As one of the UK’s leading property typist, typing and dictation services, Property Typing are fully experienced in all nuances of the building industry in the Isles. This means that we see many structural engineer reports daily- in fact, we help the skilled professionals that perform these site surveys create them! Today, we’re taking a closer look at the structural engineer’s report, what it aims to achieve, who may need them, and why this class of report exists, so you are fully confident you’re getting exactly the building survey you require.

What is a structural engineer’s report?

When you’re already a harassed homebuyer encountering bureaucracy, regulations and extra costs at every turn, you may be tempted to stick with the first evaluation of the property that any competent-seeming contractor offers you- but you would be doing yourself a keen disservice. As we offer skilled structural engineer’s report typing services, we often see how critical these simple ‘pieces of paper’ can be to the receiving owner. Just as they trust us to do the best for their business, it’s key you trust them to do their job and help you.

All buildings, whether old or freshly constructed, are at risk of so-called ‘hidden’ faults. That’s the little things you may not even see- or which you see, but which don’t impinge on you as important- that nevertheless can have extremely important ramifications on the building and its structural integrity. That tiny hairline crack in the basement that looks like it needs nothing more than a fresh coat of plaster could well be hiding the fact that the entire building is at risk of subsidence!

Unless you happen to be a certified structural engineer yourself, these tiny tells for big problems won’t have much meaning to you- which is why you need the help and support of a qualified eye to see you through the inspection process of your building. Just as you’re a professional in your own industry, and just like Property Typing are expert typists skilled in offering perfect structural engineer’s report dictation services, a structural engineer has all the knowledge you don’t at their disposal. With years of study and meticulously maintained education behind them, your structural engineer is perfectly placed to help you evaluate, identify and act on any issues they discover, buying you tremendous peace of mind. While the mere sound of ‘structural engineer’s report’ may make you worry, we’re here to help you understand the process.

What does a structural engineer’s report cover?

You’d probably be surprised at how in-depth something merely called a ‘report’ can actually be. The engineer will give the full structure of your building an eagle-eyed once over, catching any problems before they escalate. You can request different types of structural engineer’s reports, ranging from a simple inspection of the foundation ( called the substructure) to an in-depth examination that goes from the roof (superstructure) downward. It’s important that you clarify with the professional exactly what you need to have checked, and ensure that it’s adequate for the risk-level and situation of the property. Sometimes, of course, that news won’t be the best- but remember that forewarned is forearmed, and knowing what issues you face is key to making an informed decision.

The structural engineer may uncover issues such as:

  • Poor design and/or construction in the foundation
  • Damage to materials, such as rotting wood
  • Erosion of the landscape leading to incorrect or uneven settling of the home, placing undue stress where it wasn’t intended.

Just as our typist provide the engineer skilled structural engineer’s report typing services that take the rough material we are given and form it into seamless, slick documents you can easily access, your structural engineer will take this information, identify causes and present insightful conclusions to help you move forward. That crack may be utterly harmless, or something that can be simply repaired- but you won’t know without the information gathered and passed through skilled hands.

What can I expect from my structural engineer’s report?

Remember that the structural engineer’s report won’t cover areas you don’t request, so it’s important to communicate all worries and expectations to the engineer clearly at the time you book your site inspection. We often see structural engineer’s report typing passed through our hands that doesn’t include what the client thought they would receive- and that comes from a failure to communicate your needs clearly from the get-go. Remember that unattached buildings like sheds, decks or pergolas will not be a standard part of the initial report, and will need to be inspected separately.

What do I get out of all of this?

The most important thing you will receive from the process is peace of mind about the state of your building. As a leading structural engineer’s report typing service, we love it when we see these ‘clean bill of health’ reports pass through our typist’s hands! That crack that was causing you sleepless nights may be nothing but a little cosmetic impairment, after all.

Even if the news isn’t great, you will have a solid grasp of what the damage is, and a plan for replacement or repair. You will even receive expert recommendations to help you improve drainage and other problematic aspects on your property, helping you create the very best possible resolution to the matter.

When professionals in the industry want the very best structural engineer’s report dictation services, they know they’re well served coming to us, the experts. They know they will receive the utmost in fast, professional and in-depth building typing services that will only enhance their own image. Likewise, your engineer should be your trusted expert going to bat for you, not someone you dread having to bring onto the property. Let their expertise work for you.

Structural engineers of the UK, Property Typing offers a range of structural engineer’s report typing services for any situation, so why not let us enhance your client relationship with our quality offerings today?