Condition Surveys

Informing your Site and Asset Management

Condition surveys take the form of a visual inspection and subsequent reporting of your engineering systems and installations. Crofton’s engineers have many years of experience and a breadth of practical knowledge covering different system types. Our service will contribute to your long term plans and can identify options for energy and carbon emission reduction, and recognising the opportunities offered by new technology.

This includes both up to date new installations, and those that have been installed in the past, so we can make informed evaluations and offer sound advice on conditions and recommendations. Our reporting takes the form of an elemental assessment of each building service – for example lighting, incoming power, domestic hot water, heating and so on.

Each element is considered against the following headings.

Description of Existing Installation

We identify the system type, its principal features, plant and equipment, and advise an estimated age and remaining life.


We state the condition of the system and generally will allocate a condition code A B C D, with A being in good condition and D being nearly inoperable/experiencing serious fault.


We make recommendations for remedial works and replacements.

This normally includes a 10 year look ahead for forthcoming maintenance/component replacements issued, and a longer 20 year look ahead considering systems approaching the end of their life and requiring replacement.

We give recommended works priority grades 1 to 4, with 1 being urgent works needed within the next year to address a health and safety issue, or imminent system failure, and 4 being replacement due to predicted system end of life in years to come.

We also advise budget costs for each recommendation.

Scheduled Report

For ease of reference and to accommodate yearly budgeting, the service element information is commonly set out in a spreadsheet allowing budget totals for each year to be summated and providing the facility to select and sort, for example, all priority 1 recommendations.

Asset Registers

In undertaking our inspections and reporting, we can base this upon your own asset registers; however, many sites suffer from a legacy of poor data arising from various historic projects that did not benefit from a central data repository.

In this case, we can undertake visual inspections, audit existing registers and compile an updated register for you. This is always beneficial since improving your existing asset data can contribute as an invaluable tool to optimise future capital project and maintenance activities giving a common updatable data set.