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Why Do You Need a Building Surveyor?

Many people looking into buying a new house or involved in construction projects are pretty oblivious when it comes to building surveillance. If you’re a first-time buyer, you might not even know what building surveying is, why is why we’re here to tell you just how important it is.
To put it plainly, a building surveyor inspects properties before people move in to ensure it is structurally safe, energy-efficient and inhabitable. Once they have inspected the property, it is the building surveyor’s job to liaise with the builders, contractors, architects and engineers to ensure they are doing their job properly and take on all the advice they are given concerning the safety of the property. Every building should comply with legal regulations to guarantee its total security. It should also abide by environmental laws to avoid wreaking havoc on the planet.

When Might I Need a Building Surveyor?

While many often only associate building surveillance with new builds, either residential or commercial, they are also often necessary for other instances, such as when you are planning an extension or renovation of your existing property. Equally, it may be essential to have a property surveyed if you are hoping to move into a new home. This will ensure you are aware of all the potential risks and defects of the property before you decide whether or not to go ahead with your purchase.

What Will They Do?

Your building surveyor will perform a thorough examination of the property or land to identify any potential risks or faults and determine how to advise the property contractors. Their report will inform you of how best to repair and maintain the property. In the case of new builds, they will oversee the entire project, from the initial planning stages all the way through to completion. This will ensure the whole project goes smoothly. Their extensive list of connections in the construction sector and management expertise will likely also prove highly useful throughout your project.

It’s no secret that property buying can be a stressful experience for everyone involved, especially if you’re looking to build one from scratch. Hiring a professional building surveyor can relieve this stress in countless ways, as they will essentially do all the complex and tricky bits for you. Throughout your project, they will also be available to answer any and all of your questions and provide expert advice for speeding the process along. Your surveyor will likely become the main point of contact for everybody working on the project, minimising confusion and taking some of the hassles off your shoulders.

What Else Can They Do For Me?

The role of a building surveyor doesn’t end with inspections. Here at All Building Control, our surveyors are also experts in handling party wall matters, assisting with planning permissions and carrying out statutory consultations with local fire and sewage authorities where necessary. When your inspection has finished, they will issue you and the local authority an official certificate proving satisfactory completion of building works.

Contact All Building Control For the Best Service

We are a Corporate Approved Inspector and always make it our mission to go above and beyond for our customers. Our team is passionate about what they do and always makes sure to meet the standards set by ISO 9001. If you’d like to enquire about our services or receive a free quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of the team today.


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