Because you have chosen a local team they can normally carry out visits on the day you request them if you call before 10am – this is very helpful for your builder as it minimises costly delays
The stages of inspection will usually be agreed via a Site Inspection Framework which will be discussed on commencement of works. This will be specific to the type of project but the stages below will always be required:
- Commencement of work: This stage is usually used to agree which future stages of work should be inspected. There may be something unusual, or a matter which you are not sure about, which can be discussed before the work gets too far.
- Intermediate stages: Different types of projects will require different inspections which might include foundations, the floor, damp proofing to walls and floors, the roof structure, any drainage, structural beams and openings, fire proofing and thermal insulation.
- Completion: The main purpose of this stage is to make sure the work meets the various Building Regulations before it is occupied and put into use. When the surveyor is happy with the work they will issue you with a completion certificate, free of charge. This is an important document used by solicitors/personal search agents when you come to sell the property and by mortgage lenders and property insurers.
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Last Modified: 04/10/2019
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