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Pre-Purchase Property Report Cork

House Surveys Cork

House Surveys & Engineers Reports. Get your Property Pre-Purchase surveys.

A Pre–Purchase House Survey is a Report?

At its most basic level its a building inspectors report. The Pre–Purchase House Survey and building inspection report is the one you get before you buy a property.

Basically its a report on the structural safety of a building. Our pre–purchase survey inspection report contains more than just structural issues.

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The Survey is more suitable where a purchaser is not interested in the other factors that affect a buildings value. We also provide these.

Surveys and inspections/reports are usually carried out before you exchange sale contracts so you can identify any problems with the property which could prove costly to repair.

 

Do I need a structural engineers report?

The main reason is you should get a house survey/engineers report done before buying a house or rental property:

  • You will know in advance what the problems are, cracked walls, chimney damage etc
  • You are able to negotiate a lower price for the house so that you won’t have to pay to repair the problems, i.e. a roof replacement, and know approximately what these problems will cost

These house survey are also know as structural surveys, building inspections, building surveys or pre-purchase surveys and property surveys.

Property survey is to give the buyer or owner a evaluation of the overall current condition of a property. We survey residential and commercial buildings.

We will exam the property and carry out a comprehensive report, summing up the results and this report is provided to the client.

Compliance with Statutory Requirements, e.g. planning, fire safety, and all structural damage is assessed, can also be carried out in conjunction with these reports.

These reports are ideal for solicitors and bank managers.

We carrying out inspection surveys of domestic, residential and commercial buildings and dwellings.

Wedding Video Kilkenny

Wedding Videography Kilkenny

Kilkenny Wedding Video

 

Local Wedding Videography in Kilkenny & Carlow

We go the extra medieval mile with your wedding DVD

Hi, i’m Joe, and you,re very welcome to Wedding Video Kilkenny.

Due to a high demand for my wedding videography services in Kilkenny, I have decided to make a new website just for wedding videos in Kilkenny and of course for all videography services in Kilkenny & Carlow areas. As a result of my years of covering many fantastic wedding videos in and around Kilkenny and Carlow I feel it’s now time to develop my links with this great city as over 50% of my customers are living in this area and what’s better than having a local wedding supplier on your door step when you need one. Not only will you get to see my wedding videography services on this new site and also some great video samples filmed in the local area, you will also get a chance to browse ALL of your wedding suppliers in your local area with the ever popular wedding suppler site BRIDES IN MUNSTER. This site has now been going for over a year and has everything from a Wedding Videographer in Kilkenny to someone to do your nails!

 

Abbey Video Kilkenny Videographer

I am passionate about producing stunning and elegant Wedding Videos and DVDs recorded here in Kilkenny, Tipperary and Carlow. My experience and passion for filming has helped me build my reputation as one of the finest videographers in Kilkenny. My subtle and discreet approach means that you and your guests will barely sense my presence on the day. I am often complimented on my professional and unobtrusive manner, which naturally helps the wedding guests to feel at ease. At “Wedding Video Kilkenny”, we strive to create a fun, emotional and breathtaking wedding DVD for you to cherish in order to relive your wedding day. Please have a look around my site, and if you have any questions or ideas you would like to discuss, send an email or give us a call. We would love to hear from you, any where in Ireland.

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Wedding Videographer Kilkenny, Tipperary, Carlow, Ireland

The wedding industry is booming at the moment and next year looks like a bumper year as well. The budgets are still in place of course and rightly so, but I have often said, you get what you pay for. Of course you can get your wedding video for 300 euro for the full day but is that all your memories are worth? The average price for the day can be 700+ and I think that’s fair – it often can be an 11 hr day and that’s only the wedding day, editing has to come into play after that. So I would say if your are planning on getting married and having a wedding DVD give time choosing your videographer. You don’t need to pay 900+ to include a few dances that night, unless it’s a 2 man crew with 2 manned cameras, if that is what you need go for it, but I like to film with the “fly on the wall” approach. This way both you and your guests are often unaware of cameras there at all, but of course all the little details get covered, with your guests enjoying themselves and your full day captured in detail.

