Rotherham Home Buyers Survey Quote - RICS Surveyors in Rotherham
Local knowledge is an important component in a surveyor understanding the issues that can influence the market value and condition of a home. We always allocate RICS building surveyors in Rotherham which means a more precise Building Survey.
The surveyor will organise access to the property with the seller or agent and once granted the surveyor can normally do the house survey within two days.
Walling Materials in Rotherham - Brick
The use of bricks was widespread in the ancient world, from Mesopotamia to Greece and Rome. Clay bricks are by far the most common, but concrete, calcium silicate and increasingly coal ash are also used. Some bricks are, however, not as water-resistant as other forms of construction, leading to damp and water damage. Your RICS surveyor should be able to identify the facing brick styles used in a property. Examples range from Waterstruck to wirecut extruded. Mortar is used to bind bricks together and is a vital component of successful wall construction. White and coloured mortars are mixed from sand and lime putty. The impurities added to colour the mortar means that this is generally less strong than white mortar.Brick-built homes may be, broadly speaking, less likely to suffer from some issues common to stone or timber frame homes, but that does not make them invincible. For example, immature bricks which have not dried fully can shrink and crack over time. This may be harmless, causing only superficial damage, or can fatally undermine the stability of the wall over time.
The scope of the issues affecting a brick property, and the myriad potential causes and effects, make getting a HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey for your purchase a virtual necessity.
Rotherham Building Surveys from local RICS surveyors
Whether you are planning to buy a timber framed property with that has been underpinned or a one bed apartment in a block, our team of highly qualified house surveyors give home buyers in Rotherham the comfort of knowing exactly what they are buying..
Great value home surveys
The cost of moving is on the increase - we endeavour to keep the average cost of a survey in Rotherham down.
Advice for buyers of Grade I and Grade II listed property
Listed buildings are more common than many buyers in Rotherham realise. Ownership can be an expensive prospect, given the myriad issues to consider. If there is any doubt whatsoever as to whether works can be undertaken, the Rotherham Planning Officer should be consulted. Because the materials and methods for repairs must conform to the original construction, upkeep can be much more costly. A HomeBuyer Report on a Rotherham listed building will generally be less suitable that a full building survey. The building survey will investigate a number of factors which may serious affect the property's value. In conclusion, we recommend specialist advice is always sought when buying listed property in South Yorkshire, including a RICS Home Buyers Surveys.
Walling Methods and Materials - Timber
Cruck and box-frame are the most frequently occurring examples of timber walling in Rotherham. In cruck construction, the A-frame is constructed on the ground, then raised, whereas the posts of a box-frame house may be held in position with stays or braces while the frame is built. Rotherham homebuyers should consider the cost of upkeep for timber-walled houses, particularly if the house is older. The choice of wall material can have a fundamental impact on the defects and problems likely to affect a house. Fortunately, there are several advantages to houses built with timber. These include -
- Low thermal mass, properties can be heated faster than stone or brick
- Higher thermal insulation
- High-quality craftsmanship and precision engineering
- Effectively carbon neutral
- Timber can be recycled
- Potentially lower overall maintenance costs