Monthly Archives: February 2017


The service allows you to get your property checked professionally before you move in. New properties are given a thorough inspection-which means checking for every possible defect and snag before you receive the keys.

When buying any new property, a ‘snag list’ inspection should be arranged before the sale of the property is completed, to outline the small pieces of work – commonly known as ‘snags’ – that need to be finished. This ensures you are not stumbling on a series of problems that your builder hoped you wouldn’t notice, after you move in!

Essentially clients use this service for peace of mind. Knowing that you are living in a new home or working in new space which is truly finished to professional standards saves a lot of money, time (and stress!) in the long run. That’s certainly been the   experience.

When appropriate, included are photos outlining snags and defects that are particularly difficult to describe or merit particular mention outside the report. All external and internal areas of the property are inspected and included in the report. The fee is charged upon completion of the inspection and at the time of presentation of the documents. This fee is a minor cost in relation to the cost of sorting out problems arising weeks, months or even years after the completion of the property.

Paula Callaghan, Wesley Lawns, Dublin 16

Excellent professional and comprehensive service with a full report included in the price. Rory O Connor was very prompt in making an appointment and equally efficient in sending his report which included all of the essentials and many extras. We would definitely recommend as an excellent website and Rory O Connor for future work.

– Shane Cahill, Clontarf, Dublin 3

An excellent service. Rory gave me a clear concise survey report on a new house I am purchasing. His price was very reasonable. Rory sat down with me and talked me through the report explaining everything about the house in detail. Rory even dealt with my solicitor weeks after doing his report with queries relating the house. Rory was happy to provide further advice to my solicitor. I was very happy with this service and would recommend Rory O’Connor to others.

Barbara Nally, Wexford, Wexford

We chose Rory for this job because we had Googled his name and saw that he had been an engineer working with Dublin city council as a Resident Engineer. Rory provided a very thorough report along with photos, and we are delighted with the practical solutions that he suggested. Highly recommended.

Olga Gibbs, Firhouse, Dublin 24

We were very impressed with Rory O’Connor. We found him very professional, with very good attention to detail. He inspected the property on Saturday afternoon, and called to our home to present his report the following Tuesday evening. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rory and your website to a friend.

Richard Hennessy, Dublin 7

Rory was very professional and thorough. He carried out the survey promptly and a few days later sat down with me at my home and went thru a detailed report with photographs. I would recommend Rory to anybody who needs a structural survey done. His price was good value for the amount of work done.

Teresa Kehoe, Bray , Wicklow

I have to agree with all other reviewers, Rory did a thorough survey. He met me to discuss his findings and made simple low cost suggestions for dealing with the ‘problems’ he identified. He is an extremely courteous and pleasant man. My questions were treated with respect and answered accordingly, so I didn’t feel silly about asking what might seem foolish/irrelevant questions to some. His fee was reasonable and he was worth every euro of it. I will be recommending him to friends. Thanks Rory.

Frances O’Reilly, Crumlin, Dublin 12

Rory completed a structural survey on a property for us. He was out within 2 working days of us calling him and had the report completed the next day. He came out and met with us to go through the report and explain the pictures/damage. He has also promised to email the report and pictures so we have them on record. We were very happy with his work and would have no problem recommending him to friends or colleagues. Thank you You saved is quite a bit as prices are very varied.

Helen Daly, Dublin 17

Rory did an excellent job very professional, efficient and accommodating. He produced a comprehensive report and even called round to our house to go through the report, the report has very detailed and just what we were looking for.

Karina Shanley, Templeogue, Dublin 6w

Rory was very pleasant to deal with – very efficient and carried out a very thorough survey on our house. He called to our house to present his report & he had taken several photos to back up the information. We were very happy with the service he provided and would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Finbarr Aherne, Newbridge, Kildare

Rory is a credit to his trade. He was: – Available to do the work within a few days of posting the ad – Clearly communicated the details of the work to be completed before heading out on site – Thorough and professional in his survey of the house – Flexible in arranging to meet up afterwards – Clearly explained the results of the survey in detail – Answered all my questions clearly afterwards – Emailed the full colour report to me the following morning What more can you ask for?

