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
Excellent prompt structural survey report produced for me. Details as to remedial works given with rough costings as well which is very helpful for me as I'm selling my property. Would recommend and use again.
Fiona Morrison - August 2018
Very professional from start to finish, kept to timescale and quoted price, gave excellent feedback on what was required to out-sort our problem with a part removed chimney breast. Would not hesitate to recommend Structural Surveys.
Joseph Kinney - February 2018
Fantastic service. Very professional and completed promptly. Thank you.
Sian Ceri-Anne Roberts - September 2017
We'd had a Homebuyers survey done which highlighted several areas of concern, but we had an extremely short timescale in which to get a structural survey carried out. With the help of Structural Surveys Ltd, we had the survey carried out within a week and the report sent on the same day. The report was thorough and put some of our fears about the property we were buying, to rest. Thank you for your prompt service.
Stuart Taylor - April 2017
Very professional and friendly. Comprehensive survey and report which was delivered very quickly. I would recommend to anyone.
David - June 2018
Really good and professional job off your structural engineer, who was friendly and did a perfect job. I'd highly recommend them and will use again if needed in the future. Thanks again.
Craig Taylor - October 2018
I instructed a survey following a homebuyer's report. The process of instruction was easy, and the report produced very quickly. It was a comprehensive piece of work setting out the details of the issues with the property very clearly, highlighting the significance with a clear rationale in a manner that a layman can clearly understand. Thank you!
Ben Lowing - March 2019
I was very impressed with the quick booking time I got, and the short time it took for me to actually receive the report through (same day). It sped up my mortgage process greatly and I will recommend this company in the future. Thanks :)
Amy Morris - August 2018
Thank you so much. I really appreciated the speedy service and the attention to detail.
Katy Perkins - February 2017