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 fast response and arrived on time. The engineer spent a long time looking into my problem and also was interested in the insurers 8 years old report of which he was critical as there was no mention in the previous report as to the cause of the problem which had reoccurred. He went into great length explaining what he had found out and what action we should take. The report was ready to download the next morning. We always want something to be cheaper but he was in line with other quotes that we had received. The engineer certainly knew his job and was very pleasant and professional at all time even saying to ring him back if we had any further questions.
Peter Fillery - June 2018
I contacted and instructed Structural Surveys to make load calculations on the steel beams that run across an opening in the side of my house. Everything was done in a timely professional manner. Good service, Thank you.
Chris Williams - May 2018
Great service even at this strange time, easy booking, competent visit and report received within days. Thanks you
Elena Chandler - July 2020
What a truly wonderful company. I would recommend them to anyone who wants a professional, efficient service from initial contact with reception staff right through to receiving a first class survey report emailed the next day, perfect! Thank you so much
Ruth Hannah Farnworth - January 2021
We'd had a Homebuyers survey done which highlighted several areas of concern, but we had an extremely short timescale in which to get a structural survey carried out. With the help of Structural Surveys Ltd, we had the survey carried out within a week and the report sent on the same day. The report was thorough and put some of our fears about the property we were buying, to rest. Thank you for your prompt service.
Stuart Taylor - April 2017
We required a structural survey as part of selling a home. After doing some research we found structural surveys and were quoted a good price for a specific survey. Arranging an appointment from there was easy and the report was promptly delivered the day after the survey. I would highly recommend structural surveys.
Philip Smith - May 2021
The whole service I received was great from start to finish. My appointment was made really quickly and I got plenty of help and advice regarding the type of survey that I would need. I also received my survey within just a few hours of the appointment itself. It was very detailed and picked up on some issues which allowed me to go into my purchase with all the information I needed. The report was very thorough and easy to read. I would definitely recommend Structural Surveys and will keep you in mind if I need similar surveys in the future.
Sarah Irwin - June 18
Super efficient and competitively priced, amazing service!
Emily Williams - April 2019
Thank you to Jane, Andrew and Frazer. I am renovating my house and came across some cracks from a extension which has been built and within 48hrs of making contact the survey had been completed and issued to me with the actions required to rectify. I was under a time limit due to new floors being installed and Jane and Andrew made themselves available late in the evening to get my property booked in for a survey. Frazer took his time and thoroughly inspected the issues raised. I would use Structural Surveys Ltd again and recommend to others, thank you.
Elliot Peachey - Aug 2020
Structural Surveys were extremely efficient and super quick, emailing over the survey report the day after the survey. They also sent me cost estimates of the recommended work in the same week. All done at a very reasonable price. Can't fault them, I am a very happy customer.
Anna Benner - January 2019