GCA (UK) Ltd provide a Structural Survey or a Defects Report for the home owner or potential home buyer. This type of report can be requested by the valuer or surveyor following their inspection of the property and would relate to specific defects for which he advises the opinion of a Chartered Structural Engineer. Some reports requested by the owner or potential home buyer to provide reassurance or give an opinion as to the structural integrity of a property to identify areas of weakness.
Once instructed we will make arrangements to visit and inspect the property. The report produced will outline the observations of the Engineer and will itemise any structurally significant problems and outline the scope of any remedial works.
The immediate area will also be observed and if appropriate the Engineer will advise on the effect of nearby trees, vegetation or ground conditions which may be affecting the property
Unless specifically mentioned the survey will exclude all non structural matters and it is not normal practice to lift floor coverings or floorboards. If further invasive investigative measures are required the Engineer will advise and, if required, organise.