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Looking after our clients and our team

In line with the latest government guidance, JWSurveys is open for business.

We are dedicated to looking after our clients, both by continuing to provide an excellent surveying service and by taking precautions to minimise the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The measures that we have put in place are designed to minimise the risk of spreading the virus.

Before your survey

 

  • At the time of booking, you will asked that nobody at the inspection property is self-isolating or has any symptoms associated with coronavirus (a fever, a new & persistent cough or flu-like symptoms). You will also be asked if anyone in the property is over 70 or in a high-risk group.
  • If there is deemed to be a risk, the survey will be postponed to a later date.
  • Our staff are self-monitoring daily for any signs or symptoms of coronavirus and will isolate immediately if they have any concerns. In this case, surveys will be rearranged with an alternative surveyor whenever possible, or postponed to a later date.

 

During your survey

 

  • The surveyor or booking team will confirm whether anyone who lives at the inspection property is self-isolating, has any symptoms associated with coronavirus (a fever, a new & persistent cough or flu-like symptoms), is over 70 years old or is in a high-risk group.
  • If there is deemed to be a risk, the survey will be postponed to a later date.
  • When on site, our surveyors maintain strict personal hygiene, using hand sanitisers, gloves, and soap & water at regular intervals.
  • Our surveyors have been asked to decline handshakes and maintain a distance of at least 2m from others at all times.

 

After your survey

 

  • We are avoiding any face-to-face meetings. This means that we may suggest a phone call or web-based meeting to discuss survey findings, rather than meeting you on site.
  • We are continuing to monitor the situation and our policy will be updated in line with government recommendations

 

 

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.

Where appropriate we use the following methodology: -

  • Calcium carbide meters to test drilled samples of masonry to establish the total moisture content of a material. Carbide testing is the definitive on-site method of testing for dampness.  These tests are not undertaken on prior to purchase surveys.
  • Thermo-hygrometers to measure ambient humidity to assess any impact this is having on the fabric of the building
  • FLIR thermal imaging cameras to analyse areas where there is cold bridging which may indicate water leaks, and thermal changes in masonry indicating trapped moisture
  • On-site analysis to detect the presence of hygroscopic salts.

 

 

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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