All you ever need to know about Floors

How floors are examined during a building survey

During the course of our building surveys as surveyors we look and examine the floors and we open them up if at all possible without causing damage (with the owners approval of course) as floors often show the first signs of structural problems (when a floor bounces up and down) and even creaks can be indications of problems. Also as we have been carrying out building surveys, also known as structural surveys, for decades we know the characteristics of various different types of properties and what to look out for when there are problems with floors.

To discuss floors more please free phone a surveyor on 0800 298 5424.

We also use circles and ovals in our reports

Within our reports we utilise a system of ovals and circles to highlight problem areas or characteristics within a property to better explain the issues. If this does not explain the issue completely then we can also use one of our sketches that have been commissioned exclusively for us for use in the reports.

Air flow below suspended floor
Air brick

Sketch of air flow beneath suspended floor

Air flow to suspended floor of terraced house
Tiles on timber flooring
Air flow under a suspended floor of a terraced house

Building Surveying Articles

We have literally thousands of surveying articles to help you that we as building surveyors have produced over the years which explain the problems that can occur from having the wrong type of survey and which explain exactly how mortgage surveyors work as opposed to independent building surveyors or structural surveyors. Below is a selection but to see more go to our free property articles page:-

Floors not tied into walls

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floorsFree phone our Independent Building Surveyors

Free phone 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat and we can give you an example of one of our survey reports.