What do Building Surveyors do?

What do Building Surveyors do?

Well, Building surveyors could be considered “building doctors”. They inspect properties and determine if defects exist using knowledge and job-specific tools such…
Reasons You Might Need to Hire A Building Surveyor

Reasons You Might Need to Hire A Building Surveyor

Building surveyors carry out surveys on building that in the future will prove be a great asset if you plan…

Quantity Surveying

Value for Money Audits

Our comprehensive audits ensure you’re getting the most from your investments. By assessing costs against market standards, we ensure you achieve optimal value without compromising on quality.

Performance Outputs Monitoring

We prioritize efficiency and effectiveness. Our performance monitoring ensures that the intended outputs align with the set objectives, guaranteeing the best results.

Pricing Voids & Maintenance Works

Accurate pricing is essential for property voids and maintenance tasks. We provide precise estimates to ensure budgets are maintained and unexpected costs are avoided.

Pre and Post Cost Estimating

To aid in informed decision-making, we provide detailed cost projections before project initiation and refine them as the project progresses to ensure financial clarity.


With our Bills of Quantities (BoQs) and Schedule of Rates (SoR), we detail all required materials, labor, and other costs, ensuring comprehensive and transparent budgeting.

Template Preparation & Cashflow Forecasting

Efficient cash flow management is key to a successful project. We not only design robust templates but also monitor project expenditures against forecasts to ensure financial health.

Final Accounts Management

We meticulously review all expenditures against the contract sum. Our final account process ensures all costs are justified, with no unexpected surprises at the end of a project.

Tender Analysis & Reports

Our thorough tender return reviews ensure that the selected bids offer the best value and quality. This scrutiny ensures project success and budget adherence.

Post-Project Reviews & Lessons Learned

Every project offers an opportunity to grow. We critically analyze the project delivery process, identifying strengths and areas for improvement, ensuring continuous refinement in our approach.

Party Wall

Party Wall

What does a party wall surveyor do?
A Party Wall Surveyor performs a specialist role in resolving disputes between neighbours under the Party Wall etc Act 1996. Any surveyor appointed under section 10 of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 is undertaking a statutory role and the party wall surveyor cannot be released from duty easily.

The role of the Party Wall Surveyors;
Our Party Wall Surveyors assess building work details, understand adjoining owners’ objections, and create a balanced Party Wall Award. This document outlines how, when, and any additional tasks to be executed for the project. .
Type of Party wall surveyor appointments:
The Agreed Party Wall Surveyor
This is based on the building owner and the adjoining owner agreeing to use the same party wall surveyor to achieve the party wall award.
This includes:
  1. Advising, preparing, drafting, reviewing, and serving notice(s).
  2. Arranging access and attending the site to understand the site-specific circumstances.
  3. Producing a schedule of condition of the adjoining owner’s property.
  4. Producing an equitable party wall award (subject to negotiation with the adjoining property owner).
  5. Drafting, making, and serving the party wall award (on the parties).
  6. Making additional awards where necessary
  7. Starting with Notice(s): Serving notice(s) is the first step. It is crucial that these notices are complete and correctly served; otherwise, they might be invalid. We are committed to ensuring all standards are met.
  8. Duty of Impartiality: Once a surveyor is officially assigned under the Act, there is a strict duty to remain unbiased. We aim for fair results for everyone involved.
  9. Property Inspection: Our surveyor thoroughly examines the adjoining owner’s property. This ensures we grasp the possible project impact and verify the accuracy of the drawings. This step is pivotal for creating a detailed schedule of the property’s current condition, helping to identify any potential future damage accurately.
  10. The Party Wall Award: With all essential information at hand, our surveyor drafts the “party wall award”. It defines owners’ duties, working guidelines, access rules, and damage protocols. Rest assured; we ensure all your concerns are meticulously addressed.
The single-appointed Party Wall Surveyor This is usually selected when a building owner or adjoining owner wants to have an award produced but does not want to share a surveyor as they are worried about impartiality. In these cases, our surveyors will either represent the building owner or the adjoining owner. For example, a building owner appoints us, and we issue their adjoining owner with a notice and the adjoining owner replies to the notice with the selection of dissent and will use their own surveyor. We would wait for their surveyor to issue us with their appointment letter.
Once we receive the appointment letter, the two appointed surveyors will have to select a third surveyor to form a tribunal. The third surveyor is only contacted if there is an issue/dispute between the two surveyors and the third surveyor’s involvement is needed to form the final decision.
The role includes working in unison with another surveyor to achieve the award, including consultations, site visits, schedule on condition and finally the award, which is incorrectly referred to as the party wall agreement.

