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.
The Surveyor is up to date on the best practice procedures. The surveyor, in addition to using hand gel directly before the inspection and a FFP3 face mask during the inspection, will take the following measures; keep their distance of at least 2m on the inspection, will not shake hands, will use your facilities to wash their hands if possible and will avoid all possible interaction, so please do not perceive their behaviour to be impolite, but rather considerate during these unprecedented times. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact us by phone or email.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Covering London boroughs; Barnet, Brent, Camden, City of London, Enfield, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Westminster. Other London boroughs also considered. 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
- Estate Agents
- NHBC Warranty Conditions Insurance Covers