Defect Analysis

Throughout their life cycles, buildings frequently experience problems from water ingress to subsidence. We will work through defects with our clients and propose the most suitable methods of addressing the problems, including overseeing subsequent remedial works.

Defect Analysis

Throughout their life cycles, buildings frequently experience problems from water ingress to subsidence. We will work through defects with our clients and propose the most suitable methods of addressing the problems, including overseeing subsequent remedial works.

What is Defect Analysis?

Defect Analysis is the process of ascertaining the cause and extent of building defects. Building defects arise for a number of reasons, and are often more complex than they initially look. It is essential that if your building is not performing as it should, that a highly trained and knowledgeable construction professional properly diagnoses the cause of defects, potentially avoiding unnecessary work.

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Key features you should know about Defect Analysis

Sometimes buildings stop working as intended for a number of reasons, showing signs of failure such as unexpected leaks, dampness or cracking. Correct diagnosis of the cause of these defects is key to address the underlying issues properly. If your building is performing unexpectedly, our surveyors can help you to ascertain the problem and recommend the most suitable remedial work. We can carry out defect analysis on behalf of owners/occupiers, and provide reports to third parties such as mortgage companies as required. Sometimes this type of report is required if a mortgage valuation highlights issues with a property.

We will inspect a property for defects as agreed, focusing on the issues reported to us, although we might need to inspect other areas of the property than just those affected by the defect. We will work with you to commission suitable additional testing and investigation by third parties if necessary. This will give you comfort that you will not end up spending potentially thousands of pounds on unnecessary work.

We frequently complete these types of inspections for landlords and mortgagees. In all instances, we have had our reports accepted by mortgage companies, allowing mortgages to be completed. Our surveyors are trained and experienced in defect analysis, allowing them to address the cause of the problems, not just patch repair the symptoms. If necessary, we can oversee remedial work on your behalf, fulfilling the role of Contract Administrator.

Sometimes buildings stop working as intended for a number of reasons, showing signs of failure such as unexpected leaks, dampness or cracking. Correct diagnosis of the cause of these defects is key to address the underlying issues properly. If your building is performing unexpectedly, our surveyors can help you to ascertain the problem and recommend the most suitable remedial work. We can carry out defect analysis on behalf of owners/occupiers, and provide reports to third parties such as mortgage companies as required. Sometimes this type of report is required if a mortgage valuation highlights issues with a property.

We will inspect a property for defects as agreed, focusing on the issues reported to us, although we might need to inspect other areas of the property than just those affected by the defect. We will work with you to commission suitable additional testing and investigation by third parties if necessary. This will give you comfort that you will not end up spending potentially thousands of pounds on unnecessary work.

We frequently complete these types of inspections for landlords and mortgagees. In all instances, we have had our reports accepted by mortgage companies, allowing mortgages to be completed. Our surveyors are trained and experienced in defect analysis, allowing them to address the cause of the problems, not just patch repair the symptoms. If necessary, we can oversee remedial work on your behalf, fulfilling the role of Contract Administrator.

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