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, and Bath.
Matt is qualified to conduct inspections of the following;
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.
“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.”
“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.”
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.
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;
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.