The third surveyor’s role
In Case of Disagreements: If there is a stalemate between the two primary Party Wall Surveyors, the Third Surveyor steps in. Acting as a neutral mediator, this surveyor helps resolve the raised disputes, ensuring a smooth process for all parties.

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

Selling, renting, or simply curious about your home’s energy efficiency?

We offer legally required EPCs, which include:

Please contact us to be provided with a quote.
Domestic Retrofit:

Step-by-step process:

Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering

Concerned about the structural integrity of your property?
Our structural services are perfect at assessing structural defects commonly found in old buildings and non-traditional buildings.

What is the purpose of the structural survey?
Structural surveyors conduct structural surveys, they are usually commissioned on listed buildings, old properties, and buildings that have been constructed in an unusual way because these types of properties typically have defects that may impact the structural integrity of the building such as cracks or subsidence. It is also good practice to have a structural survey done for property adaptations or renovation as the removal of walls etc can also impact the structural integrity of the building or site.

What is included:

  1. Site inspection.
  2. Calculations (by request only)
  3. Drawings (by request only)
  4. Report, including defects assessment with remedial recommendations.
  5. Insurance and mortgage reports.


Please contact us to be provided with a quote.

RICS Catalogue

At Roses Professional Building Service, we offer an extensive range of commercial building solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of your business. Whether it’s a new build, a renovation, or a simple fit-out, our team is equipped with the expertise to deliver top-notch results that align with your corporate vision.

RICS Level 1-3 surveys:
Our team is well-versed in the standards and regulations set by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). We ensure all our services adhere to these standards, guaranteeing our clients receive the best in quality, ethics, and professionalism. Whether you are looking to evaluate a property, resolve disputes, or require consultancy, our RICS-accredited services have you covered.

Property Valuations
Thinking of selling or just curious about your property’s value? Our RICS valuations are rigorous and comprehensive.

Building Surveys

Thinking of tailoring your property report? We offer customized surveys, allowing property owners to combine various reports to suit their specific needs.

Damp Surveys

Concerned about dampness in your property? Our detailed survey dives into any damp related

issues that could affect your property’s structure. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. On-site inspection.
  2. Expert testing to identify moisture issues.
  3. A comprehensive report highlighting causes of dampness, with remedial recommendations.

Disrepair Surveys

Is your property showing signs of wear and tear? Our expert Chartered Surveyors inspect properties to identify issues against UK Legislation standards.

We’ll advise you on the next steps and provide:

  1. On-site inspection.
  2. List of defects against UK standards.
  3. Detailed report, including responsibility outlines and repair recommendations.


Get in touch for detailed pricing. We even have special rates

Dilapidation Reports

End of tenancy disputes? Our RICS Chartered Surveyors are on hand to guide landlords and tenants through repair obligations, ensuring properties remain in top condition.

Services include:

  1. Site visits.
  2. Condition schedules.
  3. Comprehensive reports detailing liabilities and corrective measures.

Contact us for an exact quote tailored to your needs.

Disability Adaptation Reports

Making your property more accessible? Our Chartered Surveyors will inspect and suggest modifications to ensure compliance with the Equality Act 2010 and local regulations.

Our report includes:

  1. Detailed inspections and measurements.
  2. Adaptation suggestions are complete with sketches.


Land & Boundary Surveying

Demystify land measurements and boundaries. Whether you’re constructing, buying, or just curious, our services cover:

  1. Site visits.
  2. Precise measurements of land and features.
  3. Comprehensive reports detailing land dimensions.
  4. Reach out for tailored pricing details.


Ventilation and Mould Prevention Surveys

Breathe easier with our ventilation surveys. Ensure your property has optimal air quality and prevent mould issues. If you’re in an older or neglected building, this is especially crucial.

