Damp and Timber Independent Surveys

CSRT Qualified Surveyors 

Ian Battle CSRT ACIOB 
David Irlam CSRT CSSW BSc (Hons)

Reviews



I would highly recommend Damp & Timber Independent Surveys. We had some issues with mould and damp in our house and got in touch with Ian and David, having found their company on the Property Care Association website. Ian was punctual, courteous and extremely helpful when he surveyed the house. The written report was excellent, with clear recommendations. Overall I feel very reassured, and feel their service is very good value for money. Thank you very much.



As we were purchasing an old property (in bad condition!) We decided to get a full damp and timber survey - and bypass the more general home buyers. After making a few enquiries I realised that Damp and Timber would be a good fit as their testing was extremely thorough - rather than purely visual they would take samples/lift floor boards and panels/make inspection holes etc. They were patient and answered all my questions and we're happy to deal with the difficult agency and their questions too. We were very happy with the service - the inspection was done the first weekend in January - by this time a few companies had not yet even replied to my email of enquiry! The report was delivered within the 5 days and was very detailed. We will use this as guideline when renovating. I would highly recommend.



Ian and Dave were excellent to work with. We needed independent advice about damp issues that arose from a homebuyers survey when we were purchasing a property. They were very responsive and produced such a thorough report quickly, keeping us updated throughout the process. I would recommend using their services if you have any damp issues in a property. 



From beginning to end, the service offered by Damp and Timber Independent Surveys was totally professional. Our survey was needed quickly, and D.T.I.S responded very rapidly to my initial request with a clear indication of likely costs and the scope of their report. Despite being very busy, they managed to carry out our survey to our timescale, and even called us shortly after their survey to give a verbal report. When the report arrived, on time, it was laid out in a clear, easy-to-read manner with a most useful summary of recommendations. You can be certain that this professional partnership will deliver totally impartial, well-documented information which will allow you to take well-informed decision about one of your most expensive purchases - your next home



Used Ian and David very professional and gave great advice as a chartered professional myself mo issues recommending. Price was very reasonable and competitive



We were recently buying a house and the initial survey brought up damp issues, so we wanted to get an independent Damp and Timber survey done prior to purchase. I dealt with Ian at Damp and Timber Independent Surveys, who was extremely helpful, quick to respond and was able to explain all the issues and what would be required in a manner that I could understand, considering I have no idea of what I am doing. The survey was truly independent, and you can tell that they are not pushing unnecessary work for a profit, which was important to me. 



Excellent service and very thorough survey, with a full written report. I would highly recommend them and would definitely use there services again in the future. Fantastic guys


Ian and David provided a very professional service. They were prompt in organising the survey and quick to report their findings in a thorough yet readable report. They were also very helpful in answering the questions I had about the matters the report raised. I can highly recommend their services.


Excellent and professional service, highly recommend. Full survey with pictures, explanations and recommendations.


Really appreciated Ian's extremely helpful advice - he suggested a survey was not the best option, and that I could get away with less expensive fixes. How rare is that for a business to NOT say you need to hire them? Will definitely be contacting Ian in the future!


Very friendly service with professional and detailed report - really happy and would recommend to everyone


I don't often write reviews, but trying to find a damp surveyor with the correct expertise has proved very testing. Indeed the mention of some high damp meter readings in our homebuyers building survey had us feeling very dubious. So I felt it would be useful to share the experience - especially as the first man we found turned out to be a fake - despite his twelve 5 star glowing Google reviews and claims to be a Property Care Association member!! More aware, we realised that in our ignorance -the potential to get stung by a job building ' damp preservation specialist ' wanting work was high. And finding a reliable person to accurately assess and explain what was needed proved a complete blessing and a triumph. Ian is an independent damp surveyor - CSRT qualified - he simply surveys and reports upon damp and the treatment and /or ventilation remedies needed. At the property Ian started the survey by taking meter readings,, then providing access through the floor boards to the sub floor - allowed Ian to complete the survey we needed. We were not disappointed and came away with a quite an education - fully understanding the minor problems and the nature of the work needed. Ian explained the damp in 'laymans terms' providing myself and our vendor with the clarity we needed to cost out the work . Enabling us to reduce the house price accurately, accordingly and with confidence to undertake the work ourselves knowing the exact nature and source of the damp readings , we can now continue with our purchase confidently. We really feel blessed to have found Ian Battle and couldn't commend him more - he is an actual member of the PCA and truly provided a 5 star service . We are very grateful . Thankyou Ian !!