Damp Survey West of England

Matt George 07980 745561
CSRT Independent Qualified Mould & Damp Surveyor

Independent Damp Surveys

Matt is CSDD qualified  (Certified Surveyor in Damp Detection) and has extensive experience in the reinstatement of fire and flood damaged buildings. His 27-year CV includes dealing with flood, sea surge, burst pipe and escape of water reinstatement projects for loss, adjusting and surveying companies in both the UK and overseas.

Matt has gained a CSRT (Certificated Surveyor of Remedial Treatments) which is a damp and timber specific qualification gained by training and examination from the Property Care Association (PCA). He is also a member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) who since the early 1800s have represented  a practical and positive conservationist approach for the care and protection of old buildings in the UK . As a Damp Expert,  Matt has many years experience investigating causes of property damage for Insurance Companies, Surveyors and Property Owners. This experience provides him with an excellent background in identifying and suggesting solutions to almost any damp or mould problem specifically in the areas of Gloucester, Cheltenham, Swindon and Bath.

Matt is qualified to conduct inspections of the following;

  • rising damp
  • penetrating damp
  • DPC installation
  • plastering issues
  • condensation
  • timber assessment of a wide variety of issues that can effect different hardwood and softwood timbers

Matt’s surveys are precise, thorough and detailed and utilise a variety of scientific instruments to track moisture, identify the root of the problem and provide a clear solution. Covering the West of England, Matt is experienced in dealing with properties that are exposed to damp.

Reviews

Craig Semmens

“Our Homebuyer survey showed up a few damp problems and requested us to have a damp and timber survey.
After doing some research I decided to call on the services of Matt George of Damp Detectives  and am very glad I did, the process was hassle free and simple from the start to the end.
We spent the best part of 4 hours at the property with Matt, from the very start of the survey he explained everything in simple terms.
The problems were identified, the causes were explained, and then discussed the possible solutions within the limitations of listed status.”

Craig Blakeman

“We used Damp Detectives to carry out an Independent survey on our property prior to the purchase. We were exceptionally impressed by our surveyor Matt, who conducted a very thorough inspection followed by a detailed report. I chose to attend the survey on the surveyors recommendation and found this extremely helpful.”

Who Are His Clients?

Matt is experienced in dealing with a variety of clients from Landlords to domestic property owners. Providing an independent service, Matt will never advise any unnecessary work on a property, potentially saving you thousands of pounds. Many other Damp Surveyors in Gloucester typically conduct a survey with the aim of trying to sell you something extra, this is why Matt will charge for his expert advice.

How Does He Work?

Matt is one of our Damp Detectives Surveyors  and is part of a national independent company. He will conduct the following steps to ensure that you experience a high quality, independent service that will find the cause of your damp and mould problem.

1. Ethical quoting

Contact Matt for an initial, no obligations assessment of your situation and at this time he will give you an initial idea of the cost of the survey. These surveys typically cost less than a standard home buyer’s survey providing excellent value for money. Within his initial scope, he will provide an overview so you know what will need to be inspected and what areas of the property Matt will need access to. This will be sent to you by email and forms the contract between us.

2. Quick Response Time

We aim to conduct your survey to the time requirements you have specified. If Matt feels that he is unable to complete the survey quickly, he will let you know during the initial assessment.

3. Site Visit

If you are happy with the free assessment then Matt 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. The survey itself normally takes 3 hours for a small residential property. If necessary, Matt will also check on the effectiveness of any remedial actions which might have taken place in the property.

4. Survey Report

Matt 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

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

Testimonials

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.

Louise, Landlady