Portfolio Building Surveys

Large portfolio inspection of mixed properties in Brighton. Inspected on electric bikes to quickly travel to numerous sites.

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Electric bikes used to carry all the kit and allow swift site to site trips

Dabinett wheeled out their new electric bikes to get around Brighton to complete surveys on a large portfolio of mixed buildings.

Surveys carried out under close supervision

Brighton offers some challenges, aside from the contours of the town, there is for instance the widespread use of bungaroosh. A mix of lime mortar and a combination of various materials. The materials ranged from pieces of brick, shells, pebbles to flint.

An example of bungaroosh, with and without the common render finish

Additionally there is also the quite regular use of mathematical tiles, which mimic brickwork.

Mathemetical tiles being installed at a property refurbishment

Carrying out research of the area was important. This gave an insight of what defects, which may be of a minor nature in masonry construction, could pose a significant structural risk in bungaroosh.

When carried safely, and wearing a helmet, ladders and all survey kit could be transported by electric bike

The inspections involved more than forty properties, each requiring detailed building surveys. The surveys identified the structural condition, advised on the habitable conditions and made recommendations for works, together with budget costs. Insurance assessments were also undertaken, providing the construction costs for accurately ensuring appropriate insurance cover.

Building Surveys at Dabinett

If you are looking at investing in a large portfolio of properties Dabinett have great experience in inspecting quickly, in a detailed manner, to minimise risk and complete in a fraction of the time of many competitors.

Inspections can be carried out for acquisitions, or for owners to understand the condition of their properties and protect themselves.

Do contact us today for advice for purchases or for existing buildings.

Have a look through our website for more information on building surveys, insurance assessments and stock condition surveys.

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