Commercial building surveys can be a daunting task; however, here at Western Building Consultants we want to ensure that you are prepared. We understand that you may be thinking of expanding your business or making upgrades to your existing building structures.
As the saying goes, failing to plan is planning to fail. However, it happens to clients more often than not. Imagine going through all the efforts in preparation of getting your commercial property surveyed, only to realise that you have missed an important factor, which has either doubled the budget or added a delay to your project.
Therefore, in this article we are going to explore:
There are many types of surveys; however, choosing the right one depends on the depth of the survey you want, and you also must consider your budget. It is important to understand what each survey involves. We have outlined a basic overview of each survey below.
Also known as a full structural survey, this is a very comprehensive inspection of all the accessible parts of your commercial property, and you can tailor it to suit your needs and what you want to find out. So if there is a particular area of concern on your commercial property, you can ask your surveyor to concentrate on that part.
This type of survey relies on property owners and tenants and it provides an assessment of all your property and a detailed record of defects and/or imperfections within areas of your property.
This is generally conducted prior to construction works, and it’s a visual record of conditions and defects of your property.
In March 2021, RICS published a new format for conducting survey reports, so it’s always worth checking this as part of your preparation.
Always do your due diligence when it comes to the type of survey you need, and ensure that you have all the necessary documents for your project. It’s quite simple; the more information you can provide to your surveyor, the more money you are likely going to save.
Just to name a few..
Surveyors are able to find out a lot in regards to your property, they can judge the condition of your commercial property, and can identify defects that will need to be repaired.
They can also provide you with professional advice based on their years of experience performing commercial building surveys. We have a team of accredited surveyors ready to help you in your next adventure.
If you are thinking of carrying out a project in the future in the areas of Bristol, Bath and the South West. Feel free to contact Western Building Consultants today to discuss your options and arrange a free no-obligation quotation to get your survey planned.
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Thank you so much for all your advice today. That was so very helpful, not only with the structure of the property but especially with your comments about the whole set up. I can see that we were within a gnat’s whisker of entering a complete can of worms… Thank you so much for saving us from making a stupid mistake.
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I just wanted to say thank you very much for your thorough and clear report. It is written in an informative and jargon free way which has made a pretty hefty document ultimately digestible and easy to understand.
Hello Kerry, Many thanks for the report and invoice receipt.
Please pass on my thanks to Paul for the survey. In my working life, I read many stock survey reports – I work with social housing providers to set up their asset management strategies – and this was one of the clearest and most comprehensive I’ve seen.
Dear Paul, Thank you so much for your fast response and the detail in your report is very very good and greatly appreciated. Thank you for your efforts.
Many thanks for your swift and thorough return of this report, we so appreciate you getting this back to us on such a tight turn around this week, and on the first read it seems extremely clear and comprehensive.
Hi Kerry / Paul, Thanks for sending the survey across.
I’d also like to thank you for your excellent service and professionalism. I considered many surveyors before choosing to proceed with you and it’s clear that I made the right choice. I won’t hesitate to recommend you to family, friends and colleagues in the future.
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I never expected so much detail, the report was really great and there were things I never even considered, even being in the construction trade
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