A structural engineering report is a record of the structural condition of a property at a moment in time. This record concentrates on the main structural elements of roof supports, beams, floor supports, load-bearing walls, columns and foundations. Any house purchase which does not have a structural report misses the opportunity to record the condition and the potential to negotiate the cost of any repairs or remedial work required with the vendor.
A structural engineers report often saves more than the initial outlay in saved time, expense, heartache and compensation for remedial works. Our qualified engineers are ready to help with any problem. The structural inspection team is headed by John Brown IEng. AMIStructE with over 40 years experience in structural engineering. Registered with the institution of Structural Engineers since 1985 (Reg No 064219447).
- Structural defect reports for example, subsidence
- Insurance Reports
- Construction claims
- House Purchase
All our report work and advice is covered by comprehensive professional indemnity insurance for your protection and peace of mind.
The purpose of a structural report is to identify any major structural defects, damage or movement. The inspection is carried out on a purely visual basis and no opening up, removal of furniture, fittings, floor covering or finishes is undertaken. Inspections are carried out from ground level externally and from any
safe access floor or platform internally.
An outline description of remedial work or repair required will be provided. Alternatively further investigations may be recommended to expose the structure to determine cause/extent of defect or allow testing to be carried out. Please click on the link below for a comprehensive guide to the structural report http://andersoneg.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Structural-Report-Info-Sheet.pdf.
Typical structural defects include;
- Subsidence or settlement of foundations
- Bulging or outward movement of walls
- Defective lintels or beams
- Excessive deflection or movement to roof structure
- Leaning chimney stacks
- Unsupported chimney breast, wall or floor
The following items will be mentioned if noted but referred for
specialist investigation if required;
- Damp or condensation
- Timber decay or woodworm
- Cavity wall ties
- Concrete spalling
Not included in any inspection or report is;
- Condition of drains and services
- Windows and Doors
- Kitchen, fitted wardrobes or joinery items
- External garage or outbuilding
- Garden walls, fences or external structures
A specification or design for any remedial works if required. This can be provided if required following the inspection once the extent of any repair or remedial works is known. A separate instruction would be required for this after the scope is agreed. Dependent upon the initial findings further investigations may be required and these will be agreed prior to proceeding. We can obtain costs for contractors, testing or analysis as required.
3 Bedroom House
- Up to 3 Bedrooms
- Maximum 2 Storeys in Height
4 Bedroom House
- Up to 4 Bedrooms
- Maximum 3 Storeys in Height
5 Bedroom House
- Up to 5 Bedrooms
- Maximum 3 Storeys in Height