Welcome to Andrews Eades Chartered Surveyors

Welcome to
Andrews Eades Chartered Surveyors

Building Surveys

Get a comprehensive overview of a property's condition with our Building Surveys, empowering you with insights for informed decisions.

Building Surveys2023-10-18T13:45:35+01:00

Surveying Services

Building Surveys

Why choose Andrews Eades for Building Surveys?

A full building survey is the most comprehensive and detailed type of survey we offer, and is typically undertaken prior to completing the purchase of your chosen property. All of our building surveys are bespoke to each property and therefore are not constrained by a set pro-forma report structure. Within a building survey we would discuss and analyse every building element and detail from foundations, walls and roofs, to drainage, joinery and heating/electrical installations (and everything in between).

The building survey report will include a selection of annotated photographs to help illustrate the identified issues.

Every surveyor in our team that undertakes building surveys is a chartered building surveyor registered with the RICS.

Our team has decades of collective experience and knowledge in all types of building form and construction. Consequently, we are able to offer building surveys on every type of building from barn conversions and listed buildings, to flats and kit houses (and everything in between).

  • Detailed bespoke building surveys with annotated photographs.
  • All property types and ages catered for.
  • Gives a complete picture of property before agreeing final purchase details.
  • Highly experienced and knowledgeable chartered building surveyors undertake each survey.

Your Trusted Surveying Partner

Count on Andrews Eades for reliable building surveying solutions. Connect with our experts to ensure informed decisions and get peace of mind regarding your next property purchase today.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve picked out some answers to the most popular questions we get asked by clients and potential customers about our Surveying Services.

To read our full list of frequently asked questions, please click here.

What is the difference between a Market Valuation and an Insurance Reinstatement Valuation?2023-08-24T11:03:46+01:00

A market valuation will provide a value which the surveyor believes the property is worth at that specific time if it were to be sold. An insurance reinstatement valuation calculates how much it would cost to rebuild the property based on current labour rates and material costs.

What is the difference between a Homebuyers Report (HBR) and a Building Survey?2023-08-24T11:03:15+01:00

In essence a HBR and building survey will cover the same elements of a building, however a building survey offers a more comprehensive and detailed level of analysis. Our building surveys are bespoke reports tailored to each property, so they do not follow a set pro-forma report structure like our HBRs, which are based on the RICS HBR report template. Given the varied nature of materials and construction techniques found in pre-1945 properties, we will only offer a building survey on such properties as this is the only way to ensure we have adequate scope to fully cover the building in the report.

What will the survey tell me?2023-08-24T11:05:32+01:00

We endeavour to provide a clear concise survey to provide advice from which to negotiate further on price if necessary. We look for defects and advise on the cause, effect and remedy.

I have a dispute with my neighbour over the position of a boundary. What should I do?2023-08-24T11:04:20+01:00

In the first instance you should contact us to arrange an initial site inspection and letter report. As part of this we would undertake a site visit to analyse the boundary features on the ground, review available documentation, and provide initial advice on the dispute and your position. We would then be able to assist you in more detail going forwards if required, including writing to the neighbour on your behalf.

More Surveying Services

Learn more about our surveying services below.

Boundary Disputes & Expert Witness Services

Our experts resolve boundary conflicts and provide authoritative testimony when needed, ensuring clarity and resolution for your property matters.

Building Pathology & Defect Inspections

Uncover hidden issues with our Building Pathology services, offering thorough inspections and solutions to address structural defects and deterioration.

Commercial Surveys

Tailored to your businesses and specific requirements, our Commercial Surveys provide valuable insights into property condition, suitability for commercial use and adherence to regulatory requirements.

Homebuyers Reports (HBR)

Make informed home purchases with our Homebuyers Reports, identifying potential issues and necessary repairs before you buy.

Insurance Reinstatement Valuations

Ensure proper coverage with our Insurance Reinstatement Valuations, determining the accurate cost of rebuilding in case of damage or loss.

Market Valuations

Our Market Valuations provide up-to-date property assessments, essential for buyers, sellers, and investors seeking property valuation accuracy.

Party Wall Services

Navigate party wall matters smoothly with our Party Wall Services, complying with legal requirements while safeguarding your interests.

Schedules of Condition

Protect your property interests with Schedules of Condition, documenting existing property conditions to avoid disputes during lease agreements.

Schedules of Dilapidations

Ensure compliance with lease obligations through our Schedules of Dilapidations, outlining necessary repairs and maintenance for tenants and landlords.

Snagging Reports

Prioritise quality with our Snagging Reports, identifying and rectifying construction defects and issues in newly-built properties.

Structural Elements Surveys

Gain insight into the structural integrity of your property with our Structural Elements Surveys, focusing on critical building components for safety and durability.

Case Studies

Please browse our case studies section for some examples of previous projects undertaken by the team at Andrews Eades Chartered Surveyors.

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