Structural Surveys

We have gained years of experience in inspecting all forms of buildings and structures, across most market sectors. Our experts have been responsible for the design of buildings, the supervision of their construction and the diagnosis of building defects.

We have a progressive approach to our structural surveys. Our reports are different. We use digital tablet technology to create our reports live on site, ensuring accuracy and rapid delivery to our clients. Our output is clear and concise, backed up by practical recommendations and advice, that will allow you to make well informed decisions.

Working closely with our network of collaborative professional partners, Structural Surveys can inspect and report on virtually any type of building.

We cover all locations in the North West of England, North Wales, the North East of England and the East Midlands. Our coverage reaches Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Warrington, Chester, Crew, Stoke, Preston, Leeds, York, Doncaster, Sheffield, Rotherham, Nottingham, Derby, Hull, Chesterfield, Mansfield, Worksop, Middlesbrough and surrounding areas.

Residential

Whether you require a structural survey for peace of mind, or as a condition of your mortgage application, our expert advice will prove invaluable to you.

We can either look at a specific defect to the property or carry out a full structural survey. We can also offer just a verbal report, prior to an auction.

Our structural engineers have experience of both traditional and non-traditional forms of construction, including precast concrete houses, steel framed system built houses or timber framed houses.

Our expert structural reports are based on a detailed, non-intrusive, visual examination of the property. However, for non-traditional forms of construction, it is often necessary to carry out further intrusive investigation and testing, and we can advise on this.

Commercial

We work with corporate clients, assisting them in managing their asset portfolios.

This includes:

  • Pre-acquisition structural surveys
  • Due Diligence reports
  • Development advice
  • Structural feasibility studies for planned alterations
  • Schedules of Condition

Where access proves difficult, we collaborate closely with our network of industry experts, and are able to make use of drones, high rise rope access and marine divers, to facilitate the survey.

Insurance Claims

Our structural engineers have provided technical support for several years in relation to domestic and commercial buildings that have been affected by subsidence, flooding, fire damage and vehicle impact.

We work with property owners, Insurers and Loss Adjusters to:

  • Assess the cause and extent of structural damage
  • Undertake monitoring programmes of subsidence damaged buildings
  • Arrange geotechnical investigations
  • Arrange materials testing
  • Arrange CCTV surveys of drainage systems
  • Prepare schedules and specifications for repair
  • Arrange and manage tenders for completing repairs

Great company to deal with, detailed structural survey using traffic light approach. Very clear and precise in terms that can be understood by the layman. Will definitely use them again Thank you for reassuring us.
Julie Millwaters - May 2019
From enquiry to receiving the report, very quick service. Structural Surveys were very knowledgable and responded to any emails very quickly, and the report we needed was received in super quick time. Overall, highly recommended.
Lianne Bickerstaffe - April 2017
Out of all the companies that I approached for a quote, this company was the most professional and helpful, with all of my queries being fully answered before signing up for any services. The professional and efficient service was then continued right through to the conclusion when I received my structural survey report. Every member of staff that I had contact with were courteous and friendly. I cannot thank them enough for the ease in which they assisted me.
Yvonne Parker - May 2019
Many thanks for the report which looks very detailed. We appreciate the quick response from first contact and the timely arrival of the report.
Chris Moore - October 2018
Great communication and customer service throughout, received the survey really quickly and it was clear and thorough. Highly recommend
Amy Grindrod - July 2020
I required the professional help of a surveyor and chose Structural Surveys from internet research & reading the associated testimonials. Paul visited us, assessed the issues & provided instant clear advice & options followed by a succinct report & line drawings. Throughout this process Paul & other Structural Surveys personnel were professional, friendly & helpful. As a constructive comment I didn’t initially understand the invoice & would recommend the inclusion of more detail in future. I recommend the company & would use Structural Surveys again if I require such professional assistance.
John Stratford - December 2019
We wanted a structural survey following a Homebuyers report on a property we wished to purchase. I got in touch with structural surveys from Daresbury via email and was contacted within the hour saying they could help and what services they could provide. I then contacted them by phone and spoke to Crystal who was very friendly and helpful. She arranged the appointment for a structural engineer to visit the property in the next few days. She liaised with the Estate Agent to arrange the time of the appointment. The survey was completed on time and within 24 hours we received a full report with photographs. Approx 30 pages long explaining the issues found and how to correct them, with advice regarding further investigations that were recommended. We were extremely impressed with the service we received and how informative the report was. I would definitely recommend this company and would have no hesitation in using them again if I needed their services. It helped us to make an informed decision as to whether to proceed with the property. Thankyou once again!
Linda Cooke - October 2020
Thank you for this - pleasantly surprised to have such a comprehensive report back under 24 hours! We have been really impressed with Structural Surveys - from yourself, Crystal and Ray who came out to survey yesterday - it's all been so straight forward and professional. I appreciated Ray's professionalism and courtesy with relation to the current Covid restrictions too! Wishing you and Structural Surveys all the best for this year and we're more than happy to provide recommendations!
Richard Gudgeon - January 2021
We would like to thank you for the recent structural survey that was carried out on our home. We were very impressed with the survey, which was very thorough. Mr Andrew Russell, who did the survey also took time to explain his findings to us. The report was emailed to us the next day, and an impressive hard copy followed, at our request. We would highly recommend this company for good quality service, from the first point of contact with Jane Miller, who is extremely helpful, to receipt of the report.
Mr and Mrs J Britain - July 2020
Genuinely a delight from start to finish. Jane and Sam were quick on email, always answered the phone and chased an estate agent for me without prompting. The actual report is thorough but easy to understand and gives clear recommendations. Written report delivered the morning following the survey. Everything I wanted. Strongly recommend.
James Wheeldon - March 2020