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  INDEPENDENT SURVEYORS

   

 

Introduction

 

We solve property problems, giving you solutions that fit your time scale your quality standards and your budget.

The following explains the options you have with regard to surveys for dampness primarily condensation, lateral or penetrating dampness (coming through the wall structure) and rising damp. We can carry out tests for additional dampness if so required.

Our reports have been used for legal cases, for arbitration as well as providing information and advice.

Free phone 0800 298 5424

Specific Defects Report

In this report we look at one defect, ie. dampness within the ground floor of a property and identify the source. For this we utilise the experience of the surveyor, conductivity meters (often known as damp meters) and thermal imaging where appropriate and appropriate preparation to the building can be carried out. All of these are non evasive techniques.

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Damp meters being used

Example of Thermal Imaging

 

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Property Survey

This involves a survey of the entire structure where we identify rooms throughout where there are thought to be a mixture of problems. We also take into consideration the occupiers lifestyle and the sources of humidity, ie. the type and style of cooking carried out in the kitchen, the type and style of washing and hygiene care, ie. baths / showers and frequency. We can carry out all the previously mentioned tests and inspections. We also can carry out a GESPEEDY 2000 Tester, certified to ISO 9001, which does require the walls to be opened up.

 

Cause and Effect

Our focus is very much on the cause of the problem therefore remedying the current effect and also longer term giving a way forward to resolve any future issues.
 

Cost of Services

 

We offer two payment systems:

Specific Defects Report - £TBA

Property Survey Report - £TBA

 

Retained Services

We also offer retained service where surveys can be bought in batches of ten therefore costs will be considerably reduced. These are agreed on a case by case basis.
 

Retained Services 100+ 1000+ Properties

By negotiation, will benefit from reduction of costs dependent upon quantity and payment system agreed. We are able to offer an overview of your entire property estate. This can be based upon elected property type survey.

 

We are Independent Surveyors. We are registered with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and our Surveyors are members of the Independent Surveyors and Vaulers Association. This has been carried out by a Building Surveyor.

If you would like any further advice on any of the issues discussed or indeed any that have not been discussed! Please do not hesitate to contact our office on
0800 298 5424.

 

EXAMPLES OF PROPERTY PROBLEMS

 

EXAMPLE ONE

Legal claim against Tenant for £30,000 to renew the roof.

 

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Subject property

 

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Long term dampness stagatites

Concrete slab double checked for dampness using a GANN conductivity meter

Roof thermal imaged for dampness

 

The landlord was proceeding with legal action against the tenant due to a defective roof requiring the replacement at a cost of 30K

We represented the client and brought common sence to the matter and avoid a legal claim


EXAMPLE TWO

Award winning Eco-houses that we were asked to thermal image

 

When we arrived to inspect it seemed easier to open them up. As you can see from the photos there was literally no insulation in some areas or 20-40mm in other areas where it should have been 140mm 170mm.

 

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Eco Houses

Missing Insulation

No Insulation

 

EXAMPLE THREE

Office block where the adjoining building was being demolished which was

ten storeys high

 

This building has been overclad with a protective rain cladding where the seals if they are damaged allow water into the building. We thermal imaged the building. All the joints are OK at the moment however if the shaking vibration of demolishing next door (which is being demolished by robots that chew it to bits) causes any damage to the adjoining property we can show the schedule which confirms it was OK before.

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Our building on the left hamd side (overclad)

 

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Thermal imaging showing joints are ok at the moment

 

Independent Surveyors

If you truly do want an independent expert opinion from a surveyor with regard to valuations, mortgages, mortgage companies, surveys, building surveys, structural reports, engineers reports, specific defects report, structural surveys, home buyers reports or any other property matters please contact
0800 298 5424 for a surveyor to give you a call back.

 

Commercial Property

If you have a commercial property, whether it is freehold or leasehold then sooner or later you may get involved with dilapidation claims. You may wish to look at our Dilapidations Website at
www.DilapsHelp.com and for Disputes go to our Disputes Help site www.DisputesHelp.com

 

We hope you found the article of use and if you have any experiences that you feel should be added to this article that would benefit others, or you feel that some of the information that we have put is wrong then please do not hesitate to contact us (we are only human).

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