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External Chimneys No of pots capped? Plumb? Bricks good? Well Pointed? Flashings - type condition? Pitched Roofs Covering? Ridge line - straight, tiles well bedded? Hips - No sag? - tiles well bedded? Slopes - No sag? - condition of slate/tiles? - Missing, chipped, de-lamination Vented? Flashings - type condition? Flat Roof Covering? Condition? Flashing? - type condition? Cold or warm? Ventilated? Rainwater Gutters Type - wooden, PVCu, Asbestos, Concrete Aluminium condition - leaks - stains Downpipes Type - condition - leaks - stains, dressed into drain? Walls Type - construction Plumb? Any cracks - reflected internally - ongoing? Bricks - condition? Rendered? Any hollowness? Well pointed? DPC - original type? Injected? Airbricks - sufficient? Foundations - cellar etc. Windows Type - wooden, PVCu, Aluminium, Skylight Double Glazed? Single Glazed? Any rot to sills? Well fitted? Do they open? How well? Doors Type - wooden, PVCu, Aluminium, Skylight Double Glazed? Single Glazed? Any rot to sills? Well fitted? Do they open? How well? Other Joinery Type - wooden, PVCu, Asbestos Fascias Soffits Other flats? Decoration General condition, paintwork etc. Internal Roof Void Construction - traditional, Trussed, Steel, MMC Condition - Rot - woodworm - bowing - shakers Sarking? Daylight - Damp penetration, Insulation - depth Boarded Tanks? - Well supported? Loft Rooms - RSJ ? B regs? Ceilings Type - Lath and Plaster - Plasterboard - Fibreboard - Asbestos - Solid Condition - level, no sag, cracks - Why? Cornices Covering - Paper, polystyrene tile? Walls Construction - Solid - Stud - Lath and plaster - Supporting Plumb? Even? Hollowness? Cracks - Why - External? Coverings - Paper - Tile - Any looseness - grouting Damp All internal wall for rising and penetration Lower walls - beneath windows - under flat roofs Reason - rising, penetrating, condensation. Fireplaces Breasts intact? - if removed well supported? Blocked? Vented? Relined? Living gas Fire? Boiler flue - Capped? Floors Type - Suspended Timber, Solid, Pot and Beam, Cassette, Condition - level - any bounce/hollowness? Covering - condition - Health and safety? Sound Proofing? Woodworm Any Sign - active? Guarantees? Woodwork Doors - type, well fitted? flush into frames? Operate ok? Latches? Safety glass? Stairs - level? firm? banisters firm? Steep? Covering good? (H&S) Kitchen - Condition - Doors and Drawers ok? worktops, grouting Fitted wardrobes - Condition - Doors and Drawers ok? Skirting, architraves, General Condition Decoration Condition Services Electricity Meter - where? - Consumer Unit where? RCD? MCB? Bonding - Switches and sockets Ok? Properly fitted? Gas Meter where? What does it service? Any obvious problems - smells? Certificate? Water topcock - where? Meter? Type of pipework - leaks? Taps and flushing ok? Flow Rate? Tanks - Condition Bathroom - Condition - adequate? Leaks? Heating - What Kind, Boiler - Combi? Condensing? Radiators - TRV’s? Leaks - Flue type? Storage radiators? - Air? Underfloor? Drainage Type of Pipework, condition - leaks, benchwork, Inspection chambers - blockage - Combined? Shared? External Boundaries Path, Garages - Construction ? Condition? Trees? - Type - influencing? surveyors@castles.london


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