Snagging Lists for New Builds

Invested in a new-build property? While they often seem perfect, even new properties can have issues. Our specialists prepare snagging lists to ensure developers fix any overlooked defects.

Our comprehensive service includes:

  1. Property inspection.
  2. Detailed defect lists.
  3. Recommendations for corrective measures.
Expert Witness Services:
In the complex world of property and construction disputes, having an expert witness can be crucial. Our team includes professionals who are experienced in providing expert witness services, offering detailed insights, analyses, and testimonies to support legal proceedings. We bring clarity to complex situations and help our clients navigate their way through legal challenges.

Party Wall

Party Wall Surveyor: What You Need to Know

  1. The Role Defined:

A Party Wall Surveyor plays a pivotal role in managing disputes between neighbours as per the Party Wall etc Act 1996. This role is enshrined in law, and once a surveyor is appointed under this Act, they’re duty-bound to act impartially.

  1. Key Duties:

The Party Wall Surveyor evaluates the proposed work by the building owner and any concerns raised by the adjoining owner. They then draft an unbiased Party Wall Award—a document detailing the mode and timeline of the work and any additional actions needed.

  1. Types of Appointments:

Agreed Party Wall Surveyor: Both the building and adjoining owners choose a shared surveyor to finalize the award. Tasks involve:

Advising on and serving the proper notices.

Site visits for a comprehensive understanding and drafting of the adjoining owner’s property condition.

Creating and serving the Party Wall Award, ensuring all parties’ concerns are addressed.

Single-Appointed Party Wall Surveyor: Ideal for owners wanting individual representation. Our surveyors, in this scenario, either represent the building or the adjoining owner. After notices are issued and responses gathered, the process might involve collaborating with another surveyor. If there’s dissent, a third surveyor is brought into the fold to resolve issues and finalize decisions.

The Third Surveyor: They intervene when the two primary surveyors can’t reach an agreement. Their decision is pivotal in settling any raised disputes.

At its core, the objective of the Party Wall Surveyor is to ensure an equitable outcome for all parties involved, guaranteeing that everyone’s rights are protected and responsibilities are clearly defined.

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

Selling, renting, or just curious about your property’s energy efficiency?

We offer legally required EPCs which include:

  1. Detailed property inspection.
  2. Accurate measurements.
  3. Full report and certificate issuance.

Non-Domestic EPC:

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) are essential for non-domestic properties. At Roses

Professional Building Service, we offer comprehensive EPC services for commercial properties. Our experts will assess your property’s energy efficiency, provide you with the certificate, and offer insights on how to improve your property’s energy rating, ensuring compliance and promoting sustainability.

Domestic Retrofit:

Understanding the need to upgrade and make homes more energy-efficient, our domestic retrofit services are designed to enhance your living space while also reducing your carbon footprint. From insulation to installing modern energy-efficient systems, our team of professionals will transform your home to be more environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

Choose Roses Professional Building Service for a holistic approach to building and property solutions, where quality and client satisfaction are our top priorities.

Structural Surveys

Concerned about your property’s structural integrity?

Our surveys are perfect for older properties or unique builds, delve deep into potential issues.

RICS Catalogue

Valuations: Our comprehensive valuations suite ensures you are correctly pricing assets and making informed decisions.

RICS Surveys: Level 1-3 Adhering to the guidelines set by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), we ensure that our services cater to landlords and property owners with the highest standard of professionalism and expertise. Whether you’re seeking property management, valuation, or consultation, rest assured that our offerings are reliable, transparent, and in line with best practices in the industry.

Expert Valuations with RPBS: Commercial property valuations can be tricky. RPBS Ltd simplifies this with tailored, expert evaluations for all property types. Trust our comprehensive reports for a clear view of your property’s worth. Given the complexity, professional valuations are indispensable Valuing commercial properties is intricate. Beyond simple comparisons, diverse methods, like sales comparison. RPBS Ltd offers expert evaluations, catering to various properties. Our reports, customized to individual needs, are comprehensive yet accessible, making them indispensable for informed property decisions.

Building Surveys

Bespoke Surveys:

At Roses Professional Building Services, we recognize that every property portfolio is unique. We offer customized surveys, allowing you to merge various reports for comprehensive insights into your assets.

