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

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
We needed a full structural survey for a property we are about to purchase! Andrew and Samantha were great couldn’t of asked for better! Amazing communication and speedy completion! Thank you!
Lucy Davis - February 2018
Comparatively cheaper than many others in Manchester (we went for a Specific Defect Survey and shopped around for the best price vs turnaround time). We received the report the morning after the survey (most other companies we approached only committed to sending theirs within a week of the survey taking place). Would recommend.
Joe Crockett - February 2019
A very efficient service who are thorough in all they do. Thanks.
Sindy Stanley - April 2021
Thanks for getting the report across to me as soon as you have, I really appreciate it. If I come across anyone who needs the services you supply, or need them myself again I'll definitely be in touch as dealing with you has been brilliant. Thanks again.
Bevan Burey - March 2020
Had a survey Carried out on a property we are buying, wasn’t a standard construction so wanted a proper structural. Jane was super helpful and always responded quickly, especially to my long list of questions! Would certainly use again.
Kelly Taylor - October 2020
Very pleased with the prompt service we received. From first enquiry through to receiving the final report, it was a matter of days. The report we received was detailed and helpful to our needs, with relevant photos to back up the detailed information. Recommended.
Rob Hargreaves - November 2019
I must email thanking the staff involved making this process easy. A big thank you to Siobhan who dealt with my enquiries and Kristian who did the survey. Both very professional and great to deal with. Thank you so much.
Philip Matthews - August 2021
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
Fast service and very polite, report in next day. However report phrased so negatively that o doubt we will now get planning concent or be able to sell the barn on.
Fee Lombard - April 2021