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

Having previously had a bad experience with another company I was nervous about selecting a new one. I need not have been concerned. I could not be happier with the service I have received. At the outset, I was contacted very quickly and an appointment to suit me was also achieved within a short space of time. Everything was explained in clear layman's terms and with a comprehensive summary. I felt very confident that I was dealing with an expert and that their assessment would be of great help in dealing with my insurance company. Receiving a very thorough report within 24 hours of the visit was equally impressive. I would be very happy to recommend Structural Surveys Ltd to anyone.
Libby Wilson - August 2019
We contacted Structural Surveys after being asked for a structural survey from our mortgage provider. They were extremely helpful on initial contact over the phone and throughout our dealings with them. The report was delivered by email the day after the survey was conducted and this was within a few days of us approaching them. We received our mortgage offer within a week of the survey results being sent to the mortgage provider. Very highly recommended!! Thank you Structural Surveys team!!!
Stuart Boardman - September 2019
Promptness of response : Replied very quickly and they advised that they required further information so that they could give the survey that fitted my requirements
C Wilkinson - March 2019
I would highly recommend this company. Professional service explained through the whole process what was happening and patiently answered all my questions. I got the report the next morning which was very comprehensive I would highly recommend this company and would definitely use them again
Suzzane Rollings - November 2019
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
Quick response and helped me with my enquiry. Professional and kept their time. Will be using their service next time.
Amardeep Singh - August 2017
Highly recommend this company, professional, reliable and efficient survey. Report delivered as quoted on the following day. Thank you.
Suzzane Wiles - February 2019
Good communication before, during and after the survey. Extremely quick response. Very satisfied.
Andrew Graystone - January 2019
Web site easy to use, had a couple of options. Their reply was swift and the survey was completed with a week. I found that the service given was professional and very thorough. The survey was carried out within days of me initially making enquiries and the surveyor was on time and carried out a very thorough job. His report was with me the next morning and was very comprehensive. I will certainly consider using them again when I am in the market for buying a different property.
Steven Draper - January 2020
The team were amazing, from the booking to the delivery of the survey. Everything was as promised and was provided even quicker than expected. Turnaround was amazing.
Mubin Ahmed - December 2018