Chartered Building Surveyors
Forde Surveying Limited is a chartered building surveying practice based in Exeter and operating throughout the South West peninsular and further afield. It is owned and managed by chartered building surveyor Stephen Forde.
Surveys & Inspections
Our chartered building surveyors in Exeter offer surveys and inspections on a wide range of building types. Building surveys and inspections help identify building defects and other shortcomings. They aim to assist by informing the purchaser of the cost implications of repairing and maintaining a potential acquisition. Guidance on the future extent and timescale of maintenance needed is normally included in our reports. A range of different inspection types are offered by our surveyors, and you are recommended to enquire to find out what would best suit your circumstances.
Commercial Building Surveys supply a detailed report on the condition of the building and offer guidance on the timescale and priority of required remedial works. The survey report can also offer guidance on building related statutory compliance. Dilapidations advice can be given to both Landlords and Tenants on commencement or termination of a lease.
Residential building surveys can help determine any issues or work needed on a building, which is important when a building is being sold, bought, or lived in. Our chartered building surveyors can offer a full building survey in and around Devon. The majority of our surveys are RICS level 3 equivalent, which used to be referred to as a Building Survey or Full Building Survey. Please enquire to find out what best suits your needs.
Architectural Design & Project Management
Our Chartered Building Surveyors design and specify building projects. We can offer design services or design and contract administration services. Our involvement can be from inception through Planning and Building Regulation submissions, design, and construction, finishing with snagging and project completion.
Planned Maintenance Reports
We offer Planned Preventative Maintenance reports which assess the projected maintenance needed for a building or group of buildings over a given period, usually five or ten years. From this we can produce a planned maintenance program which prioritizes repairs and remedial works, and which suggests timescales for preventative maintenance. These reports also offer future budget projections for the works found.
Historic Building Commissions
We have long-term experience in supplying advice on historic buildings from a Cathedral to thatched cottages and Grade I listed country houses. Our experienced Chartered Building surveyors can offer a range of services including Building Surveys, planned preventative maintenance advice, defect analysis and project management.
Over the past 35 years we have developed a specialism for working on properties in the motor trade. We engage in a variety of ways with buildings such as car dealerships, repair garages, body shop buildings and administrative facilities. We have worked for large UK based manufacturers as well as individual dealerships or garage owners. We can supply acquisition surveys, dilapidations advice for both landlords and tenants and we can conduct defect inspections and analysis. These services can be supplied nationally.
Building Defects and Expert Witness
We can assess specific building defects and co-ordinate forensic analysis of problems with the building structure and fabric. We undertake preliminary expert reports as well as preparing CPR Part 35 compliant reports for the court.
Party Wall Act 1996
We act as Party Wall Surveyors under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 for either the Building Owner (developer) or the Adjoining Owner (neighbour). Stephen Forde is both a Chartered Building surveyor as well as a member of the Pyramus and Thisbe Learned Society which is a specialist organization for Party wall surveyors. We can serve or respond to notices under the act and can offer advice on the application and procedures of the act.
Get in Touch
If you would like to discuss an upcoming project or survey please get in touch.