Why do I need an engineers report?
There could be various reasons but typically it is to obtain an indication of a building's structural condition, often at a time when consideration is being given to the purchase of a building.
Types of Reports
Specific Defect Report
In this report, the engineer looks at the specific problem that first causes concern to the surveyor, valuer, or home owner. The report is focused on getting an answer to the specific problem.
Whole Building Report
This is for where there is concern as to whether the building is structurally sound. Here the engineer will look at all visible elements of the structure to assess whether it is performing properly.
We inspect all of the relevant visible structural elements of the building. These typically include internal and external load bearing walls, roof structure, floors, beams and columns.
Foundations are generally concealed, therefore if problems are suspected, recommendations will be made for intrusive investigations.
We have inspected numerous system-built properties of non-traditional construction (including steel framed houses, precast framed houses, no-fines concrete houses and any other non-standard forms of construction). Where necessary, we carry out inspections in accordance with the relevant guidance from the Building Research Establishment (BRE).
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