Oakfield Building Chartered Surveyors

Building Surveyor Crowthorne, Berkshire

Oakfield Chartered Surveyors offers a comprehensive range of building surveyor services in Crowthorne, Berkshire. This includes Level 3 Building Surveys, Homebuyer Surveys (RICS Home Survey Level 2), Specific Defect Reports, Commercial Surveys, Historic Building Surveys, Drone Roof Surveys, Party Wall Services, Licences to Alter, and various types of valuations. We pride ourselves on our modern approach to business and providing personalised solutions tailored to your individual needs.


Building Surveyor Services in Crowthorne, Berkshire

Crowthorne is a beautiful town in Berkshire that boasts a unique property landscape with buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Whether you’re considering buying or selling a property in Crowthorne, it’s important to ensure that your investment is sound by having a comprehensive building surveyor service. At our firm, we specialise in providing high-quality building surveyor services, aimed at ensuring that our clients get an enjoyable and stress-free experience.

You might be looking to buy a beautiful Victorian-style house; a building survey conducted by our experts will inspect the entire property for defects or potential issues such as dampness, rotting timbers, subsidence, or structural defects. Any issues identified can be corrected before you purchase the home, saving you time and money.

We pride ourselves on accuracy and attention to detail while sticking to all professional guidelines. We cater to both residential and commercial properties throughout Crowthorne and greater Berkshire area. Our experts are specialists in conducting surveys and have over 20 years of property experience.


Local Expertise in Crowthorne's Unique Property Landscape

Crowthorne is a town situated on the border of Berkshire and Hampshire, known for its tranquil surroundings and beautiful wooded areas. As property surveyors, our local expertise in Crowthorne’s unique property landscape allows us to offer specialist services to homeowners, buyers and sellers alike.

Our team has an in-depth understanding of the local area and residential property market, allowing us to provide bespoke and comprehensive advice to our clients. We can advise on anything from historic building regulations to environmental hazards, ensuring that your property transactions run smoothly and efficiently.

We collaborate with architects, estate agents, solicitors, and builders in Crowthorne to provide a full range of property-related services.

Detailed Breakdown of Survey Types Provided

We offer a variety of survey options tailored to meet your specific needs as a homeowner or buyer in Crowthorne. These include level 3 building surveys (formerly known as structural surveys), Homebuyer Reports (Level 2), Specific Defect reports tailored around specific concerns you have about the condition or part of your residential property or land and Historic Building Surveys.

Our Level 3 Building Survey is the most comprehensive home survey service we offer and is recommend for larger properties or those that are expected to undergo some form of renovation. The Building Survey highlights issues such as subsidence and structural movement alongside remedial works required, which may include dampness control, roof repairs, and foundation strength, including whether works previously carried out on the property have been done appropriately.

In contrast, our Homebuyer Reports offer more concise and affordable feedback on specific areas of the house deemed most important. However, it is worth noting that these are designed for houses built after 1900 which appear to be in a reasonable condition and do not have any unique features. Specific Defect reports can target specific issues and extract detailed information or resolve concerns regarding an individual aspect of the property such as roofing complications or insulation deficits, elevating concern where/when necessary.

At Oakfield Chartered Surveyors, we aim to provide all the information you need at your fingertips to make informed decisions about your investments. Our services give peace of mind that whatever you invest in or sell will remain sustainable, compliant with law regulations, safe, energy-efficient and able to withstand environmental and human pressures over time.


Type Of Survey


Level 3 Building Surveys

Comprehensive survey usually applied to large properties or those expected to undergo renovation works

Homebuyer Reports (RICS Home Survey Level 2)

The standard residential property survey recommended for newer-builds in a “reasonable condition”

Specific Defect reports

Focused examination on one issue affecting the property e.g., subsidence or dampness

Commercial Surveys

Includes Schedule of Condition surveys which identifies who is responsible for which part of maintaining a commercial structure

Crowthorne Surveyors

We are one of the leading Chartered Surveyors covering London, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Middlesex 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.


Historic Building Surveys

Owning a historic building can be an exciting experience, but it also comes with its unique concerns. Structures built in the past come with unique materials and construction methods that can make inspections challenging. This is where historic building surveys come in. A surveyor will conduct a thorough inspection of the building, evaluating the structure’s condition and identifying any potential problems that may arise in the future.

To ensure nothing goes unnoticed, surveyors conducting historic building surveys use techniques like carbon dating and dendrochronology to determine the age of materials used in construction. They’ll evaluate building materials such as wood, brickwork, plaster, and stonework to identify any signs of damage or erosion caused by environmental factors such as humidity or moisture.

Once the inspection is complete, clients are provided with detailed reports outlining every aspect of the structure’s condition, including external and internal components. The report highlights areas that require attention due to material decay or general wear and tear.

For instance, a historic building may have suffered smoke damage from an old chimney during its operational period. Such model-specific aspects need identification before settling on purchasing or carrying out renovation work.

This comprehensive condition report provides buyers with the knowledge they need to decide whether repairs or maintenance are required before purchase. For current owners, a report on present problems is essential for timely fixes that can prevent significant issues later down the line.


The Role and Impact of Building Surveyors

Building surveying services is an essential aspect of the property market. As property inspections specialists, building surveyors play a key role in safeguarding both buyers and sellers by conducting thorough inspections of properties before transactions take place. They are also responsible for the assessment of properties about potential defects or damages.

There are different types of surveys that building surveyors undertake – from identifying areas that require repairs to determining the overall structural stability of a building. These observations can range from minor wear and tear or suggest more severe issues that might significantly impact property values.

Once the inspection is complete, surveyors give clients detailed reports that include all their findings compiled into one comprehensive document outlining the observed issues. With this report, clients can make sound decisions regarding the purchase or repair of a property.

In addition to providing solutions to existing problems, building surveyors also offer advice on how best to maintain a property’s value and ensure it complies with all regulation codes.

Whether you’re buying or selling a house, investing in commercial real estate or interested in renovating an existing structure, having a qualified building surveyor could save you time and money by identifying any potential problems before they escalate into costly issues.


Looking for a Building Surveyor in Crowthorne?

We are one of the leading Chartered Surveyors covering London, Buckinghamshire, Maidenhead 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.


Why Choose a Local Crowthorne Surveyor?

Local knowledge is essential when considering the purchase or renovation of a property in Crowthorne. Oakfield’s surveyors have experience dealing with residential surveys, neighbourly disputes and party wall matters specific to the area. Our familiarity with local codes and regulations means we are poised to provide valuable insights about land use and zoning restrictions.

Having a locally based surveyor would mean faster turn-around times between inspections, which can speed up the sales process significantly. Building surveyors establish relationships with reliable contractors and tradespeople in the area who can promptly address issues discovered during a survey.

Using a local surveyor also has the added benefit of supporting local businesses, increasing community involvement, and potentially improving network connections around the area. By choosing Oakfield Chartered Surveyor, clients are assured of our quality of work and area expertise.

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