London’s Leading Party Wall Surveyor, Building Surveyor & Third Surveyor – Bruce Spenser MSc MCIOB
Bruce, uniquely, provides the combined Building, Structural and home survey which he has evolved as the optimum and ideal Survey for London properties; period, mid-war, non-traditional design, new build, cavity, solid, modern methods of construction etc.
Please provide the full address & post code of the property to be surveyed, its asking price and a photo of the front elevation (estate agent’s link) for a fully comprehensive offer of professional services or email or call Bruce:
The non-invasive Building Survey will follow a disciplined iterative methodology and structural appraisal, including advice on loading and foundations to determine the structural serviceability and adequacy of property. Survey will advise of all possible and probable defects and their causes some of which are contained in the menu below:
The Normal levels of damp –
Plaster – .2-1%
LIghweight concrete – >5%
Timber 10 – 20%
Test for Damp: By sight, smell, possibly taste, touch and sound. A calibrated damp meter should be used as follows: Electrical Capacitance as a guide to damp below the surface and when located by electrical resistance as a guide to damp on and just below the surface.
Pictures below show spatter caused damp, a dripping overflow pipe has caused substantial damage to this property, rising damp, penetrating damp etc
Bruce Spenser MSc MCIOB | Party Wall Surveyor | Building Surveyor | Third Surveyor
12 Forburg Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 6HS