 

Capturing Perfect Weddings in every town in Kilkenny.

 

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House Insurance Reports

Insurance Required Engineering Reports

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Insurers often request engineers reports to document damage connected to incidents such as fire, flood or subsidence, a detailed report may be necessary for the insurers of the property.

We provide the appropriate investigation and further testing as appropriate to produce a comprehensive assessment of the event.

Engineer’s report may contain.

Your engineer may conduct a structural survey of the property for you, to see whether, as far as they can tell, the property is structurally sound. Walls or the foundations of your house, will be able to see if there are any obvious structural faults like subsidence, that you need to know about now. Have your engineer inspect the boundaries of your property. Your engineer would compare the map attached to the property to the boundaries, walls and fences that are actually on the ground, to confirm whether the map is correct.

Kinsale Red Cross Cork Unit fire Safety Survey

Red Cross Unit

Kinsale Red Cross Unit Fire Safety Survey

Kinsale Red Cross Cork Unit fire Safety Survey
Kinsale Red Cross Unit fire Safety Survey

Fire Safety were hired by the Kinsale Red Cross unit to carry out a fire safety survey on these premises in Cork.

Fire safety surveys will enable the responsible person to keep on top of fire safety issues.

Fire safety surveys are of great benefit prior to an inspection by the local authority fire officer.

By having a fire safety survey carried out it will give you the opportunity to have any upgrade work carried out at an early stage.

It will mean that you are complying with the safety Health and welfare at work act with regard to fire safety standards.

Pre-Purchase Survey and Engineer Report Carrigaline Cork

Pre-Purchase Survey Engineer Report

Pre-Purchase Survey and Engineer Report for Two Storey Dwelling House in Carrigaline Co Cork.

Pre-Purchase Survey and Engineer Report Carrigaline Cork
Pre-Purchase Survey and Engineer Report Carrigaline

Fire Safety were hired to carry out a pre-purchase survey and compile an engineer’s report on this domestic house prior to contracts being signed and money being transfered.

Fire Safety Survey Doctors Surgery Limerick

Fire Safety Survey

Fire Safety Survey Doctors Surgery Limerick
Fire Safety Survey for Doctors Surgery

Fire Safety were hired to carry out a fire safety survey on this Doctors Surgery prior to upgrade work being carried out.

Fire Safety were then hired to prepare and submit a Fire Safety Cert application to Limerick City and County Council. We are approved by all Council’s in Ireland.

Percision Cork Fire Safety Survey.

Cork Building Fire Safety Survey

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Precision Cork Building Fire Safety Survey

Precision Cork Tool Co. Ltd. family owned business. Manufacturing of precision machined components based in Ireland. Fire Safety were hired to carry out a fire safety survey on these premises.

Fire safety surveys will enable the responsible person to keep on top of fire safety issues.

The fire safety survey was in order to comply with the safety Health and welfare at Work Act with regard to fire safety standards in Ireland.

Fire Safety carried out a detailed report prior to inspection by Cork County Councils Fire Officers. We also carry out Disability Certificates for those buildings that need them.

Fire Safety Survey Cork County

Fire Safety Survey Cork

Fire safety survey Cork City and County.

Fire Safety Survey Cork County


I was contacted and asked to carry out a fire safety survey on this property prior to it being purchased, so that the buyer would not be faced with an unexpected bill for fire safety upgrade work after they had paid for it.
If there is a lot of fire safety upgrade work required then this can be used to negotiate the asking price downward.

If you are interested in a fire safety survey in Ireland contact me on 086 840 3638 or email directly on info@nationwidefiresafety.ie 

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Safety Risk Assessment

Fire Safety Risk Assessment

A fire safety risk assessment is an evaluation of your premises and the activities carried on there for the purpose of determining the likelihood of a fire occurring and causing harm to people on and around the premises.

