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             Roland George   MRICS   FCIOB   FASI
             Chartered Building Surveyor (Regulated by the RICS). ~ Architectural Design and Planning Consultancy,
             House and Building Surveys
 in Wrexham, Llangollen and throughout North Wales

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We are a Chartered Surveying and Design Practice based in North East Wales, serving Wrexham, LLangollen, Glyn Ceiriog, Oswestry, Ruthin, Chester and all areas of: North Wales, West Cheshire, North Shropshire, Montgomery, and West Staffordshire. Other areas of the UK are also serviced depending on requirements.

House and Single Fault Survey Fees from £325.00.

A comprehensive service is available including the following areas of expertise:

House and Building Surveys, Planning Applications,  Listed Building Consent Applications,   Building Control Applications, House and Commercial Property Designs,   House and Home Extension Plans,   Architectural Consultancy,   Building Surveys,   Homebuyer Reports,   Reinstatement Costs Assessments for Insurance Purposes,   Contract Adminstration,  and Project Management.

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Please contact us using the 'Contact Form' for more information, to tell us about your project needs, and to discuss a quotation. Fees are calculated on a 'fixed' fee basis or a percentage basis which enables you to be in complete control of your project finances. NOTE: Fees start from as little as £275.00 depending type of survey and on distance from base.   Initial telephone consultation is FREE.

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We offer the following types of Building and Property Surveys:

Building Surveys (formerly called Structural Surveys)   ( Recommended )   (Fees from £425 for survey and report)

This survey is for those who are serious about knowing the condition of the property. It is for those people who understand the importance of their investment in property.

A Building Survey is suitable for all residential properties and provides a good picture of their condition.

* It is recommended and needed if the property is, older, dilapidated, in need of repair, has specific problems, or has been extensively altered, or where an extension, conversion or renovation is planned

* It is usually designed to the client's individual requirements and the specific circumstances regarding the property.

The report often includes extensive technical information on construction and materials as well as details of the whole range of defects, major to minor.

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Home Condition Reports  (Fees from £275 for survey and report. Note: this fee does not include a valuation)

The Homebuyer Service Home Condition Report is in a standard format and is designed specifically as an economy service. It therefore differs from a Building Survey in two major respects:
* It is intended only for particular types of home: houses, flats and bungalows which are conventional in type and construction, and apparently in reasonable condition.
* It focusses on essentials: defects and problems which are urgent or significant and thus have an effect on the value of the property - although it also includes much other valuable information.

The Homebuyer Service Home Condition Report, like a Building Survey Report, provides only a survey and does not offer a valuation as an integral part of the Service.

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Reinstatement Cost Assessments for Insurance Purposes   (Fees from £355 for Inspection and Assessment. Note: Future 'Desktop Assessments' are by quotation.)

These 'assessments' are necessary to check that your Home Insurance policy is based on the true, up to date rebuilding cost of your home. Most domestic house insurance policies require that the sum assured is the full rebuilding cost of the property. It is the responsibility of the insured to get this figure right.

Professional advice and judgement, are required to arrive at this costing, particularly where a property has any unusual features.   We can supply that advice and judgement, and provide an assessment for your insurance needs.

Does under or over insurance matter? . . . . Yes!   For example: if you are, 25% over-insured then premiums will be 25% greater than is required and, in the event of a claim, insurers will pay only up to the true reinstatement cost and not the sum insured. The additional premium for the over-insurance may total a large sum over the period of your ownership. You will be paying out 25% MORE than is necessary!

If you are, 25% under-insured you are at risk of a substantial loss. In the event of a full loss the insurer will pay out 25% less than the true reinstatement cost ie the payment will be limited to the sum insured. In the event of a partial loss ie a fire which destroys only the kitchen or a flood which damages only the ground floor, insurers will 'pro rata' a payment ie will pay only 75% of the cost of reinstatement.

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Property Surveys

These include: Land Surveys, Boundary Surveys, and Party Wall Surveys.

Land Surveys

Land surveys are carried out to establish the size, topography, and levels etc. of a proposed development site.

In relation to Residential Projects they are often needed to establish the location, size, levels, and nature of the land involved. Such information is required for design purposes, and also for obtaining necessary approvals from the Local Authorities, and of course the actual building of projects.

These surveys are also used when transactions are taking place with respect to Farming Properties or Commercial Properties which are changing ownership, or where land ownership is disputed.

Boundary Surveys

These are performed either in conjunction with Land Surveys or individually to establish the boundaries of properties, and again on such occasions as when property ownership is being transferred, or boundaries are in dispute, or a building project is planned.

Party Wall Surveys

These are often involved in settling possible party wall disputes where neighbours are involved in the planning or construction of building projects. Party Wall inspections and surveys are necessary to ascertain if the Party Wall Act has been adhered to and also in the deciding of Awards under the Party Wall Act.

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Peace of Mind Inspections

You can also engage us to inspect the builder's work during the process of building even if we have not drawn up or been involved in any design work or contract negotiations prior to the building work starting.

Local Authority Building Control Inspectors will offer a minimum amount of inspection and are concerned mainly with compliance with the Building Regulations and Structural stability. This does not include many aspects of design and quality. We will fill in that gap for you, offering you peace of mind with our 'peace of mind inspections', which can be as frequent or are infrequent as you require or the project needs. We will be happy to discuss possible needs with you.


Services include:
Planning Advice and Applications, Architectural Design and Consultancy, Building Surveys, Boundaries, Party Walls, House Plans, Building Plans, Contract Administration, Reinstatement Cost Assessments for Insurance Purposes, Project Management (Domestic and Commercial only), Peace of Mind Inspections, Planning and Building Control Applications, Applications for Listed Building Consent.


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