PBSC' is the registered trading name of Pearce Building Surveying and Consultancy Ltd - Registered Company No. 4826710
'Regulated by RICS'
To be honest we can't think of a single home which doesn't have at least one defect of some sort. A good, reputable builder might diagnose and repair the simple things perfectly well, like weathered brickwork, rotten window frames, a leaky radiator - particularly if you can clearly understand what they are proposing... but there are other events that should really be looked at by a Chartered Building Surveyor, such as:
Cracking to bricks, render or internal plaster
Damage to roofs
Decay and deterioration to roofs
Dampness, mould, staining and fungus
Poor workmanship (see also Building Disputes)
Remember, at PBSC we have no vested interest in any consequential repair work so we won't "make a mountain out of a mole hill" and if nothing urgently needs doing then you can rest assured that we will say so. The reasons for not leaving something to chance are where there is a risk of worsening damage, consequential damage, or matters affecting safety, health & hygiene.
In our experience building defects and damage can be slow to develop, but often they play on Clients’ minds. Some other defects, particularly where water is concerned, can rapidly worsen. It is best to get them checked as soon as possible. In fact, quite often the longer they are left the harder (and so more expensive) they become to resolve:
A misdiagnosis of a problem by a well intended friend or builder could cost you dearly by fixing something that isn't broken in the first place and, worse, missing the actual thing that is. Click here for > a true Story…
Remember don't put it off and don't worry about it - we can come and undertake an initial appraisal, usually for a fixed fee so no hidden surprises from us. If you are one of the unfortunate who need essential repairs then we can follow-through on your behalf with arrangements with builders and checking the repair work - it's up to you. Some Building Defects may be covered by your Buildings Insurance and our fees may be covered under the terms of the insurance policy.