Building Surveyors Northwood

The Building Surveyors here at Oakfield Chartered Surveyors in Northwood, Middlesex are able to offer a range of services to support you with property-related matters. Whether you are buying a property, extending a house or need professional support on neighbourly matters, one of our building surveyors will be able to help you.

Buildings Surveying Services

Our building surveyors have extensive knowledge of planning and construction regulations and requirements and are able to provide a wide range of specialist services, from arranging asbestos checks to dealing with party wall issues.

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Level 2 Homebuyer survey

Planning Applications and Party Wall matters

One of our surveyors in Northwood can advise you on party wall matters at the planning stage of the process. Instructing surveyors at this stage will save you time down the line and ensure your design meets the requirements of the Party Wall Etc Act.. Professional support during this process facilitates a smooth and efficient application process. As part of the survey process, we can also advise on building regulation matters.

Specific defect report

Where there are known or suspected issues at a property, you will be advised to have further investigations carried out. This may take the form of a specific defect report, which will give you an in-depth inspection and assessment of the problem.

Building Surveys Northwood?

We are one of the leading Chartered Surveyors covering London, Buckinghamshire, Marlow and Oxfordshire and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality building surveys.
Contact us to discuss your requirements further.

Party Wall Matters

If you need to serve notice under the party wall act or have received a notice from your neighbour who is undertaking an extension or a shared wall, one of our surveyors can help to guide you through this process.

Schedule of condition

If boundary work is planned, a schedule of condition can be prepared as a precaution in case the work impacts the neighbouring property. The schedule of condition records the state of the neighbouring property prior to any work commencing, so it is easy to identify any damage caused by the works.

Homebuyer report: RICS Level 2 Survey

The RICS Level 2 survey involves a thorough inspection of a property to ensure that you are clear about its condition before you decide whether to buy it. The building surveyor will conduct an assessment of the property, including:

  • checking timber for rot and woodworm
  • testing for damp and checking the damp proof course
  • checking services – gas, electricity, water
  • assessing boundary walls and fences
  • checking for any signs of subsidence
  • examining means of escape
  • identifying any local issues which could impact the property, e.g. noise pollution or flooding
Full Structural Survey

Building Survey

The Building Survey, also known as the RICS Level 3 survey or a full structural survey, is the most thorough among the property surveys we carry out. In addition to the comprehensive coverage provided in the Homebuyer report, the building surveyor conducts a more detailed inspection and analysis of the building’s structure. This includes both visual examination and testing, if necessary. To access concealed areas without causing damage to the building, the building surveyor may rearrange furniture and other items. For instance, furniture might be moved to inspect walls for signs of mold or dampness. If there are suspected defects that require destructive testing, the building surveyor will document them in the survey report. 

A building survey means that you are not buying “blind”. It allows you to make an informed decision, avoiding the risk of discovering issues with the property once you already own the property.

Valuations

We prepare a range of valuations for our clients, focusing on different aspects including: 

  • Help to Buy valuations 
  • Insurance valuations 
  • Mortgage valuations 
  • Matrimonial valuations 
  • Probate valuations

How to choose building surveyors in Northwood Middlesex

  • Be a chartered surveyor, with an RICS-accredited qualification
  • Have experience in conducting surveys and other services
  • Discuss your specific survey requirements with you
  • Provide advice and answer your questions on surveys and other buildings and construction-related matters
  • Supply a copy of the terms of engagement on request

    If you want to understand in more detail the type of information the survey will give you, ask the surveyor for an example of a survey report.

Building Surveys Northwood, Middlesex

We are one of the leading Chartered Surveyors covering London, Buckinghamshire, Marlow and Oxfordshire and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality building surveys.
Contact us to discuss your requirements further.

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Chartered Surveyors in Northwood: Quotes for building surveyor services

Oakfield Chartered Surveyors is an independent firm, with extensive knowledge of the property sector in the home counties and London. Our experienced building surveyors all have RICS-accredited qualifications and cover level 3 building surveys and level 2 home buyer surveys. When you instruct a building surveyor from Oakfield Chartered Surveyors, you are assured of the highest standards of service, customised to meet your specific requirements. Call us today to discuss the services you need, and we will be delighted to prepare a free estimate of our fees.

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