Building Surveys for Commercial Properties from Woodward Surveyors

A Building Survey is a comprehensive inspection of a property, reported in a style to suit the property and your specific requirements. It is suitable for all properties and property uses, especially:

• Listed Buildings
• Older properties
• Buildings constructed in an unusual way, however old they are
• Properties you plan to renovate or alter in any way
• Properties that have had extensive alterations

It examines all accessible parts of the property - and you can ask to have specific areas included, so it covers any particular concerns you have about the building. It is a product which can be tailored to your needs, agreed between you and your surveyor in advance.


If agreed, A Building Survey by a Chartered Surveyor includes:

• Major and minor defects and what they could mean
• The possible cost of repair
• Results of damp testing
• Damage to timbers - including woodworm and rot
• The condition of damp-proofing, insulation and drainage (though drains are not tested)
• Technical information on the construction of the property and the materials used
• The location
• Recommendations for any further special inspections

A Building Survey does not include a valuation or rebuilding costs (for building insurance), but your surveyor can provide these seperately if you need them.


Building Surveys from Woodward Chartered Surveyors include:

1. Digital photographs to highlight certain issues and help you better explain them to builders, sellers and estate agents
2. Exploded diagrams to help you understand the construction methods
3. A glossery of terms to help you indentify features and descriptions