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Providing Building Reports and maintenance to give peace of mind to clients in the South West or relocating here.

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What we do

Peace of mind for 2nd home owners, owners of holiday lets and people looking to relocate to the South West

HomeReady provides builders reports and delivers a property maintenance solution for people relocating to the South West or who don't live locally to their property.

We offer a holistic solution from providing a builders report (pre-purchase), through remedial work and then continued maintenance of your property.

We use video to make sure you are fully updated every step of the way.  

Owned and managed by a local master builder with over 25 years of experience.  We cover Somerset, Devon and Dorset.

We will;

  • Maintain your property 

  • Survey drains and Chimney's 

  • Under take all Chimney work

  • Carry out safety checks (gas, electric)

  • Project manage projects 

  • Help you relocate to the South West

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Our Story 

Somerset, Dorset and Devon

I'm Marcus.  I am a master builder with over 25 years experience working in both commercial and domestic settings. 

In 2015 I relocated to Somerset from the South East, with my young family seeking a more tranquil lifestyle. 

We found moving down difficult, having to dedicate every weekend to spend 8 hours in the car to come and look at the properties we were interested in.  Which is where HomerReady was born.

Originally doing  2nd viewings for clients and giving an in depth Builders Reports (drains, chimney's , what repairs need doing (and when), costs etc). 

We soon found that our clients who bought 2nd homes / holiday lets didn't want to spend their weekends fixing drainpipes or trying to get a plumber to service the boiler on a Sunday. Which is where our maintenance business came from.  

We love living in Somerset and I'd love to help you achieve your goals. 


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Maintenance  from £40 per month

Maintenance survey and safety checks to keep your property in tip top shape 

Our maintenance memberships are designed to give you total peace of mind.  We will be there for you for emergency repairs and call outs.  

We will;

  • Carry out frequent inspections 

  • Give you video report of any issues

  • Provide Gas and Electricity certifications (GasSafe / PAT)

  • Tell you what needs to be done,

  • What can wait and what can't  

  • Quality check work 

  • Reseal bathrooms and kitchens 

We will be on hand to talk though the issues, giving you the benefit of our experience to best protect your asset.  We will then carry out remedial work as needed.  

Pricing options are included on this site. 

To find out more click the link and contact Marcus.


Builders Report / Drone Survey

Builders Report / drone survey of your property

If you are buying a house remotely or if you have a property that you you have owned for a while.

It always makes sense to get a builders report or a drone survey.

Our Building Reports are for you and not your lender, they will highlight issues you have and timelines of when they need to be dealt with.  

We highlight what needs to be done in the short and long term, offering you solutions to fix early or delay more expensive repairs. 
We will; 

  • Check for subsidence

  • Smoke test your chimney 

  • Check drains 

  • Video analysis of lead work 

  • Check for signs of damp 

  • Check your windows 

  • Check for obvious work that needs to be done 

The drone survey will be to highlight any issues with your roof, chimney or guttering. 

We will then tell you what needs to be done (if anything), an estimate of costs and when it needs to be done. 

*This will not replace your 

survey by a chartered building surveyor. 


Chimney Repair / Survey

We carry out all kinds of Chimney Repair

Your Chimney is vitally important to the structure of your house,  it is exposed on 4 sides to all the elements, so it stands to reason that some times it will need a repair.   We often see that delaying routine maintenance can lead to much bigger problems later.

We are specialists with Chimneys, and have specific expertise in routine maintenance, surveying, smoke testing, re-pointing, repairing and all brick/ lead work required. 

When we look at your chimney, we will video our findings and show you the condition, enabling you to make an informed decision on any work you need doing.  

If you have a problem with your Chimney or just want us to take a look, then please schedule a call with us.


Relocation Services

If you are relocating to the South West, HomeReady are here for you.

If you are relocating to the Somerset, Devon or Dorset, HomeReady can help you through that process.  

We can look at potential homes for you and give you a either a full builders report or a less detailed builders walk-though depending on your budget.  

We can do this with you in person or if you not present we will provide you with a video report on your potential property and an estimate of work / costs involved.  

Of course we will also be happy to talk you though the report and answer any questions you might have.  

We can then also undertake this work for you, giving you regular updates and total peace of mind. 

*this report is not to be used instead of a full builders survey from a chartered surveyor, we always recommend taking out a full building survey when purchasing a new home. 



No Job to big, no job too small

You will be shown (via Video) what repairs need to be done and given an understanding of how urgent the repair is.  
There is no job on a property that we can't fix from broken door handles to more involved structural issues, we work with fully qualified Gas Engineers and plumbers and guarantee the work that we do. 

Depending on the complexity,  you will be given a quote of the work to be done, if you are signed to one of our membership programmes, small jobs will be completed to a high standard.

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Maintenance Options


These prices are based on a 3 bedroom, one kitchen, one bathroom and one fire property.  They are indicative of general costs.

from £40 / month


The option is perfect for a property you know well and is in good condition. Your membership will include the following. 

  • Annual Builders walk though report

  • Video condition report inc recommendation

  • PAT testing

  • Gas Safe certificate

  • Maintenance visit (bi annually)

  • Bathroom and Kitchen Resealed

from £60 / month


Perfect if you are renting out a property or if you have recently purchased a second home. 

This option will give you; 

  • Full Builders report

  • Video condition report plus recommendations

  • PAT Testing

  • Gas Safe Certificate

  • Bathroom and Kitchen Resealed 

  • Chimney smoke test + lead work inspection OR Drone Survey

  • Maintenance visit (bi-annually)

  • £100 towards general repairs

from £90 / month


​This solution is for those that want total peace of mind.  

  • Annual Builders Report

  • Video condition report + lead work analysis

  • Drone survey

  • PAT Testing

  • Gas Safe certificate

  • Chimney smoke test

  • Chimney swept

  • Annual Drain test 

  • Bathroom and kitchen resealed

  • Damp inspection

  • £200 towards general repairs. 

  • Maintenance visit (bi-annually)

Extra services

We can include extra services in your plan or ad-hoc

  • Storm Survey - After bad weather we check your property

  • Weekly / monthly security checks 

  • Gardening / landscaping

  • Window cleaning ​

  • Cleaning

If we have not listed something please talk to us and we will see what we can do 

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Examples of some of our jobs 

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Chimney Repair 

July 2020

On this job we were asked to smoke test a Chimney that the owner was concerned about, after failing and closer inspection, the client needed the chimney repointed, the lead work flashing fixed, new chimney pots and some brick work. 

All work completed in 4 days and the results speak for themselves.


Contemporary extension

Aug 2019

Our client was looking to create a kitchen family room and a contemporary extension to their 1930's home.  We took on this challenge engaging various trades to deliver on tight timescales. 

Our client said "Marcus has been fantastic, he has engaged with me on every part of the job and has done a fantastic job."  "Building an extension is a challenging time, but I can genuinely say it was a joy working with Marcus and his team". 

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Welligton, Somerset


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