Home owners purchasing double glazing will often question what the role of the window surveyor is. They may assume that if the salesmen has been to their property then all measurements have already been taken.
If you are buying new windows, doors or conservatories, the role of the double glazing surveyor is a crucial one. The window surveyors that Cheam Windows employ are all fully trained in window and door installation techniques. They have extensive knowledge of the specific door and window system being used. This means that they know the limitations, tolerances and its suitability for your particular property.
The Window Surveyor will set the benchmark for ensuring a quality installation.
- If your installation is required to comply with building regulations the surveyor will photograph the existing window and ensure all critical dimensions are adhered to.
- The surveyor will have the knowledge to inform you about ventilation, access, fire egress, security and much more.
- If you are having windows replaced above an existing conservatory roof, the surveyor will be able to assess how the window is to be replaced bearing in mind there may be a glass roof directly below it and access to the window may be difficult.
- Where load-bearing situations occur, the surveyor can offer advice based upon product knowledge and supplier’s recommendations.
- Check that replacement window / door-sets will not infringe any Local Authority planning controls i.e Conservation, building control.
- Often when installing windows there will be other factors such as electrical wiring, alarm sensors, curtain rails, telephone cables.
- The surveyor should check that there is a lintel present above the window or door and look into providing support should it be required. Some types of windows such as Bow, Oriel and Dormer windows may in some cases require to be load bearing, the surveyor will have the skills to advise accordingly.