Building Inspections and Surveys

Pre-acquisition advice


Providing unambiguous and reliable advice for purchasers of more traditional residential buildings advising on the relevant defects of a building, most appropriate remedial work, priorities and likely cost of works. CBC can also assist with procurement and supervision of advised remedial works.

Technical Due Diligence and Pre-acquisition Surveys tailored precisely to a Client’s requirements to provide the clear, relevant and commercially based advice that is vital ahead of any transaction. CBC have sound experience of the public and private sectors and advising on all classes of office, retail and industrial buildings.


Building Pathology

Specific, bespoke inspection and advice upon particular building defects including prioritised recommendations and costed options for required remedial works for both modern and more historic (pre 1919) building of all types.

Condition Surveys and PPMs

CBC’s Condition Surveys of individual buildings or whole portfolios provide an instant assessment of general condition whilst identifying immediate wants of repair or statutory breaches and informing future revenue and capital expenditure requirements. More commonly provided for commercial and public sector clients, these are equally beneficial for all client types.

Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) surveys and reports establish a clear scope of building maintenance requirements, usually over a five-year period. CBC’s surveys appraise the condition of buildings and client’s requirements to develop a maintenance regime that economically keeps the building in a permanent state of good repair and occupational condition. PPMs allow for greater budgetary control and retain the value of the building asset whilst avoiding more costly reactionary repairs. PPMs are an essential part of comprehensive estate management.