Building Survey

A Building Survey (formerly known as a Structural Survey) is a detailed inspection of a building which aims to give our Client the best possible information on a property, in a clear report.

Unlike the RICS Homebuyer Survey (which gives a limited overview in a fixed report format) we are free to create a report which highlights important aspects, strictly relevant to our Client’s interest in the property concerned.

Our professional advice and assistance helps protect the Client from unexpected cost, so far as may be reasonably possible, without causing damage to the building during the inspection. Subject to prior arrangement, Tombleson Associates welcome meetings with Client’s on site at the end of survey, if required.

Building Surveys are strongly recommended, by us, before any commitment to the purchase (or lease) of all or any buildings, land or property is considered or entered into. We particularly recommend a Building Survey in the case of older or more complex structures, including Historic or Listed Buildings.

This type of survey, may save our Clients many thousands of pounds from subsequent problems and issues.

Our own version for the RICS Level 3 Building Survey is an in-depth and detailed inspection of a property, ideal as a pre-purchase report.

Contact Us Today to discuss all your requirements for a Survey and Surveyor.

All consultations are strictly confidential and we make no charge for initial discussion which precede the engagement of our services.

RICS Homebuyer Survey & Valuation

The RICS Homebuyer Survey (with or without valuation) is a Level 2 report for residential acquisition. Providing a good overall appraisal of condition, the Homebuyer survey report has been developed over the past 20 years by the RICS. This type of report is commonly chosen for standard modern buildings in which ground conditions and structural anomalies are unlikely to be an issue. The Homebuyer Survey is not unusual recommended for older buildings, say pre-1900 approximately. Additionally, it is not ideally suited to buildings which are complex or not of standard construction.

With each building elements broken down into separate sections, a condition rating is provided for each. When a good overview of the condition is required, this can the most economical report.



We prepare Residential Valuation Reports for many purposes, including marketing, probate, mortgages, taxation, etc. Our reports are always comprehensively in line with the “Red Book” Standards required of all Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. We can provide both current or retrospective valuations in most cases. We keep in touch with the property market on a daily basis.

Specialist Inspection

Alternatively Contact Us to discuss your requirements for the best service. We can tailor a service to meet your specific needs, so that you are in a better informed position to understand the property or resolve issues or defects.


Not just surveys, valuation

and other professional advice, we also implement and manage repairs, improvements and alterations on your behalf.

We maintain a direct line to a team of named consultants to ensure that our Clients have rapid access to a high standard of advice across the board.

We’re different. Our team includes members of the following:

• Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

• Association of Building Engineers

• Royal Institute of British Architects

• Royal Town Planning Institute

• Institute of Civil Engineers

• Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

• Institute of Historic Building Conservation

You can be sure that whatever area of Professional Advice you require, we are in a position to help or point you in the right direction.

We also have access to a wide team of Building Contractors and Tradesmen who can implement high quality improvements and repairs to all elements of your property, tradesmen who can be relied upon to provide the right standard of workmanship at the right price.

We will be pleased to provide Site Management advice and overseeing works to implement your plans.


Contact us……

…… To discuss all your requirements for a Survey and Surveyor on the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, New Forest, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent, Wiltshire, Avon, Berkshire and Surrey.

All consultations are strictly confidential. All initial consultations are Free.