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Engineer/ Surveyor Recommendation

  • 24-05-2019 11:05am
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,614 ✭✭✭ The Sparrow


    Anyone got any recommendations for a good engineer/ surveyor for a secondhand house purchase in South Dublin? I'd like to get a very comprehensive engineering report carried out since it will probably be the largest purchase I will ever make.

    Please PM me with any recommendations. Thanks :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 397 ✭✭ swededmonkey


    PM sent


  • Registered Users Posts: 450 ✭✭ CrookedJack


    I'm also Looking for surveyor recommendations please


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,614 ✭✭✭ The Sparrow


    Thanks swededmonkey!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,792 ✭✭✭ Huzzah!


    If you could PM me too, I would appreciate it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,888 ✭✭✭ SozBbz


    Me too! Also if anyone could give an idea of what would be a reasonable price? I've had one quote for almost €700 once VAT is included, on a 3 bed detached bungalow/cottage circa 100m2. High or reasonable?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,184 ✭✭✭ Kenno90


    I would also like these recommendations, Thank you in advance:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,418 ✭✭✭ Steveire


    Me too please


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,297 ✭✭✭ 5500


    Any chance I could get a PM for a recommended surveyor for a pre purchase building inspection on a second hand property in Dublin, thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 23 andypants


    Likewise could I also get any recommendations please, thank you I’m advance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,003 ✭✭✭ JJJackal


    I have had some work done by a great quantity surveyor in Dublin - I have pmed the 2 most recent posters with details


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,297 ✭✭✭ 5500


    Got that thanks, I'd actually mailed your recommendation during the week but hadn't got a reply yet, found the same with most I'd tried contact though so maby its time of the year.

    Incedently should you only be using a chartered surveyor for a building inspection or are architects ect ok to use?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,003 ✭✭✭ JJJackal


    I am not sure, but the guy I recommended for you did an excellent job for me.

    He saved me making a massive mistake with a purchase


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,792 ✭✭✭ Huzzah!


    5500 wrote: »
    Got that thanks, I'd actually mailed your recommendation during the week but hadn't got a reply yet, found the same with most I'd tried contact though so maby its time of the year.

    Incedently should you only be using a chartered surveyor for a building inspection or are architects ect ok to use?

    Seems to be the time of year. Struggling to get an engineer ourselves.


  • Registered Users Posts: 969 ✭✭✭ bigslick


    Also looking for recommendations for surveyor for North Dublin for second hand house please. Would need a very thorough review including structural as house is in need of renovation throughout. JJJackal would appreciate your recommendation if available. Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,178 ✭✭✭ dave 27


    Hi all, i am looking at purchasing a house in the Dundalk area in the coming months and would be looking for someone to carry our a survey of the property (2nd hand), if anyone knew of someone in the area?

    Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 60 ✭✭ Type 901


    Also looking for recommendations for surveyor for North Dublin for second hand house please. Thinking the Type 2 under the SCSI's definitions should be sufficient.


  • Registered Users Posts: 186 ✭✭ twiddleypop


    Also would appreciate a recommendation :)


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,301 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    Mod Note

    Make sure to keep it by PM folks.

    Thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30 fakedel


    Could you PM me the recommendation too? Many thanks!


  • Registered Users Posts: 475 ✭✭ Summer2020


    Looking for a recommendation for a surveyor in south Dublin please ? Want someone very thorough and good.

    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,888 ✭✭✭ SozBbz


    Summer2020 wrote: »
    Looking for a recommendation for a surveyor in south Dublin please ? Want someone very thorough and good.

    Thanks

    What type of property are you buying?

    For what its worth, I've bought twice and used a different surveyor each time. The first guy did a far longer report with more pictures, but it transpired he missed something. Property was roughly 20 years old.

    The second guy did a much shorter report and he wasnt hugely expensive in his own right but advised us to get specialists in certain areas namely roofing and damp and by the time we'd paid for all that it was much more expensive, but they each found items for us to go back to the vendor with and white we probably spent €1k on professional opinions, we ended up reducing the sale price by €15k (mostly due to the condition of the roof).

    A friend of ours recommended a different company but they were coming in at around €700 for the survey alone, and I still think we'd have needed the other opinions also.

    For context this house is nearly 120 year old, so we were more minded to think that the multiple opinions were necessary.

    I was happy with the guy we used for the main survey but he's not going to give you a fancy looking document if thats what you're after. He did stear us right though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,347 ✭✭✭ stampydmonkey


    Similar to poster above...Also looking for surveyor for North Dublin (D5 area) for second hand house please. Type 2 under the SCSI's definitions should be sufficient. If anyone has recommendations, it would be much appreciated. Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 563 ✭✭✭ rubberdungeon


    Anyone got any recommendations for a good engineer/surveyor for a secondhand house purchase in Meath (Kells)? Would like to get a comprehensive engineering report carried out.

    Please PM me with any recommendations. Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 74 ✭✭ deepsilent


    I'm looking for recommendations for a surveyor for a secondhouse purchase in Wexford.
    Thanks!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 lookingforrecs


    Greetings, I'm looking for recommendation for a surveyor in Kildare. It is a second hand house . Cheers


  • Registered Users Posts: 8 toledobastos


    Hi all,

    I too could use some recommendations for a good engineer/surveyor to carry out a structural survey in Dublin D8.

    For context, this is a 130-year old house that was recently renovated. There may be structural issues with the walls of the property, so some specialism would go a long way.

    Please PM me the recommendation.


  • Registered Users Posts: 244 ✭✭ taylor3


    Currently buying a second hand house on Southside of Dublin. Has anyone got a recommendation of a Quantity surveyor that could carry out an inspection for me.

    Any genuine recommendations appreciated.

    Cheers.



  • Registered Users Posts: 61 ✭✭ InPsyDer


    Hi there,

    Would be grateful for a recommendation of a good thorough surveyor, for Dublin 12 area. Have been let down by a previous surveyor not giving enough detail so really want someone who'll take a fine-toothed comb to the place!



  • Registered Users Posts: 405 ✭✭ Emma2019


    My survey for D.12 was done by Kellihers. Several friends used them too and were happy. I'm in the house a few months and dont think they missed anything although they did say I should move the boiler for fire safety buy I've since found out I can just put a flame retardant casing around it. But they don't claim to be plumbers so not necessarily a mark against them, and it was good that they flagged the issue.

    Mine was 550 incl VAT.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 51 ✭✭ Arnold54321


    Would be grateful for a recommendation of a good thorough surveyor, for the South Dublin area please?



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