Independent Damp and Timber Specialist

I am an experienced independent surveyor specialising in diagnosing damp and timber defects. I provide detailed easy to understand survey reports for homeowners, tenants, estate agents, landlords and pre-purchase.


Dampness comes in many forms and if left untreated can become a major problem in the home or workplace. As a trained expert I will give you a comprehensive analysis of the problem and advise you on the best options available.

Timber Decay

Once a certain amount of moisture penetrates timber it will start to rot. Timber rot can cause the wood to dry, crack, weaken and often disintegrate causing serious structural damage.

Pre-Purchase Damp Survey

Many mortgage lenders require a pre-purchase damp and timber survey and that this survey must be carried out by a Property Care Association (PCA) member.  JPM Independent Surveyors is a member of the PCA.

Floor Slab Humidity Testing

In situ humidity moisture testing for concrete floor slabs, meeting the British standards BS 5325 and BS 8203.

Expert Witness and CPR Reports.

I am fully experienced and hold the qualifications to be an expert witness, if called upon by a solicitor or the courts, in a dispute between two parties. I am an associate member of the Expert Witness Institute. I am able to produce an expert report complying with Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR).

Areas We Cover

Covering the areas of Greater London, Beds, Cambs, Northants, Bucks, Herts, Norfolk, Suffolk, Sussex, Berks, Essex, Kent, Surrey. I will also consider other areas not listed on the map, please get in touch for a quote.

True rising dampness is often mis-diagnosed by contractors and surveyors. Due to mis-diagnoses of the cause of the defect the solutions can often be wrong and costly. Very often the remedy to solve the problem can be cheap and simple with no need to start causing any sort of destructive works to your property.

At JPM Independent Surveyors I have the experience to correctly diagnose and offer independent advice for the best possible remedy. I supply a fully written easy to understand survey report, with inserted photographs.

I specialise in the following:

  • Pre-purchase property damp and timber reports
  • Damp and timber survey reports inc specifications
  • Structural water proofing survey reports inc specifications
  • Wood rotting fungi and woodworm investigations
  • I am fully experienced in the diagnosis and recommendations needed to ensure that the correct remedial treatments are carried out
  • CSRT Qualified
  • Fully Insured
  • Property Care Association (PCA) Member
  • Checkatrade approved member
  • Trustatrader approved member

My clients include:

  • Home Owners
  • Pre-purchase
  • Estate Agents
  • Landlords
  • Tenants
  • Councils
  • Architects
  • NHBC Warranty Conditions Insurance Covers
Thank you so much for your recent report, it was just what we needed. We were quoted a lot of money by a contractor recently to fix the damp within our house but after receiving your report we now know exactly what needs doing and what does not. It’s saved us a lot of money.
Simon Ford, London, N4
Brilliant! Your report was perfect and thanks for sending it so quick!
Mike Bailey, London, E17
Thank you for sending your survey report so quickly and in such detail. Judith and I greatly appreciate the service we have received from you and would recommend you to others
Gwyn Guy, Suffolk
We are very grateful for your recent damp and timber inspection and survey report for the property we are about to purchase. The mortgage lenders required this report for the sale to go through and now everything should go through ok!
Trevor Newman, London, SE17
Thank you for the report. I found it very detailed and easy to understand. I will now be passing on this report to my builders to work off of. I will definitely recommended your services to others.
Dominika Andrzejewski, Bedford