Why Choose DMP To Complete Your
Full Residential Building Survey

DMP were instructed to undertake a full residential building survey in Tunbridge Wells. The property comprised of a 1970’s semi-detached property located within the village of Hawkenbury, nearby to Tunbridge Wells.

The site visit, undertaken on 16/09/20, and corresponding report was able to address the key construction elements whilst advising on immediate and essential repairs for the property.

Overall, the property was found to be in a dated condition; highlighting the need for renovation and decoration.

Specifically a key area highlighted to our client was the presence of cracking within the lower courses of external masonry to the garage extension. Measuring approximately 15mm-25mm. The severity of crack alongside the tapered crack pattern and also further cracking was identified internally. This raised suspicions of structural movement, suspected through the instability of the foundations beneath the garage. In order to address this issue, it is advised the client seek further investigation through a structural engineer.

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1. We notice things you wont

Our surveyors are trained to see things that you wouldn’t. Research shows that you would have spent 38 minutes in total at the property and visited it twice before deciding to buy. It is unlikely that you would go back until you own it. In contrast, our expert surveyors will spend several hours at a property looking at it objectively. Manage to go place you didn’t, such as the attic. Our tip – is to meet our surveyor at the property so we can discuss with you our findings.

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2. We inspect with a clear impartial objective 

When you’re busy planning your kitchen layout, our surveyor will be identifying cracks in the walls, damp, defective windows, drainage, wood rot and a variety of other defects. Our surveyors are not emotionally connected and will provide clear impartial advice.

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3. Our team know what they are doing

Our trained surveyors are industry experts and maintain their career professional development to ensure we remain market leaders. We understand building pathology and causes of possible problems. Importantly we are able to prepare essential reports to advise of future building maintenance costs.

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4. You will save money

A proper building survey will save you money. By identifying the building faults will enable you to make an informed decision on renegotiating the purchase price. It is a home buyers nightmare uncovering building faults and then having to pay out expensive remedial costs to make their home habitable.

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5. Help guide your important decision

When purchasing a new property you have to make a lot of decisions. By speaking to our surveyor before hand and explaining what your future plans are, i.e. loft conversion, side extension, knocking down walls to make the space open plan or developing external outbuildings. Our experienced surveyor, who may be familiar with the local area, can advise on how practical your proposed plans are. This will assist with your very important decision.

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Call our experienced surveyors on 01892 534455 for advice.

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