Home Buyers Survey Bridgwater

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Bridgwater has a rich architectural history. The Church of St Mary, for example, a Grade I listed building, dates back to the 13th century. The Blake Museum, where Admiral Blake was born in 1598, has been largely restored. There are a fair number of 'survivals' from the long Georgian and Victorian eras, with more than a few Victorian terraces in evidence for example.

During the 19th century, the Church of St John the Baptist in Blake Place was built by John Brown in 1843, and Castle House (originally named Portland Castle after Portland cement), reputedly the first domestic house in the UK to be built from concrete, was constructed in 1851 by John Board, a local brick and tile manufacturer.

The first council estate to be built in the town was in the 1930s at Kendale Road, followed by those at Bristol Road. The 1950s saw the start of a significant increase in post-war housebuilding, with council house estates being started at Sydenham and Rhode Lane and the former cooperative estate near Durleigh.

House building has continued steadily right up to the present time, where there a fair number of new build developments.

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A RICS Level III Building Survey remains the industry standard of defect surveys available and if you're looking at buying a property in Bridgwater's area which is of large scale and/or has many outbuildings and/or is fairly old (Edwardian/Victorian and further back) and not of standard construction, you are always well-advised to get one.

A recent such survey a client bought for a property in Pinewood, Somerton TA11 6JW illustrated how worthwhile these reports can be when it comes to making a firm decision to progress with a purchase.

The RICS surveyor noted a variety of essential repairs which the client would be advised to carry out after buying. These included, among other things;

  • considering hard pruning or cutting down the tree in the front garden following inspection of the root system;
  • asking a drainage expert to inspect and quote for repairs to mortar joints on all elevations of the house, garage and extension to prevent ingress of water and damp; and
  • getting soffit boards to improve ventilation to the roof void.

Not only do these kinds of facts put you in the 'driving seat' if you choose to buy but they might influence you to bargain for a reduction in selling price or even pull out of the purchase if there are too many adverse findings in the report.
When you're thinking of buying a relatively recently-built property of standard construction which isn't excessively large, you are advised to get a RICS Level II Survey, otherwise known as a HomeBuyer Report to check if there are any suspicions of serious defects which might affect the property and your enjoyment of it when you move in.

In a recent such report bought for a property in Bridgwater's locale, specifically in Greenway Crescent TA2 6NH, the surveyor noted that there was no external evidence of a damp proof course being installed retrospectively and that the potential buyer should not only obtain guarantee documentation for they obtain a bonded (insurance-backed) guarantee which provides protection should the installer cease trading.
The South West of England is known to be comparatively more affected by the presence of radon gas than the rest of the country and Bridgwater is no exception. 

Large areas of the town, including where streets such as Alfoxton Road, Durleigh Road and Spaxton Road are located, are in bands of elevated radon potential where the maximum radon potential is 1-3% above the action level. 

The Environmental Search report – mandatory if you're a mortgage purchaser – flags up the potential presence of radon and, depending on whether it is likely to be found and what level it might be present at, might advise taking further action, something which your conveyancing solicitor can give you further advice about.

Listed Building Survey Bridgwater

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

We have completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Pyrus Walk TA5 2RS
  • Beech Road TA6 4FA
  • Haywater Avenue TA6 7BP
  • Kings Square TA1 3FN
  • Eastgate Gardens TA1 1RE

Building Survey Bridgwater Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Sedgemoor District Council at Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3AR, telephone 0300 303 7800, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Bridgwater

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Taunton, Frome, Bristol, Bath, Barnstaple, Yeovil and Weston-super-Mare.

We work with specialist RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Bridgwater. 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 building surveys on properties in Bridgwater we'll be able to give you the detailed Bridgwater HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.



Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey is completed by a qualified RICS surveyor and delivers a visual inspection of the property in Bridgwater and the surrounding garden. The aim of the survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is to identify potential risks or defects that you may not know are there such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

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Level 2 HomeBuyer Report with a Valuation

A HomeBuyer Report, also known as a Home Buyers Survey, is generally suitable for:

  • Bungalows
  • Flats
  • Standard construction houses

The majority of Bridgwater's leasehold flats require only a RICS HomeBuyer Report but for any Victorian conversions, a Building Survey may well be required.