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

The structural report was exactly what I was looking with insight into not just the current structure but also to potential improvement I was considering after the purchase. for in a timespan that impressed.
Daniel Simpson - March 2018
This was the first time I'd used Structural Services Ltd and from the first contact, I found them pleasant, efficient and helpful. Andrew was brilliant and took the time to talk me through the salient points of his report, giving me the chance to ask questions. His experience was evident and was very good to deal with. He issued his detailed report very swiftly and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again. Thank you!
Amelia Harris-Lindsay
From first contact through to receiving the engineers report, Structural Services Ltd. staff were very professional. Anne O'Hare dealt with my initial request and quickly provided a very competitive quote. Once accepted Anne arranged a convenient time for the engineer's visit. Within one week and as arranged the engineer, Paul Jones arrived and made a thorough inspection of our property, and was very helpful and informative. He provided a very comprehensive structural design with beam calculations which I received within a week of his visit. Both Anne and Paul made the whole process very simple and quick. Structural Surveys Ltd. provide a great service at a very competitive price and I would recommend them to anyone needing a structural engineer.
Tony Wilson - December 2019
Prompt efficient booking service The surveyor was friendly and knowledgeable The detailed survey received in less than 24 hours Would recommend
Wendy Haines - September 2020
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
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
From the initial phone call to receiving the survey report, the service was absolutely spot on. Jane was incredibly helpful and Andrew clearly knows his stuff, talking to us in terms we understood about the possible causes of 'issues' in our home. The report arrived the next day and was clear and concise with photos and sensible recommendations as to our next steps. It's a 10/10 from us.
Adele Shone - August 2019
I would honestly recommend Andrew and Jane to anybody who are seeking help and needing structural engineering advice,I found them both,friendly,efficient and really helpful,within days I had a my home survey completed,a day later a full written report done,which because I’m not very good with software,Jane did the report on paper,and I received it the following day in the post,so what more can I say? Just a very satisfied customer,well done Structural Surveys
Sheila Geary Boothroyd - February 2021
Efficient service, helpful and knowledgeable surveyor, report was clear and easy to navigate and arrived the next day. Would highly recommend.
Catherine Wignall - December 2019
Thank you for the excellent service. Your report gave me peace of mind, after being messed around by potential buyers.
Brenda Shaw - July 2017