Some basic tips on how to choose a building surveyor

Ask the following about the building surveyor: Does the Building Surveyor specialise in pre-purchase building surveys on new and old properties? Is the surveyor qualified to certify that building works are in compliance with building regulations and compliance with planning permission. Pre-purchase building surveys are predominately visual inspections. It is therefore of paramount importance that the surveyor you choose to […]

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Misunderstandings about party walls and boundary walls in Ireland

We get numerous calls to our office from both home owners and adjoining owners asking about their rights and responsibilities pertaining to their party walls and boundary walls. Quite often our callers have researched their questions and concerns over the internet or from friends and normally end up being more confused at the end of […]

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Building Surveyor on Boundary Disputes

  The Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 is designed to help adjoining property owners resolve any disputes about works on or near the boundary line between two properties if they themselves cannot come to an agreement. Boundaries are denoted on Ordnance Survey plans and also on the title plans on the title deeds. […]

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Party wall disputes

Avoiding party wall disputes It is worth checking before buying a new property or starting an extension whether the boundary are located in the proper location according to the folio map or title deeds of your property.  If you buy a property or start extension works without following the correct procedures you have the possiblity […]

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Why use a party wall expert for your building survey?

Answer Do you need advice on resolving party wall issues or boundary disputes? If you are considering a major investment in an attic conversion, building a side or rear extension, building a shed or garage, or even structurally modifying a shared ceiling or floor, chances are high that you will run into a party wall […]

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Mediation in Boundary Wall Disputes

Mediation is a process whereby an impartial and independent party wall surveyor facilitates home owners to a party wall dispute in resolving their differences.  Mediation by a boundary wall expert allows the home owners a less expensive alternative to court and greater personal control. The role of the Mediator is to help the both boundary wall […]

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When is a wall considered a party wall?

Answer Construction work, including renovations or extensions, may likely have some impact on a Party Wall structure. A wall is considered a party wall structure if it meets either of the following two conditions: The wall in question stands astride a boundary of land belonging to two or more different owners; this means that approximately […]

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Asbestos survey and your home

Asbestos surveys show that-asbestos related deaths and serious illnesses, normally results from inhaling the fibers in building asbestos materials. Asbestos use in building materials was to strengthen structures and improve fire resistance and was commonly used in houses. Asbestos related deaths usually followed long-term exposure to the raw material. The critical factor is whether it is exposed or not and […]

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About cracks in walls

When a Building Surveyor is inspecting a crack in a wall he is basing his opinion on what he can visually see at the time of inspection. Cracks can open and close over a season and a minor crack that is now visible to the building surveyor may be in existence since the property was […]

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About septic tanks

How septic tanks work Septic tanks are designed to allow liquids to flow through the tank and enter a percolation area without causing damage to the environment. Waste waters enter the tank and the flow is reduced through a series of baffles allowing the solids to sink to the bottom. Additionally, smaller particles float to […]

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What is pyrite in homes?

Pyrite In Your Home The damage that pyrite can cause is stressful to the home owner and an expensive problem to remedy. The possibility that pyrite may have been used in a small number of homes in a development can have a very negative affect on all property values in that development. The presence of […]

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Structural survey of roof

The main requirements of a roof is to prevent moisture penetration and to transfer the roof loads to load bearing walls of the property. Roofing is the water-resistant material what protects the structure from being damaged by water. The term roof is usually broader and includes the roofing and the supporting structure. With leak free […]

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What are some common areas of concern during structural surveys?

Answer The structure is by far the most important part of a building survey. In many instances, structural problems can be very expensive to repair. The structural part of the building survey involves examining all the visible parts of the exterior, the roof, interior walls, ceilings, floors, attic spaces, doors and window frames. Particular attention […]

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Basic information on electrics in your home

Electrical Service and Meter The electrical service to a property is supplied by either an overhead power cables or underground cables connecting directly into the ESB main fuse and ESB meter. These cables and meter are the property of the ESB. The service to most residential properties is single phase supplied by two conductors and […]

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Building Survey Cork Kerry Area. Adrigole Anascaul Bantry Baraduff Caherdaniel Cahersiveen Castleisland Castletown Bearhaven Dingle Glenbeigh Glengarriff Kenmare Kilgarvan Killarney Killorgan Lauragh Milltown Rathmore Sneem Tralee Waterville Our website also provides information about septic tanks, structural walls, roofs, floors, grounds and much more.

