Tools used for Condition Surveys

A home condition survey, also known as a modern building survey identifies defects in a clean presentation style with a 1,2,3 rating system from potential issues to those more serious. Where there are hard to access spaces such as the roof or loft, or when there is damp to survey, specialist tools are used to ensure accurate recordings are made.

Tools that I use to inspect roofs that are difficult to access is a Ball Cam the camera is mounted at the top of an 8m featherweight, telescopic, self locking pole and is perfect for taking pictures and videos of roofs, gutters, valleys and chimney stacks in area’s that cannot be seen from the ground.

To check for damp I use a Protimeter survey master.

Measuring I use Leica Disto’s

I take picture with a high quality Sony HX400V camera to ensure small details are captured for the report. 

If you are looking for a great survey these tools and my eyes and experience take a lot of beating!!

 

Properties surveyed in April and May

Since the start of April, we have seen a great range of properties, from from 2 bed cottages to 5 bed, grade II Listed properties from 1990’s to 1650 throughout Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Take a look below at the properties we have carried out Home Condition Surveys at.

Tring, Hertfordshire

Dunstable, Bedfordshire

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Tring, Hertfordshire

Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Dunstable, Bedfordshire

Wendover, Buckinghamshire

Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Wendover, Buckinghamshire

Dunstable, Bedfordshire

Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Aldbury, Tring, Hertfordshire

If you are interested in a Home Condition Survey, do not hesitate to get in touch with me today. Give me a call on 01525 220786 or fill in the form on the contact page and I will be in touch with you shortly.

A few faults found in a property up for auction

If you’re thinking of buying a property through auction, it is still important to get a Home Condition Survey carried out so you can properly assess the state of the property. We recently surveyed this property that was put up for auction and found a few faults. Some of these problems were more noticeable than others, though many issues can be missed if a survey of the property is not completed. Take a look below for pictures of some of the issues we found during our survey:

Gable lintel cracked and brickwork above dropping waiting for roof to drop.

Bay window coming away from main house.

Lintel too short for window and cracking above.

Kitchen floor cracked and wet.

Light switch older than me!

Slight damp to front bay window.

Damp to side wall of lounge.

Wet room Altro flooring split.

If you are buying a home, whether it is through an auction process or not, you should get a Home Condition Survey carried out on the property. Buying a property is an important and expensive financial decision, so it is essential to make sure the home you are purchasing is in good condition. At Alan Rance Surveyors, we regularly carry out Home Condition Surveys and other residential surveying services throughout Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Tring and the surrounding areas. For more information on how we can help, do not hesitate to contact us today.