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Academy Remedial Surveyors Limited

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Opening Hours
Today - 09:00–17:00
  • Monday 09:00–17:00
  • Tuesday 09:00–17:00
  • Wednesday 09:00–17:00
  • Thursday 09:00–17:00
  • Friday 09:00–17:00
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed
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53 Reviews

About

We are Independent Damp and Timber Surveyors specialising in all matters relating to rising damp. penetrating damp, condensation, woodworm, wet rot, dry rot basement waterproofing and cavity wall tie condition.

We are NOT a franchise, our staff are directly employed, we do NOT use sub-contractors, we do NOT use call centres.

We are NOT contractors who carry out work meaning we have no financial interest in looking for work to meet sales targets.

We DO charge for surveys because that's all we do - Surveying.

Our mission and objective is to inspect, diagnose and provide opinion of problems reported by others or, to inspect for pre-sale purposes to determine if any problems actually exist.
We are employed by both the private and commercial sector however the largest proportion of our work is for Homebuyers after receiving the Homebuyers Building Survey report which normally recommends a damp and timber survey even only as a precaution.

Existing homeowners also find our services invaluable.

What we do

  • Damp proofing and timber preservation services

    • Condensation and humidification control
  • Surveyors

    • Damp proofing surveyors
    • Timber preservation surveyors
    • Water proofing surveyors
  • More Services

    • legal report for landlord and tenant disputes
    • surveys
    • survey

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Professional, friendly & very helpful
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The company emails we received were timely and informative. The individual, Gary, who ran the survey gave a full verbal debrief and very detailed written report including useful information for non-urgent changes we're likely to make to the property in years to come. I also spoke to him a week later to confirm a few more details and get his advice when re-negotiating terms of a new property, again very helpful and friendly. I felt comfortable to ask as much as I needed. Would recommend using this company.
Isabella V14/03/2017
Need a damp and timber survey done? Look no further!
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Remortgage lender required a damp and timber survey on my HMO property. After researching many surveyors and/ or contractors, I became very weary of bogus rogue traders as I stumbled across a legit looking website to find out that they were exposed on Watchdog (please do your research)! I had a peace of mind when I came across Academy Remedial Surveyors' website to find that they are independent surveyors (not contractors) and registered with Property Care Association. I was able to get the survey done with Gary 2 days after contacting ARS. He then emailed me the comprehensive report the next day. The whole process was fuss free. Very pleased and happy. Seriously, look no further.
Landlady Nat02/03/2017
Excellent service - knowledgeable and reliable
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Gary was on time, extremely knowledgeable and spent time helping me understand some of the issues I had concerns about in the house we recently purchased. He was open and friendly and helped entertain my 18 month old son around whilst he was conducting the survey. I felt very confident in his experience and reassured that I was getting the best impartial information. The follow up survey was received in less than 24 hours and was clear, concise and will be useful in helping us manage some of the condensation issues we have been having. Thank you!
A Mcloughlin18/01/2017
Independent, detailed professional advice
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I contacted Ray after I had had two contradictory quotes regarding damp problems in a flat I was looking to purchase. Ray provided a timely inspection and report. Thanks to his information, I was able to avoid the chemical damp-proof course that had been recommended by the two quotes I'd obtained. He was also extremely helpful in a follow-up phone call when I had some further questions about his survey. It has set my mind at rest to have Ray's very detailed report (which included signposting to further information and research) and I am now confident as to what work needs to be done.
Anna Bull 16/01/2017
Great service
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We instructed Ray Baker to undertake a damp and timber assessment of our property, after having read the many favourable reviews on this site, and Ray certainly lived up to expectations. He provided a helpful summary on the day, and a detailed report the following day, with recommendations and suggestions. We now can address the problem of condensation with confidence. We would definitely recommend Ray.
Sarah B01/12/2016
Efficient and detailed
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I was really pleased with the service and then survey that I received! Answered the important questions that I needed to know and supplied other useful information too. Thorough without too much jargon! Thank you!
Amanda 14/11/2016
1st Class!
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Ray has been absolutly brilliant! I wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend him. I've used his services now on two separate occasions and his expertise and thorough appraoch in accessing potential damp/timber related problems has been 1st class. Morover his patience and help attitude with follow up questions gave me both piece peace of mind and clarity in making informed decisions before purchase. I could not praise him enough!
Miss M, Crawley01/10/2016
Complete peace of mind!
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Ever since using Ray's services to investigate potential wood worm infestation in a property in Sussex years ago we have taken advantage of his impressive expertise for our subsequent house moves, allowing us to make informed decisions on our purchases. Unlike your typical survey, Ray's reports are very thorough, written with the home owner in mind, easy to understand, helpful and jam-packed with his knowledgeable advice. His survey reports provide an independent health check on a property, giving complete peace of mind. We are so extremely grateful for the reassurance and guidance that Ray has provided us with - even months after the initial report. We found his services to be absolutely invaluable!
Rudina W15/09/2016
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Ray is fantastic. We have used him on several occasions and his reports have always been prompt, detailed, knowledgeable and helpful, and he has always been very happy to provide follow-up advice if needed. We would recommend him to anyone looking for an independent damp surveyor.
rolexcahillwright11/09/2016
Detailed report within 3 days of request
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Mr Baker provided a very competitive quote and could do the work next day, followed by the report one day later. Communication was excellent: we could get a few things in the report clarified right away when we got it. We can recommend ARS Ltd.
detijgers22/07/2016