Roof Space / Loft / Roof Void If possible, it is good to have a look in the roof void. Modern properties will usually be constructed of timber trusses which were manufactured in a factory. You should check that no alterations have been made to the trusses and that they are straight and true. Also […]
Chimney Stacks Chimney Stacks or normally of brick work. Check the brick work and pointing is in good condition. There should be a metal or cement joint between the stack and tiled surface (flashing). If the stack leans from the vertical this could be indicating structural alterations or failure internally. Weather damage is also a […]
Abels Surveyors comply with all the requirements to complete a valuations under the Home Buy Direct, First Buy or Target HCA schemes. We regularly carry out Help to Buy Valuations in the Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucester areas. During the last week we have carried out Target Home Loan Valuations in Frome, Stroud and Swindon. […]
Autumn is with us. Watch out for all those leaves! Gutters should be cleared annually, or more often if necessary. Blocked gutters can cause spillage which may lead to other problems such as dampness internally.
Pip, our employee of the month. September 2017.
Property Maintenance When carrying out Building Surveys we often find that similar problems exist whether we are carrying out a Building Survey in Bristol, a Building Survey in Bath, a Building Survey in Swindon or a Building Survey in Cheltenham. One problem that is often encountered is dampness in chimney stacks. In the past, chimneys […]
As soon as your offer has been agreed : Instruct a solicitor. Instruct a surveyor. Moving house can be a stressful time. Planning in advance will help ensure all tasks are covered and the day of moving goes smoothly. 6 – 7 WEEKS BEFORE THE MOVE a) Will you do the removal yourself? If not […]
When you use our automated booking service or call us to instruct us to carry out a Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report we will do the following: 1) Call you if there are any additional details we require. 2) Ring the estate agent to organise an appointment to access to the property. 3) Send you Terms of […]
Many clients contact us after being advised to have a Structural Survey carried out prior to purchase. The term “Structural Survey” has now been changed on recommendation from The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The current “Building Survey” replaces the old “Structural Survey”. It was felt the term “Structural Survey” did not adequately describe the work […]
Over the years a number of properties have been built which are deemed to be “non traditional construction”. Most of these properties were developed and built by local authorities. Non traditional construction can cause problems with mortgage finance. Where properties are designated as non traditional construction and defective no mortgage finance is likely to be […]