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Filling in the short form below will instantly give you several estimates for a Structural Report on your property.  These price comparisions will come directly from Structural Engineers and or Building Surveyors who cover the local area.  You will also be shown their full contact details, all within less than a second.  You can then contact them yourself and compare prices and service for a Structural Inspection Survey.  Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.

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Short Summary of Terms & Conditions

This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services.  When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area.  Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000. Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them.  In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

Detailed Summary of Terms and Conditions

This agreement describes the terms and conditions of your use, as a Client, of our services provided under the domain and sub-domains of our websites.

For the purposes of this agreement these websites are all refered to as 'The Website'

By using these websites you are agreeing to be bound by this agreement and by our Privacy Policy

The Website

The Website is a tool to facilitate surveyors, engineers and the like (Members) to promote their services to Clients. Members provide information about themselves, their services and their fees (Members Information) which is stored on the Website.  Selected parts of Members' Information may be displayed on the Website and emailed to you in response to your enquires so that you can contact them.  Members will be informed by email whenever any of their information is displayed and/or emailed to you, along with your details so that they can contact you.  We are not involved in any discussions, negotiations or agreements between Members and Clients.

Member's Information

We do not review or check the accuracy or legality of Member's Information.  You are responsible for checking that any Member's Information which you may rely upon is correct.  In particular before placing an order with a member it is your responsibility to ensure that the member has satisfactory qualifications, accreditations, experience and insurance suitable for your requirement.

In the event that any incorrect or misleading Member's Information comes to your attention you must inform us immediately, by email, so that we can request the Member to correct or remove it.

Member's Services and Estimates

Members must only offer to carry out work for which they are sufficiently knowledgeable, experienced, competent and able to carry out, taking into account all relevant factors, including the type of work, the age and type of the property concerned, and its geographical location (Services).  The offer of a Service or the provision of an estimate (Estimate) for a Service through the Website is based on limited information and does not constitute a contract or binding offer.

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Any information which you provide about yourself to the Website is known as Client Information, and you warrant that this is genuine and correct.  You agree that any Client Information may be passed to Members to allow them to promote their Services to you.  Client Information will be treated with full confidentiality and will not be passed to any other third party.

Continuous Operation

We will use our reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Website and Members Information is always available to Clients.  However, we cannot and do not guarantee a continuous, uninterrupted operation as this could be affected by many factors beyond our control as well as our need to maintain and further develop the Website. 

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You must use the Website only for the purpose of obtaining information about Members and their Services, and Estimates for their Services in respect of genuine enquiries.  You must not use the Website in any improper manner or for any fraudulent purpose, nor with the intention of doing so.

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You must ensure that you do not upload any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything which could interfere with the normal operation of the Website or any other computer, or which could intercept, access, gather or export data from the Website.

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In the event that you have any grievance, complaint or claim against a Member, you agree to pursue this directly with the Member, without involving us. We would request that you do inform us of any such event so that we can take any other actions that we feel appropriate.

Limitation of Liability

Nothing in this agreement shall limit or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence. Subject to this, we will not be held liable for any loss or damages arising out of this agreement or the operation or non operation of the Website.

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This agreement may revised at any time, without notice, by displaying the revised agreement on the Website.

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Notices to us must be delivered to our registered office, The Stables, Rear of 60 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS.

Notices to you will be sent to the email address or postal address which you have provided.

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This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. If any provisions of this agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain. 

The above are the terms and conditions for Clients using the website.  For the terms and conditions for members listed on the website please click here.

 

Filling in the short form above will instantly give you several estimates for a Structural Report on your property.  These price comparisions will come directly from Structural Engineers and or Building Surveyors who cover the local area.  You will also be shown their full contact details, all within less than a second.  You can then contact them yourself and compare prices and service for a Structural Inspection Survey.  Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.

What are Structural Engineers?

Structural Engineers specialise in the physical structure of buildings: foundations, walls and roofs.  They will carry out an inspection of problems with existing buildings and they will also help with the structural design and calculations for any alterations you are considering.  Another service they provide is in relation to the design of new buildings and planning permission applications.

