Accolaide   - Chartered Building Surveyors

House of Horrors


We see a large number of houses with various defects that can incur costs on taking occupation. DON'T GET CAUGHT OUT. Just look at what we see on a daily basis.

Non-traditional Housing
Non-traditional Housing
Would you know that this is of non-traditional building, and so not mortgageable? This is a Henry Boot system built property.
Trusteel Houses
Your traditional looking house could be hiding a steel framed building, only seen in the roof void.
Trusteel Houses
Cracked brickwork
Cracked brickwork
Did you look at the property through rose-tinted glasses when you visited and missed that defect?
Internal Alterations
Whatever happened to chimney breast they took out, but left unsupported in the loft? We are finding this more and more.
Internal Alterations
Unsupported chimney breast
Unsupported chimney breast
Brickwork is left hanging over the ceiling, which was directly over the bed. This could fail at any time. (Vendor advised to move out of room until supported.)
Flat roofing
Always prudent to check that flat roof, as this could be costly.
Flat roofing
Blocked drains
Blocked drains
Never a surveyors favourite job!
Japanese Knotweed
That nice looking plant in the garden can cause no-end of problems.
Japanese Knotweed
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