Condition Surveys

With a surveying team that includes specialists in historic buildings and conservation, as well as experts in new-build structures, we have the in-house capabilities necessary to expertly assess the condition of properties of all types and ages.

Condition surveys comprise detailed inspections of building extent, construction and location, assessments of the internal and external condition and structure of the property.
Condition surveys can be carried out on an individual building or on a series of stock. We often use the surveys to put together a planned preventive maintenance (PPM) programme, allowing our clients to budget and prepare for repairs and maintenance over the coming years.

A condition survey from Allcott Commercial: what to expect

Our building surveys are carried out in accordance with RICS, BCIS and the current version of the NRM. Furthermore, Allcotts is an RICS regulated practice (firm number: 720773). Our surveys comprise inspections of building extent, construction and location, and assessments of the internal and external condition and structure of the property, along with comprehensive photographs.

Our condition surveys report any required repairs and maintenance in the immediate, short, medium and long term. Tasks are prioritized and estimated budgets are provided.

If required, the condition survey can be used to produce a Planned Preventative Maintenance Schedule (PPM). This will list out all the major items of work anticipated within a set period (often the next 10–15 years).

Planned Preventative Maintenance Schedule (PPM)

A PPM report includes an introductory section that describes the building and summarises the building’s condition. Each element of the property is then summarised, alongside the surveyor’s conclusions on the condition of the element. Any items of concern are flagged.

The main body of the report consists of an excel document. This document contains a breakdown of all the individual elements of the building. Each individual element will be described in terms of its condition, and any repair or remedial works required; urgency of works and a budget figure for each element are also included.

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Condition Survey: Case studies

Our team regularly carries out condition surveys on a range of commercial properties, from listed educational buildings to retail premises and places of worship.

Brief: Building condition surveys of a series of campus buildings at an educational site in Oxfordshire.

Property: A three-storey campus building dating from the Victorian era, alongside a detached office and training facility, also dating from the late 1800s.

Instructed by: Campus professor.

Campus surveys

Brief: Conduct a thorough building survey of a community centre building and provide a PPM schedule covering the next 10 years.

Property: Community centre in the Birmingham area.

Instructed by: Community association executive officer.

community centre survey

Brief: Carry out condition surveys to identify required repairs; provide budgets and timescales for those repairs.

Property: Approximately 100 members clubs spread across the UK.

Instructed by: A nationwide organisation.

Stock Condition Surveys 2

Brief: Conduct a detailed building survey to identify issues and defects, and support budgeting for planned preventive maintenance.

Property: College building and chapel on a university campus.

Instructed by: Trustee.

University hall condition survey

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