We specialise in traditional and listed building surveys and consultation services throughout London. We often find ourselves working for private clients, architects and management consultants in Belgravia, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea.

We survey all types of traditional & listed buildings :

--- Flats --- Lower Ground Floor Conversions --- Basements and Cellars ---

--- Victorian and Georgian Terraced Houses --- Large Detached Villas --- Mansion Blocks ---

London Damp Surveys

We undertake Damp Surveys in many of London's listed buildings.

We all too often find that a Valuation Report or a standard RICS Level 3 Survey (formerly known as a full structural survey) has indicated that "Damp Issues have been found… Timber & Damp Survey required". This is usually because a “one size fits all” approach has been adopted by the surveyor, usually by using a ‘prong’ meter which will not give accurate measures of damp in old buildings as it gives no consideration to the fabric of the building and how it needs to function nor the original construction methods.

The next step usually has the client opting for the cheapest Timber & Damp Survey they can find which means they wrongly instruct a cheap PCA (Property Care Association) “surveyor” who comes out only to report the property needs all of the original plaster to be hacked off up to 1 metre high (sometimes higher if it’s a basement or lower ground floor level!) and replaced with a special waterproof plaster / tanking and / or an injected damp proof membrane, with unnecessary and inappropriate works amounting to thousands of pounds…

WE WILL NEVER advise that this is the correct treatment of damp and moisture in old buildings.

WE WILL HOWEVER provide appropriate solutions based on our knowledge of the buildings we survey in conjunction with the correct equipment to analyse any issues we find. Such as Thermal Imaging, Thermal Hygrometers and Carbide Testing where necessary.  


On-Site Consultations

+ / - Summary Report (optional).

Are you aware of issues you want to resolve or you are wanting expert guidance before you start repairing or renovating your property? Would you like to discuss the best solutions or where to start spending your money first with one of our experienced surveyors? Then this cost effective service could work for you..

Our On-Site Consultations are verbal by nature but at an additional cost we can provide a you Summary Report of our visit if you would prefer.

Pre-Purchase Historic Building Surveys in London

We can provide full Pre-Purchase Heritage Building Surveys which are holistic by nature and will cover all aspects you would expect from a RICS Level 3 Survey (formerly known as a Full Structural Survey) but we go further... you will NEVER have to instruct a separate Damp & Timber Survey... AS PART OF OUR SURVEY we will identify and report on any damp issues found together with appropriate solutions or works required which ensures your purchase of your ‘new to me’ home goes smoothly and without unnecessary delays.

We can also provide you with 'ball park figures' within the Survey Report for any solutions. Or, if required, we can also provide a full Schedule of Condition and Specification of Works which would be undertaken at additional cost after our Survey has been completed. Contact us to discuss your requirements and we can provide you with a free no obligation quote.