Building surveys

If you’re not sure about the condition of your building, it’s hard to know what repairs should come first. Carrying out regular building surveys can provide you and your co-owners with a clear picture of what needs attention. We recommend getting a professional building survey carried out every five years.

Get your building surveyed every five years
Get your building surveyed every five years

If you don't know the condition of your building, you don't know how to prioritise repairs. A survey can give an objective assessment of the issues for you and your…

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DIY building surveys
DIY building surveys

We recommend that you get a professional survey carried out on your building every five years. In between, take a proper look at the building yourself using this guide. If…

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Managing and maintaining a tenement building can be difficult. Under One Roof offers a free enquiry service that allows you to ask specific questions relating to your building.

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Your tenement may have a basement, sometimes used for living accommodation or sometimes used for storage, cellars or wash-houses. These buildings will often also have a 'dunny' between the basement…

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Energy efficiency improvements

Adding insulation and draught-proofing can save money and the planet but in…

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Insulating traditional solid walls

Recent research suggests that traditional solid stone or brick walls provide better…

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Flat roofs

Flat roofs can be found on buildings of all ages. They can…

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Asphalt flat roofs

On stone tenements, asphalt roofs are found on: 'high backs' - raised backcourt…

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