Discover our range of services with our informative guide!
A building survey is a comprehensive building inspection that is designed to report the condition of the property, identify any defects and their cause, the urgency in the which the property needs to be repaired and any options that may be needed maintenance.
Home Buyer Surveys are more comprehensive than a home Condition Survey, and include elements such as broadband speed, boundary problems, and if there is any damp present. Our Home Condition Surveys also come with multiple photos and diagrams, to give you a better understanding of your property! Our expert surveyors can produce the report in a readable and user-friendly format, which is then checked independently to ensure its quality.
A Home Buyer Survey is a visual inspection of your property, whereby a surveyor makes an assessment of your home and reports any faults or defects. This looks at all major permanent features, as well as heating,drainage, electric, gas and water services. We would only recommend this survey for more modern properties, as an older or more dilapidated home may require a full-building-survey.
Our valuations assess the likely value of a property, taking into account size, location, condition, and current trends in the market. We can also advise on suitable rent for a property along with suggestions on how owners can increase profit through investment and redevelopment.
If you are thinking of becoming a buy-to-let investor or if you are looking to expand your existing portfolio, then a Buy-to-Let Survey is essential! These surveys assess the features and flaws of a property and highlight any elements that may harm your future ability to lease. This typically includes an assessment of the windows and doors, guttering and chimneys, and signs for any movement within the structure.
A Specific Fault Diagnosis is the examination of a single, specific fault in your property and is designed to advise the property owner of how to maintain or fix that flaw. As many minor faults are frequently misdiagnosed, resulting in expensive and unneeded works, our aim is to detect the true root of the problem and provide an exhaustive report on how best to deal with it.
If you are planning to carry out building works on your property boundary, or 'party wall' then you may require a Party Wall Survey. These works could include cutting into said party wall, creating an entirely new wall or rebuilding part of the wall. If you and your neighbour cannot come to an agreement about the works, then this is when a 'Party Wall Survey' will be required; this is a legal document, complied by one of our full-trained surveyors, which clearly states the intended works, when the works will be carried out, and who will pay for what etc.
An Energy Performance Certificate provides a record of the energy efficiency rating of a building, and is needed whenever a property is built, sold or rented. We will assess your property and produce the EPC certificate, which is then valid for 10 years.
A SAP calculation is required for a new home or dwelling before work is commenced on the property and is the calculation required to produce a Predicted EPC (see above for more information on EPC's). The SAP calculation itself is considered through numerous factors, such as construction materials used, insulation, air leakage and any renewable energy technologies utilised.
Your Domestic Energy Assessor will inspect your property and collect information on age, the number of floors,the type of building, hot water and heating systems. They will be able to offer customers practical advice on how to improve their energy efficiency and explain the intricacies o9f energy efficiency ratings.
A floor plan is a horizontal cross-section through a building. DH Surveying can produce a measured floor plan of all areas of the the property showing all structural features including walls, windows, beams and doors, along with additional elements like lift shafts, voids, ceiling plans, radiators and other fixtures.
Your Green Deal Advice Report will contain your EPC certificate, an occupancy assessment that measures energy use for each occupier, suggested improvements and an estimate of the money that these improvements could save. We also provide a statement that clarifies how much money these improvements could stand to save you through reduced energy output!