Options for Damp & Timber Survey, Report & Quotation
Survey Option 1: SURVEY & QUOTATION ONLY
This survey option is for homeowners, landlords, letting/management agencies, building contractors, and property developers etc. who have identified a particular damp, woodworm or timber decay problem. This is a quotation only survey - a full damp & timber report is not issued.
A CSRT qualified remedial damp and timber surveyor will assess the damp issue or timber infestation / decay and provide a correct diagnosis as to the cause. You will be given appropriate recommendations to rectify the timber and /or damp problem, and should treatment be necessary a quotation will be provided. On completion of any damp proofing or timber treatment work we will provide a long-term guarantee which is backed by the GPI (Guarantee Protection Insurance).
We do not undertake surveys to "find" work. In a lot of cases by carrying out simple measures such as lowering high external ground levels, replacing broken down pipes or installing air vents to a property (all of which could be undertaken by the client) the damp ingress has been resolved. In many circumstances timber decay, which was thought by the client to be dry rot, has been diagnosed as wet rot, resulting in the client saving many hundreds of pounds by avoiding unnecessary chemical treatment.
This option is not available to buyers, sellers or those re-mortgaging their property.
This is a QUOTATION ONLY survey. A full timber and damp report is not issued.
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Survey Option 2: SPECIALIST PRE-PURCHASE, RE-MORTGAGE/EQUITY RELEASE
DAMP AND / OR TIMBER DECAY SURVEY REPORTS TO SATISFY MORTGAGE LENDERS
For clients who are buying, selling, part exchanging or re-mortgaging a property.
When buying or re-mortgaging a property, the Bank or Building Society's surveyor will undertake a homebuyers survey, which often highlights a rising damp or timber defect problem and recommends a specialist damp and timber decay survey to be carried out by a PCA (Property Care Association) or BWPDA approved member - both of which Damp Aid UK are members. They regularly request that sub-floor timbers in contact with damp masonry be inspected for signs of timber decay, however if fitted floor coverings are present we are, more often than not, unable to inspect these timbers.
Our specialist damp and timber surveys (carried out by qualified CSRT damp & timber surveyors) will provide you with a full written report which will contain the correct diagnosis of any issues regarding timber decay or damp ingress along with appropriate recommendations and specifications for the correct remedial measures to rectify the problem.
If any damp proofing or timber treatment work be found necessary, a quotation can also be included, if required. Should the client instruct Damp Aid to carry out the work in the quotation, the survey fee is deducted from the price. On completion of any damp proofing or timber treatment work a long term insured guarantee will be issued, backed by the Guarantee Protection Insurance, which are the only real 'insured' guarantees available and are accepted by Banks, Building Societies, and all other major mortgage lenders providing loans.
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Survey Option 3: DAMP AND / OR TIMBER - COMPARISON QUOTATION/ONLINE QUOTATION
This survey option, which we have found is very popular with our clients, is particularly beneficial for first time buyers and "money-wise" clients looking for a more competitive quote.
If you have already had a damp proofing quote, woodworm treatment quotation or dry rot control quotation and you feel the price is too high, don't worry, we can normally beat any written quotation by up to 20%. (Further discounts available upon request).
If you would like to take advantage of this option, simply email your quotation to us (
) and one of our specialist damp surveyors will telephone you to discuss the work/price. Alternatively please call us now on your local number or our senior surveyor on - 07860 222 743 to discuss this option.
In many cases, re-plastering is not always necessary, or the client may have their own local building contractor who can carry out this work, along with any other remedial building work i.e. lowering raised ground levels or improving sub-floor ventilation. In these circumstances our quotation could save you thousands of pounds.