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

Thank you to Andrew and Ray for the comprehensive reports. The report was faultless. The photographs were of a good quality coupled with the descriptive note. The report was easy to understand with clear recommendations. The report was turned around within 24 hours. I highly recommend this company and for that reason I would use them again and I give them a 5 start + rating without any hesitation. Thank you Jane for your assistance.
Syma Akhtar - January 2021
Really impressed with the excellent service I received from Structural Surveys. Responses to my emails were prompt, helpful and friendly. Report was received less than 24hrs after the survey was carried out - and was thorough, clearly presented and easy to understand. The engineer even provided approximate costings for necessary repairs (at our request). Highly recommended.
Louise Singh - June 2020
Super efficient and competitively priced, amazing service!
Emily Williams - April 2019
Great customer service, drawings done within 24 hours extremely impressed.
Sian Roberts - October 2017
The whole process went very smoothly. Appointment booked within a few days. Jon the surveyor arrived 20 mins early and spoke with us at length. Report arrived by email by 8.20 following morning. Report easy to understand and solutions offered for some issues. Highly recommended.
Heather - October 2019
I would definitely recommend Structural Surveys Ltd, because they were professional, friendly and made the whole experience as easy as possible. The report was of a high standard and was emailed and posted very quickly. Brilliant service all round.
Kimberley Maher - March 2017
Structural Surveys were extremely efficient and super quick, emailing over the survey report the day after the survey. They also sent me cost estimates of the recommended work in the same week. All done at a very reasonable price. Can't fault them, I am a very happy customer.
Anna Benner - January 2019
We were very happy with the level of service provided by Structural Surveys. Communication was prompt and we received very comprehensive information on the service we were to expect as well as a clear and transparent quote. This allowed us to make an informed decision and, after we decided to proceed, an inspection was arranged within two working days. Jane was very helpful in choosing a date and time that would be suitable for us. Chris, the structural engineer, was punctual and carried out a thorough inspection of the property. We received the calculations within three working days of the day of the inspection. We will definitely be using Structural Surveys in the future.
Fabiano Marinano - March 2019
Just a few comments on the structural survey undertaken recently by your company. I was very impressed overall by all aspects of the service. The company was efficient, acted in a timely way, and communications were clear and helpful. The survey was extensive and very detailed, and offered suggested remedies. The Surveyor, Ray Panther, was friendly, approachable, professional, more than helpful, and most importantly, very thorough. My builder was very impressed with the survey, saying it was probably the best he'd ever seen, and, as a retired Site Manager with a major house building company, this was praise indeed. Thanks again for your assistance.
Bill Balmer - October 2019
Very professional and friendly. Comprehensive survey and report which was delivered very quickly. I would recommend to anyone.
David - June 2018