Construction methods and materials vary throughout Norfolk from clay lump and Norfolk reed thatched houses in the south of the County to carr stone and chalk walls in the west. With older properties in North Norfolk there are typically solid walls faced in flintwork with soft red Norfolk brick ashlars and dressings. The pitched roofs are often clad with handmade clay pantiles, which again were generally made locally. The main walls of modern properties are generally faced in brickwork, often red to match the vernacular, with modern machine made clay or concrete tiles. Local construction methods are well known to our surveyors who are able to apply this local knowledge when preparing surveys.
Our standard Building Survey involves a detailed external and internal inspection of the property. The surveyor will attempt to access all areas of the property, although some parts may be inaccessible, in which case he will advise you accordingly. Our report includes estimated contingency costs for repairs. We offer the option of a technical report or a briefer, summarising report with the survey. Both contain essentially the same structural and repairing information, although the latter contains less detail. We estimate the reinstatement cost of the property for insurance purposes in all cases. We will include a Market Valuation, with comparables when these are available.
In addition to the Building Survey, we offer a full range of other survey and valuation services to suit your particular needs. We seek to provide clients with the best possible advice for a competitive fee. If you are considering commissioning a survey or valuation and would like some initial help and advice, and to discuss the level of our fee, then please contact Steve Scott-Fawcett or Jonathan Hodgetts in the first instance.