About the independent damp and timber survey / fees
All surveys are non-destructive unless agreed prior to the survey being carried out. There may be certain circumstances where additional tests may be required to provide a correct diagnosis.
The report will contain External and Internal Observations (including photographs), possible causes of any problems that may be found, Conclusion, Recommendations, Specification and budgetary costing where applicable.
If remedial treatment is found necessary i.e. damp proofing, timber treatment we will be able to supply a specification for works required and budgetary costings. We will also be able to advise you on building works required in relation to the damp and or timber defects found but are unable to provide budgetary costings for these works.
Hamilton Associates Surveyors Ltd fees for a damp or timber survey on a property with no more than three bedrooms, including pre-purchase, start from £190 subject to location and size of property. As Hamilton Associates Surveyors Ltd is not VAT registered, the price we quote is the price you pay. For properties with more than three bedrooms please add an additional £25 per bedroom.
The survey fee will be confirmed prior to inspection. Once the appointment has been arranged you will be contacted with this information and the payment for the survey will be taken over the telephone using most major credit cards. For other payment arrangements please contact our office.
Reports will be sent by email unless otherwise instructed normally within five working days of the survey being completed.
Fast-track report service
We offer a Fast-Track report service where the report can be emailed to the client the next working day following the survey being undertaken. Should this be of interest to you please contact our office and ask for further information.
About Paul Hamilton
Paul's experience in the remedial industry spans some 38 years. He started as a remedial technician at the age of twenty, and in 1992 started his own remedial company. Paul became an independent surveyor in 2001, and in January 2007 he became the first independent surveyor member of the P.C.A.
As an Independent Surveyor he has worked for a number of P.C.A. members, as well as specifies, property developers and the general public. In recent years he has been an examiner for the oral section of the C.S.R.T. examination.
He is also part of the P.C.A. Board representing the Independent/Freelance/Consultant section within the P.C.A.
“I would like to thank Paul and his experienced office staff (Jeanette) for his survey and report. After getting two conflicting reports from contractors Paul was able to determine the cause of the of the timber decay and make recommendations, saving us a considerable amount of money.”