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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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Taunton is the county town of Somerset, which had become well-established by the Saxon era. It hosts Taunton Castle, which was originally developed notably in 1138, but which subsequently lost most of its original features at various times.

It developed greatly when the Grand Western Canal arrived in 1839 and when the railway arrived in 1842.

There is a plethora of properties from different periods in the town, including for example The Crescent, which has Georgian terrace houses, the Victorian terraces in Greenway Road, the large Victorian detached houses in Staplegrove, the council (or ex-council, because of Right to Buy) estates of Pryland, Ladymead, Priswood and Holway, built in various periods between the 1920s and the 1960s and very modern houses.

New build developments include terraced houses in Morse Road, Norton Fitzwarren; large detached properties in Sherlands Heights, Stonegallows; modern flats in Keeper Close and semi-detached houses in Firepool View.


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Home Buyers Survey Taunton

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Properties in Taunton built in close proximity to the River Tone, in streets such as Wood Street and Yarde Place, are in areas where flood warnings and alerts are issued from time to time.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, Taunton, including streets such as Blackthorne Road and Ullswater Southfield Close, is in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon poteential of 5-10% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Taunton area mainly centre around the main road – Toneway, affecting roads and streets such as Haydon Lane and Broughton Brook.

SomersetSomerset is a county in south-west England and is mainly rural with rolling hills. These include the Mendips, the Quantocks, Exmoor National Park and the Blackdown Hills, all of which are well worth a leisurely visit. Somerset is synonymous with cider and scrumpy, particularly in the Taunton area.

The county is made up from seven districts; South Somerset, Taunton Deane, West Somerset, Sedgemoor, Mendip, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset. The county town is Taunton and the county also contains the beautiful city of Bath (which is its own administrative authority), with its celebrated Roman remains and excellent architecture. Adjacent counties include Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Dorset and Devon.

There are 3 universities in the ceremonial county; these are the University of Bath, Bath Spa University and the University of the West of England. The nearest airport is in Bristol and the M5 is the one motorway going through the county.

Other excellent places to visit there include Cheddar Gorge (yes, Cheddar cheese does come from here, invented by accident around 800 years ago!), Wookey Hole Caves and Glastonbury Tor.

The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts takes place most years in Pilton, near Shepton Mallet, attracting over 170,000 music and culture lovers from around the world to see world-famous entertainers.

Yeovil Town is in the Football League and Somerset County Cricket Club play at Taunton. The team used to include Ian Botham, Viv Richards and Joel Garner among other top stars of the cricket world.

Tarr Steps near Winsford in Somerset is thought to date from around 1000 BC and is the oldest bridge in Britain still in use – there is no concrete joining the stones which make up its fabric!

Listed Building Surveyors Taunton

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Taunton. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Taunton

TA2 7RX

Taunton Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Taunton Deane Borough Council at The Deane House, Belvedere Rd, Taunton TA1 1HE, telephone 01823 356 356, 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.

Home Buyers Survey in and around Taunton

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Trull, Creech St Michael, North Curry, Hatch Beauchamp, Corfe, Blagdono Hill and Bishop's Lydeard.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Taunton. 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 Taunton we'll be able to give you the detailed Taunton HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Taunton

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Massingham Park, Priorswood Rd, Taunton TA2 7RX
  • 34 Trull Rd, Taunton, Somerset TA1 4QS
  • 89 Paul St, Taunton TA1 3TP
  • 59 81 Bridgwater Rd, Taunton TA1 2DU
  • 16 Priory Bridge Rd, Taunton, South West TA1 1DX

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Taunton 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.

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Fast Availability and
Delivery of Reports

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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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years 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 Home Buyers Survey in Taunton.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Taunton, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey for your peace of mind.

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)
If the Home Buyers Survey shows up any such problems, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it.

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property in Taunton has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Don't release your survey report to anyone!

The survey report belongs to you and should be used to support you in the decision of whether to proceed with buying the property at the current asking price.

You should never release the full surveyor's report to the seller or the selling estate agent as it may contain information that could weaken your bargaining position. The best advice is to only release snippets from the report that you are discussing with the seller or are looking to negotiate on.

Read more about how to successfully negotiate with your seller.