A so-called Red Book valuation is the gold standard of
valuations and can only be carried out by a qualified chartered
surveyor. When our surveyors are doing valuations of property,
energy projects, land or machinery, they are bound by the
standards set out in the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors'
Red Book. The book contains all official RICS practice statements
and guidance notes on valuation.
We also do valuation work for many high street lenders who trust
our expertise when they are making decisions about where to
Clients who live in high-value, old or unusual houses often use
our insurance assessment valuation service to ensure that they are
comprehensively covered for the accurate cost of fully re-building
their house or other property from scratch, should that ever be
The traditional construction methods and materials used in
historic or listed buildings are expensive. In our reinstatement
cost assessment we carry out a detailed survey into how the
property was built, the materials used and all distinguishing
features of its construction and features that would need to be
reinstated in the event of a disaster.
For houses that are old, detached, elaborately embellished or
designed by an important architect, this is a wise investment. One
of our surveyors examines every inch of the building to understand
as much as possible about the house before working out in detail
the cost in materials and labour of reinstating the property.
Comprehensive floor plans can also be drawn up. Many people chose
to commission a reinstatement cost assessment when they are
purchasing the property. This way it can be carried out at the same
time as the general building survey, minimising costs and