House Surveying Parts 1 & 2:

Buying new or refurbishing your existing property – how to measure up rooms simply and accurately.

Buying or renovating a property is probably the biggest financial commitment you will ever make. Achieving a practical and stylish home within your budget needs careful assessment to feel confident that you have made the right decisions. You want to know your investment is safe and makes the very best of your time at the property and enhances your quality of life.

What you will learn

This module is for:

Image: infill/side return extension

Image: infill/side return extension

Infill Extensions or Side Return Extensions

We take a look at a property that has already been opened up but with a view to adding an extension and with Chris the Surveyor he will look more critically at the building and what is possible. The building is a London terraced 4 bedroomed house, with a kitchen and bathroom above tagged on the back.

Ideally it needs a new kitchen and this would form part of the extension which would be an ‘infill’ or side return extension  taking up part of the very small amount of garden laid to concrete, but in line with other properties around. Chris explains some of the issues and how to overcome them.

This is a typical type of extension and many will relate to the problems here with useful and valuable  information given. This is more than common sense and applies to many domestic buildings.

A room to survey

Image: A room to measure

Survey equipment image

Image: Survey Equipment

Internal Surveying

The Second Video looks more at the internals and through the eyes of an interior designer and what you need to do if you are inspecting a property. You may need to measure it up and take away a very comprehensive view of the rooms  and what is ‘essential surveying’ on your part.  

This takes time and not to be done with the Estate Agent waiting as it is all valuable information which may be the deciding factor before exchanging contracts.

Image: Debby demonstrating how to survey an interior space

What is Included:


Easy to follow video supported by a detailed fact sheet with additional information

The 10 minute video walks you through the property downstairs discussing the issues and is supported with 1500 words in the Design Help Fact Sheet.

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Easy to follow video supported by a detailed fact sheet with additional information

If you put yourself in the position of the interior designer then this video will give you hints and tips that you need to carry out when you are viewing the property. The Fact Sheets give you 850 words of back up information and 20 minutes of video which is the key to this topic


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