Three reasons why Building Surveys are Important

GBS Architectural on May 23, 2019

Renovations can be exciting, but don’t rush ahead without proper preparations. There could be more than meets the eye when it comes to the interior or exterior structure or condition of your home. A building survey provides a wealth of important information and great foundation for a successful project. Here are three reasons why investing in professional building surveying services is a smart choice.

  1. Building Surveys capture all the details

How well do you really know your home? Measured building surveying will accurately capture all the details you never knew were important, such as the elevations and floor plans, doors and windows throughout your home. Chartered building surveyors will fully map out the structure and layout of your home, which is essential for planning a renovation, extension or new build – whether residential or commercial. A building survey can also be an especially important exercise for an older structure, which may have undergone previous renovations.

  1. They can save you money in the long run

Planned costs are better than unplanned expenses. It is wiser to invest in the services of architectural design and specification building surveyors, than to be surprised by unexpected issues down the road. An architectural design surveyor will provide an in-depth analysis of the condition and structure of your property, bringing to light any hidden issues or repairs that may be necessary before pursuing a renovation or extension. This knowledge is critical for information the design and planning process for any substantial work on your home, as well as creating an accurate overall budget for your project.

  1. Safety is top priority

Your home should be comfortable, well-designed and safe. Building survey services provide a variety of useful information, including detailed inspection of the safety and integrity of your structure. Details of serious risks or dangerous conditions should be investigated and entrusted to the professionals. Check your local Internet listings or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to find a chartered surveyor in your area. Take advantage of the vital information a building survey can provide for your home – your largest and most important asset.