Damp & Timber Survey Options in Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire

We pride ourselves on providing an honest opinion when carrying out a survey on your property. We have built up our reputation on our honesty by only quoting when work is required.

 

All our surveys are undertaken by a fully qualified surveyor. Our surveyor is a Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments CSRT and Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing CSSW.

 

Surveys on offer.

We offer the following survey types in Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire:

 

Damp Survey.

 

A Damp Survey will involve providing a quotation and specification for a specific damp problem.

Our surveyor will assess the damp issue and you will be given appropriate recommendations to rectify the problem, and should treatment be necessary a quotation and specification will be provided.

 

Condensation/ Ventilation Survey.

 

Our Condensation Survey will involve providing a condensation control solution and a quotation for any works needed.

 

As an add on to our condensation/ventilation survey we can also offer a data logging service. This service involves installing data logging equipment within a property for a set period of time. The equipment provides data from within your home which can then be used to find the causes of a condensation/mould problem. A full report of findings and recommendations is supplied once the data has been fully analysed.

 

Woodworm Survey.

 

Our Woodworm Surveys will involve identifying any active or inactive wood boring insect’s infestation. If an active attack is identified, then a specification and quotation will be provided.

 

Rots (Fungal Decay) - Timber Survey (Wet & Dry Rot)

 

A Rots Timber Survey will involve providing a quotation and specification for a specific timber problem.

Our surveyor will assess the timber problem (Wet Rot or Dry Rot) and you will be given appropriate recommendations to rectify the problem, and should treatment be necessary a quotation will be provided.

 

Waterproofing Survey

 

A waterproofing Survey will involve providing a quotation and specification for a specific problem.

Our surveyor will assess the issue and you will be given appropriate recommendations to rectify the problem, and should treatment be necessary a quotation and waterproofing specification will be provided.

 

 

Multiple surveys can be booked where more than one type of problem is evident.

 

Please note that the surveys above are for quotation purposes only and do not include a full property inspection and detailed findings report. If a full property survey and detailed report is required, then please read the information below.

You can contact us by calling 0115 9304240 or 01332 960160 or use our contact form.

 

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Full Property Damp & Timber Survey/Report  (Including Pre- Purchase for Homebuyers) - Carried out by a Property Care Association (PCA) Member - CSRT - CSSW Qualified Surveyor

All our Damp & Timber Reports are undertaken by our Qualified Surveyor Paul. He is a Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatment (CSRT) and Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW).

 

Damp & Timber reports are often required when purchasing a property by Lenders (Banks/Building Societies) when a valuer notes "Damp or timber decay may be present" - without a subsequent CSRT Remedial Survey Report they may not lend.

 

Our specialist Damp and Timber Survey will provide you with a full written report which will contain 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.

 

A full property Damp & Timber survey includes:

 

Scope of Damp Survey (External & Internal Inspection):

  • To inspect all the masonry ground floor walls which are in contact with the ground for the presence of dampness where possible to BS 6576 2005. 
  • To visually inspect external chimneystacks from surrounding ground level for significant defects which may cause dampness internally.  
  • Comments on rainwater goods for their condition and ability to dispose of rainwater effectively.  
  • To inspect the external ground levels to ascertain if their height is bridging the damp proof course.
  • To inspect for associated defects resulting in possible dampness, found at the time of survey.  
  • To inspect all accessible and unconcealed areas of the property for any likely causes of damp including penetrating damp, damp due to hygroscopic salts and damp due to roof and gutter leakages.
  • To provide comments on any installed ventilation which is installed to control condensation.

Scope of Timber Survey (Internal):

 

  • The accessible structural timbers of the roof and floors will be inspected for evidence of infestation by wood-boring beetles/wood destroying fungi.
  • To inspect sub floor vents - Ventilation for suspended timber floors.

 

All the above will form part of the report. If you have further instructions, we would require these before the survey is undertaken.

 

The survey will be of a non- destructive nature and will not include moving furniture /lifting and refitting carpets etc. The client should arrange for this to be undertaken prior to our arrival on site if required. (This applies mainly to when timber sub floor inspection is required).

 

If you require a survey, which includes investigations of a destructive nature, then please confirm this in writing. An additional fee may be required for such a survey and we will require written authority from the vendor.

 

External observations are from ground level (unless scaffolding has been provided) and therefore detailed inspection to roof coverings, chimney stacks and rainwater goods is restricted accordingly.

 

The report should be available within 2-3 working days. The report can be sent via email in a PDF file format or a hard copy can be sent through the post. (Or both if requested)

 

There are some companies offering free reports, but you should be aware that these tend to be carried out by non-qualified tradesmen.

 

 Please contact us for further details and the cost of the survey.

Areas Covered by CK Walker Damp & Timbers

 

Derbyshire & Derby City

Nottinghamshire & Nottingham City

Our general survey area is within 20 miles of DE7 6BY.

You can contact us by calling 0115 9304240 or 01332 960160 or use our contact form.

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CK Walker Damp & Timbers have been providing: Damp Proofing, Condensation Control, Re-Plastering, fungal decay & Woodworm solutions throughout Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire since 1991. CK Walker LTD trading as CK Walker Damp & Timbers – Company Number 9072842 - Registered Office – Old Church Institute, Main Street, Mapperley, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 6BY All images and text on this website are protected by copyright. 2017 For all your damp proofing & timber treatment needs in Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire, Call us on 01332 960160 or 0115 9304240