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What is included in a Building Condition Survey?

Initially, the Surveyor will undertake a detailed external survey to gain a full understanding of the condition of the structure followed by a comprehensive internal survey which will provide you with a detailed overall condition report.

Building Surveys In Coventry



  • An assessment of any chimney stacks (if present) for defects or deterioration including recommendations for remedial action
  • Visual assessment of the lead flashings
  • Inspection of the roof tiles and ridge tiles for any that may be loose or deteriorated
  • An assessment of the roof and guttering for defects and deterioration, including the downspouts.
  • An assessment of the elevations, taking into account deterioration to any render, brickwork or stonework, and the mortar joints. Included is the condition of any windows or doors.
  • The surveyor will also consider the property’s topography (land gradients) and the ground levels to ensure that water runoff isn’t affecting the property.
  • If terraced or attached, the Surveyor will also assess any adjoining properties to ascertain if any adjacent deterioration or defects are affecting the main property.
  •  A visual assessment of the drainage, DPC and pathways
  • Visual assessment of the window lintels to determine if any have failed or cracked
  • Identify any cracks in the brickwork, render or stonework that may require further investigation by a structural engineer 


  • If required the Surveyor will obtain moisture levels, in order to ascertain if damp is a contributing factor to any issues assessed.
  • If the survey is being completed for a Tenant or Landlord, the Section 11 Landlord & Tenant Act will be taken into consideration.
  • If the survey is being undertaken for a homeowner, and is to report on defects with a new property, the NHBC (National House Build Council) build standard requirements will be considered.
  • The surveyors will use thermal imaging cameras to detect areas of cold air ingress as well as warm air escaping*
  • We will also look at the insulation within the building and advise on its efficiency
  • The Surveyor will ascertain if services such as electrics, ventilation, extraction, fire protection etc. don’t meet the current Building Regulations standards as well as assess for cold air ingress and dampness.
  • The surveyor will assess the timbers to determine if there are any deterioration or rot issues which may need further investigation
  • During the survey, the Surveyor will complete a detailed on-site report which will include all of the external assessments undertaken and any defects.
  • The reasons for any defects found will be documented and compared to the relevant standards. Our report will include all recommendations required to correct any issues discovered, in order to bring the property up to the expected and legally required standard.

We provide Building Condition Surveys in Coventry for homebuyers, commercial premises, landlords and homeowners and also in the following areas.

  • London
  • Oxford
  • Coventry
  • Berkshire
  • Reading
  • West Midlands
  • Birmingham
  • Wolverhampton
  • Bristol
  • Gloucestershire
  • Hampshire
  • Dorset
  • Devon
  • Bath
  • Somerset & Wiltshire
  • Andover
  • Southampton
  • Hampshire
  • Portsmouth
  • New Forest


Using qualified Building Surveyors, Alpine Surveys undertakes both Domestic and Commercial Building Condition Surveys which are very similar to Homebuyers Surveys.

Our Building Condition Surveys are carried out to provide peace of mind for;

  • Homebuyers
  • Concerned homeowners
  • Property purchases for rental
  • Landlords
  • To resolve known, or unknown building condition issues
  • Community halls & churches
  • Local authorities
  • HMO’s (House in Multiple Occupancy)

Alpine Surveys are a professionally recognised consultancy of building surveyors covering the South of England and provide all aspects of property surveying services, including, Structural Surveys, Damp Surveys, Thermal Imaging & Aerial Surveys.

There are many reasons why we are the preferred Building Condition Surveyors across the south of the UK:

  • Members of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing
  • Our building survey reports are fully backed by a guarantee
  • Over 30 years of experience
  • Completely independent and unbiased
  • No affiliation or interest in remedial or construction works
  • Our reports are highly respected within the surveying industry
  • Over 500 independent verified reviews on Checkatrade

Our Building Condition Surveys in Coventry can include Moisture Mapping and Thermal Imaging inspections to detect areas of damp not seen by the naked eye!

Damp can be a serious problem in a building and if purchasing a property you would want to know if damp is a potential issue to prevent future problems and expensive repair works.

Alpine Surveys have decades of experience in undertaking accurate and detailed Building Condition Surveys & assessments.

From ground to roof level, we will survey and ascertain the location of any defects or deterioration, and report on the severity, and the implications if not rectified.

  • General Condition & Dilapidation Surveys
  • Defects & Deterioration Assessed & Diagnosed
  • Detailed Reporting & Recommendations

Building Condition Surveys in Coventry By Alpine Surveys Are Carried Out In The Following Areas

Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Buckinghamshire, Devon, Bristol & Avon, Greater London, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Greater London, Essex, West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey, Central London, Brighton, Eastbourne, Chichester, and all across the south of England.

Damp & Timber Survey Enquiry


Based on a standard-sized semi-detached 3 bedroom family home, the building condition survey should take between 1 – 3 hours depending on the condition of the property 

We endeavour to email the survey report to you as a PDF file within 3 days. 

Call one of our super friendly and helpful advisors on 0330 333 9238 or email us and we can provide you with a quote and get you booked in

On the day of the survey, you can call the office to pay by a card or use the details on the invoice that will be sent to you a day or two before to pay by bank transfer

We cover the south of England from the Midlands down, including Greater London, the southwest and southeast of England. Please see the map below for the areas covered

Damp & Timber Survey Enquiry

Yes, most of our surveyors have BSc or MSc, with a minimum of level 3 in building surveying. 

Our surveyors attend the propertyusually between 08.30 -09.00 for the first survey of the day with the 2nd survey around midday.

If we are assessing damp or leak detection we do offer a guarantee. For more details click here

We provide in-depth Building Condition Surveys & reports in Coventry 

Our reports provide detailed information regarding the survey that has been undertaken, the methods used, all of the defects and deterioration located, along with the implications, followed by our recommendations to rectify the issues.

Unlike most other survey companies, our services don’t stop there.

If during the works you have questions or concerns, our Surveyors will be more than happy to discuss the issues with you, or if necessary attend the property to go through any issues.

We take great pride in our high levels of customer service

In comparison to similar independent survey companies,

we believe that our surveys and reports are the most thorough. We provide in-depth reporting because we utilise methods such as Thermal Imaging, Micro-bore inspections, and Aerial Condition Surveys when required.

Do You Need A Building Condition Survey in Coventry?

Contact us today for a free no obligation quote to have a professional building condition survey carried out in Gloucester and gain a full understanding of the condition of the property.

    Highly recommended

    Very reliable, knowledgeable surveyors who take the time to explain the defects and provide a detailed report with remedial recommendations

    John A / London

    First Class Service

    Very happy with the surveyor’s findings. Having suffered with the issues for years, Alpine were able to diagnose the issue in under an hour.

    Amir M / Birmingham
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