elements: Driveway and parking areas, Paths and paved areas, Fencing, Planting

Our survey will identify and report on major problems with the property and highlight areas of possible concern that need further investigation. This will allow you to plan for future expenditure…and avoid any nasty surprises

We will carry out a thorough examination of all accessible elements:

Exterior:

  • Pitched Roof Coverings, Valley Linings and Flashings.
  • Flat roof Coverings, Decking, Chimneys
  • Fascia, Barge and Soffit Boarding, Rainwater Gutters and Downpipes
  • Walls, Brickwork, Plasterwork, Lintels and Sills.
  • Cavity Wall Insulation.

Roof Structure:

  • Supporting Timbers: Purlins, Rafters, Ceiling Joists. Loft Insulation.
  • Roof Trusses, Bracing, Lateral Restraint
  • Roof insulation
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Interior:

  • Floors, Walls and Ceilings. Floor and Wall Tiling.
  • Windows, External Doors and Glazing.
  • Kitchen fitments, Internal Joinery Components, Bathroom Equipment

Services:

  • Visual inspection of Water, Plumbing and Heating Installation.
  • Electrical Installation, Gas Installation and Drainage System.
  • (No testing of services carried out)

Grounds:

  • Permanent Out-Buildings.
  • Driveway, Paths and Paved Areas.
  • Boundary Walls and Fencing
  • Gardens and Planting

Asbestos:

As part of our Condition Survey we will report on whether any suspected asbestos containing materials may have been used in the construction of the property. We will recommend / advise on appropriate further action and in some cases where instructed, we will carry out a full or limited asbestos identification survey.

Providing In-Depth Analysis

Using both text and photographs, our Condition Survey will provide in-depth analysis of the condition of the property at the time that it was inspected.

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Where appropriate we will comment on the standard of materials, components and workmanship that have been utilised in the construction of the building

We will also categorise defects identified within the property:

  • Defects that are significant and need to be repaired, replaced or further investigated soon.
  • Defects that need repairing or replacing but are not considered to be either serious or urgent.
  • No significant defect and no repair needed

We may also provide recommendations regarding property repairs along with indicative costings,

…And sometimes, where appropriate, suggested improvement costings

We cover all areas of Northern Ireland and our surveys start from £350.00

Please feel free to get in touch if you require any further information or clarification

For more information or to get a quotation

Email:  philip@acebuildingsurveys.co.uk

Tel: 07702 332 333