Paul has been a surveyor for 35 years and holds a BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying and a Diploma (NVQ Level 4) in Residential Home Inspection. Much of the surveying that he has completed has been in the residential sector where he gained a good knowledge of property types and construction within London and South East England. As a damp specialist, Paul has lots of experience in conducting Damp Surveys in Kent, Bromley, Dartford and Tunbridge Wells.
Paul is fully qualified to conduct inspections of;
No matter what your damp or mould concern, Paul will be able to advise you on the correct course of action to take to correct the issue without selling you unnecessary and costly extras. Being local to London and South East England and with knowledge in Kent Damp Surveys, Paul is experienced in the sort of issues that may affect properties in this area.
As part of Damp Detectives’ national independent company, he will conduct the following steps to ensure that your Damp Survey is completed effectively and to a high standard. Paul is a damp expert and uses a holistic process to diagnose sources of dampness working closely with clients to discover the truth and advise simple cost effective solutions.
One of the key things that often put property owners off ordering a damp survey is the cost. Once you contact Paul for a no obligation initial assessment of the property via email or phone, he will give you an initial idea of the cost of the survey. As a general guide, a damp survey often costs less than a standard home buyers survey and the costs you could be saving in unnecessary building work in comparison are immeasurable.
2. Quick response time
We aim to conduct your survey as soon as possible. If you let Paul know when you would like the survey completed, he will endeavour to fit you into his schedule at a time and day to suit you.
3. Site visit
The survey itself normally takes on average 3 hours for a small residential property. Paul will investigate the key concerns that you have initially brought up and he will also conduct a wider inspection of all the issues affecting the property. Paul will also look at any damp course action or work that has been put in place previously to see if this is hindering or helping the issue. He will conduct a visual assessment of the dampness and speak to you about the issue to gain further information. He will then conduct an external and internal survey including hygrometer readings, thermal imaging, moisture meter readings/profiles and temperature readings/profiles. If necessary and with your permission, more invasive testing such as salts analysis and calcium carbide test of wall core will be conducted.
4. Survey report
After your survey is completed, Paul will write up a survey and send this to you as soon as possible after the survey is conducted. The report will typically state the reason for the visit, the testing that was carried out and any recommended solutions. This survey is concise and thorough, ensuring that nothing is missed. If you require Paul to go through the survey with you or there is anything that you are unsure of then please contact him. Paul will make as many site visits as necessary to ensure that you are completely happy with the survey.
Damp and mould can make you more likely to have respiratory infections, … babies and children, elderly people and those with existing skin problems may suffer the most.
Having consulted a number of advisory agencies of this type over the years, I found their service to be very professional, confident and thorough; when they gave me advice I knew it could be trusted. I have no hesitation in recommending them.