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

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
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
Always fantastic, quick and accurate. Have helped me out no end and will be using them for everything else going forward. Thanks Andrew and the rest of the very professional team.
Ben Davies - December 2018
I had concerns over a gable end wall on a property I was interested in buying. I was able to get a survey appointment just a few working days after enquiring. The structural engineer gave a great verbal explanation of the findings and answered my questions so I understood what work was needed. Really quick report...received the same day as the survey. Couldn't ask for more than that! Very reassuring that the house wasn't a complete lemon and was fixable without massive expense. This allowed us to go ahead with an offer on the property. Great service.Thanks!
Adelle Stott - April 2017
Structural Surveys were fantastic, talking me through the process and offering me services which best suited my needs. Fantastic report provided quickly, exactly what I needed. Always fast to respond to emails.
Luke Perry - July 2017
Thank you for your prompt and efficient service. We would highly recommend your company.
Christine Garner - March 2017
I was more than happy with the service. The report was detailed and thorough. Really gave me peace of mind, before our purchase.
Alan Byrne - October 2018
Excellent quick response. Absolutely brilliant service from booking, paying and then the lovely surveyor himself. So helpful and fully understanding of the issues. Then report just 24 hours later. Superb. Excellent value for money.
Sharon Sedgwick - August 2018
Really helpful and accommodating, requested a structural report on a Thursday, this was completed Friday and the written report with me Monday, would highly recommend!
George Dyson - February 2019
Very professional and friendly, really quick turnaround on our structural survey, would highly recommend.
Gemma Harper - March 2018