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1st December 2014
Published by: Dalgety Bay & Duloch Discovery

Identify the Defect and Rectify the Problem

Dunfermline home owners with a long running problem, such as a persistently leakingshower, or escape of water, can call upon the expertise of Hardies Property & Construction Consultants in getting to the root of the issue.

Hardies, Scotland’s largest multi discipline surveying firm with fourteen offices across the country, including one in Dunfermline, is equally at home in the domestic market as well as the commercial and industrial sector and can use its considerable building surveying skills in to identify defects in plumbing and construction that may have been causing problems for some time.  Hardies can use their knowledge to ascertain the cause of the problem, identify effective course of action to rectify the problem and use their knowledge of specialist and trusted suppliers to carry out the remedial works required.

“Sometimes clients may feel that they have tried everything and have hit a brick wall  in trying to resolve a long term problem. The source of leaks in particular can be very difficult to find and cause enormous damage in a short space of time,” said Danny McArthur, Partner in the Dunfermline Office: “This is where bringing in a specialist building surveyor can help. Seek their advice before you get any more costly repairs carried out and although every case is different, perhaps it may save you making an insurance claim. The building surveyor will identify the cause and bring in contractors who will work in close consultation with him to solve the issue.”

However, if you are making an insurance claim Hardies can provide you with documents such as a Defect Analysis Report to support your claim.

“We have assisted with cases in a wide range of properties, old and new, and are keen to let homeowners know that we can help, “ said Danny.

“We are also on hand to advise on home improvements; extensions and conversions, valuations, poor workmanship issues and structural concerns.

“There are a great many houses in the Eastern expansion turning their garages into family rooms, or adding space at the back of the properties. We feel that this too is a growing area for us and clients want companies they can trust.”

Also in the residential sector, Hardies inspect and value properties on a regular basis for the purpose of providing Home Reports for properties for sale and valuation reports for lenders and private individuals.

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