After a property survey or homebuyers report has been carried out, most surveyors and solicitors will advise their clients to have the gas appliances, or the plumbing and heating installations tested prior to purchasing a property. This will not only help the buyer make an informed decision, but if any defects are discovered the purchaser can be aware of the estimated cost of any repairs. It may also help the purchaser budget effectively for any necessary work that is required, and possibly negotiate a lower purchase price. This is why it is a good idea to have an expert opinion on hand to let you know exactly what you are getting when considering buying a new home.
Our engineers are qualified to carry out gas safety inspections and certification for home owners and prospective purchasers.
We can offer 3 levels of inspection – Silver, Gold, Platinum – including plumbing systems, heating systems, gas appliances, gas meter and visible pipe-work to confirm compliance with regulations and safe operation.
We can also advise you of any pre-existing or potential problems . Our homebuyers report will not only give you peace of mind but a detailed summary of the installation of the property.
|Record the date the appliances were examined|
|Record description and location of the appliances and flues|
|Recognition and recording of any defects|
|An honest and independent assessment of the state of the gas appliances|
|Quote estimated cost of rectifying any defects|
|Recommendations for work currently required and anticipated to be required in the future|
|Check appliance operating pressure or heat input|
|Check for correct operation of safety devices|
|Check adequate ventilation is available where required|
|Visual examination of the flue system|
|Visual examination of gas appliance|
|Where applicable, results of a flue flow test|
|Where applicable, results of a spillage test|
|Ensure flue termination is satisfactory|
|Check the appliance meets current standards|
|Visual examination of gas meter|
|Test gas pipe-work for leaks|
|Visual examination of heating system visible pipe-work and valves|
|Visual examination of radiators and valves|
|Visual examination of plumbing system visible pipe-work and valves|
|Where applicable, visual examination of hot water cylinder|
|Where applicable, visual examination of water storage tanks|
|Visual examination of sanitary-ware|
|Visual examination and operation of taps|
Your homebuyers report will be emailed to you together with a digitally generated gas safety certificate. An additional hard copy of the report will also be posted to you.