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 drains within the property are the responsibility of the owner. Drains become a sewer when they are jointly owned and pass under a number of properties – this is common in London.
The drains discharge into the main sewer on the road and the main sewer
is required to be ventilated by a soil and vent pipe, if this is cast iron it may rust
Incorrectly fitted air admittance valves can cause syphonage
and stench to enter the property
Inspection chambers allow inspection and rodding of the soil drainage system.
If the length to diameter ratio is incorrect or the pipe run too long
syphonage will occur which will empty the traps and stench will enter the
When running and testing internal drains pipes gurgling noises
are indicative of inadequate traps or inadequate drainage design and installation
Bruce Spenser MSc MCIOB | Party Wall Surveyor | Building Surveyor | Third Surveyor
12 Forburg Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 6HS