Protecting buildings in the Home Counties

JW Surveys: Protecting buildings in the Home Counties too!

The Protection of Ancient Buildings
JW Surveys are delighted to be members of The Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings. Much of the old timber of ancient build is irreplaceable and simply too precious to lose. When we carry out our surveys for timber damage and timber pest infestation, we follow the guidelines set down by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings to ensure that our recommendations for wood treatments are not destructive to the fabric of the building. In this way we help to preserve the unique history of the building in question complete with its wear and tear and authentic signs of use.

Throughout the Home Counties there are many rural cottages and farm outbuildings that can benefit from employing the SPAB practices documented in BS7913:2013. At JW Surveys we carefully evaluate all damp and pest damage to wooden building structures. The remedies and treatments we recommend will always care for the building and as far as is possible ensure that unique and attractive features of old wood bearing signs of age and use can be retained. JW Surveys can also provide this service to owners of buildings that may not be legally protected but where the owner wishes to retain the character and history of the building and know that all structural problems have been dealt with.

We have now expanded our area of coverage. Customers with damp and woodworm of other wood pest issues in buildings in any of the home counties can now benefit from our services.

  1. Buckinghamshire
  2. Hertfordshire
  3. Essex
  4. Berkshire
  5. Middlesex
  6. Surrey
  7. Kent
  8. Sussex
  9. London

Please contact us for a no-obligation discussion. We will then arrange for a woodworm survey and produce an independent report of any problems found and the treatments required.

Our Services


In line with the latest government guidance, JWSurveys is open for business. The measures that we have put in place are designed to minimise the risk of spreading the virus.

  • We are now booking in surveys providing that nobody normally resident is self-isolating, over 70 years old or in any other high-risk group.
  • We are also able to provide a "consultation service" over the phone, email, FaceTime and so on should you prefer.

All surveys are carried out in accordance with:-

  • BS 7913:2013 Guide to the Conservation of Historic Buildings
  • BS 5250:2016 Code of practice for control of condensation in buildings.
  • BS 6576:2005 Code of Practice for diagnosis of dampness in walls
  • And the SPAB approach to building conservation which combines well-proven principles with practical repair techniques.

JW Surveys carry out the following surveys and reports within the South East of England:

  • Independent Damp & Timber Surveys and Reports
  • Structural Waterproofing Reports to BS8102:2009
  • Wall Tie Surveys
  • 7 Days A Week subject to availability


Survey Fees

Timber & Damp Surveys - from £350.00

Building Surveys - from £450.00


Click here to find out more about what to expect.