Industrial Surveys

Elevation Surveyors have a wide range of experience with Industrial Surveys, the inspections of which can present a challenge if the site is in full use. A careful balance is required to ensure the client is fully appraised, whilst not interfering with the normal operational processes. 

The potential for ground contamination, and environmental impact in the light of ever-changing legislation, require careful consideration. The industrial processes can also have an effect on building elements, causing premature failure.
In carrying out industrial surveys, Elevation Surveyors seek to understand those processes and assess them accordingly, in reference to the building fabric. For owner-occupiers seeking to acquire new premises, we can advise on the forward planning costs, and the potential to expand in the future.


This manufacturing and distribution centre was in full operation during the course of our inspection. We were able to complete the full inspection within the time constraints and report fully on the relevant issues, which also included a feasibility study for further expansion by the purchaser.

The client required a report with particular emphasis on dilapidation obligations and costings to repairs the external cladding. Specialist protective clothing was required during the inspection in areas where manufacturing processes were underway.

Elevation Surveyors were commissioned to carry out a commercial survey of this large facility in Bristol, with particular reference to the leaking roof covering. This required specialist access equipment. Our report gave options for repair/overlaying or replacement with relevant cost advice.

Located in central Germany, this logistics centre was acquired as an investment, and our report was focused on only principle issues which thus may impact on the reversion. Elevation Surveyors are experienced in dealing with European properties in this respect and can draw on an array of experience accumulated through a range of instructions.

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