Home Buyers Survey Trowbridge

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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 Trowbridge

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Trowbridge 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 Trowbridge

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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.

Trowbridge HomeBuyers Survey

Panel of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors - RICS Surveyors

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 Trowbridge and Building Surveys in Trowbridge.

A Home Buyer 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 Trowbridge, 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)
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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 Trowbridge 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 Trowbridge, 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 Trowbridge


Trowbridge is a large market town in Wiltshire and its history stretches back to at least the 10th century.

Its town centre is full of 18th century buildings erected by wealthy clothiers. Architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner famously described the town centre as a 'row of palaces'. Some of those palatial 18th century exteriors are facades covering earlier 16th-17th century houses.

There are also a number of Victorian period survivals of various sizes. The town also has much housing constructed in the 20th century and up to the present date, both municipal and private.

New build developments include the semi-detached houses in Elmhurst Gardens, the detached houses around Hilperton and flats in Roundstone Mews, near the town's centre.


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Properties in Trowbridge built in the close vicinity of the River Biss and Paxcroft Brook, in streets such as Ashton Road and Old Farm Road, are in an area 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).
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Some properties in Trowbridge may be located in an area which is subject to a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

A recent local authority search for a property in Market Place, Melksham revealed that it was within a CIL area.

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. It came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010. Development may be liable for a charge under the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), if your local planning authority has chosen to set a charge in its area.

Click to find out more about the Community Infrastructure Levy(CIL)
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Trowbridge area mainly centre around the A350, affecting nearby streets such as West Ashton Road and Common Hill.
Wiiltshire.pngWiltshire is a county in South West England and its county town is Trowbridge. It has high downland and wide valleys and is arguably most notable for the Stonehenge and Avebury ancient stone circles found on Salisbury Plain. It also contains a number of well known country houses including Longleat and Stourhead. The landlocked county borders Dorset, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Berkshire.

Originally Wiltshire's county town was Wilton but the county council is now based in Trowbridge. Salisbury is the county's only city although Swindon, which has five times as many people as Salisbury (around 210,000), is its most populated built-up area.

The M4 is the one motorway going through the county and the main transport hub is Swindon, which has regular direct trains to London Paddington and other major conurbations. The nearest major airport is Southampton.

There are three universities in Wiltshire, all located in Swindon. These are; Cranfield University, a postgraduate-only institution, which has strong links with industry and the business world; the University of the West of England and the University of Bath in Swindon.

Wiltshire has many attractions, some of which are very quirky, including Burlington, a huge nuclear bunker which can accommodate 4,000 people, Longleat Safari Park, the Kennet & Avon Canal Museum in Devizes, the Swindon and Cricklade Railway and Salisbury Cathedral.

Swindon also hosts the Magic Roundabout, which has been voted the UK's scariest road junction.
 

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

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Trowbridge Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Wiltshire Council at Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN, telephone 0300 456 0100, 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 near me in Trowbridge

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Bradford-on-Avon, Avoncliff, Yarnbrook, Staverton, Westbury, Southwick and Ditton Marsh.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Trowbridge. 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 Trowbridge 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 Trowbridge

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 14 Meridian Walk, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 9SX
  • The Gables, 50 Cock Hill, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 9BQ
  • 26 Conigre Square, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8LJ
  • 1a Roundstone St, Trowbridge BA14 8DA
  • 72 Brook Rd., Trowbridge, BA14 9DL

 

Do I have to be present at my survey?

Your RICS surveyor will not normally allow clients to be on site whilst they are inspecting a property.

Firstly, their indemnity insurance only covers themselves, not clients, if any damage was caused to the property during the course of their inspection.

Additionally, as you might expect, they need to concentrate fully on the job at hand and the presence of a client might interrupt their concentration, potentially causing a serious defect to be missed.

Our surveyors always call you post inspection to run through any areas of concern and if you have noticed any areas that look to have a problem we can let your surveyor know about this in advance and they will be sure to pay attention to the matter and note their findings in their report.