SSJ Chartered Surveyors

Building Defect Reports


Building Defect Reports

Silk Sharples Jennings have over 20 years’ experience in providing property valuations and surveys including RICS HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys. In cases where these types of surveys are not entirely appropriate or sufficient, we can prepare specific Building Defect Reports for additional investigation and assessment.

Why do you need a Building Defect Report?

Sometimes, in the course of the property purchasing process, one or more specific building defects can come to light that require further expert examination. A Building Defect Report can focus on individual parts of the building structures, such as individual cracking or distortion, or it can be a more general investigation of issues such as the condition of mortar pointing, roof coverings, damp or timber defects.

At Silk Sharples Jennings, we can prepare Building Defect Reports for a variety of issues such as:

  • Dampness and condensation
  • Subsidence and settlement
  • Substandard materials and/or workmanship
  • Defective rood structures and roof failures
  • Overloaded floor structures
  • Compacted sub bases
  • Timber decay, rot and woodworm

A Building Defect Report is often commissioned by a potential purchaser following a more general survey that may have left matters unresolved. A Report may also be requested by a building owner prior to sale to ensure that there are no issues that need to be resolved before marketing the property. What’s more, a Building Defect report can be used for negotiation with contractors, settlement of disputes and for insurance companies.

At Silk Sharples Jennings, our Building Defect Reports are tailored to the individual needs and requirements of the client and the property in question, giving you a more in-depth understanding of the problem and practical recommendations for remedial action.

About the team

Silk Sharples Jennings are an independent firm of Chartered Building Surveyors and Chartered Valuation Surveyors. From our base in Shrewsbury, we serve a wide range of clients with properties in Shropshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire, The West Midlands and Wales. Our team is headed up by three directors – Colin Silk, Paul Sharples and Mark Jennings – who have each developed extensive expertise in their respective fields for more than 20 years.

Silk Sharples Jennings is a RICS regulated firm offering a full range of survey and valuation services, including Building Defect Reports, as well as a broad range of general practice work including Party Wall issues, development appraisals, lease and rent review negotiations, schedules of condition and dilapidations and expert witness representation. For independent and professional advice on any residential and commercial property issue, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Contact

For details about any of our residential surveys and valuations, or to discuss your requirements for specific Building Defect Reports and to obtain a no-obligation quote, please contact Silk Sharples Jennings. You can reach our team by phone 01743 461 777 or email info@ssjsurveyors.co.uk, or send us a short message via our Contact Us page.