In this modern world, people are busy in their 24/7 jobs and find no time to construct a new home for themselves. For this, they are definitely on already constructed homes that may be either new or old. In such cases, people generally do not have an idea of the house they are going to buy. They just go along with the marketing tactics of the middle man or the owner. They should get the house surveyed by a professional building surveyor. Building surveys is an important process to be undergone while buying a new house. If not, it would result in costly repairs in future and leaves us to regret later.
Building surveys are a way of understanding the condition of a building. It is advisable for listed buildings, old buildings more that are over 75 years old and buildings that are reconstructed or remodeled.
Building surveys can be done according to the customers need, like if we have doubts in a particular area of the building, then we can have that particular area to be surveyed. If your concern is about wooden floors, walls, the electrical or mechanical areas then the survey can be limited and focused on that particular area. Building surveys needs investigation of the planning inside and outside the house.
The survey covers all the minute details relating to construction even though it is a small construction. An assessment of the woodwork and a report on the condition of the drainage and insulation is also done. The materials used in the construction of the building are also studied. Location of the building is also analyzed during the survey which gives an idea regarding the future problems.
If the basic planning is not proper, then renovating or remodeling that house would cost a lot to the person who is buying. Building surveys will allow us to negotiate the price of the house. A registered professional has to be hired to have your house evaluated. Building survey report involves a technical and material report. Economy pack and costy surveys are also available in the market. The surveyor's report is much longer in a surveyor's format. They can also advise even on boundary and party wall conditions.
Surveys includes all types of buildings like commercial, domestic and industrial. Specific tools are utilized for the survey of the buildings. These are just a few: Theodolite is a tool that sits on a tripod and measures angle's horizontally and vertically. Many theodolites have a computer and software attached to it so that the information is sent right to the office. Tape measure is transported to measure the distances. Stadia rod is used to measure and requires a man to hold it in place. Cinometer is used to measure angles, elevation, slope and incline of a hillside.
Thus, building surveys can bring to light the faults in the construction or remodeling of the building.