Are you planning to have building works carried out at your property in Middlesex? If so, have you considered contacting a party wall surveyor?
A party wall is a shared wall – usually between a terraced or semi-detached house – that divides the homes of two separate owners. A party wall agreement is drawn up to prevent and resolve neighbour disputes related to a shared party wall or construction work that affects adjacent properties.
It can apply to shared walls, buildings or excavations on the border between homes or within 6m of a neighbour’s property. However, these agreements should also include a detailed report on the condition of any shared elements, including the drainage system
Importance of party wall drainage surveys In Middlesex
Party wall drainage surveys are a critical part of the surveying process when building work is due to commence on nearby properties. Unfortunately, these surveys are frequently overlooked and don’t take place when they should which can lead to problems later down the line.
For example, if house B is planning on having a basement extension or a rear and side return extension, then the drainage systems on the two neighbouring properties (house A and house C) could be affected. This can result in ground movement which, in turn, has a detrimental impact on the underground drainage system.
The correct procedure is to have a build-over survey carried out at house B, and a pre- and post-conditional drain survey at houses A and C to ensure that no damage has been caused from the ground movement.
Much like build-over CCTV drain surveys, the pre- and post-conditional surveys are vital. Building control will expect to see the final survey report to ensure that Part H has been adhered to on the property where the building work has been done, and the surveyors will want the assurance that the adjacent properties have remained unaffected by the construction works. And that’s where our London party wall surveyors can help.
Professional party wall drainage surveys in Middlesex
Here at Certified Drain Surveys Ltd, we specialise in CCTV drain surveys and cover all areas in the capital, including Middlesex. We use the latest technology and reporting software to uncover any factors that could potentially affect the construction work and increase the cost. This includes things like cracked, blocked or leaking pipes, as well as tree root intrusion and other defects.
Our party wall surveyors in London and Middlesex have the tools and expertise to conduct a survey both before the work commences and again afterwards to ensure that there has been no disturbance to the drainage systems. Failure to complete the pre- and post-conditional surveys is a huge risk – and not something that we would advise. After all, it could lead to legal claims against professionals working on the project or the property owner.
Contact our team of party wall surveyors in London today
Although the drains are often treated as out of sight out of mind, they demand the greatest attention. And having a party wall drainage survey carried out at your property in Middlesex – by one of our experienced party wall surveyors – will ensure that no unforeseen problems are coming from your drainage system.
So, if you would like to know how much a party wall surveyor costs, or if you have any other questions regarding our CCTV drain surveys, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our experts are always on hand to help and would love to hear from you. Simply fill in the online enquiry form, email email@example.com or call 0800 955 7955.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of having a party wall drainage survey?
A party wall agreement is about informing all affected neighbours of your proposed plans and providing adequate notice and details of your building work.
The whole idea is to minimise the risk of conflicts between neighbours. However, organising a party wall drainage survey at the start of the process will ensure that the correct procedures are followed throughout – helping you to avoid lengthy (and expensive) legal proceedings.
Another reason why you should book a party wall drain survey in Middlesex is that it will enable you to alleviate any of your neighbours’ concerns and give them the peace of mind that their properties will be protected once building work commences.
For more information about our party wall drainage surveys near you, get in touch with the team on 0800 955 7955.
What does a party wall drain survey involve?
If you’re considering a party wall drainage survey in Middlesex, you can trust you’re in capable hands with Certified Drains.
To begin, we feed a state-of-the-art camera, attached to a long cable, directly into your drainage pipes.
This not only allows us to map out the layout of the drains – so you can trust your building work won’t impede on its functionality – but it also allows our expert engineers to take a closer look inside your drainpipes.
We will watch the live video footage to inspect the condition of your drains and identify any underlying defects that are present before your building project starts.
Our party wall drainage surveyors will also conduct a survey once the building work is complete to prove that there has been no harm caused by the construction.
To find out more about our party wall drain surveys in Middlesex and what you can expect when you employ the expertise of our engineers, don’t hesitate to contact us.
How much do you charge for a party wall drain survey in Middlesex?
The party wall drainage survey cost can vary depending on multiple factors, including your location, the complexity of the job, and the number of surveyors required.
The good news is that, here at Certified Drains, we have vast experience when it comes to party wall drain surveys in Middlesex and we guarantee some of the most competitive rates – allowing you to benefit from a professional service without breaking the bank!
Before we provide a free, no-obligation estimate for your party wall agreement, our engineers will discuss your requirements in full. Once we know more about your proposed work, we’ll provide a clear breakdown of the costs associated with our surveying services, ensuring no hidden fees.
Why not get the ball rolling today? Request your free quote by simply completing our online enquiry form.
When can you carry out one of these surveys?
Here at Certified Drains, we appreciate that there’s no time like the present – especially if you’ve already served a written party wall notice on the affected neighbours.
In most cases, a neighbour will have two weeks to respond to your notice – either giving their approval or dissent.
With that in mind, we pride ourselves on offering a flexible service for those seeking a party wall drainage survey in Middlesex.
Feel free to give us a call on 0800 955 7955 and our team will arrange to carry out the drainage inspection at a time that best suits you and your neighbours.