What does a building survey cover?

Building surveys are appropriate for:

  • Listed Buildings
  • Older Properties
  • Buildings that you intend to renovate or change.
  • Buildings that have already been renovated or significantly altered.


What does a building survey tell you?

  • Building defects and what they could mean.
  • Results of tests for damp.
  • Woodworm, dry rot and other damage to timbers.
  • The conditions of existing damp proofing, insulation and advice on non-tested drainage.
  • Information on the materials used to build the property and any relevant technical information.
  • Recommendations for further investigations on the property.

Why are surveys important?

If you are buying a property that is listed or over 50 years old a building survey can be vital. Older properties may hold a range of issues that can be very costly if they go unnoticed. A building survey will provide you with a comprehensive detailed report. The cost of the survey will depend on the size of the property and its price. If you have any questions or are looking for further information, please contact the experts at Osborne Irish Associates today.