Home Buyers Survey Bristol

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Bristol is a city in southwest England and has a long maritime history, being one of the largest trading ports in the world in its time. Evidence of Neanderthals during the Middle Palaeolithic period (126,000 – 300,000 years ago) have been found in the St Annes and Shirehampton areas of the city.

Buildings from most architectural periods of the United Kingdom can be seen in the city. Surviving elements of the fortifications and castle date to the medieval period, and the Church of St James dates back to the 12th century.

Bristol's population grew fivefold in the 19th century, when Clifton and Cotham suburbs came into being and which provide architectural examples from the Georgian to the Regency style, with many fine terraces and villas facing the road, and at right angles to it.

Bristol grew steadily during the 20th century but was heavily bombed in the 2nd world war when nearly 100,000 buildings were damaged. The rebuilding of Bristol city centre was characterised by 1960s and 1970s skyscrapers, mid-century modern architecture and road improvements.

Beginning in the 1980s some main roads were closed, the Georgian-era Queen Square and Portland Square were restored, the Broadmead shopping area regenerated, and one of the city centre's tallest mid-century towers was demolished.

There are many new build developments, including in Fishponds, Keynsham, Thronbury, Emersons Green and Yate offering anything from 3,4 and 5-bedroom family houses to 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, depending on the development. Many developments offer shared ownership.



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Properties in Bristol which are in close proximity to either the River Avon or the River Frome, in streets such as Cumberland Road and Canada Way, are subject to flood warnings and alerts from time to time.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, Bristol, including streets such as Whatley Road and Hurle Crescent, is in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 10-30% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
Overhead lines and phone masts can be contentious and may have a visual impact on the surrounding area.

A recent Environmental Search stated that a property on Wordsworth Road, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS7 0EE, has overhead power lines within 250m.

BristolBristol County is a county which predominantly consists of Bristol city and conurbation and is bordered by the counties of Somerset and Gloucestershire. It is part of a limestone area which runs from the Mendip Hills in the south to the Cotswolds in the northeast.

The main motorway passing through the county is the M5, however there are two 'spur' motorways additionally; the M32, which connects the town centre to the M4 and the M49 which connects the M5 and M4. Bristol has its own international airport.

Bristol has 2 universities, the University of Bristol, a member of the prestigious Russell Group of Universities, and the University of the West of England.

Bristol has strong associations with Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the great Victorian engineer, because not only did he design the Great Western Railway between Bristol and London Paddington but also built 2 oceangoing steamships there and not least designed the beautiful Clifton Suspension Bridge, which is well worth a visit.

The Bristol Old Vic is arguably the most famous theatre in the city and the largest music venue (Bristol is a hotbed of numerous types of music) is the Colston Hall. Bristol is also home to the Watershed Media Centre and the Arnolfini Gallery, both of which are in dockside warehouses. The city hosts two Football League teams, namely Bristol Rovers and Bristol City. It is also host to the Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, a first-class county, which plays the majority of its home games at the Bristol County Ground.

Listed Building Survey Bristol

We have local RICS Listed Building Surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Bristol. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Bristol

Building Survey Bristol Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Bristol City Council at City Hall (formerly The Council House) College Green Bristol BS1 5TR, telephone 0117 922 2000, or you can check the local authority website.

Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension .

Local Building Survey Bristol

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Bath, Bradley Stoke, Bradley Stoke, Yate, Portishead, Clacton on Sea and Clevedon.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Bristol. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing building surveys on properties in Bristol we'll be able to give you the detailed Bristol HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Bristol

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Abbotts Close, Whitchurch Close, Bristol, BS14 0UD
  • 21 Luckwell Road, Bristol, BS3 3EW
  • 2 Bath Street, Bristol, BA3 2EF
  • 157 East St, Bristol, Avon BS3 4EJ
  • 689 Wells Rd, Bristol, Avon BS14 9HU

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Local Bristol 
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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Bristol to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years all of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a Home Buyers Survey in Bristol.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to buy your home.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
If the Home Buyers Survey shows up any such problems, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it. 

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property in Bristol has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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What’s the difference between a HomeBuyer Report and a Building Survey?

When it comes to property surveys for home buyers there are two main choices.

The first is the RICS HomeBuyer Report; this survey is specifically designed for post-1950s flats/bungalows/maisonettes or houses of standard construction.

The report uses a 'traffic light' format to indicate the opinion of the surveyor on the various aspects of the building under consideration.

The HomeBuyer Report includes a current market valuation as standard which can be used to compare with your property's agreed asking price.

The second option is the RICS Building Survey; this survey is reserved for older and larger properties that may have had the original fabric of the property altered or have unique features (i.e. a thatched roof). It is the most detailed visual inspection that can be carried out.

While it doesn’t include the property valuation that comes as standard with a HomeBuyer Report, many surveyors will often include in it an estimate of the cost of works for maintenance or upgrades to help with repairs or renovation to the property.