Inspecting Conservatories

40.00 GBP

Hours Formal CPD

Post-inspection complaints about conservatories are increasing due to a mis-match in the way they are perceived between property professionals and home-owners.

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Course information

Valuers and surveyors often consider them as ancillary to the main structure and therefore outside the normal inspection process, whereas home-owners usually regard them as important additional living accommodation. Furthermore, the nature of their construction means that when problems arise effective remedial action can be difficult or impossible and owners faced with expensive replacements often seek redress. This class uses illustrated examples highlighting the main areas of concern, demonstrating how an inspection should be focused and identifying some traps to avoid.

Who Should Attend

  • Residential Valuers and Surveyors
  • Property Inspectors
  • Energy Assessors
  • Green Deal Advisors
  • Students

Web Class Pre-requisites

To fully benefit from the class participants should be experienced in conducting residential mortgage valuations and pre-purchase surveys but anyone interested in residential property inspections and the appraisal of conservatories will find the class of interest.


  • The definition of “a conservatory” – not what you might think!
  • Why do so many complaints relate to conservatories?
  • Illustrated case studies where it went wrong
  • Why Part L of Building Regulations is so important
  • How to avoid the pitfalls

Learning outcomes

  • Prevent customers’ complaints by understanding their views
  • Conduct an effective conservatory inspection
  • Identify weaknesses and potential failures in conservatory construction.
  • Advise on conservatories in the context of Energy Conservation requirements.
  • Report on the condition of conservatories using the HomeBuyer ‘traffic light’ format.
  • Presenter


    Philip Santo

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