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

Very efficient and professional service. I will definitely be using Structural Surveys for some follow up work/ advice.
Jeremy Richardson - June 2019
The service was excellent surveyor took the time to explain the problem and how to correct it.
Stanley Sally - December 2017
Very professional on work carried out. The evaluation was thorough.
Angela Bassnett - December 2018
Highly recommended.
Steven Collins - July 2019
I thought the service excellent. Initial contact response the same evening, early appointment for survey within a few days, reasonable price and immediate very clear understandable verbal interpretation of findings followed by comprehensive written report with valuable additional references to appropriate building regulations the following day. Our later follow up query also received a very prompt helpful response. Highly recommended.
Janet Conway - April 2018
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
I was impressed with the ease of communication, the professional manner of those I contacted and the speed and quality of the survey returned. The team were thorough, timeous and kept me updated throughout. I would not only recommend the company but they would be my first port of call should I require any of the numerous services they provide, in future. Very satisfied and a very happy client, they made the whole process painless and quick
Rebecca Ryan - August 2018
Super fast, detailed survey for a great price. Could not fault the service and we would highly recommend. Thank you.
Tanya Powers - December 2018
Process was smooth from start to finish and the report was comprehensive, would use Structural Surveys Ltd again.
Andrea and Adam Kirby - February 2018
As a consultant, I appreciate the importance of feedback, so please accept this as a 5 star rating for a professional service, a prompt appointment and a well presented, quickly delivered report addressing what I wanted to know. Thank you.
Dr Richard Bewley - July 2017