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

Great technical knowledge, report same day service, good value for money.
Tim Elton - April 2017
I have used the services of Structural Surveys on a number of commercial schemes and always found Andrew, Chris and the office team to be very professional - providing detailed, no-nonsense reports in a timely and efficient manner. Highly recommended.
Sterling Properties - October 2019
Jane dealt with our initial enquiry, contacting us after we input our details to an online price comparison website. She was very knowledgeable about products that are supplied as well as knowing the surveyors by first name and able to an instant background on them. The survey itself was carried out to a very in-depth and high standard, much higher than previous surveys that we have had for over twice the cost. The survey was presented very nicely in PDF 18 hours after it was completed, this did not incur an extra charge and is standard for the company. Not a recommendation but I forgot to pay my bill before the survey was carried out, complete oversight on my behalf as everything is explained perfectly. The reminder that I got was one of the most polite and possibly the most polite that I have ever received and follow up once payment was complete was again first class. I would not hesitate to hire this company again, swift, professional and polite, what more could you want? Having to have a building survey was a very stressful time & I still can’t believe that this company made it a pleasure.
Scott Evans - October 2019
Ray was lovely and very thorough. He explained issues well. He has put my mind at ease regarding costs involved. Thank you for all your assistance and for how quick you carried out the survey and prepared the report. Will definitely use your services again.
Angie Contoret - January 2019
Just to say I found your service excellent, appointment booked and attended quickly and report very clear and concise. I was recommended to you and would be happy to recommend you to others.
Steven Kay - February 2019
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 needed a structural engineer for a mortgage report doing ASAP. Luckily I got in touch with Structural Surveys Limited. They came out to the property within a couple of days and I had the report back the same day. Fantastic service, great communication, highly recommended.
Joe Kimberley - January 2017
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
The service was excellent surveyor took the time to explain the problem and how to correct it.
Stanley Sally - December 2017
Fast efficient and friendly service. Affordable prices, would recommend.
Sughara Aziz - January 2020