Damp Surveys In Birmingham & Coventry

Richard Bull 07983 550 662
Independent Qualified Mould and Damp Surveyors

Independent Damp Surveyor for Birmingham and Coventry

With an average of 178 days of rain per year, a big issue affecting properties in Birmingham is keeping the rain water out of your property.  Woodworm, dry or wet rot and black mould are all problems caused by damp and condensation and prevention of these issues and more is the job of Richard.

Who are they? 

Richard is  CSDD qualified (Certified Surveyor in Damp Detection) and covers postcodes WS, WV, B, DY, WR, & CV including Birmingham, Coventry, Worcester, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Cannock and surrounding areas.

Trustpilot Review; Richard arrived promptly and was very helpful. He explained thoroughly and simply why we were experiencing condensation issues and gave us a thorough list of remedial action we could take. My wife and I would certainly recommend him and Damp Detectives.

Damp Detectives is a national company with a strict regime when it comes to ensuring that the clients needs are met, and that surveys carried out are vigorous, accurate and transparent to the customer. As a general guide these surveys cost less than a basic home buyers survey so they are excellent value for money for properties suffering from damp. Their customers come from both private and commercial sectors.


We specialise in:

  •  Rising Damp,
  •  Penetrating damp
  •  Condensation and mould
  •  Insect infestation in hard and soft wood timbers

Who Are Their Clients?

Richard is extremely experienced in helping with a variety of clients and provide a fully independent service.  Richard will never sell anything extra other than his expert advise and will never advise any work on a property which is unnecessary.

With both commercial and private customers, our damp detectives carry out surveys that are vigorous, accurate and transparent to the customer. These surveys are excellent value for money and cost less than a basic home buyers survey.  Also, being a national company, Damp Detectives have a strict regime when it comes to ensuring that our client’s needs are met.

How Do They Work?

Richard is part of a national group of independent damp surveyors, and as such will ensure that you receive a high quality service that will identify the cause of your mould and damp problems.

Ethical quoting

You can contact him for an initial, no obligations assessment.  At this point he will give you an initial idea of the cost of the survey. He will also provide an overview as to what areas of the property he is likely to need access to and inform you of what will be needed to be inspected.  This will form the contract between you and will be sent to you by email.

Quick Response Time

His  aim to carry out your survey to a time that suits you. He has regular work going into several weeks but have slots so that urgent requests are accommodated.

If during the initial assessment he feels that he is unable to complete the survey quickly they will let you know immediately as his aim to conduct your survey to the time requirements you have specified.

Site Visit

For a small residential property, the survey normally takes 3 hours.  If you are happy with the free assessment then he will arrange to come and visit the property and if necessary liaise with tenants, estate agents or the property owners to gain access to the property and undertake the survey. If necessary, he will also check on the effectiveness of remedial actions which might have taken place in the property.

Survey Report

He will capture all of the necessary information to draft a report during his visit. If you request a written report, He will then send this to you via email in a PDF format within 5-7 days from the receipt of payment, which is due on completion of the survey.

The report includes a variety of elements including a wider scope survey of the entire property as well as;

  • Your details
  • Details about the property being surveyed
  • Details about the Surveyor
  • Your specific instructions
  • Observations on your instructions
  • Our own observations of the property inside and out including sketch diagrams.  We can track moisture through  floors, walls and ceilings to give you an unbiased, definitive reason for any issues you are having and recommend the type of treatment.  We use the latest damp detection equipment and techniques to ensure the areas in question are thoroughly inspected.
  • Observations on elements relating to the survey (e.g. recent weather)
  • A description of the property and its orientation in the landscape and to the sun
  • What restrictions were in place that could have prevented an inspection
  • Conclusions and recommendations based on saving you time and money.

If you need further clarification on anything in the report or if you are unsatisfied with their findings, they will arrange as many appointments as needed to help clarify anything. All revisits are subject to an additional reduced fee.

Because he is  Independent and unbiased He is  only working for you and is not connected to any construction company. Therefore if you need a specialist in damp, condensation or mould in Birmingham or Coventry then call Richard Bull on 07983 550 662 or email him and solve your damp problems.

Benefits Of Having An Independent Damp Survey

  • No hidden agendas or sales targets, our solutions are tailored to your specific issue.
  • All damp surveyors are trained to our exacting standards
  • No pressure sales, friendly UK local surveyors ready to discuss your requirements
  • Clear and comprehensive reports, reporting available for insurance purposes

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From the initial enquiry through to receiving the report the service from Damp Detectives has been exceptional. We are very pleased we used their expertise to understand exactly what was happening, and it has undoubtedly saved us considerable money and time. Would not hesitate to recommend their services.
Thank you to Tracy and Richard.

J Blakeman

I needed a damp review but was conscious of the fact I didn\’t want to have potential remedies pushed onto me that I didn\’t really need. That\’s why i used Damp Detectives. Someone just to look at the issues at hand and explain the cause and potential treatments.
I recieved a full report stating the issues, causes and remedies listed in order of priority along with photos. I was very pleased with Damp Detectives report and would highly recommend to anyone needing damp looking into. Knowing your not going to have products pushed on to you, you dont necessarily need.

Jeff Ward