CONSURV - Services - Building & Condition Surveying

By: Consurv  05/12/2011
Keywords: Building Surveying, Condition Surveying

Building Surveying - Residential

  • Determining the condition of existing buildings.
  • Identifying and analysis of defects, including proposals for repair through a systematic approach by experienced surveyors examining the fabric of the building and comprising a report on the results.
  • Advice on the preservation and conservation of historic buildings.
  • A mortgage Valuation Survey intended for the lending institution to ensure that the property is adequate for the loan and should not be confused with a full Building Survey. The Building Surveyor will calculate the cost of reinstatement in accordance with the current Society of Chartered Surveyors Guidelines.
  • Preparation of Maps for all aspects of property transfer including maps suitable for Land Registry purposes.
  • Declaration of Identity and Multi-storey scheme maps.
  • Detailed inspection to the relevant Planning Authority to determine the full planning history of the property in question. All previous applications are inspected to ensure that there are no unauthorised developments which may require Planning Permission for retention.
  • Checking Building Control to ensure that there are no Enforcement Notices or Purchase Orders served on the property. 
  • Provide insurance reinstatement assessments and in the event of a claim, liaise with the Loss Adjuster and Insurer.
  • Supervision on necessary repair work.
  • Clients often require construction professionals to manage a building project from inception to completion on their behalf. We are suitably trained for this function. Our
  • Surveyors can provide the expertise needed including….
  • Tender and procurement route advice.
  • Nomination of Contractor based on tender submission.
  • Preparation of construction contracts.
  • Health and Safety Advice and information.
  • Monitoring of works in progress.
  • Issue of Certificates of Compliance
  • Full interior and exterior building inspection and investigation into the construction of a newly built property in sufficient detail to allow the building surveyor to compile a list of shortcomings, defects and irregularities with the property.
  • This gives the Purchaser an opportunity to furnish the builder/developer with a detailed list of snagging items, which should be completed before the finalization of Contracts. The purpose of a Snag List is to ensure that the newly built property is in compliance with all current Building Regulations and has been finished to the highest possible standards.
  • Examining buildings or proposed buildings and work on site to ensure that they comply for a number of purposed including setting out, record purposes and planning applications. These surveys are delivered through accurate AutoCAD drawings.
  • The Certificate is presented in the format recommended by the Society of Chartered Surveyors.
  • Dealing with Planning Applications and advising on Property Legislation and Building Regulations.
  • Assessing and designing building to meet the needs of people with disabilities.
  • Ensuring that the design and construction stage Health and Safety plans governing the conduct of the works on site, and a Health and Safety File, containing information for future use, are produced in accordance with regulations.
  • We offer a service whereby inspection with an infrared camera can be made pertaining to building applications.
  • The results can give convincing answers in defect diagnosis and assessment of energy efficiency which in turn saves the client a lot of money.
  • Building Energy Rating Performance Certification has been introduced into Ireland as Building Energy Rating (BER). A phased implementation for this introduction has been set as follows:
  • 1st Jan 2007 (New Dwelling)
  • 1st Jul 2008 (All New Buildings)
  • 1st Jan 2009 (All Existing Buildings)
  • The SEI are issuing Authority for the certification.
  • Increasingly, property owners experience boundary related problems with their neighbours which may include one or more of the following:
  • Locating the true position of a boundary
  • Overgrowing neighbouring trees
  • Overcoming an obstructed right of way
  • Damage to boundary by neighbour
  • Establishing the cause of a specific building defect and suggesting a suitable remedial action to prevent further problems from arising. Chartered Building Surveyors are specifically trained in principles and processes of construction and in the capabilities and compatibility of materials, which is essential in the identification of defective components.

Keywords: Building Surveying, Condition Surveying

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