Building surveys

We offer full structural building surveys for all types of commercial and residential property.

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Building surveys


What do we do?

Our Chartered Building Surveyors provide full structural building surveys for all types of residential and commercial property, including flats and properties of non-standard construction.  

Following a thorough inspection of all accessible areas of the property, you will receive a detailed building survey that provides a complete overview of the property’s condition and structural health. We can also advise on and answer any specific queries you have regarding construction, extension, alterations or repairs you may want to make to the property.

For homeowners looking for a sellers valuation or  purchasers looking for a pre-purchase valuation, we can conduct these inspections at the same time as our building survey. This will save time and provide a cost saving to you compared to when both reports are conducted separately. 

Our aim is to assist you in making an informed financial decision relating to property you intend to purchase or already own. 


Turn around 

Reports are turned around within five to seven days of inspection and you will be able to talk directly to the surveyor working on your behalf should you have any questions when you receive your report.

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Frequently asked questions about building surveys


How much does a residential building survey cost?

You can typically expect to pay a fixed fee between £750 and £1200 + VAT for a straight forward residential building survey but larger or more complex properties will cost more and the exact cost will depend on a number of factors including the size and age of the property.

The prices above are indicative only. We cannot give you an exact figure until you have confirmed the property address, as every property is different. The professional fees payable will always reflect the particular requirements of your property and the time which it is anticipated will be devoted to the matter.

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What is covered in a building survey?

  • A thorough inspection of all accessible areas of the property.
  • Production of a comprehensive report that comments on all aspects of the property’s general condition and highlights whether there is any evidence of structural movement, both historic and active, timber defects, and issues relating to dampness.
  • Consultation prior to the survey to ensure any specific concerns or development plans you have are considered in the inspection.


Do you conduct RICS homebuyer surveys?

We are unable to offer RICS home-buyers reports as we don’t feel they provide enough detailed information for our clients. Our surveyors have given an overview of the different kinds of survey available and cover the pros and cons of each in this article to enable you to choose the right survey for your needs. ‘Home-buyers report or building survey’. 


Do you conduct building surveys in my area?

Kempton Carr Croft’s Chartered Surveyors regularly complete building surveys throughout London and the whole of the South East of England. The team works from offices in Basingstoke, Camberley, Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, London, Reading, Staines and Windsor.

Extensive and very readable survey

We undertook a building survey on a property for Mr Holloran. Here is his feedback:

“Thank you for this extensive and very readable survey report. I have gone through the report in detail which is very clear.”

Peter Holloran

Very polite & professional

Malcom Kempton represented our family against a cross rail encroachment dispute, a very difficult & complicated issue. It took time but he laboured on and we finally we had a successful result. He was very polite & professional at all times, as were the other staff we dealt with. I would not hesitate in recommending Kempton Carr Croft to friends & family. I now face a different surveying issue and I didn’t think twice about who to call, this is now on going and I am still impressed with the service being given. I rate them 5 big stars!


Will recommend to others

Our Chartered Building Surveyors were instructed by Polly Comber to undertake a Structural Survey on a residential property that she was purchasing in Burnham, Buckinghamshire. Polly kindly shared some feedback about her experience;

“It’s been a pleasure working with Kempton Carr Croft and everyone has been extremely helpful. I will certainly be using you again and will recommend you to others that require the services of a Chartered Building Surveyor”

Polly Comber