Damp & Timber Quotation/Survey Options in Derbyshire (Derby) & Nottingham

We pride ourselves on providing an honest opinion when carrying out a quotation/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 a Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing CSSW. By having a qualified surveyor and being members of the Property Care Association (PCA), our survey reports are accepted by all the major banks and mortgage providers.


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Survey / Quotation Options

Before deciding if you need a survey or quotation only. You may want to read our blog post - What is the difference between a paid survey and a quotation?


Damp Survey


A Damp Survey will involve our CSRT Surveyor investigating the cause of a damp problem. (Such as rising dampness, salt contamination or penetrating dampness).


Detailed Survey Report to Include:

Property Observations (External & Internal), Findings & Appropriate Recommendations.

Instrumental tests carried out to wall surfaces using electronic moisture meters.

Specifications & Costings (Quotation).



Damp Proofing Quotation


A Damp Proofing Quotation will involve providing a specification and costings for a problem that has already had its root cause identified. (Rising Dampness, Salt Contamination or Penetrating Dampness).


A quotation document will include:

Specification & Costings ONLY (Quotation).

(Survey Report NOT INCLUDED)



Condensation/ Ventilation Survey.


Our Condensation Survey will involve our Surveyor assessing the property for evidence of a condensation and ventilation issues.


Detailed Survey Report to Include:

Property Observations (External & Internal), Findings & Appropriate Recommendations.

Instrumental tests carried out to assess condensation risk.(Temp, RH & Dew Point etc)

Check of Existing Ventilation Equipment using a calibrated anemometer where possible.

Specifications & Costings (Quotation).


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.



Condensation Control/Ventilation Quotation


Condensation control/ventilation quotation will involve providing a quotation for ventilation equipment to be installed within your property.


A quotation will include:

Specification & Costings (Quotation).

(Survey Report NOT INCLUDED)


Timber (Woodworm/Rots) Survey.


Our Woodworm/ Rots Surveys will involve our CSRT surveyor identifying any active or inactive wood boring insect’s infestation and/or identifying areas of rot (Fungal Decay). If an active attack is identified,you will be given appropriate recommendations to rectify the problem.


Detailed Survey Report to Include:

Property Observations (External & Internal), Findings & Appropriate Recommendations .

Specifications & Costings (Quotation).



Structural Waterproofing (Below Ground) Survey


A Structural Waterproofing Survey will involve our CSSW surveyor inspecting the problem area and designing a suitable structural waterproofing specification.


Detailed Survey Report to Include:

Property Observations (External & Internal), Findings & Appropriate Recommendations.

Specifications & Costings (Quotation).



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


*All surveys are of a non destructive nature unless agreed otherwise.

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


Full Property Damp & Timber Survey -  (Pre- Purchase Report for Homebuyers)

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 mechanical ventilation equipment which is installed to control condensation.Testing also using a calibrated anemometer where possible to assess the perfomance of the equipment.
  • Instrumental tests carried out to assess condensation risk.(Temp, RH & Dew Point etc)


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)


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

Take a look at our Surveyors Photo Gallery

Interesting Damp & Timber Defects Found on Surveys Throughout Derbyshire & Nottingham.

Our CSRT CSSW Surveyor has put together a gallery of pictures of some of the defects, strange problems and general problems we come across on a day to day basis.

Areas Covered by CK Walker Damp & Timbers


Derby City

Nottingham & its immediate surrounding areas.


Castle Donnington.


The shaded area on the map below shows the areas we cover.

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



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