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

Needed to move quickly on a recent purchase. Structural Surveys arranged a structural inspection the next day and a report the day after. In addition Structural Surveys provided a competitive quote (in line with two other firms). The report was substantive and informed how we move forward with the purchase. Excellent work, appreciated Jane Millers helpful support and were very impressed by the turnaround. Would have no hesitation in recommending Structural Surveys and would like use on next project.
Gunham Singh - March 2020
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
Very good detailed survey. Good price and happy with how quick the report was received
Helen Moore - August 2019
Thanks for providing the structural survey report. I’m very pleased with the quality and speed of your company’s service and would definitely recommend you to my friends and family.
Simone Mclaughlin - October 2020
My buyer's valuers thought there may be some movement to my conservatory and insisted on a full structural survey. Structural Surveys was exceptionally professional and friendly and the appointment was set up within a few days. Structural Engineer who attended site was very reassuring and thorough in the examinations and I received the report that same afternoon! Excellent service. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
Joyce Pealing - January 2018
First and foremost : All exchanges with you were professional, caring and efficient ; respecting request for a tight time-slot. Smooth and easy to set up, with options to pencil in appointment awaiting confirmation. Quick turn-round time to actually get delivery of the report. Clearly stated, the necessary payment requirements. Then, the engineers visit. Obviously totally competent in his work, and also someone who makes good contact and who listens : He quickly tuned into the set up and those involved. Total courtesy and discretion as he went about his work. Good sharing of information as to what should be done to improve. Nothing urgent, but we are getting onto it. A good thing ! We wouldn’t have had the report done if the insurance hadn’t requested it as part of their requirements. No regrets as it has given us pointers for a way forward with the property. Of course I would be happy to recommend your service. Many thanks for everything.
Jeannie Wilson Draper - May 2018
Great service from Jane from start to finish. Swift turnaround from initial enquiry to submission of the report. We would highly recommend their service.
Aimu Usman - May 2021
Promptness of response : Visited day after my request. Quality of service : Comprehensive report received day after visit Value for money : Spotted problems did not know we had and suggested remedies
S Jones - June 2019
I was frantic recently in trying to find a structural surveyor who could carry out a survey fairly quickly. Andrew Russell ticked all the boxes. Not only did he do a survey within a few days but submitted a detailed report with pictures and recommendations within 24 hours. I am so grateful to him and his staff particularly Siobhan Didsbury who dealt with me over the phone. So efficient, pleasant and knowledgeable. Thank you guys. I have already recommended you to my son and will continue doing so to anybody who needs the services of a structural engineer
Dawn Sharpitch - August 2021
I requested a survey following a homebuyer's report. The process was simple, the appointment was the same week and the report was produced very quickly. The report was detailed and put in terms that I could understand. The staff were friendly and helpful. Although not the cheapest, I'm a big believer in that you get what you pay for. An excellent service all round.
David Maples - March 2019