Damp & Timber | JW Surveys Ltd

JW Surveys carry out surveys and reports within the South East of England, Kent and Essex. If your property is suffering from damp, you are in need of timber treatment and you would like further advice regarding the cause, prevention and treatment then call JW Surveys.

Our impeccable customer care has grown over the last 20 years and has meant that we concentrate on individual needs and solutions.  Our main objective is to ensure your property is safe and habitable.  We base our surveys on evidence and facts and offer a comprehensive independent report.

Untreated damp or timber rot is destructive and can result in extensive repair bills.  Our fully qualified surveyors and technicians understand the nature and the extent of issues regarding damp and timber rot.  We can therefore offer information and insight to gain the correct diagnosis for you. Whether it is a diagnosis of rising damp, penetrating damp, dry or wet rot the diagnosis will be the correct one.  We will carry out a full inspection and produce your personalised report within 48 hours.

There are several tell-tale signs that your property might be affected by damp.  These signs may include crumbling low level plaster, hygroscopic salt that has drawn out of the plaster, tidemarks along the of the internal or external brickwork, stained or peeling wallpaper or flaky plaster. JW Surveys will send a fully qualified surveyor to carry out a thorough inspection.

If you are a homeowner with a damp problem our expert and honest knowledge will give you an accurate diagnosis and recommend treatments. A damp survey can be carried out to minimise disruption to the family and prevent further damage.

If you are trying to sell or rent your house JW Surveys can provide you with a damp report and quotations from our qualified independent surveyors.  Mortgage lenders often ask for a damp survey for satisfaction that the structure of the building is free from damp. This will ensure your property is ready and safe for a smooth transaction.

If you are in the process of purchasing a property within the South East area we can liaise with vendors and estate agents on your behalf to minimise the stress of moving.  We will arrange access to your potential property and carry out the damp survey.

If you are a letting agent, estate agent or builder we can provide specialist advice and knowledge on forms of damp.  It takes a qualified expert to spot potential problems with damp in a building.  We can provide an onsite service with diagnosis, recommendations and quotations for remedial works.

JW Surverys is a well established business that offers a jargon free report which highlights problems as well as potential ones.  We offer a no obligation, thorough damp survey and a report from expert advice gained over the last 20 years of business.

Our impeccable customer care has grown over the last 20 years and has meant that we concentrate on individual needs and solutions.  Our main objective is to ensure your property is safe and habitable.  We base our surveys on evidence and facts and offer a comprehensive independent report.

Our fully qualified surveyors understand the nature and the extent of issues regarding damp.  We can therefore offer information and insight to gain the correct diagnosis for you. We will carry out a full inspection and produce your personalised report.

JW Surveys will provide you with a comprehensive report which will cover the envelope of the property to assess its general condition.  External observations including photographs of areas of concern as well as an internal observation.  You will be provided with conclusions including a full plan highlighting the work required.  Specification and budget estimates are based on current industry rates.

Our Services

- CORONAVIRUS (COVID -19) -


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

Fees

Survey Fees

Timber & Damp Surveys - from £350.00

Building Surveys - from £450.00

 

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