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Defect Reports

A tailor made report can be provided for single defects including mainly damp and structural problems.

The fee charge is in the region of £150 depending upon location and time involved.

Benefits: - This type of survey is extremely useful when a mortgage valuation has identified a problem with the property you intend to purchase.


Purchase Procedure
Joint Ownership
Loft Conversion

Contact Details:

(01260) 223773
07711 350758


The Estate Office
North Rode
W12 2PH

"new offices at"
21 Morlais
Conwy Marina
LL32 8GJ

The image to the left was taken in Glossop on an outbuilding shows a metal bar set in a mortar course between stone courses.

The metal has rusted. As metal rusts it expands to as much as nine times its original size.

The image to the left taken on a terrace house in Macclesfield shows:

An injected damp proof course with the tell tale drill holes capped. The silicon based injection fluid fills the air holes in the brick, thus preventing osmosis action by water being sucked into the microscopic pores.

Above is an osmotic damp proof course, formed by a copper wire laid bare against the brickwork and inserted running a small electrical charge to reverse the polarity of the brick work, thus in effect preventing the action of osmosis and rising damp.

The solid brickwork has been rendered over in the past to ground level, which would have bridged any original damp proof course and increased the rising damp.

The render requires a drip edge forming to prevent rainwater running down the render into the exposed brickwork