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Noel OCallaghan
Evergreen Road
County Cork

About Abode Engineering

We are in business since 2005 and endeavour to provide a quality service at a competitive cost.

Purchasing a property is the largest financial commitment that most people will make. Having a property surveyed will provide you with the information you required to make a fully informed decision. Choosing the right surveyor is essential to ensure that you receive the highest standard of service possible. Abode Engineering have the expertise and experience to provide you with independent and impartial assessment of the property being surveyed. We deal predominantly in housing and provide pre-purchase inspections, planning applications, construction supervision and much more.

Commercial Services

Pre-Purchase Property Inspections
Inspection of commercial properties, sometimes referred to as 'structural surveys', are thorough examinations of the interior and exterior of a premises to determine its condition and make recommendations to remedy any apparent defects. Each report will contain a list of budget costings of the main defects encountered during the inspection.

Property Defects
Defects analysis is a specialised form of inspection to identify the source and cause of a defect affecting a property. For a reasonable fee, one of our experienced surveyors will visit the property and carry out a visual inspection of the defect, record all necessary information including photographs and measurements and provide a detailed report shortly after.

The following are common list of defects which we are regularly asked to assess and report on:
  • Cracking affecting the interior and exterior of properties
  • Rising damp and damp problems generally
  • Water ingress
  • Condensation

Residential Services

Pre-Purchance Surveys
A Pre-Purchase Survey, sometimes called a 'structural survey', is a thorough internal and external inspection of a property to determine its condition. A Pre-Purchase Survey is normally conducted prior to a property being purchased and offers the potential purchaser peace of mind by identifying any defects or compliance issues which could incur substantial expense to remedy.

Preliminary Pre-Purchase Surveys
If required, we can carry out an inspection of a property without providing a detailed Building Inspection Report. The advantage of such a service is that a verbal summary of the main shortcomings of the property can be provided immediately after the inspection has been conducted thereby speeding up feedback to the client. A reduced fee for such a service applies.

Certificates of Compliance
Certificates of Compliance are required for all new build work and for any alteration, addition or extension work to an existing property to ensure that all works have been carried out in accordance with any planning permission granted and the Building Regulations.

As part of our Pre-Purchase Surveys, we identify where Certificates of Compliance with the Building / Planning Regulations will be required to be produced by the Vendor of the property.

Construction Supervision
This service is used by Clients who require building works to be monitored in stages and to have a Certificate of Compliance provided at the end of the construction work. Frequently, Clients will also require Certificates of Payment to be forwarded, usually at three stages, to their lending institution if a loan or mortgage is funding the building works being carried out.

Snag Lists
Snag lists are carried out on newly built residential dwellings and should not be confused with a Pre-Purchase Survey. A snag list is a detailed report, itemising incomplete or poorly constructed work and any visible breaches in the Building Regulations. Snag lists are normally undertaken when the purchaser has been notified by the builder/developer that their property is fully complete.

Following completion of our snag list on site, a report will be forwarded to the client and builder. A follow up inspection will be carried out when we have been notified that the findings in the initial list have been completed.

Planning Consultancy
We provide advice on all aspects of the planning application process. Our in-house design service provides drawings in AutoCAD. Our full turnkey service provides the following main services:
  • All types of planning permission, applications prepared including retention and outline permissions.
  • Preparation of planning objections.
  • Preparation of Certificates of Compliance / Exemption with Planning.

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