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A structural inspection is usually only carried out when a structural defect or problem is recognised or suspected. Typically during the procedure of a Home Buyer's Survey if any structural problems are suspected they will be documented for further investigation by an experienced structural engineer, who'll be able to recognise the precise problem and suggest the possible approaches to correct. When there is a more substantial suspected problem or the building's history is particularly poor, a general structural inspection may be performed which will require an evaluation of the whole structure and all load-bearing areas of the building, together with inspections of the surrounding site and any potential influences it might have, such as drainage issues or any trees near the foundations of the house.

Any structural inspection will advise on the possible extent of any repair work that is required to fix the issue. When looking for a structural engineer, look for Chartered Surveyors who will be members of either the Institution of Structural Engineers or the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Average Structural inspection cost

Average price per Structural inspection job in 2021

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£900

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£1,200

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Structural inspection installation cost in 2021

Labour cost £840
Material cost £300
Waste removal £60

Advantages for Structural inspection

  • A general structural inspection lets you know of any issues with the foundations, walls, and roof
  • In many cases a structural inspection will be needed to comply with building regulations
  • Surveyors know what to look out for when inspecting and they know what to advise the prospective home buyer
  • Quick to complete - between 2-4 hours to complete for a Level 1 report

Disadvantages for Structural inspection

  • A structural inspection also does not inspect hazardous materials or hazardous areas
  • Do not look at issues with regards to boilers, plumbing, electrics and other non-structural problems

Structural inspection Manufacturers

Structural inspection FAQs

LOCAL SURVEYORS DIRECT

Based: in Southampton, SO17

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19th December 2015

Surveyor | Structural Inspection in Fowey

Very competitive. Good.

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