Damp and timber condition reports

These fees should be considered as general guidance only. I will provide a firm quotation once I have had an opportunity of discussing your specific requirements.

My company is based in Bristol, however I cover a wide geographical area which generally extends from the Midlands down to Cornwall and Wales. I also cover Greater London.

A damp survey includes an assessment of the property in order to establish the risks associated with penetrating damp as a result of external building defects and the potential for the property to be affected by rising damp. Where appropriate recommendations may be made for plaster analysis and other tests which provide helpful diagnostic information.

Condensation is the most common cause of dampness in residential property in the United Kingdom which often leads to mould problems.  I specialise in condensation risk assessments providing advice and information with regard to cause and remedy.

A timber condition report provides information in respect of accessible structural roofing and flooring timbers and risks associated with timber pests such as wood boring beetle infestation (woodworm) and fungal decay.

Sub-floor ventilation beneath timber suspended floors is very important in order to protect timbers from rot and decay which increases risks associated with wood boring beetle activity. Good sub floor ventilation also helps to keep the lower walls dryer. Checks are made to establish whether the sub floor ventilation beneath timber suspended floors at ground floor level is adequate.

My report includes information regarding appropriate remedial action where necessary depending on circumstances and the age and  nature of the construction. The use of appropriate materials targeted to specific areas is particularly important in older property.

I can also provide advice in respect of  insulation to walls and roof areas and property ventilation. It is important that older buildings can absorb and evaporate naturally occurring moisture allowing the fabric of the structure to breathe.

The cost of a damp or timber condition report based on an average sized 2/3 bedroom residential property within a 15 mile radius (approx) of Bristol starts at £295 inclusive. There are substantial discounts for combined timber and damp condition reports on the same property starting at £350 inclusive.

Firm quotations will always be provided in writing once the scope of the survey has been established.

Bespoke quotations will be given for basement and new build waterproofing designs in accordance with BS8102 (2009).

Quotations can also be provided for industrial and commercial properties, dispute resolution, testing and analysis.

Experience has taught me that a written report isn’t always required by home owners. Firm quotations for site visits with verbal advice and guidance can be negotiated at the time of your enquiry.

Wall tie surveys charged from  £295.00

Please refer to our terms and conditions of contract page for contractual information.

If you instruct us to carry out a survey it will be deemed you have read, understood and agreed to these terms and conditions.

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