Fire Damage Survey London
Do you need a fire damage survey undertaken in London?
A fire damage survey is performed immediately following incidents involving fire related damage to a property; whether it be primary damage such as that cause by direct contact with fire itself and heat, or secondary fire related damage, such as that resulting from contact with soot and smoke. Such a survey forms a quantitative record of loss and damage experienced to the fabric of a property and all goods within it, as well as accounting for further potential residual risks to health of any occupants.
Why do I need a Fire Damage Survey?
Fire damage surveys are an important measure to take in instances of fire, as such a survey will account for all damages experienced and are fully compliant for insurance purposes. Further, the survey will aid in the minimization of implications and problems that can occur during the restoration process that will follow. It is often that the burden of proof with fire damage lies with the policy holder, not the insurance provider, therefore requesting a comprehensive fire damage survey is an essential step in ensuring a smooth claim and restoration of the property.
What do I get with a Fire Damage Survey?
After a fire has been extinguished and the property has then been deemed safe to enter by the appropriate authorities, our certified surveyors will assess the damage caused by the effects of the fire. A full professional report will be issued that will comprehensively list and detail all goods and valuables that have experienced destruction, damage or impairment directly related to the fire.
Some clients also request us to provide valuations of their goods to further support replacement and refurbishment. Further to this an assessment of the integrity of the structure itself will also be made, with advice provided on any corrective works required. Photographic evidence will also be provided for the purposes of further strengthening following insurance claims.
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I contacted James de Miguel after a recommendation from a friend. My brand new house developed a series of cracks on the exterior walls and after numerous failed attempts by local builders, surveyors and even the original architect, to try and identify the cause of these cracks I had no clue what to do next. Thankfully, James was able to identify the exact cause of the issues and handed me a detailed report on what had caused the cracking and the next steps to take in order to remedy them. I couldn’t be happier with the result.
I have been working with James de Miguel for a few years now and can honestly say that I have not come across a more savvy surveyor when it comes to fault finding. James is switched on, his reports are always on time and he has never failed to deliver. I would wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone seeking a definitive answer as to what exactly is going wrong with their building. I now consult with James on all projects I undertake as his input is vital to the success of my projects. A big thank you to James and his team.
I have been building houses for over 10 years and from time to time, new builds develop faults that can be tricky to trace. We brought in James de Miguel to provide us with a report on where we were going wrong with a rather complicated new build that involved a basement that was allowing water ingress. Within half an hour of being on site James and his colleagues identified the issues and provided the exact steps to fix them. Without his survey, I feel we would of been chasing our own tails for days if not weeks, trying to find out why we had so much water ingress. James has saved us time and money and we are very grateful that we found him.