Posted by Accomodation, Architecture, Property, Real Estate | Posted on 19-09-2012| Posted in
Whether you’re planning a large three storey renovation or a simple extension, conducting a survey will provide you with the vital information needed to ensure your project is a success. Here we’ve outlined some of the most common surveys used in construction projects across the globe.
When we hear the word “survey” the thought of complicated drawings and extensive investigatory tasks immediately spring to mind. However, a property survey is a simple sketch or map of your home which presents its boundaries and other physical features.
Residential property surveys are used to show the location of the house, garage, shed, pool, fence and/or any other features on your land. This helps you plan and complete the renovation task at hand with ease. Property surveys are often required by law when the home’s ownership changes. It is therefore a good idea to enlist the help of a professional, experienced surveyor to ensure the correct information is recorded.
Measured Building Survey
Measured building surveys are ideal for larger, more extensive renovation projects as they provide a detailed, colour drawing of your floor plans, elevations and 3D models.
Depending on the task at hand, expert surveyors can use laser scanning technology to quickly and accurately produce a 3D model of any structure. Elevations will provide an outline of all your home’s external features. If required, they can show full brick-by-brick detailing when history records are needed.
Floor plans are standard in many surveys as they provide you or your building contractor with handy information such as net and gross internal areas and accurate positioning of windows, doors and any other structural elements. Detailed versions can include additional information such as power outlets, switches, lights and radiators.
Homebuyers Survey and Valuation
Homebuyer surveys should be conducted if you’re thinking of buying or selling a property. They provide a general snapshot of the home to identify which areas need work or more specific investigation. A general HSV will include tasks such as the assessment of major and minor faults, assessment and reporting of damp areas, woodworm, insulation and drainage issues, recommendations for any further surveys, and the surveyor’s valuation of the property on the open market.
These are generally conducted on older builders before any kind of remodelling, renovation, repair or demolition project. The specialist survey ensures all property structures are asbestos free. Your surveyor will then provide you with a report which outlines a detailed notification of the investigation and findings.
Surveys provide an all over all health check for your home and reveal the property’s exact structural state. SUMO Services are professional surveyors providing a wide range of surveys to suit your property and your project. The well established company delivers top quality surveys which you and your builder can rely on.