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

Structural Surveys were able to arrange a survey at very short notice, kept in touch and provided a full report, first thing the following morning. Highly recommend!
Sam Whewall - September 2019
Very helpful, great service, thanks for all your help, extension passed the inspection.
Chris Taylor - March 2018
Great service - have used them twice. excellent service both times.
Mark Mc Meer - February 2019
I wanted to thanks you for your swift response in surveying the property and sending the report over so quickly. You have saved me from making a big mistake. I will be recommending you to other people.
Sara Wilson - March 2018
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 would just like to say that I am very impressed with the service provided by Structural Surveys with communication via yourself, speedy response, professional service on the day and would recommend to anyone .
DC - January 2019
I was delighted with the service I received from Structural Surveys Ltd. After completing an online form on a comparison site, I was emailed the next morning with a survey quote. An appointment was then arranged for the same week. Two days later the in-depth report was emailed to me. An all-round simple and straight forward experience, a big thank you to the team and especially Jane Miller who answered all my questions and arranged the process for me.
James Pritchard - February 2020
Attended the property within 4 days. Used an ipad to enter report details and photos on site. Received emailed report within 2 hours of the site visit and a written, bound report within 4 days (including the weekend!). Very professional. Would not hesitate to recommend or use again.
Robert Milnes - June 2017
I needed a Structural Survey to assess the impact of some settlement at home. I chose Structural Surveys after an on line search which showed their website was most detailed regarding the procedures etc. Customer service upon telephone contact was excellent in being pleasant as well as acknowledging importance of the call. The Engineer, Andrew, arrived on the dot and was most professional and thorough taking over 2 hours to complete the task. The report, which was detailed, arrived within 24 hours and confirmed the reassurance given verbally at the time of inspection. I was most impressed and would have no hesitation in recommending the firm to anyone in need of such a service
Peter Watson - October 2019
I would recommend Structural Surveys Ltd. Ray is a great asset and addition to your company.
Jim Adgo - December 2018