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Pre-purchase structural survey Dublin Kildare Meath Cork

Pre purchase structural survey carried out in the Dublin, Cork, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath.           Dublin 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,22,24 Adamstown Ailesbury Allenwood Ashbourne Ashtown Baldoyle Ballinteer Ballybrack Ballbriggan Ballsbridge Ballyboden Ballyfermot Ballymun Beaumont Belgard Blackrock Blanchardstown Blessington Booterstown Bray Cabinteely Cabra Carbury Carpenterstown Carrickmines Castleknock Celbridge Chapelizod Churchtown Citywest Clane Clondalkin Clonee Clonshaugh […]

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What to expect from a building survey

What to expect Many home buyers sometimes buy their home on impulse. Experienced building surveyors can help home buyers avoid buyers remorse by reporting on building defects and problems before the home buyer finds them after closing. As a professional Building Surveying company we at Property Health Check, provide our building surveying clients with the […]

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Property Health Check, our building surveyor client’s comment on their building surveys. About 70% of our pre-purchase building survey business originates from existing clients or from their solicitors who are familiar with our survey reports. We don’t advertise in phone book directories, local or national papers. We concenstrate our efforts in providing our clients with […]

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cost of structural building survey

Building Surveyor, cost of Structural Building Surveys in Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Kerry and in other counties. Buying a home is a huge investment. Making certain that it is safe for your family is the most vital part of the building survey we perform. We guide you through the building surveying process so you can rest […]

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Can you renegotiate on the agreed property price after defects are found?

Your detailed Pre Purchase Structural Survey Report can literally save you thousands of euro’s by renegotiating with the vendor or in some cases pulling out of the purchase when previously unknown serious defects come to light during your property survey. It doesn’t make sense to spend €250+ thousand euro’s on a house, only to move […]

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structural survey…..

  Your detailed Pre-Purchase Structural Survey Report can literally save you thousands of euro’s by renegotiating with the vendor or in some cases pulling out of the purchase when previously unknown serious defects come to lightduring our house survey. What sense does it make to spend €250+ thousands of euro’s on a house, only to […]

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    Your detailed Pre-Purchase Building Survey Report can literally save you thousands of euro’s by renegotiating with the vendor or in some cases pulling out of the purchase when previously unknown serious defects come to light during our building survey. What sense does it make to spend €250+ thousands of euro’s on a house, […]

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Planning permission/what-are-class-1-exempted-developments?

Answer Planning Permission and Exempted development schedule is set out in, S.I. 600 of 2001 http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2001/en/si/0600.html CLASS 1 The extension of a house, by the construction or erection of an extension (including a conservatory) to the rear of the house or by the conversion for use as part of the house of any garage, store, […]

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What defects do building surveyors look for?

Here’s the answer….. Our thorough Structural Survey will mean that YOU won’t get stuck buying a Money Pit. Over the last 20 years we have protected more than 15,000 home buyers just like you and we listen to what our customers say… Introduction The Role of the Seller The Role of the Building Surveyor Planning Issues and Certificates of Compliance […]

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FAQ’s about Septic tanks

HOW SEPTIC TANKS WORK Tanks are designed to allow waste liquids to flow through the tank and enter a percolation area without causing damage to the environment. Waste waters enter the tank and the solids to sink to the bottom. Smaller particles float to the surface creating a scum. Most of the waste decomposes through […]

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FAQ’s about pyrite in homes

With property prices continuing to fall, negative equity is a reality for a significant number of home-owners, especially those who bought in new developments. The structural damage that pyrite can cause is an expensive problem to fix and stressful to the property owner. If if an individual home has no pyrite in its back-fill, the […]

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Questions about Radon

Radon is a radioactive gas which occurs naturally in the ground from the decay of uranium present in rocks and soils. It is estimated that the effects of exposure to radon gas kills about 200 people a year in Ireland. What is radon? Radon is a radioactive gas which occurs naturally in the ground from […]

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FAQ’s about a House Survey

Q: What is a “House Survey”? A: A house survey is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation. Our building surveyor’s report will include an evaluation of the condition of the property’s roof, attic, roof coverings, exterior, grounds; interior walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors.  […]

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Building Surveyor comments on insurance terms and definitions

Building Surveyor comments on Insurance Terms and Definitions. Note, You should read your insurance policy document in full, different insurance companies may have different definitions then the ones listed below. An understanding of the terms used by insurance companies is a great starting point for unravelling your insurance policy. This insurance terms glossary contains some […]

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