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

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 am delighted to provide this, ultra positive, review - the team at Structural Surveys Ltd delivered an extremely high quality survey for me. All aspects of support were faultless, the office staff were courteous, efficient and helpful, the survey itself was completed within days and the report was completed and dispatched to me within 24 hours. Finally, I was very impressed with the cost - this company easily 'undercut' the quotes of every other company who submitted a bid for my custom. I wholeheartedly recommend Structural Surveys Ltd, buying a house is a stressful experience - the Company made this part of the process as easy as 1. 2. 3. Lt Col (Retd) Paul Woolnough PG Dip CMgr FCMI MSOE MIRTE MCGI
Paul Woolnough - December 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
We found your service to be first class. It was easy to book the appointment. Structural Surveys were very clear about the process, what you required from us and the cost. The structural engineer was friendly from the moment he arrived on site, and again went through what would happen. It was very clear that he was extremely knowledgable and that he had studied the local area ahead of the visit. Finally, we received a summary of the findings on site and then a full report on the same day. We cannot fault the service and would not hesitate to recommend you.
Longford Street Surgery - May 2017
Thank you so much, I am really impressed with how thorough the report is, and how quickly it came back. I will definitely use you again in the future and recommend you to others.
Gemma Ford - March 2019
The structural report was exactly what I was looking with insight into not just the current structure but also to potential improvement I was considering after the purchase. for in a timespan that impressed.
Daniel Simpson - March 2018
The engineer was booked to undertake the survey within a week so excellent attendance. Although it took a little while to get the calculations and drawing, the quality of work was exceptional with all elements covered for us to enable our build to progress. Excellent value for money - but it wasn't just about that, it was also having a good quality drawing and calculations for our Building Officer which were passed without any issue. Would highly recommend and will use again in the future no doubt.
Lynne Jefferson - August 2018
I was very happy with the service provided. They both were very helpful and put my mind at ease. They did a very good report and the service was very quick and efficient. The report was e-mailed to me the next day. They answered all the questions and I was able to send the report the same day to my mortgage advisor. I would be happy to recommend your company to friends and family.
Jaswinder Dhanda - October 2018
We needed a full structural survey for a property we are about to purchase! Andrew and Samantha were great couldn’t of asked for better! Amazing communication and speedy completion! Thank you!
Lucy Davis - February 2018
We were delighted with the helpful response when we needed a structural survey on our holiday house in Anglesey. Andrew met us at the house explained what he would do and spent over two hours doing a thorough inspection of the house, crawling through roof spaces and taking measurements and photos.He chatted to us both afterwards and reassured us that the property was sound. The report was with us the next morning. Very many thanks.
Lindsay Entwistle - April 2019