What to expect

Intelligence

Our survey is designed with you in mind. Jargon free, it clearly highlights any problems and potential ones; providing you with a clear way forward for remediation. Where repairs to the fabric are considered appropriate, our philosophy is to use minimal intervention and to retain as much of the existing fabric as is possible.

Independence

As one of only a select few of independent damp surveyors carrying out surveys to guidelines set out by British Standards, and in accordance with the principles laid out by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, you can be assured that our reports are totally unbiased and offer independent advice upon which you can base an informed decision.

Insight

With over 20 years experience in property surveying and specialist remedial works, we have undertaken surveys in properties as diverse as medieval timber framed buildings through to modern flats. This experience provides us with enviable insight to ensure we deliver a holistic approach that is proven, results oriented and cost effective.

Our Services

All surveys are carried out in accordance with:-

  • BS7913:2013 Guide to the Conservation of Historic Buildings
  • BS 5250:2016 Code of practice for control of condensation in buildings.
  • 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
  • Damp & Timber Pre-Purchase Surveys
  • Structural Waterproofing Reports
  • Structural Waterproofing Design to BS8102:2009
  • 7 Days A Week subject to availability

 

Fees

*Based on a domestic 2 bedroomed property

Limited Survey (Level 1) - from £250.00*

Suitable for clients with a specific limited area of dampness or decay.  JWSurveys will carry out a limited non-destructive inspection but will undertake an onsite salt analysis test.

Property Condition with combined Timber & Damp Survey  (Level 2) - from £350.00*

This survey is suitable for most conventional properties, built as early as 1900s except period properties and those with a “Listed” status. JWSurveys will carry out a non-destructive inspection but will undertake an onsite salt analysis test.

Period Property Condition with Timber & Damp Survey (Level 2a) - from £400.00*

Suitable for the more unusual property. Eg period properties or those with “Listed” status.

Reports Compliant with Civil Procedure Rules Part 35 - from £500.00*

Suitable for use as evidence for the purpose of civil proceedings in a court in England or Wales

 

Available Add-Ons

  • On site salt analysis - £15.00 per sample
  • Calcium Carbide Test - POA - (Note: - The calcium carbide test involves the taking of a number of material samples by drilling a series of holes into the strata and we would require written permission from the vendor/owner before carrying out this test as we do not "make good" to the disrupted areas tested)


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