Home Buyers Survey Bracknell

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What Types of House Survey Do We Offer?


SAM is one of the UK’s largest network of Surveyors with local surveyors throughout England. Our most popular property surveys are HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys and these inspections are completed by local RICS surveyors who have years of experience.

We handle all of the booking so you just need to call us for a quote and then we'll handle all of the access for you.
We offer many types of house survey including:
  • Level 2: HomeBuyers Report
  • Level 3: Building Survey
  • Damp & Timber Survey
  • Load Bearing Wall Survey
  • Chimney Breast Removal Survey
  • Snagging Survey
  • Removal of load bearing wall Survey
  • Property Valuation Survey
  • Probate Valuation Survey
  • Leasehold Valuation Survey
  • Structural Engineer Survey

If you are unsure which house survey to book click here or call us and we’ll advise you.

Not sure whether you need a Level 2: HomeBuyers Report or a Level 3: Building Survey? Find out by clicking here and seeing example reports
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Home Buyers Survey Bracknell

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Bracknell to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

Home Buyers Survey Bracknell

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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All of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a HomeBuyers Report Bracknell and Building Surveys in Bracknell.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, incredibly important when you are considering buying a home in Bracknell.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
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Subsidence Inspection

The surveyor will look for signs of subsidence during the structural survey within the property paying special attention to signs of cracking internally and to the external walls. As a rule, if you can fit the width of a 50p into a crack in a wall, it could be a sign of subsidence. Our surveyors will flag in their reports if they feel you need to instruct a structural engineer to review a crack further.


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Damp Testing

There are numerous reasons why a property can be affected by damp. The Surveyor will take samples in the property using a damp meter and assess the condition of the property to provide a report on whether they feel the property is affected by damp. Further investigations maybe suggested including getting a damp and timber specialist. 


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Identify Infestations

Woodworm, mice, rats and ants are infestations that your don't want in your home. Your surveyor will look for visible signs of mouse droppings, damage to floor boards (when visible) and damage to wiring, carpets or skirting boards


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Asbestos

Prior to its banned use, asbestos was a commonly used building material, particularly as part of cement products, floor tiles and roofing shingles. Asbestos was used for its durability and resistance to heat and is commonly found in artex ceilings, garage roofing and chimney stacks. Your surveyor will confirm if they suspect any materials in the property have asbestos and if so, suggest getting an asbestos surveyor to intrusively taking samples of the asbestos to confirm the type. A damp meter is used in a HomeBuyers Report Bracknell survey and the readings included within the report.


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If you are concerned about any defects with any property you are looking at buying in Bracknell, you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.

Survey tips for properties in Bracknell


Most of Bracknell's housing was built post-war, particularly after it was designated a new town in 1949, and there are many ongoing regeneration works. The Old Manor public house is one of the oldest buildings in the town and dates back to the 17fh century.

Jennett's Park is one example of many modern developments in the area (building started in 2007) offering very modern, standard construction homes.

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Noise pollution from road and rail in Bracknell is at its highest in the vicinity of the Twin Bridges Roundabout/Berkshire Way where the railway line is located next to a busy roundabout..
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Bracknell area are particularly raised around the A329/Berkshire Way, affecting streets nearby such as Beehive Road and Butler Drive. Raised levels of noise pollution from railways in the area accompany the main line which runs alongside the aforesaid Berkshire Way, making this thoroughfare a hot-spot for noise pollution..
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Chiney stacks service a fireplace normally found in the living room and are normally built of brickwork and fitted with lead flashings at the junction with the tiling.

In a recent inspection in The Green, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7BG, the mortar joints were not unduly weathered but the joints to the top courses tend to weather more due to their exposed position. If repointing is required in the future, it is recommended that you engage a specialist to quote for carrying out any necessary work which will be relatively expensive as scaffolding will be needed for access and safe working
Berkshire.pngBerkshire is a county which touches a small part of the borders of West London. It is a home county (because it borders Greater London) and is often called Royal Berkshire because it contains Windsor and Windsor Castle. It hosts a number of iconic UK landmarks such as Ascot (Ascot Racecourse), Wentworth (Golf Course), Sunningdale (Golf Course), Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park and Eton School. Virginia Water was the first postcode area where the average property price exceeded one million.

Like many of the home counties, there are many essentially commuter dormitory settlements which house London workers. Reading (which is Berkshire's county town) in particular is a larger one and is popular because of its very fast rail links with Central London - there are many one-stop services to London Paddington and it is also due to be the western terminus of the Crossrail line. 

Listed Building Surveyors Bracknell
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Bracknell area including its surrounds including e.g. Wokingham and Sunningdale.

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Bracknell Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Bracknell Forest Council at Bracknell Forest Council, Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1JD, telephone 01344 352 000, or you can check for the most recently stored planning applications online here:


Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension.

RICS Find a surveyor in Bracknell

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Wokingham, Ascot, Sunningdale, Bagshot, Crowthorne, Sandhurst and Holyport.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Bracknell. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing surveys on properties in Bracknell we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.

You can see some of our expert surveyors by clicking here - 


Home Buyers Survey Bracknell

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 40 Broadlands Court, Wokingham Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 1PJ
  • 39 Manston Drive, Easthampstead, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7PJ
  • 53 Ollerton, Hanworth, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7RA
  • 20 Knightswood, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7ZS
  • 20 Shearwater Drive, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8EN

 

What is included in a Building Survey?

The Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors provides guidance on what you can expect to have included in your survey report.

The main areas included in the inspection are assessments for signs of subsidence, testing for damp, a review of drains and a loft and roof space inspection.

Checks are also made to identify any signs of asbestos or infestation which may require further specialist checks.

Utilities are assessed and any recommendations made if any concerns about age and condition are identified.

Testing of equipment cannot be carried out as tests can only be carried out by qualified specialists such as plumbers or electricians based locally in Bracknell.

The surveyor provides recommendations in the legal section of the report which should be passed to the legal adviser carrying out the conveyancing to ensure any necessary enquiries are raised with the vendor’s solicitor.