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Choosing your surveyor

Surveyors or valuers can provide professional advise when you build your extension.   You might choose to appoint a surveyor or valuer as well as an architect and builder or you might decide not to use a specialist surveyor.  There can be a great deal of overlap betweer sureveyors, valuers and other professionals.  Surveyors and valuers can be particularly helpful in providing costed estimates of your building work.

Surveyors and/or valuers can provide support in many areas when you plan and build your project and these can include;

  • ensuring projects are completed on budget and on time;
  • advising clients on schemes and projects and determining requirements;
  • preparing scheme designs with costings, programmes for completion of projects and specification of works;
  • preparing documents for tender and advising on appointing contractors, designers and procurement routes;
  • determining the condition of existing buildings, identifying and analysing defects, including proposals for repair;
  • advising on energy efficiency, environmental impact and sustainable construction;
  • dealing with planning applications and advising on property legislation and building regulations;
  • assessing and designing buildings to meet the needs of people with disabilities;
  • advising on construction design and management regulations;
  • carrying out feasibility studies;
  • advising on the health and safety aspects of buildings;
  • advising on boundary and rights of light disputes and party wall procedures.
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