Professional Qualifications of Structural Engineers

A Structural Engineer will probably be a member of the IStructE (Institution of Structural Engineers) or a member of the ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) and will have the following letters are their name: MIStructE, FIStructE, MICE or FICE.  Structural Engineers with these letters after their names are known as Chartered Engineers. It is wise to commission the services of a Chartered Engineer rather than an Engineer who is not chartered but please note that there are some Engineers with considerable experience who are not chartered. The choice is yours. It is possible for a Chartered Building Surveyor to offer services in this area.

Structural Engineers are often called upon to provide expertise relating to Party Wall issues.

When might you need a Structural Engineer?

There are two kinds of inspection you can ask for: a Specific Structural inspection or a General Structural Inspection. If the problem is confined to one area and you do not require an inspection of the whole building then you will need a Specific Structural Inspection. If you would like an inspection of the whole building then you will require a General Structural Inspection.

Over time a chimney stack may lose some of the mortar in the brickwork and will eventually become unstable. You may wish to ask a Structural Engineer to carry out a Specific Structural Inspection before deciding what repairs are necessary.

If there is fire damage to a property a General Structural Inspection by a Structural Engineer would provide information regarding the stability of the building and the possible cost of the necessary repairs. For an estimate of the cost to reinstall only the interior and tidy up the exterior a Building Survey from a Chartered Surveyor may be more appropriate.

If you are considering structural changes to an existing building or if you are planning a new building, you will need to be in compliance with the current building regulations and you may need to submit information to your local Building Control authority.  A Structural Engineer will be able to help you through the process.

If you require more information about the interior of the property then, instead of a Structural Inspection, you may be better to commission a Building Survey from a Building Surveyor.

Complete the form above to receive the contact details for Structural Engineers   You can make direct contact with one or more and discuss your requirement s in more detail.  Before appointing a supplier and placing an order you should ensure for yourself that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance to provide the level of service that you require.

Are you a Structural Engineer?

If you are a Structural Engineer and you would like to be listed on our website, please complete the registration form and we will contact you to arrange a trial.

Customer Feedback

We ask everyone who uses our website to provide feedback on any of the Suppliers they used. Some of their comments can be seen below:

The website operated satisfactorily and was very helpful to us. Thank you. I did follow up and placed an order with the only one of the three to respond which was Marcel Furet, he was most helpful and provided an excellent service. The work is in progress and to a satisfactory standard so far. Marcel was very thorough and professional and we would definitely recommend his services.
Diane, Rugby, Warwickshire
The website worked very well, I was satisfied, I chose David Cunningham Associates, Chelmsford. Excellent, quick response and competent report, very helpful
James, Colchester, Essex
The web site was excellent and easy to use and I used Scott Architectural. Their service was very good, quick and efficient and very helpful and delivered a very detailed report, I would definitely recommend this company to anyone
John, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The web site was easy to use and very helpful. I used Simon A Sutton MRICS. The service he provided was excellent. Process well communicated. Feedback detailed and informative
Simon, Corby Lancashire
I used Harborne Building Consultancy and they provided an excellent service
Mark, Coventry, Warwickshire
I found the website helpful and appointed Bill Eshmade of Noak Bridge Consultants.. They carried out the work promptly and to my satisfaction. I have received a verbal report and await the hard copy.
Carmen, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
The website was easy and intuitive to use, can't say more than that. I followed up with Taylor Tuxford Associates Ltd. Rhys Taylor was honest, open, and guided me through the process superbly. He was so honest and wanting to make sure I as a client was getting what I wanted from a Structural Inspection that at the end of the call he suggested that before I instructed him that I have a couple of other cheaper surveys done and if they picked up anything structurally, he could then be instructed but that I didn't need his services to achieve what I wanted initially. Purely based on this I would highly recommend him
Malcolm, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
I spoke to the 2 companies directly for quotes and followed up with Richard James. All the work has been done and all satisfactory – they were very professional and helpful and I would be happy to recommend him to friends and family
Jo, Reading, Berkshire
The Website operated fine. Placed an order with KG Structures, not only cheapest but nearest. Work carried out quickly and within tight deadline to achieve required result. Service went beyond initial request without additional charge. Engineer did not try to oversell services. Understood requirements and was very pleasant to deal with.
I King, Wimborne Minster, Dorset
The website worked well. I followed up with Andrew Gardener of Ridd Wood Partnership. The work was carried out to my satisfaction.
Julie, Reading, Berkshire

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