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Brian Gale Surveyors has been providing professional services for property and construction purposes for over 25 years, including Full Building Surveys.

Previously known as Structural Surveys, Building Surveys involves thorough investigation of a property, followed by a comprehensive report that lists any hazards, defects or concerns that the owner or purchaser should be aware of. Full Building Surveys can be prepared for many reasons, including residential or commercial acquisitions, as part of a due diligence exercise or for sale and leaseback.


A Full Building Survey aims to identify all property defects and provide advice about maintenance costs, remedial work and ongoing property requirements. The depth of investigation is suitable for identifying fundamental issues and principal defects in all types of building, although extensive damage or very unusual problems may benefit from further, specialist investigation.

Full Building Surveys are often a valuable tool in negotiations, whether you are agreeing a sale price with a vendor, freeholder or landlord. The details contained within the report can potentially support a request for specific repairs to be completed prior to a transfer of ownership or for the purchase price to be lowered.

At Brian Gale Surveyors, we carry out Full Building Surveys on many types of property, from traditionally built homes with period timber frames and historic masonry, through to commercial premises where modern construction techniques have been used.


“Thank you for the comprehensive survey report which we have found very helpful with our proposed purchase!”S & D Watkinson ★★★★★


Support with follow up inspections

Where an initial building survey has indicated the possibility of hidden defects or other complicated issues, our team can arrange and oversee specialist follow-up inspections. These typically include asbestos surveys, site contamination investigations, CCTV drain surveys, and trial hole and foundation inspections, among numerous other specialist examinations.

Residential and Commercial Property Surveys

At Brian Gale Surveyors, we work with a variety of clients in the UK and abroad, producing Full Building Surveys for private and commercial investors, funding institutions, and landlords and tenants as part a new lease (particularly where the new lessee will take on a Repairing Covenant). We deal with private individuals, charities and trusts, companies and public bodies, banks and other lenders, solicitors, accountants and other property investment organisations.

When arranging a Full Building Survey, our team of experienced surveyors will take full account of each client’s specific needs and tailor all our work accordingly. If you have particular requirements or are planning a specific project, we will be happy to discuss your requirements before any inspection and or report preparation is carried out.

If you would like to discuss a Full Building Survey in more detail, simply fill in the forms on this page and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

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