Welcome to JW Surveys Ltd

Intelligent Information and Independent Insight

JW Surveys Ltd provides independent building surveys across London and the South East and is a specialist in identifying necessary remedial works particularly in timber framed properties.

We know that your property is your most valuable asset. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or stay where you are, it is important you are confident that the integrity of the property is safe and habitable.

For over 20 years, we have helped literally thousands of property owners, buyers, architects, estate agents and other surveyors by delivering Intelligent Information and Independent Insight; ensuring they understand the nature and extent of any issues, receive an expert and unbiased opinion on the works required and the most cost effective method of remediation.

Having started out as an Architect in the mid 1980's I have over 20 years years of experience in the building restoration industry and therefore can offer a specialist independent damp, timber, wall tie and crack stitching survey service.

I am totally independent of contracting companies and product manufacturers thus my inspections are conducted without bias or favour. This means that you will receive an objective opinion based upon evidence and facts - not the need to sell work or a treatment procedure.

The inspection will cover...

  • The accessible structural timbers of the roof and floors for evidence of infestation by wood-boring beetles/wood destroying fungi
  • The walls at ground floor level for evidence of rising damp from ground water and water ingress from internal or external defects
  • The walls below ground level in basement areas for evidence of penetrating water from the ground.

The report will cover...

  • The envelope of the property to assess its general condition
  • External observations including photographs of areas of concern
  • Internal observations
  • Conclusions including a full plan highlighting the work required
  • Specification and ‘budget’ estimate based on current industry rates.

 

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Our Services

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
  • Timber Inspections

These are all carried out by our Independent Damp and Timber Surveyor who is approved by The Property Care Association.

PCA Membership

JW Surveys are members of Property Care Association

Fees

Our fee structure mirrors the values we hold dear; with honesty, transparency and value at the core of everything we do.

 

We charge a flat rate of £195 for a property survey up to 3 bedrooms. We then charge an additional £25 per room thereafter.

 

Rates for commercial property surveys start from £250.

 

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