Since the first edition was published in 1983, Building Surveys has been the core text in its field for students and professionals alike. Covering everything needed for initial inspections such as equipment, know-how and procedures to writing an accurate report, this book is a proven indispensable guide.
It considers all the structural elements required when surveying a property for example, foundations, walls and roofs as well as what to look out for and how to deal with it. Legal considerations and recent cases are used to illustrate good working practice making this a comprehensive text to this important subject.
Table of Contents
Surveyors and their instructions; House surveys; Foundations; Walls; Floors; Roofs and chimneys; Joinery and carpentry; Finishes and surfaces; Services; The report; Home Condition Report; Reports on non-residential buildings; Reports on flats and other dwellings in multiple occupation; Reports on new buildings; Reports on older buildings; Reports on leasehold properties; Reports for prospective mortgages; A typical Building Survey report; Legal considerations; Dilapidations; Conservation and the surveyor; The surveyor as an expert witness