Forensic Building Survey London
Looking for a Forensic Building Survey in London?
A forensic building survey involves the exhaustive assessment of the integrity, faults or failures of a building from a number of different perspectives and disciplines. During a forensic analysis our technicians would take in to account all variables, actual or potential, with the aim of diagnosing the causes and affects, and then recommending corrective actions for the plethora of different needs and objectives our clients may require. We regularly utilise a wide array of techniques in our assessments, such as thermographic imagery, ultrasonic scans and vibration assessment techniques, amongst others. These are high-tech approaches that are often not available with other professional, providing a valuable insight often unavailable otherwise.
Why do I need a Forensic Building Survey?
The reasons you would want to instruct a forensic building survey with us are numerous. If you are experiencing any number of building failures; such as water ingress or water damage, you have noticed elevated material ageing, mould growth, rusting or corrosion of metals, structural cracking to your walls and ceilings, or you suspect structural movement, then corrective measures can be promptly advised upon investigation. If you intend to initiate a claim on your insurance, a forensic building survey can provide the evidence essential to be successful.
What do I get with a Forensic Building Survey?
After instructing a forensic building survey, you will receive a comprehensive written report outlining the clear methodology used in identifying the failures of integrity that were explored. This report would be accompanied with the quantitative and qualitative data acquired during the survey, often in the form of thermal images, ultrasonic scan readings etc. Liability for failure, as well as the proportional attribution of responsibility would also be outlined. The aim of the report is always foremost to provide evidence, but we will also detail provisions for the necessary proposed future actions regarding the concerns for instruction.
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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.