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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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28 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

  • More Services

    • legal reports for landlord and tenant disputes surveyors

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Fast, friendly, efficient and very professional
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We contacted Academy Remedial Surveyors during the sale of our home, because our buyer's mortgage lender demanded a damp and timber survey to be carried out. Not only did Ray offer to come within 48 hours of my call, but we received his full damp and timber report within 24 hours of his visit. It was this efficiency we needed to take the stress out of our house sale. We were more than happy to pay for his services because we felt confident that Ray was providing professional, independent advice - and unlike some apparently 'free surveys' offered by contractors, he wasn't trying to convince us our home needed a costly damp proofing course. We'd highly recommend Ray Baker and Academy Remedial Surveyors to anyone who wants an honest, unbiased damp and timber report on their home.
OllyJ7825/01/2018
Wholeheartedly recommended
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Ray Baker's survey was a great help to us after the purchase of our property. We were aware there were some damp issues but had received conflicting (and costly!) advice from damp treatment contractors. Ray's independent eye was invaluable to us in accurately identifying what the problems were and how they should best be remedied. Needless to see, these were much cheaper and more practical than the other quotes received. Ray was professional, helpful and friendly. He happily answered all my amateur questions and was more than happy to deal with follow up queries. I would very much recommend his services. Homeowner in Pinner, Middlesex
Homeowner in Pinner21/12/2017
Highly recommended
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I had surveys undertaken by 2 damp proof companies to try to resolve mould & moisture issues within my tenanted flat. Quotes ranged between £5,000 and £6,500 to put dpc's in several walls. I was suspicious as they had not reached the same conclusions as to which walls needed treating and I wasn't sure where to go from there. Luckily someone recommended Academy to me. Ray Baker undertook a survey and gave a detailed report as to what was causing the problems and what steps to take to resolve them. Ray was more than happy to discuss anything on the phone too. He reached the conclusion that a dpc was not necessary and that the problems were caused by lack of airflow. He recommended a ventilation system and stronger fans in the kitchen and bathroom. A couple of hundred pounds spent on the Academy survey saved me thousands! A really friendly and efficient service too. I highly recommend them and would certainly use them again.
DIYuseless20/11/2017
Efficient, professional and personable - excellent service
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Excellent customer service. Highly recommended. Mr Baker was thorough and his report easy to understand. On seeking further information on one aspect he was prepared to go the extra mile for no extra charge. Impressive service. The best value we found after shopping around too. Thanks for your help
Tobysealey 05/10/2017
Fantastic customer service, delivered quickly and with supreme rigor
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I can highly recommend Academy Remedial surveyors having had a damp and timber survey carried out by them. Academy Remedial and one of their surveyors Ray Baker, could not have been faster or more friendly in arranging and conducting the survey. Testament to their superb customer service and pride in the work they do, Ray kept in touch after the survey to ensure that what he had produced had met the standards expected. What was produced was extremely thorough and went beyond simply what was asked for, providing me with the confidence of his detailed understanding of all things damp and timber, and ultimately in the quality of the work he had done. When we encountered issues with our lenders, Ray and Jenny at Academy Remedial were incredibly supportive and worked hard to ensure we had what we needed inside two days. I will absolutely use Academy Remedial again and would recommend them to anyone else.
David H29/09/2017
Fast, friendly, efficient
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Fantastic service in organising and delivering a Timber and Damp report in a couple of days. Any and all queries answered very quickly, and Ray was excellent throughout. Thank you very much Ray will definitely use you again!
Rochester19/09/2017
A superb first class service
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Prior to appointing Academy Remedial Surveyors, we had been quoted over £6000 by another company who, after a quick visit, advised us to install a new damp course and replaster. But Gary Moakes from Academy Remedial, listened carefully to our history of damp, carried out a thorough survey and submitted a detailed report which informed us the works should cost about £1000 to make good. He also spotted some woodworm that the previous company had failed to see and told us how we should have it treated. All our dealings with Academy were conducted in a courteous, professional and timely manner from our initial contact right through to Mr Moakes clear and comprehensive 10-page report with an invitation to call him if anything was not clear. I am not in the habit of posting recommendations but such was the outstanding nature of the service, I have had to make an exception. I can recommend Academy Remedial superb service without qualification.
Brocklehurst06/07/2017
Efficient service, comprehensive report, super friendly phone call!
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Our Homebuyers Survey recommended a damp and timber check on the property we are hoping to purchase, and we found Academy Remedial online. The first company we had tried took days to get back to us, but Jenny Baker was super-efficient in her communication and contacted the estate agents to speedily arrange a survey. Our surveyor was Gary Moakes – he visited the property on the Tuesday morning, and sent his report through on the Wednesday afternoon. The report was not only quick to arrive, it was reassuringly detailed. Gary was also happy to chat it through, and we had a very helpful phone call where he went over the specifics of the report, and general useful advice on maintaining the property. I would HIGHLY recommend these guys!
Ms Rose19/06/2017
Academy Award!
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Ray Baker of Academy Remedial Surveyors Ltd did a survey in a complicated case where he offered highly experienced and sympathetic advice and helped us achieve a really helpful outcome - to our great relief. I cannot say how much I was surprised by, and very much appreciated, his willingness to really go above and beyond what might normally have been expected - extending to being available for comment on a Sunday... Dealings with the office were also extremely pleasant and helpful. Highly recommended.
Anne Marriott13/06/2017
Extremely helpful and professional
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Ray did my damp and timber survey required by my mortgage company, so a quick turnaround was needed. I got verbal feedback from Ray the day after the survey was done and the report was provided a couple of days later. Ray was extremely helpful, so I would highly recommend this Company.
Collette05/06/2017