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

As first time buyers, our concerns were magnified when our homebuyers report came back with potential structural concerns (some internal and external cracking). To be safe, we went for the full structural survey (at a fantastic rate) and carried out the inspection the very next day. A full and clear report of the property was then submitted to us just a day later. The team were able to put our minds at rest with their prompt, supportive and extremely professional manner when responding to our queries. We feel we have been educated effectively and are now confident in going ahead with our purchase. We highly recommend them to all homebuyers, both new and seasoned alike.
Adam Jones - April 2018
Structural Surveys were great, would definitely recommend them. Helpful friendly. Answered all our questions.
Sian Brook - July 2019
The communication and service received was of the highest standard. The report was turnaround very promptly, the survey was completed on the Friday morning and the report received the following Monday morning. The report was very well set out, easy to understand; it included a comprehensive narrative, a photographic record, recommendations and a clear conclusion summary. I would have no reservations in recommending Structural Surveys Limited.
Rachael Fullwood - September 2020
Really easy to book, very helpful and received the calculations back quickly.
Paula Potts - October 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
Structural Surveys were extremely efficient and super quick, emailing over the survey report the day after the survey. They also sent me cost estimates of the recommended work in the same week. All done at a very reasonable price. Can't fault them, I am a very happy customer.
Anna Benner - January 2019
Great service. From initial contact to report was 2 business days. Work done was extremely thorough and professional and suited the needs of the survey. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this service. Thanks for the assistance.
Roger Weate - March 2018
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
Structural Surveys offer an extremely fast turnaround (we got our full report the same day!). They are quick to respond to all correspondence and offered us advice afterwards, which was extremely helpful in getting a situation resolved with another company. Would highly recommend!
Cassie Burkinshaw - April 2017
Highly recommended.
Steven Collins - July 2019