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 so much, I have to say I think the report is very professional and the service you have provided has been excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to use your company again in the future. I think Karen is an asset to the company and is extremely efficient.
Jim Hill - October 2018
The service has been excellent, Chris was extremely professional and very helpful when he visited the property, clearly articulating what would be provided, and responding clearly to any questions I had. I also appreciated the quick response to getting the drawings to me following payment.
Andrew Sylvester - March 2018
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
We were very happy with the service provided by the company. No time was wasted in contacting us and arranging an appointment to ascertain the cause of the cracks in the wall. The structural engineer conducted his examination of the house promptly, and we had our report by the end of that day. He was very friendly and explained to us the cause of our problems. We were both relieved to find out that the problem was not a major concern, and were reassured by his approachable manner. We have since had the broken drain replaced, and are currently awaiting plaster work to be carried out within the next couple of weeks. We would highly recommend Structural Surveys to other people.
Sue Adshead - January 2019
Structural Calculations - Very professional and detailed service would recommend to friends and family.
Steve Woolley - February 2018
Out of all the companies that I approached for a quote, this company was the most professional and helpful, with all of my queries being fully answered before signing up for any services. The professional and efficient service was then continued right through to the conclusion when I received my structural survey report. Every member of staff that I had contact with were courteous and friendly. I cannot thank them enough for the ease in which they assisted me.
Yvonne Parker - May 2019
I was really pleased with the service and report we received. The report was fully comprehensive and my daughter-in-law said the engineer was very efficient and pleasant. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services. Thank you
Sue Jones - April 2019
I was very satisfied with the service provided by Structural Surveys. The report was very detailed, clear and easy to understand. Advice was given on how to rectify faults. The report was completed and emailed to me the next day, enabling me to proceed with the purchase quickly and not wasting any more time. I would highly recommend this service.
Helen Billington - June 2018
Thank you very much to the team at structural surveys for a reliable and supportive service plus the flexibility to accommodate subsequent requests as the application proceeded through Building Regs.
Helen Spiby-Vann - January 2019
I would like to say thank you to Jane, and Andrew, for the way you have dealt with my request and the high level of detail that has gone into my survey. It is extremely in depth but also simple to understand. For this reason, I would be strongly recommending yourselves to anybody who requires a structural survey in the future.
Calum Doherty - January 2019