Understanding Building Defects
Understanding building defects on the Isle of Wight and Southern England is one of the most common challenges presented to Surveyors.
At Tombleson Associates, we understand that accurate diagnosis of a failure in building fabric or construction detail will lead to effective and appropriate repair strategies. For example, a crack in an external wall can be categorised with the BRE (Building Research Establishment) classification of damage based on crack width, yet still require judgment based on all influencing factors. Consideration of each building element (however minor) may provide valuable information. Addressing the ‘bigger picture’ and understanding the apparent defect as a whole is crucial.
Competency in Building pathology is the knowledge and experience of defective building fabric; and the subsequent impact upon any adjoining parts. Correct diagnosis is paramount when representing the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) as Building Surveyors serving Hampshire, New Forest, Isle of Wight and West Sussex. For more information on your own building or one you may be interested in purchasing please Contact Us for a ‘no obligation’ discussion