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Philip Cave Building Surveyor offers home purchase reports and building surveys to help you get the
information you need, before you proceed with the purchase of your new property.

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We offer a range of surveys to help you better understand the property you are buying. These include the home purchase report and a building survey. The inspection reports follow industry recognised standards.

The surveys can inspect the house at different levels. The building survey is often used for older properties or ones that need renovation work. For modern houses, a simple home purchase report can look for any defects or visible problems. For more information contact us today on 01202 496 664.


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Our Services

Planning a home purchase is a very exciting time filled with lots of expectation and plans. But it can also be a time when you need to double check the house in ways that might not be obvious to ensure that the purchase you are about to make is what you expect. Philip Cave Building Surveyor is a building surveyor in Christchurch who can help with a variety of services for a new home purchase or planning services.

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About Us

Philip Cave Building Surveyor is a Christchurch based building surveyor who offers a range of services to help you better understand the property you are planning to buy. We offer a range of surveys as well as pre-purchase reports, building survey reports and creating building plans. That means whatever stage you are at in building or buying a house, we can help make the process easier and ensure that you are better informed.

Our customers say…


“Great service from a friendly, local business and very cost effective too.” Thomas Steele

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Home Purchase Report

A home survey is a crucial part of the process of buying a property and one that needs to be done by a building surveyor. The purpose of a home purchase report is to look at the condition of the property and to give you the information you need before you buy a new home.

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Building Survey

If you are looking to buy an older property or one that isn’t in top condition, then a building survey is a very important part of the process. You need to ensure you are fully aware of potential problems with the property as well as costly work needed to rectify issues.

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Planning Applications

The process of receiving planning permission for work to be done to your home requires that you go through a planning process in many cases. While there are some things you can change about your home under Permitted Development rights, other jobs require formal planning.

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If you are in Christchurch or the surrounding area and want to buy a new home or need a home condition report, look no further than Philip Cave Building Surveyor. We also offer other services to help you develop your home or to build your new one. These include building surveys, pre-purchase reports, planning application assistance and preparation of building plans. Call 01202 496 664 / 07846 866 227 for a free consultation or get in touch with Philip Cave Building Surveyor by clicking the button below.