By Peter Glover
Routledge – 2009 – 366 pages
Since the first edition was published in 1983, Building Surveys has been the core text in its field for students and professionals alike. Covering everything needed for initial inspections such as equipment, know-how and procedures to writing an accurate report, this book is a proven indispensable guide.
It considers all the structural elements required when surveying a property for example, foundations, walls and roofs as well as what to look out for and how to deal with it. Legal considerations and recent cases are used to illustrate good working practice making this a comprehensive text to this important subject.
1. Surveyors and their instructions2. House surveys 3. Foundations 4. Walls 5. Floors 6. Roofs and chimneys 7. Joinery and carpentry 8. Finishes and surfaces 9. Services 10. The report 11. Home Condition Report 12. Reports on non-residential buildings 13. Reports on flats and other dwellings in multiple occupation 14. Reports on new buildings 15. Reports on older buildings 16. Reports on leasehold properties 17. Reports for prospective mortgages 18. A typical Building Survey report 19. Legal considerations 20. Dilapidations 21. Conservation and the surveyor 22. The surveyor as an expert witness