Southampton, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Dorchester & Isle of Wight

Tim & Andy 07387 027 697
Independent Qualified Mould & Damp Surveyors

Damp Surveys In Southampton, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Dorchester & Isle Of Wight

Covering Postcodes SO, PO, BH, DT, and SP

Tim Platt & Andy Farley

Both Tim and Andy are Independent Damp Surveyors covering the south of England including Southampton, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Dorchester & Isle Of Wight.

Tim & Andy’s Qualifications

Tim and Andy are highly accomplished and have over 40 years experience in the construction industry between them. They both hold a CSDD (Certified Surveyor in Damp Detection) qualification

Tim and Andy are highly skilled at identifying the cause of damp in both residential and commercial properties thanks to the Damp Detectives’ specialised training. They will concentrate on locating the issue’s root cause and try to effectively address it without covering it up.

Why Choose An Independent Damp Survey?

We recognise that decisions regarding how to address damp, mould and condensation problems in your home must be carefully considered in your spending budget during this period of higher living costs. 

Whilst this may be tempting to choose a free survey, these are often offered by builders who make their living from expensive building work like damp proofing.  We commonly hear of those who have used such surveyors saying “I had some proofing work done but the damp has come back“.

Our damp surveys are excellent value for money. There is no guesswork and we will discuss every aspect of the survey and findings with you. Customers have found that our surveys are the most economical and effective way to resolve damp, condensation or mould permanently.  This can potentially save thousands of pounds on completing unnecessary building work.

What Areas Do Tim & Andy Cover?

Tim and Andy cover all of the southern areas of the UK including:

  • Poole
  • Weymouth
  • Southampton
  • Portsmouth
  • Bournemouth
  • Isle of Wight
  • Salisbury
  • Winchester
  • Ringwood
  • Dorchester
  • plus neighbouring areas

How Do I Start The Process?

Get in touch using the contact form, from there our damp detectives will contact you to gather as much information as they can from you and discuss an estimated quote.  If you choose to go ahead with the survey, Tim or Andy will book an appointment with you to visit the property and will liaise with any relevant parties where necessary in order to carry out the survey.

What Is Involved?

Our independent Damp Detectives will provide an independent, unbiased survey using specialist equipment to identify the root cause and suggest solutions to almost any mould, damp or condensation issue.

A survey of a smaller, residential property typically takes around three hours. The primary areas of concern will be investigated, along with a thorough property inspection to ensure that nothing is missed.  They will also inspect any remedial measures that may have been implemented and assess their impact on the property.

If you have requested a full report of the findings, this will be generated after the inspection. At this point, Tim and Andy can advise on any appropriate corrective actions that may be required to help mitigate the problem.

Each customer will receive:

Ethical Quoting – After a no obligation assessment you will be given an idea of the initial cost of the survey.  It’s worth noting that a survey is likely to cost less than a standard home buyer’s survey, offering great value for money.

Quick Response Time – If the required lead time for your survey is not possible after the initial assessment, you will be informed immediately. 

Site Visit – If you are satisfied with the initial assessment, a site visit will be arranged in order to complete the survey. 

Survey Report – During the site visit, our surveyors will collect all of the information needed to write a report. If you request a written report, this will be sent to you via email in PDF format within 5-7 days of receiving payment, which is due upon survey completion.  The report includes a variety of elements such as a wider scope survey of the entire property.

How Much Will A Survey Cost?

Every situation and property is different and for this reason we are unable to offer a fixed quote to any of our customers for a damp survey.  The best thing to do is get in touch and provide as much information as you can along with evidential images where possible.  This will help Tim and Andy better understand the problem.  Once you have decided to go ahead with the survey, they will be able to provide you with an estimated cost.  It is worth noting that a damp survey often costs less than a basic home buyer’s survey, offering great value for money.

One Of Tim & Andy’s Reviews

“I am really glad I found damp detectives, having independent advice is invaluable. I made the rookie mistake of using a damp proofing company to do a survey, and suddenly went from a small penetrative damp problem to a massive expensive rising damp issue but with no real investigation. Luckily I found DD, they gave me good advice on what the issues were, cost effective ways to resolve them and also good tips for managing the property. I would highly recommend them.”   Sandeep.

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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Excellent service from Robert and Paul that got to the root of the problem


Fantastic – Andy is going to save me thousands. I had an eye-watering quote from a damp proofing company that also said it would be 2 weeks work, including two weeks out of bedrooms, while they stripped everything back and left it to then be decorated. They did not diagnose the problem, just said it was a big job. Andy came and carried out a full survey, finding the reason for the damp and explaining exactly what needed to be done to rectify it and prevent it from happening again. The work will take a day or two and can all be done from outside the property. It is important to say that if I had gone ahead with the damp proof company and spent thousands of pounds and had terrible disruption, the damp would have returned almost immediately and I would have had to go through the whole process again. If you know anyone with a suspected damp problem, 100% start with Damp Detectives.

Martha Smith