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

Excellent service and good advice making sure I received the right survey and no pressure given. Received the survey incredibly quick!
Chloe Bell - July 2020
We were really happy with the service provided. We managed to get an appointment for the structural engineer to come out within a few days of contact. We were very happy that the report was provided the same day given the visit to the property was late afternoon. Information provided was exactly what we required. In addition, the structural engineer that came out was a very nice chap. We would definitely use Structural Surveys Ltd again.
Cath McKenna - November 2016
Structural Surveys were thoroughly professional. After completing the survey, Andrew gave us a brief verbal summary of the issues; this was then backed up by a fully-detailed report by email the same day, including a wide selection of photos to illustrate. Would certainly recommend them & use them again.
Keith Porter - June 2020
Structural Surveys were able to visit my property and provide a report within a week of contact, which I was very grateful for as I had no idea how serious the problem was. The structural engineer was very professional and the cost was quite reasonable. I received an emailed report on the same day, followed by a printed copy in the post, the following day.
Philip Lyne - June 2017
The service was excellent surveyor took the time to explain the problem and how to correct it.
Stanley Sally - December 2017
We recently used Structural Surveys on a property we are purchasing. The structural engineer was professional and punctual. His knowledge and experience was clearly evident. We received a thorough, detailed report within 24 hours, which will be invaluable in planning future work on the property.We wouldn't hesitate to use this company again in the future. Many thanks.
Amy Griffiths - November 2018
A very professional organisation - Whether it be the admin leading up to the survey or the actual survey you will be in good hands. The speed and depth of detail contained in the report makes the cost involved a well spent decision. Well done and a thank you from us.
Peter Dugmore - January 2021
Great communication and a very thorough report that helped us navigate our house purchase.
Ben Horrigan - October 2020
Excellent service. Surveyor was great - personable, super-courteous, sympathetic and very thorough. Really clear report and fabulously speedy - emailed early morning after the inspection. Administrative staff really great to deal with. Competitive price - well worth it.
Alison Burns - April 2021
We wanted a structural survey following a Homebuyers report on a property we wished to purchase. I got in touch with structural surveys from Daresbury via email and was contacted within the hour saying they could help and what services they could provide. I then contacted them by phone and spoke to Crystal who was very friendly and helpful. She arranged the appointment for a structural engineer to visit the property in the next few days. She liaised with the Estate Agent to arrange the time of the appointment. The survey was completed on time and within 24 hours we received a full report with photographs. Approx 30 pages long explaining the issues found and how to correct them, with advice regarding further investigations that were recommended. We were extremely impressed with the service we received and how informative the report was. I would definitely recommend this company and would have no hesitation in using them again if I needed their services. It helped us to make an informed decision as to whether to proceed with the property. Thankyou once again!
Linda Cooke - October 2020