Mary Murray, Murrintown, Wexford

Rory O’ Connor did an efficient, comprehensive survey and provided a detailed verbal and written report complete with photographs. A thoroughly excellent service provided in a very short time-frame. I couldn’t have wished for better and would recommend Rory without the slightest hesitation. Thank you very much Rory.

Geraldine Burke, Swords, Dublin County North

Rory was very professional and I found his report to be detailed. I especially liked the fact he took the trouble to travel out to my home to go through the report in person. He did not rush us at any stage and always replied quickly when I got in touch. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rory to family and friends and I would use him again if needed. Thanks again, Rory.

Jude Aung, Ballymun, Dublin 11

Rory is friendly, informative & professional. Phoned & emailed samples of his work & insurance details & told me what to expect from his services. Conducted a thorough survey of the property & promptly delivered his report, going through any concerns in person. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Michael Murphy, Drogheda, Meath

Hi, I just want to thank Rory for all of his help with surveying a house that I am in the process of buying. He was/is very professional in everything he did & his communication(s) was excellent. His report was very detailed & was he also ensures that he goes through this with you in person to explain everything to you. He was in no rush & took time to answer any questions I had & also gave me a lot of advice. I would highly recommend him & will be using his services again very soon the future.

Amy Daly, Maryland, Dublin 8

Well, where do I start! The nicest man I have ever met! So flexible with meeting with me and my partner. Exceeded our expectations! He couldn’t have helped us anymore than what he did for us! His work was so detailed and pointed us in the right direction! Enjoyed his company and I look forward to doing more work with him again! He was such a help for us as first time buyers. He genuinely wanted to help us!

Jennifer Treadwell, Kinnegad, Meath

Rory was very professional and thorough in his approach. He took on our job and made it so much easier for us. He was always extremely reliable and so easy to talk to. Rory is a fair tradesman when it comes to rates at a time when it is not easy for a family to build an extension. I would highly recommend Rory for any small or big job anyone is thinking of undertaking and wish him the very best in the future.

Barbara Brennan, Donaghmede, Dublin 13

We were delighted with the service. Rory responded almost immediately, rang us within an hour and was very friendly and knowledgeable about the service we required. He offered us the best price, and was able to work with our very short notice and tight deadline. He arrived on time, was both professional and amiable, and further to that went out of his way to make sure the paperwork got completed and delivered to help us speed up the process. We will definitely go with Rory again in the future.

Fiona Monaghan, Lucan, Dublin County West

Rory was very efficient and provided me with what he would do and how much it would cost at the start. It was so easy I picked him because of this .moving house is stressful enough and his approach took all the worry out of it for me. He did a thorough survey, met with us afterward to explain and even gave us the benefit of his wisdom on a few queries we had of our own. I would definitely recommend him for an excellent t stress free survey and service.

Structural Survey Service.

We also survey existing lived in properties, both domestic and commercial. Our service offers a professional structural inspection of the property with the following areas typically covered: Structural inspection and Condition survey, Check for damp and leaking plumbing (only above ground), Circuit testing of electric plug sockets for faults. The loft is entered to check roof timbers for rot/woodworm and evidence of roof leaks. Checking heating system for function-gas or oil fired. Advice on how to improve the energy efficiency of the property.  Advice on any potential planning or boundary issues in the property. Any other issues that I feel are appropriate to advise you of. Report is typewritten and any faults or issues are typically illustrated by the inclusion of a photo for clarification. Sample reports are available so the layout and content may can be viewed and the customer knows in advance of what to expect from the report.


Supervision and on site attendance during construction phases for self-builders, assigned certifier service, payment certification for building works, compliance certification for planning permission and land registration mapping.