Our review of Constables Independent Damp Surveyors.
Recommended Independent Damp Surveyor for London and South East.
When we can, we like to recommend good local company’s we have used or worked with.
For a recent property purchase the home buyers survey brought up “possible evidence of damp”, now clearly this was not particularly helpful, and more than a little worrying.
Being “in the trade” I was more than a little wary of bringing in any damp treatment company’s for an estimate, with the greatest respect a to a hammer everything looks like a nail.
To a damp treatment salesman everything probably looks like rising damp, I’m reasonably sure if they provide a free call out and and an hours property survey with follow up damp report then some where along the line they were going to want to get paid.
One of the estate agents we work for recommended Watford based Constables Surveyors, not too far from us and the prospective house purchase. As “Independent damp surveyors” they do not work for or with any damp treatment company’s so have no
48 hours later they visited the property and diagnosed the issue, shock horror not rising damp but leaking gutters, cost to solve the damp probably just a good gutter clean. Luckily we have quite a lot of ladders here at Bushey Aerials! and are not particularly afraid of heights.
They charged a reasonable amount for the survey and followed the home visit with a comprehensive damp report with details and photos on the state of repair.
Even noticing a few bits the home buyers service missed out on; a few broken window trims, poor state of a section of wooden eaves, nothing to worry us but good to know so we can treat them as soon as we move in. They were certainly the little niggley bits of poor property repair that needed to be dealt with before they lead to actual water ingress and more “damp” patches.
If you need any damp issues looked at I can safely recommend you contact Constables Independent Damp Surveyors and tell them we sent you.