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What our customers think...

We were very pleased with ‘Property Health Check’ and the comprehensive report provided. We provided the summary pages to our Solicitor and Vendor, highlighting only the few major items that needed attention. The Vendor took care of everything, even the small issues that did not really give me cause for concern. It has been a rewarding process and we have and will recommend ‘Property Health Check’ to our friends and neighbours.

Paddy Burke, Kilcock, Co. Kildare

What our customers say...

What's included in a pre purchase survey

  • Terraced house

    Exterior

    The exterior inspection reports on:

    • Exterior doors
    • Windows
    • Balconies
    • Flooding observations
    • Roof coverings
    • Roof ventilation
    • Fascia's and soffits
    • Chimney's and flues
    • Valley's, gutters and downpipes
  • Structure

    The structure is by far the most important part of the building survey. It involves examining all visible structural parts of the building including:

    • Structural alterations
    • Masonry walls
    • Foundation movement and cracks
    • Timber framed walls
    • Window sills / lintels
    • Internal floors
    • Rising damp
    • Lateral dampness
  • Drains in manhole

    Grounds

    In the grounds section we report on:

    • Exterior drainage - under and overground
    • Grading
    • Driveway
    • Pathways
    • Gates
    • Outbuildings
    • Patio's
    • Garden
    • Retaining walls
    • Boundaries
    • Septic tank / biocycle unit
    • Well
  • Unconverted attic space

    Attic

    Observations on the roof structure / attic space including:

    • Roof structure and materials
    • Structural alterations to roof
    • Chimney breast in attic space
    • Access
  • Mould on wall in corner of room

    Interior

    Observations on decoration and ventilation concerns including:

    • Ventilation, condensation, dampness and mould
    • Walls
    • Ceilings
    • Thermal imaging scan
    • Doors
    • Windows
    • Floor coverings
    • Installed detectors
    • Property insulation
  • Electrical meter

    Electrical Services

    A cursory view of the electrical installations is included.

    No opening up or testing of systems or individual parts is carried out.

    This section includes general observations on:

    • Overview of electrical system
    • Electrical panel
    • Electrical wiring
    • Electrical fittings
  • Boiler in boiler house

    Heating System

    A cursory view of the heating fixtures is included.

    No opening up or testing of the system or individual parts is carried out.

    This section includes general observations on:

    • Overview of heating system
    • Water heating system
    • Fireplaces
    • Pipes to radiators
    • Radiators
  • Plumbing trap under kitchen sink

    Plumbing Installation

    A cursory view of the plumbing system is included.

    No opening up or testing of the system or individual parts is carried out.

    This section includes general observations on:

    • Overview of plumbing system
    • Plumbing supply and discharge, private or public
    • Lead rising mains
    • Taps and showers
    • Plumbing fixtures
    • Water storage tank
  • Cover of section A Building Regulations leaflet

    Legal

    In this section of our report we make comments and observations that will assist the client and his / her legal adivsor to request certain certificates or consents as part of the property conveyance.

    The observations include comments on:

    • Exempt developments
    • Developments that would normally require planning permission
    • Interior alteration to property
    • Site boundaries / Folio map
    • Parking / driveway
    • Oversailing / encroachement
    • Access / Rights of way
    • Septic tank percolation area
  • House shaped logo for property health check

    Our Service

    Our professional service will provide you with the following:

    • 24/7 online quotation service
    • Sample reports provided with quotation
    • Helpfull staff available for telephone queries during office hours
    • 24/7 online booking notification service
    • Access to property organised by us
    • A qualified building surveyor to perform your survey
    • Verbal report from the surveyor on the day of survey
    • PDF report emailed to you within 3 working days
    • PI insurance cover

Testimonial

From start to finish I have to say the whole process was very straight forward and there was no hassle or inconvenience to myself. I made one phone call and organised everything over the phone with no issues what so ever. The office organised access with the estate agent and on the day agreed the survey was carried out. We got a call from the engineer just after the survey and he outlined some main points. A few days later I received the report via email. The report was very detailed and alerted us to items we didn't know about. I have to say from start to finish the whole process was hassle free and very easy and the service we received was excellent.

Wayne Ruxton, Dublin (Sept 2016)
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20-20 vision videos

Quick insightful videos of issues our surveyors looks for, find and report on during their surveys.