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

I recently contacted Structural Surveys Ltd to prepare a structural survey of my property detailing the vibration damage caused during the construction of an adjacent housing development. Andrew was extremely helpful and the completed report was excellent and exactly suited to my needs; from my first contact with Structural Surveys to receipt of the finished report took approximately three days. Excellent service all round I would not hesitate to recommend Structural Surveys to friends and family and I will certainly use them again.
Denise Williams - February 2018
Thanks so much for the quick turn around on this. Please pass on our thanks to Adrian, we appreciated his patience and explanations on things.
Christopher Rimington - March 2022
Very efficient and professional service, great response time considering the current climate.
Susan Powell - March 2020
Great service. From initial contact to report was 2 business days. Work done was extremely thorough and professional and suited the needs of the survey. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this service. Thanks for the assistance.
Roger Weate - March 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
Needing a structural survey from a chartered structural engineer, after a potential buyers survey highlighted areas of concern, I found Andrew Russell via Local Surveyors Direct. He was prompt in replying, and the survey appears very thorough and was delivered at light speed. He was also very helpful over the phone when I spoke to him after receiving the survey report. I would absolutely them. Many thanks.
Phil Addyman - November 2016
Very professional, friendly and efficient service. Arrived at stated time, listened to what we was wanting and gave very good advice. Report arrived next morning, easy to understand with recommendations. Highly recommended.
Maria Burndred - October 2020
The service I experienced from Structural Surveys was excellent from start to finish. The call I received from Jane to clarify their quote & check whether I had any questions set the tone for all my dealings with them, from conducting the survey & receiving the report 24 hours later, to following up on some further requests I had. I would definitely use them again & would recommend them to anyone needing a survey. Thanks again for all your help.
Emma Silcock - August 2019
Excellent service. I would highly recommend Structural Surveys for their friendly but professional attitude. When I explained to Jane that I needed the survey doing as quickly as possible she managed to arrange it for the next day and we had the report by 12 o'clock the following day . Compared with some other companies their prices were very reasonable . Thank you Jane and Andrew.
Kim Maclean - August 2019
I found Structural Surveys to be very professional, any defects around the property were highlighted and the exact remedial work required was outlined in a very concise and easy to read report. Just what we required before purchasing our first home. The engineer was more than helpful in answering any questions and addressing any concerns in a very easy to understand way.
Steve Thomas - August 2018