Purpose of a Fire Safety Risk Assessment

The purpose of a Safety Risk Assessment is to identify what action you need to take to prevent a fire from occurring and what action you need to take to ensure the safety of people on and around the premises.

In Section 18(2)(Act at the bottom of page) of The Fire Services Acts 1981 & 2003 the department imposes a statutory duty of care on a Person or Persons responsible for having control over a premises to which the public is admitted to take all reasonable measures to guard against the outbreak of fire. To prepare and provide appropriate fire safety procedures for ensuring the safety of persons on the premises.

It is not possible to prepare and provide fire safety procedures that are “appropriate” to the premises without undertaking a risk assessment or evaluation of the hazards and risks that are particular to the premises.

A fire risk assessment is an essential starting point for the proactive fire safety management and risk-proportionate fire precautions required by Section 18(2).

What does a fire risk assessment involve?

The fire risk assessment will be completed using the 9-step of PAS 79:2012. To conduct the fire risk assessment, we will visit your premises and undertake an evaluation of the following:

  • Detecting fire and raising the alarm
  • Emergency escape lighting
  • Fire doors and fire exits
  • Fire-stopping and compartmentalisation (a visual assessment)
  • Flammability of linings
  • Fire fighting equipment testing and evaluation
  • Management of fire safety and recording systems
  • Fire safety policy and procedures for the building
  • Emergency evacuation plans
  • Fire safety signs and notices
  • Provisions for vulnerable and disabled persons
  • Staff instruction, drills, training, and hazard awareness
  • Inspection, testing and maintenance routines
  • Best means of escape are recorded
  • Fire hazards and people at risk
  • Smoke control systems
  • Fire brigade facilities
  • Fire certificate conditions
  • Flammable and hazardous substances, handling and storage
  • We will go through Fire safety legislative, regulatory, and CoP compliance

This completed report will assess the adequacy of the existing fire precautions and include comprehensive and clear findings that are easy to understand, covering all aspects of fire safety on your premises,

We provide an action plan with recommendations to rectify problem areas and to strengthen existing fire safety measures.

We will consult with you on the completed report, explaining it and  providing advise on how its recommendations can be implemented.

 


Fire Fighting and Fire Safety

General obligations with regard to fire safety.

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(1) This section applies to premises or any part thereof put to any of the following uses—

(a) use as, or for any purpose involving the provision of, sleeping accommodation, excluding premises consisting of a dwelling house occupied as a single dwelling;

(b) use as, or as part of, an institution providing treatment or care;

(c) use for purposes of entertainment, recreation or instruction or for the purpose of any club, society or association;

(d) use for purposes of teaching, training or research;

(e) use for any purpose involving access to the premises by members of the public, whether on payment or otherwise; and

(f) use for any other prescribed purpose, but excluding—

(i) premises used as a factory within the meaning of the Safety in Industry Acts, 1955 and 1980;

(ii) premises used as a store and subject to licensing under regulations made under the Dangerous Substances Act, 1972 ;

(iii) a magazine, store or registered premises within the meaning of the Explosives Act, 1875; and

(iv) an oil jetty within the meaning of regulations under the Dangerous Substances Act, 1972 .

(2) It shall be the duty of every person having control over premises to which this section applies to take all reasonable measures to guard against the outbreak of fire on such premises, and to ensure as far as is reasonably practicable the safety of persons on the premises in the event of an outbreak of fire.

(3) It shall be the duty of every person, being on premises to which this section applies, to conduct himself in such a way as to ensure that as far as is reasonably practicable any person on the premises is not exposed to danger from fire as a consequence of any act or omission of his.

(4) A fire authority may give advice in relation to fire safety to the owner or occupier of any premises or to any person having control over any premises.

Taken from fire services act 18 – 1981