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 thought the turn around time, communication and final report were all excellent. Really could not fault the service in the slightest and would happily recommend you to others.
Andrew Parsons - August 2018
Thank you for your quick turnaround with the calculations. I would not hesitate to highly recommend Structural Surveys Ltd in the future.
Maria Grimes - July 2017
The survey was carried out very quickly and covered all the areas that I had asked. I also valued the conclusions and advice provided.
Richard Rust - February 2018
I arranged a structural survey via this company and from start to finish they was very professional, they made me feel 100% confident. I cannot fault them in anyway and I would definitely recommend to anyone. Thank you for an excellent service.
Louise Mason - March 2018
Structural Surveys have been a pleasure to deal with - friendly, informed staff and prompt service. Our survey was quickly scheduled in and completed in a timely manner. The calculations and drawings were emailed to us quickly too, before Christmas so that my builder could review it. All good as far as I am concerned!
Paul Tubbs - January 2019
We needed a structural report carrying out at short notice. Structural Surveys managed to do this within a week and even gave a verbal opinion on the same day. The report arrived by email the next morning, as promised (Saturday). It was very detailed and included remedial action needed and provided us with the confidence to go ahead with the purchase. I have spoken to Structural Surveys a couple of times since receiving the report and they have been very helpful. I would definitely recommend using them and we will use then for our next purchase.
Ross Thomson - May 2017
I was very pleased with the service we received from Structural Surveys to calculate the steelwork required for our house renovations. They were very knowledgeable and the engineer a nice guy to deal with. I received the calculations and drawings very quickly and our builders were pleased with the clarity of the information.
Ross Davidson - March 2017
I would recommend this company with no reservations. Satisfied customer, right from the very first call I made to receiving my survey report. Excellent service.
Pamela Mzila - September 2018
As a local Liverpool building contractor specialising in structural alterations and structural repairs, 5KC rely on a competent and reliable structural engineer to do all of our structural design work and steel calculations etc. Structural Surveys have proven to be a fantastic resource for us and carry out our structural requirements both efficiently and professionally. Absolutely pleased with the structural design work they have carried out for us and will certainly be using the company for future work. Totally recommend them. Thank you Kirk at 5KC limited
5KC Builders - September 2017
I was very pleased with the service provided by Structural Surveys, the report was delivered quickly and to a good standard, and I appreciate the professional and helpful advice provided throughout.
Alasdair Foreman - January 2018