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Building Survey for the price of a Homebuyers Report?



Are you having a busy week?

Wondering whether to have a Homebuyers Report or a Building Survey?

Find out more about how we can help You


It’s that time of year when you can feel it getting colder, you start noticing the changing colours of trees leaves and nights start drawing in. You may also have been having a busy week and are also thinking about your house move and wondering whether to have a house survey. You may also be wondering what the difference is between a Homebuyers Report and a Building Survey and which is better.

Shall I have a Homebuyers Report or a Full Structural Survey?

We always recommend a Full Structural Survey.

We can almost hear you saying that as we are Surveyors say that we would say this – we do genuinely mean this.  Why? - read on.

Our Full Structural Surveys generally cost about the same as a Homebuyers Report and cover so much more.  We always recommend a Full Structural Survey and are not keen on Homebuyers Reports (we will carry one out if you really insist) as they are very limited in what you can and cannot say.  A Homebuyers Report is almost a tick list report and we just do not feel that something as important and as expensive as a new house should be restricted with only a Homebuyers Report.

Great Value Surveys

We do believe that our Full Structural Surveys are great value particularly when compared against a Homebuyers Report or a Mortgage Valuation (which is not a survey at all). Our Full Structural Surveys, we believe, our the best building surveys money can buy as they:-


Hundreds of Survey Photos

Literally hundreds of high-resolution digital photos are taken by our Building Surveyors when carrying out a full structural survey and included in our survey reports.  We also include aerial view 360 photos too which are a great way of showing you hard to reach areas such as roofs and valley gutters and any associated problems.
Slipped and damaged roof tiles
Aerial view 360 photo shows moss covered roof tiles
Valley gutters can be problem areas on a roof


Unique Survey Sketches

Over the many years of providing full structural building surveys we have commissioned unique survey sketches to help our clients understand property problems or features.  We include lots of survey sketches within our reports together with definitions of any technical terms to ensure you are fully informed regarding any property issues.



Latest Survey Equipment

All our Building Surveyors use the latest surveying equipment to ensure accurate readings and analysis of property issues.  For example our Surveyors use thermal imaging cameras in their assessments as well as the latest damp resistance meters during their inspection of your property.

Red indicates double glazed windows
Blue indicates cold areas of the room
Red indicates warm double glazed areas


Example Surveys

Why not take a look at one of our full structural surveys and compare it with other Surveyors – we believe our building surveys are the best money can buy and are happy to send you an example survey of a property of similar age, type and style to the property you are wishing to buy.  Or simply click on one of the icons below to view some examples of our building surveys.

Victorian modernised house example survey
Extended War Years house example survey
Modern style house example survey


Meet your Surveyor at the property

We always recommend coming along to meet your Building Surveyor on the day of the survey at the property.  Our Building Surveyor will be able to discuss any property issues or concerns you have together with giving advice if you are planning to extend or amend the property.



3D House Models and Layout Plans

Our Surveyors can provide you with a 3D model of your house and layout plans which will help you if you are planning on extending the property or amending the floorplan. A 3D model of your house will help you visualise any changes saving you time and money as well as ensuring your builders are on the same page as you.


3D models will help You

Alterations and Extensions

Visualise the design and ensure you make the right decision with a 3D model.

Adaptations to building designs as projects evolve

Sometimes as a building project takes shape adaptations of the design need to be addressed - this is where a 3D model can help with the planning of any amendments.

Limit risks

Building works are expensive and time-consuming a 3D model will help limit costly later amendments.


Full Structural Surveys and How we Can Help You

Take a look at some of our articles to explain the difference between a Homebuyers Report and a Full Structural Survey

What is a Homebuyers Report?

Homebuyers Report or Structural Survey?

Homebuyers Report or Structural Survey which is best?



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