We carry out Engineers' Inspections of Residential, Commercial and Institutional Buildings in London and throughout the South-East.

These are useful in the following situations:

  • before purchasing, leasing or renting a property, to discover whether structural defects are present;
  • where a valuation survey or Homebuyer's Survey Report has detected possible structural problems and more detailed advice is needed;
  • where alterations to a building are being considered (an Investigation Prior to Alteration)
  • where a claim against insurance is being considered because of suspected structural damage (a Specialist Investigation);
  • where a dispute has arisen between parties each having an interest in the property and where an expert independent opinion is needed.

Our inspections are carried out and our reports are written by Chartered Structural Engineers. We concentrate on the structural load-bearing elements of a building and appraise them for signs of damage and deterioration. We use our experience to advise our clients about the seriousness of any defects found, and we recommend remedies. We warn when defects found are likely to be expensive to put right.

Defective foundations

We provide reports written individually about the property. We aim for straightforward language and we try to avoid jargon.

A Specialist Investigation of a domestic property: investigation of defective foundations where underpinning had failed to cure continuing structural movement.

We inspect:

  • Residential Properties
  • Schools
  • Hotels, Pubs and Restaurants
  • Shop premises
  • Factories and Light Industrial Buildings
  • Offices
  • Leased and Rented Accommodation

We aim to provide a fast and responsive service. For residential properties in London, we aim to deliver a written report to our clients within 24 hours of our inspection of the property. For other types of building, buildings outside London or larger commercial properties, we will agree a timescale for completion of our report.


We can deliver reports to you rapidly by e-mail, fax, courier or post.

Phone us for a discussion without obligation on
+44 (0)20 8244 5817