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

We recently had Structural Surveys Ltd help us with some structural concerns on a house we were looking to buy. They arrived early and got straight to work. They took a lot of time to explain the issues thoroughly and in easy to understand language. The report came through as promised and gave us confidence to continue with the purchase. Thank you Structural Surveys.
Aaron Cornish - April 2017
Structural Surveys Ltd answered all emails swiftly and factually, which was very helpful. Their professionalism and knowledge was reassuring and their explanations for the structural movement that they were inspecting, were easily understood. Good value for money and on time. I couldn't ask for more.
Paul Goodbun - May 2017
Excellent service given by Andrew; he was very quick to respond and offer his expertise. Andrew inspected a house for me that had been flagged up by the Homebuyers survey to have some poor workmanship on an extension and suspected movement. Andrew gave a detailed description of the problem and an honest diagnosis helping us in deciding to proceed with the purchase. Quick, efficient and honest.
Kieran Ledger - October 2016
Fast response to enquiry, booked in within a few days and report emailed the following day, a hard copy came through the post soon after. Very clear report with useful points on urgent repairs needed. My mother-in-law had a few questions and Andrew Russell was always helpful. Will be recommending Structural Surveys Ltd to friends. Thanks again for all your help.
Amena Shelleh - March 2017
We contacted Structural Surveys Ltd for advice about removing a pillar and a steel beam replacement. The structural engineer was very helpful in answering our questions and explaining the best way of tackling the job. We were so pleased with their expert advice and friendly service that we asked them to project manage the work which involved producing a detailed tender document, selecting the builders to be approached, visiting our home with each of the builders, and discussing the merits of each builder. Having selected the builder, the structural engineer then inspected the work while it was in progress to check all was OK, and once the work was complete, provided a Certificate of Structural Adequacy. Structural Surveys made the whole process very easy for us and made it stress free! If we have any further building work done, we will definitely contact Structural Surveys Ltd again.
Bill Bowman - May 2017
I have used the services of Structural Surveys on a number of commercial schemes and always found Andrew, Chris and the office team to be very professional - providing detailed, no-nonsense reports in a timely and efficient manner. Highly recommended.
Sterling Properties - October 2019
The team has been incredibly responsive, professional, and helpful from start to finish. As promised, I received a the Full Structural Report the day after the survey, everything was very detailed and really well explained. All my questions have been promptly answered, and I now feel much more confident going ahead with my property purchase with such a clear picture, and a fully comprehensive, unambiguous set of of recommendations. High quality service and highly recommended!
Ingrid Charvet - April 2021
Thank you for the quick turnaround. The report is comprehensive (although maybe quite damning for my purchase) and I certainly would recommend your services in the future.
Anil Jassi - October 2020
I would recommend the services to family and friends. The surveyor Kristian Martin was knowledgeable and provided reassurance. The survey of my property was not rushed, a considerable amount of time was spent at the property. Advice and guidance was much appreciated. Receiving the report was quick which was clear and detailed.
Victoria Francis - August 2021
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