Building Surveying

Structural Surveys

Building Surveys can be carried out on both new and second hand properties. A Building Survey takes the form of a comprehensive report following a thorough inspection of the property. A Building Survey is often regarded as a property “Health Check” which examines all accessible parts of the property.

A Building Survey can be reported in a style to suit your specific requirements. It examines all accessible parts of the property – however you can ask to have specific areas included, so it covers any particular concerns you have about the property.

A Building Survey report typically:

  • Describes and evaluates the form of construction and materials used;
  • Evaluates the general condition of the property;
  • Identifies major and minor defects and outlines the risk of potential or hidden defects;
  • Sets out remedial options and likely consequences of non-repair;
  • Recommends future special investigations (if required);
  • Advises on statutory related matters including building regulations and planning conditions.

It may also make recommendations to refer certain issues to your legal advisor.

All building surveys are carried out by an experienced Chartered Building Surveyor.

Mapping

We undertake mapping suitable for Land Registry purposes for one-off sites and for larger plots of lands (farms and commercial sites) to facilitate property transfers.

We also prepare Declaration of Identity and Multi-Storey scheme maps.

Certificate of Compliance

We provide a wide range of certificates of compliance. These Certificates are presented in a format recommended by the Society of Chartered Surveyors and the Law Society of Ireland, and include:

  • Certificate of compliance with Planning Permission.
  • Certificate of compliance with Building Regulations.
  • Certificate of Exemption from Planning and Building Regulations.