Tel: 0161 969 3886

Structural Surveys

Whether you own a building, are buying a building or even leasing a building, we provide a range of structural surveys to suit you. Our team of Chartered and Incorporated Structural Engineers have extensive knowledge of structural defects and are well experienced at providing written reports associated with:

  • House Sales & Purchases
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Historical Buildings
  • Defects as a result of incidents such as fire, flood or impact damage etc.

Our structural surveys aim to concisely and clearly identify any defects and tell you what they mean. The surveys are in the form of a written report and provide opinion on the following:

  • Nature and extent of defects
  • Likely cause of defects
  • Whether the defects are progressive in nature
  • Recommendations for any remedial works
  • Budget cost for any remedial works recommended

Which survey do I need?

A full structural survey will establish whether the property is in a structurally sound condition and whether there are any signs of disrepair that require attention. Surveys often identify any early signs of a defect so that inexpensive actions can be put into effect to prevent the onset of more significant damage.

Alternatively a home buyers survey or valuation survey may have raised concerns over a structural issue and may have requested a structural survey to be completed to fully access the building.

Our surveys are completed to a fixed cost and within a fixed timescale.

Building Insurance Claims

We can provide knowledge and advice on the implications of an insured event affecting a building structure such as:

  • Affected buildings of fire, flood, impact damage and subsidence
  • Surveys
  • Technical Advice
  • Diagnose the extent of damage or method of repair
  • Prepare schedules of work
  • Obtain competitive tenders
  • Provide post-tender contract administration including inspecting and certifying the completion of repairs on site.

BDI currently provide this full service to a number of firms of Loss Adjustors across the North West and nationally. In addition we offer support and guidance regarding the workings of a building insurance policy. We are familiar with all aspects of the Insurance Claims process and act as professional advisors for both building Insurers and building owners.

If you think you may require advice on a building insurance claim, contact us and one of the team will be happy to help.

Structural Surveys