Expert Building Surveying You Can Trust
Restorations (UK) are instructed by many major builders, housing associations, councils and property owners to find building defects or general problems through our extensive surveys.
Restorations (UK) use the latest technology in thermal imaging cameras, endoscopes and moisture-humidity measuring equipment along with 30 years of experience in this field to find the cause of the problems without the need of taking buildings apart.
We find that most problems with buildings are easily rectified and costly building repairs are not required. Therefore, we would advise a survey to confirm the problem before any work is carried out or call for free advice.
- Established experts – in business over 30 years
- Work with leading insurance companies
- Condensation problems
- Mould problems
- Damp problems
- Odour problems
- Heat loss insulation problems
- Building defects
- Roof defects
- Water ingress
- Leak detection
- Trace under floor heating pipes
Latest Thermal Imaging Technology
As we use the latest technology in thermal imaging cameras, we can effortlessly detect damp and heat loss insulation problems in the property in question.
This non-contact method in our surveys allows us to easily detect areas of heat loss, identifying areas of poor construction, missing or ineffective insulation, air leakage and moisture and water ingress.
Building Survey Services Breakdown
Mould, leak and damp detection
Our surveys will look to identify any potential deterioration due to damp (rising, penetrating and interstitial), leaks, and surface condensation. This is achieved through the use of our thermal imaging technology and a trained eye.
Identification of building and roof defects
As well as assessing the general condition of the property, our specialist surveyors are also skilled in assessing and diagnosing building defects (walls, roof, floors).
Our building surveys will identify any odour issues in the property, from damp odours to body or smoke odours. Our survey will outline recommendations on what can be done to clean and decontaminate the property, resolving the problem.
Heat loss insulation problems
As with damp and water ingress detection, we use our thermal imaging technology to identify areas of heat loss and air leakage leading to poor thermal comfort. This speeds up the time it would usually take to physically inspect the property.
Trace under floor heating pipes
Our high-resolution thermal imagery cameras can analyse underfloor heating pipes in the property to identify any problems. For example, blocked or leaking pipes – these will be easily identifiable.
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Building Survey FAQs
Yes, a building survey is worth it. A comprehensive building survey is an investment, as it prevents any nasty surprises appearing in the future. This is especially important if you are a homeowner looking to buy an older or listed property.
As above, building surveys are recommended when considering the purchase of an old or listed building. they should also be undertaken when a building is undergoing a change of use (conversion).
A building survey includes but is not restricted to: the identification of roof, wall and floor defects, alterations made to the property, structural movement, damp, leaks, mould, rot, and heat loss via insulation.