Gooch & Burley is an independent practice of Chartered Surveyors offering Professional Building Survey and Valuation Services to both Corporate and Private Clients. Specialists in Building Surveys - Local Knowledge - Competitively Priced Operating in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Bristol.

All our surveyors are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the pre-eminent organisation for property professionalism worldwide. They are also registered Valuers

Why do you need a survey?

Many purchasers rely on the mortgage valuation for advice and information on the property they are purchasing. A mortgage valuation is prepared specifically for a lender to assess whether the property is a suitable security for the loan requested. You should not assume that because no items of disrepair are mentioned in the valuation report none exist. Indeed, in some circumstances, the property may not even be inspected by a surveyor.If you need advice on the condition of a property you are purchasing we recommend that you commission your own Homebuyer Report or Building Survey.

Types of Survey

BUILDING SURVEYS

 

A Building Survey is suitable for all types of property and provides a full picture of their construction and condition. It can usually be tailored to the clients individual requirements and includes technical information on the construction and materials as well as details of any defects.

HOMEBUYER REPORTS

The Homebuyer Survey is a concise report approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. It is appropriate for properties of conventional type and design that appear to be in reasonable condition. It is not appropriate for older properties (pre 1920) or those of unusual construction.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE

An Energy Performance Certificate advises on how energy efficient a home is on a scale of A-G with A being the most efficient. The certificate also tells you the impact the home has on the environment on a scale of A -G. Better rated homes should have less impact through lower carbon dioxide emissions.

Choosing the right survey

At Gooch & Burley we will assess the property you want surveyed and give you advice to ensure you get the information you need at the right cost.

We do not have flat fees, we quote on the type of survey for the type of property. 

Call to speak one the team: 01531 822777

Gooch & Burley - Your local surveyors.

Formerly known as a Structural Survey

A Building Survey is suitable for all types of property and provides a full picture of their construction and condition. It can usually be tailored to the clients individual requirements and includes technical information on the construction and materials as well as details of any defects.

A Building Survey is particularly appropriate if the property is of unusual construction, has been extensively altered, is dilapidated, or was built before 1920.

The report is based on a thorough visual inspection of all the accessible parts of the property. No specialist tests will be carried out on the services, but their general condition will be assessed visually and further tests recommended if considered appropriate. Floor boards are not usually lifted and the foundations will not be exposed.

A valuation is not normally provided with this type of report unless specifically requested at the time of instruction.

The Homebuyer Survey is a concise report approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. It is appropriate for properties of conventional type and design that appear to be in reasonable condition. It is not appropriate for older properties (pre 1920) or those of unusual construction.

An Energy Performance Certificate advises on how energy efficient a home is on a scale of A-G with A being the most efficient. The certificate also tells you the impact the home has on the environment on a scale of A -G. Better rated homes should have less impact through lower carbon dioxide emissions.

The average property in the UK is in bands D-E for both ratings. The certificate also includes recommendations on ways to improve the energy efficiency of the property to save you money and help the environment.