Residential Property Defects - Brick Defect

50.00 GBP

1.5 Hours Formal CPD

Explore the most commonly found brick defects and learn to effectively identify and report them. A must-have for all surveyors of low-rise property, particularly if producing RICS Home Surveys.

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Course information

Web Class Summary

Bricks are used extensively in the construction of low-rise dwellings, this class explores the most commonly found defects when undertaking mortgage valuations and condition-based surveys such as the RICS condition, homebuyer and building surveys.

Through extensive use of digital photographs taken by the trainer, discover the history of brickmaking, analyse common types of brick encountered on a day-to-day basis, and learn which defects you need to make sure are reported to clients. You will also have the opportunity to consider some early research undertaken by the author as part of his PhD looking at retrofitted cavity wall insulation.


  • Introduction
  • The history of brickmaking
  • Common types of brick
  • The solid wall and the cavity wall
  • What defects should you report?
  • What are the consequences of brick defects?
  • Effectively investigating and identifying defects
  • Giving effective advice on brick defects
  • Q&A

Who Should Attend

General practice surveyors undertaking domestic property inspections, specifically mortgage valuations, the RICS condition, homebuyer and building survey reports
Property professionals from other pathways wishing to improve their knowledge of property defects
Graduate/junior building or general practice  surveyors.


*This course will be available for 14 days from the date of purchase.

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Learning outcomes

  • Identify the main causes of brick defects affecting low rise dwellings
  • Differentiate between the different types of brick defects
  • Recognise which defects require reporting
  • Advise on the consequences of brick defects and its effect on buildings
  • Suggest relevant investigation techniques
  • Additional information

    Next available start date: No live dates, recording available

    Category: Property

    Price: 50.00 GBP

    Member price: 40.00 GBP

    Course Type: Web Class