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

Absolutely outstanding service. Contact was frequent, happy to answer my questions. Report was with me electronically within a day of the inspection. Totally put my concerns to rest, would highly recommend this company.
Beck Bailey - October 2016
Great customer service, drawings done within 24 hours extremely impressed.
Sian Roberts - October 2017
As first time buyers, our concerns were magnified when our homebuyers report came back with potential structural concerns (some internal and external cracking). To be safe, we went for the full structural survey (at a fantastic rate) and carried out the inspection the very next day. A full and clear report of the property was then submitted to us just a day later. The team were able to put our minds at rest with their prompt, supportive and extremely professional manner when responding to our queries. We feel we have been educated effectively and are now confident in going ahead with our purchase. We highly recommend them to all homebuyers, both new and seasoned alike.
Adam Jones - April 2018
Customer service was excellent information given was very informative. The survey itself was efficient and professional. A friendly but professional attitude to the whole job. Thank you.
Catherine Hough - October 2017
I have used other Structural Engineers in the past but must say that Structural Surveys gave excellent service, and I felt were part of the team. They are now my first choice when looking for advice and designs. Please thank Chris.
Alan Walters - March 2019
I am very pleased with the service I have received from both the Office Manager and the Engineer.
David Fincham - September 2018
A friendly and very professional service. I found the quick turnaround and price to be better than anything else out there. Appointment and survey results in the same week. The survey was very detailed and easy to follow. The phone is always answered, unlike others I had rang. Very pleased.
Gail Hayes - February 2018
I was very pleased with the service we received from Structural Surveys to calculate the steelwork required for our house renovations. They were very knowledgeable and the engineer a nice guy to deal with. I received the calculations and drawings very quickly and our builders were pleased with the clarity of the information.
Ross Davidson - March 2017
I would just like to say that I am very impressed with the service provided by Structural Surveys with communication via yourself, speedy response, professional service on the day and would recommend to anyone .
DC - January 2019
This was the first time I'd used Structural Services Ltd and from the first contact, I found them pleasant, efficient and helpful. Andrew was brilliant and took the time to talk me through the salient points of his report, giving me the chance to ask questions. His experience was evident and was very good to deal with. He issued his detailed report very swiftly and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again. Thank you!
Amelia Harris-Lindsay