Damp Surveys:

Damp issues can compromise your building’s structural integrity, decrease property value, and impact tenant satisfaction. Let us assess, identify, and provide remedies.

Disrepair Surveys:

Ensure the longevity of your properties. Our Chartered Surveyors thoroughly inspect properties to gauge if they meet the UK Legislation standards. Legal aid surveyor costs vary by location. Contact us for fixed-price packages tailored to your property portfolio.

Dilapidation Reports:

Tenancy terminations can lead to disputes over repair obligations. With our detailed dilapidation reports, landlords and managers can smoothly manage end-of-tenancy transitions, ensuring clarity on both sides.

Disability Adaptation Reports:

Stay ahead of regulations. Ensure your properties are adaptable in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Land & Boundary Surveying:

Accurate land and boundary surveying ensures you are making the most of every square foot, reducing potential legal disputes and maximizing property value.

Maximize Your Land:

Our land and boundary surveying ensures every piece of property is perfectly utilized, reducing potential disputes, and boosting your property’s value. Land and boundary surveying is paramount to optimize property value and space usage. Accurate surveying can reduce potential legal disputes and ensures efficient utilization of every parcel of land. It forms a cornerstone to make informed decisions in property development, sales, and leasing, ensuring every square foot is accounted for and put to its best use.

Ventilation Surveys:

Modern tenants demand quality air. Ensure your properties meet health standards and offer tenants a mould-free environment with our Ventilation Surveys.

Expert Witness:

Property disputes can be challenging, especially when they advance to legal stages. For landlords and individuals facing such situations, we provide expert witness services. Our seasoned professionals offer unbiased testimonies, helping to clarify intricate property details in legal contexts, ensuring your interests are well-represented and understood.

Party Wall

Understanding Party Wall Surveyors and Your Property

At Roses Professional Building Service, we understand that any construction or renovation can bring its set of challenges, especially when it involves shared walls or boundaries with neighbours. Here is a simplified guide on how our expert Party Wall Surveyors can assist:

What is a Party Wall Surveyor’s role?

Our job is to assess any work that building owners intend to conduct, understand concerns of neighbouring owners, and then draft a fair and unbiased ‘Party Wall Award’. This document outlines the manner and timings of the work, along with any additional provisions necessary.

Our Process:

Initial Notices: We start by serving the required notices. It is crucial these contain the right details and are correctly served. Do not worry; we have the expertise to ensure no hiccups here.

On-site Assessment: Our surveyors will visit the site to gauge the specifics of the situation, ensuring a thorough understanding.

Property Inspection: An essential step where we inspect the adjoining property. This helps us foresee any potential impact of the proposed works and aids in preparing a detailed condition report of the neighbour’s property.

The Party Wall Award: Once we have all the details, we draft the ‘Party Wall Award’. This comprehensive document defines owners’ rights and responsibilities. It specifies aspects like work hours, access permissions during the project, and procedures in case of any damage.

Commitment to Fairness: As surveyors appointed under the Act, our primary duty is impartiality. We are here to ensure a fair outcome for everyone involved.

Resolving Disputes: In rare instances where two Party Wall Surveyors cannot agree, the Third Surveyor steps in, acting like an arbitrator to resolve the matter.

Trust Roses Professional Building Service to navigate the complexities of shared walls and boundaries. We ensure a smooth, transparent, and conflict-free process for all parties involved.


Non-Domestic EPC Insights:

Considering a property move? The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) highlights a building’s energy efficiency. It is a must-have when constructing, selling, or renting any property. Buildings that regulate indoor climates with systems like heating or AC need an EPC. From 2013, buildings allowing public access must show their EPC rating. Some exceptions apply, such as planned demolitions. Learn More.

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC):

Compliance is key. All rented, leased, or sold properties require an EPC.

Structural Engineering

Safety with Structural Surveys:

Do you have an older building?
Our structural surveys dive deep to pinpoint any potential risks, offering you safety and clarity. Structural surveys, especially crucial for older or unique buildings, are about safety and investment protection. They delve into the bones of a structure, identifying potential risks or weaknesses. Such evaluations not only provide peace of mind but also help in planning repairs or renovations.