We provide Building Surveying services throughout East Anglia.  Our services are available to property owners, occupiers, developers and investors.  We are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

To discuss your building surveying requirements please contact Trevor Musk on 01379 646603.

Durrants is also a member of the RICS Client Money Protection Scheme. View certificate.

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Commercial Building Surveys

As part of any acquisition of a commercial property we would recommend a professional survey of the property and land in question. The report can form part of any due diligence checks and would investigate all aspects of the built structures forming the site.

RICS Homebuyer Reports and Building Surveys

Durrants Building Consultancy provides reports in accordance with RICS guidance on residential property acquisitions including the popular RICS Homebuyer Report with or without market or insurance valuations. We can also provide more in depth bespoke Building Surveys on historic properties.

Commercial and Residential Building Advice

We act for a number of businesses who ask for help to develop and expand. This involves all the disciplines we have within the department, which is co-ordinated by the surveying team. Development potential is assessed with many years’ experience in construction and delivering commercial ventures, which together with Design and Planning input provides a rounded solution for our clients.

Defect Analysis Reports

Durrants Building Consultancy can provide reports and inspections on all property types from damp investigations through to analysis of structural defects.

Party Wall matters

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 is a mysterious piece of construction legislation which is often forgotten when plans are made to develop or extend a property. We are able to act as an advisor to the Building or Adjoining owner. As Party Wall Surveyors we “act for the wall”.

Schedules of Dilapidations

We can act for either landlords or tenants in preparing or responding to end of lease or mid-term negotiations. We have extensive knowledge and experience in compiling Schedules of Dilapidations and Quantified Demands. 

Contract Administration

Durrants can provide full Contract and Project Management duties including the preparation of specifications for tendering purposes and manage a construction project through to completion on-site. Whilst we are not clerk of works or have a full time presence on-site we oversee the construction phase and deal with all matters than arise. This can include contract instructions, site progress and technical meetings, cost reporting, certification of applications for payment, snagging inspections, certification at Practical Completion and agreement of Final Accounts. We extensively use the JCT suite of Building Contracts.

Insurance Reinstatement Assessments

Ensuring that you have the correct level of insurance cover should you suffer a total or partial loss on your property is vitally important. We can provide Insurance Reinstatement Cost Assessments to assist with this, which involves measuring the property in question and using this to determine the full rebuild costs including demolition, deleterious material costs, professional fees and making adjustments for the area, site and location.

Recent projects

Take a look at the broad range of developments we have been working on recently.