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Full Building Surveys - Maintenance

The team of chartered building surveyors and/or accredited/qualified experts specialise in delivering a property inspection service tailor-made for you and your individual full structural survey requirements. One area they look at is Maintenance. Learn more below.

What does a building maintenance survey look at?

A building maintenance survey, also known as a property condition survey or a building inspection, examines various aspects of a building to assess its condition and identify any maintenance or repair issues. The survey is typically conducted by a qualified professional, such as a building surveyor or engineer. Here are some key areas that our building maintenance survey service typically looks at:


Structural Integrity: The surveyor inspects the building’s structure, including walls, floors, ceilings, foundations, and roofs, to check for signs of damage, deterioration, or structural issues.


Electrical Systems: The electrical systems within the building are examined, including wiring, outlets, switches, lighting fixtures, and distribution boards, to ensure they meet safety standards and are functioning correctly.


Plumbing and Drainage: The survey includes an assessment of the plumbing and drainage systems,  where the maintenance surveyor will check for leaks, blockages, or any signs of water damage.


HVAC Systems: Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are inspected by the maintenance surveyor to assess their condition, efficiency, and compliance with relevant regulations. This may involve checking boilers, air conditioning units, ventilation ducts, and controls.


Fire Safety Measurements: The building maintenance surveyor evaluates the building’s fire safety measures, such as fire alarms, smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, fire escapes, and emergency lighting, to ensure they are in good working order and compliant with fire safety regulations.


Building Exterior: The exterior elements of the building, including windows, doors, cladding, and facades, are examined for signs of damage, weathering, or water infiltration.


Accessibility and Safety Measures: The surveyor assesses the building’s accessibility for individuals with disabilities, looking at ramps, handrails, lifts, and other features that ensure compliance with accessibility standards. They also identify any potential safety hazards, such as trip hazards or inadequate lighting.


Surrounding Environment: The survey may consider environmental factors that could affect the building’s condition, such as the presence of asbestos, lead paint, or mould, and evaluate the building’s energy efficiency and insulation.


General Maintenance: The surveyor looks for general maintenance issues, such as peeling paint, cracked plaster, damaged flooring, or deteriorating fixtures, which may require attention to prevent further deterioration or hazards.

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Why looking at building maintenance is important?

Carrying out a building maintenance survey is crucial for a building for several reasons. Firstly, regular maintenance helps ensure the safety of occupants and visitors. By identifying and addressing potential hazards or structural issues of the building promptly, the risk of accidents, injuries, or property damage can be minimised for all. 


Secondly, building maintenance plays a vital role in preserving the value of the property. Regular upkeep and repairs prevent minor issues from becoming major and costly problems. Moreover, a well-maintained building provides a positive impression, enhancing its aesthetics and marketability. 


Thirdly, addressing maintenance issues highlighted in a building maintenance survey such as improvements to energy efficiency, reducing operational costs and environmental impact. 


Overall, prioritizing building maintenance ensures the longevity, functionality, and compliance of the property, benefiting both occupants and owners in the long run.

What will the Building Inspection surveyor do?

A building inspection surveyor is a professional who conducts building inspections to assess the condition and safety of a property. Their role is to thoroughly examine various aspects of a building and provide an objective evaluation of its structural integrity, compliance with building regulations, and overall suitability for its intended use.

Here are some tasks that a building inspection surveyor typically performs a visual inspection, structural assessment, compliance checks, building systems evaluation, a review of the safety and accessibility of the building and then all of this will be collated and provided in an in-depth report.

As part of the building inspection service, the surveyors may also recommend ongoing monitoring to ensure that the structure remains safe and compliant over time.



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Our panel of experts are regulated by the following regulatory bodies including but not limited to: the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Property Ombudsman (TPO), Society of Operations Engineers (SOE), Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors (FPWS), the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

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