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Chartered Building Surveyors
As Chartered Building Surveyors we offer specialised services relating to property and construction for existing, new builds and restoration projects.
What is a Chartered Building Surveyor?
Chartered Building Surveyors provide specialised services on all property and construction matters. This includes Structural/Pre-Purchase Surveys on all forms of existing residential dwellings, new build construction and period properties.
- An appraisal of the form and materials of construction.
- A technical analysis of significant defects revealed and advice on appropriate further actions.
- A budget estimate on significant repairs. Identification of less significant defects, general disrepair and shortcomings in the physical condition, maintenance and design of the building.
- Highlight any statutory compliance or planning regulation issues.
Why Use a Chartered Surveyor?
The title “Chartered” when related to a building surveyor, is a protected title and only those who have earned membership into the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have the right to use it. The title shows that a surveyor has achieved the ‘gold standard’ of professional competence.
Chartered Building Surveyors are specifically educated and trained to carry out building inspections and other related services so you can be assured of the highest standards. Chartered Building Surveyors are experts in diagnosing building defects and in building pathology generally. Click here to view the extent of services which are typically provided by Chartered Building Surveyors.
All RICS members must also continually update their knowledge and competence throughout their working life, which is completed through the RICS’s Continuous Professional Development ensuring that the client can be confident the advice they receive will be of the highest and most professional standard.
A Chartered Surveyor must also adhere to a set of practice standards and codes of practice which can be found at www.rics.org. The RICS practice standards and codes of practice are internationally renowned and regarded as a true mark of quality. All Chartered Building Surveyors must also carry comprehensive Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance.
Working in partnership with the RICS, the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) is the independent professional body for Chartered Surveyors working and practising in Ireland.
Schedule of Services typically provided by a Chartered Building Surveying Practice
- Building Inspections / Structural Surveys (Commercial & Residential).
- Schedules of Condition, including Photographic Schedules of Condition.
- Schedules of Dilapidations.
- Defects Analysis including defects monitoring.
- Contract Administration.
- Insurance Repairs Advice.
- Estimating and Costing of Works.
- Producing Drawings (AutoCAD).
- Producing Specifications for Works.
- Producing Schedules of Work.
- Producing Health & Safety Plans.
- Valuing Works on site.
- Planning Applications including planning consultancy work.
- Fire Safety Certificate Applications.
- Health & Safety Audits.
- Disability Discrimination Audits.
- Certificates of Compliance.
- Residential BER Certificates.
- Residential Energy Audits.
- Snag Lists.
- Project Management.
- Development Monitoring / Supervision and Certification.
- Dispute resolution.
- Expert Witness.
- Boundary Disputes.
- Land Surveys, Boundary Confirmation.
- Land / Legal Mapping.
- Damp surveys and remedial work recommendations.
Should you require any other type of service please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.
Our rates are based on the size, age, location and extent of alterations to a property.
We provide a nationwide service. We can be contacted directly in Dublin on 01-685 6935, in Galway on 091-399935 or by mobile 087 269 3319.
Alternatively, please fill out our quick query form on this page. Once completed, we will contact you as soon as possible with a competitive quotation. If the type of service you require is not listed we would be happy to discuss your specific needs.
The Importance of a Building Survey
Buying a house is probably going to be the largest long term financial commitment that most people will ever make, and if they want to be fully aware of the condition of their potential property then a Pre-Purchase Survey or building survey is very necessary.
The survey that a mortgage provider completes is only to assess whether the property is good security for the loan. It will not obtain all the information you will need in order to know if the property is sound or not.
A building survey carried out by a Chartered Building Surveyor will provide you with the information and advice you need to make an informed decision on whether to proceed with the purchase or to look elsewhere.
A full building survey (known to many as a ‘Structural Survey’) will advise on the on the condition of each section of the property. It will list it’s condition and any defects encountered, and give informed advice on the scope of any necessary works.
The time to undertake a building survey is in the period between having an offer accepted and before exchanging contracts.
“Thanks for the snag report sent last week, clear to see that it’s very much worth getting a professional to do this job!
Just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for such a thorough report…We have already recommended you to a number of our friends who are looking at houses, and we plan on getting in touch again soon when we are ready to move forward with a different property.
With appreciation and regards,
Areas covered by our surveys
Building and Planning Regulations Compliance Issues
BER (Building Energy Rating)
- Essential Repairs
- Desirable Repairs