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

Highly recommended, fantastic service, got my survey and the report on the same day.
Mahmoud Abbas - January 2017
I was looking for a structural engineer as my surveyor wanted a Structural Engineer Report to supplement their report. After considering quite a few companies, I selected Structural Surveys for my survey. (The other companies would bombard you with technical jargon or try to make things more complicated than what is, which I realised during my initial enquiries - you get what you pay for). From the point of the initial enquiry, to the end, Andrew was extremely prompt, professional and super efficient. The inspection was carried out with minimal hassle, and the report was available the following day. He was so kind enough to explain some of the areas of the report that I wasn't familiar with, and advise me in a manner that could be understood by somebody with limited knowledge of structural surveys. If you are looking for a structural engineer to conduct a survey, or similar services, I would strongly recommend Structural Surveys Ltd, without any hesitation. Completely satisfied with the professional service provided by them.
Shanake De Fonseka - November 2016
Required some calculations for steelwork for my extension. Very quick and speedy service. Site visit and drawings all supplied within 5 working days. I would definitely recommend and use again. A 5 star service.
Darren Morgan - September 2020
Hugely impressed - had a need for a quick turnaround and Structural Surveys delivered with time to spare. Excellent communications, hugely professional staff, and a very reasonable price. Can't recommend highly enough.
Phil Evans - August 2019
Needed to get a full structural survey done on a residential property I was selling. Jane was able to make a booking for the next week. The survey was very thorough and received the full report the following day. Highly recommended.
Stephen Leach - August 2021
I was very impressed by the service offered by Structural Surveys Ltd, right from the get go! We required a structural survey to follow up on some issues highlighted during our RICS Level 3 building survey of a prospective house purchase. We were struggling to find a local surveyor with availability any time soon and had experienced some disappointing customer service during phone calls with other companies - when we struck gold with Structural Surveys. Siobhan was a breathe of fresh air on the phone - professional and attentive to our requirements. She got us booked in on their next available date, in just 3 weeks' time. A massive relief for us to get it arranged so soon, when the housing market and associated survey services were and still are exceedingly busy! All the subsequent correspondence received from Siobhan and the team at Structural Surveys was very clear and efficient, and I received prompt responses to all queries sent. They also communicated effectively with the vendor, to arrange and sent reminders about the engineer's visit. Following the structural survey, I received the report within 24 hours, as assured by the company. The report was clearly written and very thorough, with detailed specifications of remedial works needed. I had opted for the full structural survey, as there were a number of different defects raised on our RICS Level 3 survey - so we thought it best to have the property reviewed as a whole. I'd shared our previous Level 3 survey report with Structural Surveys Ltd prior, and their engineer was attentive to the specific defects that this had identified, while also surveying the structural elements of the house in full. Great to have that peace of mind that none of the defects were noted to be major or requiring urgent repair, as we proceed to the next steps of our purchase. The specifications provided for work to remedy these defects will be invaluable when we come to arrange contractors for these future works. Overall we had a very positive experience using Structural Survey Ltd, they were hugely helpful during what is an understandably stressful time of buying a new home - highly recommended!
Charley Johnson - March 2022
Having previously had a bad experience with another company I was nervous about selecting a new one. I need not have been concerned. I could not be happier with the service I have received. At the outset, I was contacted very quickly and an appointment to suit me was also achieved within a short space of time. Everything was explained in clear layman's terms and with a comprehensive summary. I felt very confident that I was dealing with an expert and that their assessment would be of great help in dealing with my insurance company. Receiving a very thorough report within 24 hours of the visit was equally impressive. I would be very happy to recommend Structural Surveys Ltd to anyone.
Libby Wilson - August 2019
I found Structural Surveys to be very professional, any defects around the property were highlighted and the exact remedial work required was outlined in a very concise and easy to read report. Just what we required before purchasing our first home. The engineer was more than helpful in answering any questions and addressing any concerns in a very easy to understand way.
Steve Thomas - August 2018
Thank you for your kind email this morning with the structural report. Much appreciated for the great service. Andrew was really helpful and explained everything really well. Would use your services again and will recommend to friends and family too.
Shaheen Mustaq
Ray was lovely and very thorough. He explained issues well. He has put my mind at ease regarding costs involved. Thank you for all your assistance and for how quick you carried out the survey and prepared the report. Will definitely use your services again.
Angie Contoret - January 2019