NEW course!
Email – katetaylor243@gmail to book.

Who is this course for?

 Do you lack confidence in inspection, building pathology, construction, dating property, and sustainability?

The on -site due diligence can let down an otherwise well-prepared candidate. ApcTaylorMade have designed a 1 day course around a partially completed residential building with common defects. This will provide a solid background to build on in terms of recognising and articulating construction and defects at the appropriate level for a valuation, commercial property or residential surveyor.

Overall aim

To provide an overview of sustainability, construction and defects in a residential inspection context using real examples in an exhibition context.



By the end of the day candidates will be able to:

  1. Describe the different types of inspection and when they are appropriate.
  2. Describe a residential inspection step by step using a checklist.
  3. Correctly identify the age of buildings in an exercise.
  4. List relevant health and safety procedures for inspections.
  5. List the valuation significant factors in an inspection.
  6. Identify four types of defect and describe the remedy.
  7. Describe the construction of a proposed case study subject in a professional manner with reference to photographs.
  1. Explain three sustainable building techniques.

This course is £195 for the day but the usual loyalty discount applies making it £150 for any existing clients.


Wednesday 26 September 2018


National Build Centre in Swindon


Paul Taylor MRICS (I may be present)