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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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44 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
  • Building construction contractors

  • Builders

  • Specialised building trade contractors

  • More Services

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

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Our buyer had a valuation survey which threw up some damp queries and sent round a “damp proofing expert” who provided an extortionate quote. I contacted Ray, who was fantastic and conducted a thorough independent survey, providing estimated costs of work to be completed as and when our buyer felt necessary with their choice of workmen,at less than a third of said “experts” quote. I can’t ever thank Ray for giving me complete peace of mind and preventing our sale from falling through. Would thoroughly recommend his services to anyone wanting a professional and independent survey.
J Williams04/07/2019
Fantastic service and peace of mind!
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I - like many other people - commissioned a Building Survey on a property I am buying, which highlighted that I may have damp and timber infestation. I contacted AR Surveyors for an independent report and I'm delighted that I did. Not only were they able to fit in the survey at the only time the vendors were available, but they completely allayed my fears and saved unnecessary expense. Ray was extremely professional and the report was comprehensive and covered far more than I had requested. It also contained technical information on damp and condensation and how to avoid it in properties of this age. I would not hesitate in recommending AR Surveyors, and - the next time I buy a house - I will be contacting Ray instead of commissioning a costly survey that required follow-up and additional expense. Had I contacted AR Surveyors in the first place, I would have saved several hundred pounds. It just remains to say: thank you so much!
Customer in Surrey20/05/2019
Excellent and Efficient Service
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We engaged Ray to undertake a damp assessment report on a property we were purchasing. Ray attended quickly and performed a thorough review, providing us with a very detailed written report. He highlighted the key issues that needed addressing and provided guideline estimates for remediation. In addition, he also provided advice on other areas we should consider / investigate. Ray was very responsive in dealing with the follow up questions and we have been very happy with his service. We would have no hesitation in recommending Ray and Academy Remedial Surveyors.
Customer in Greater London17/05/2019
Comprehensive, thorough and fast!
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Ray Baker's survey report is thorough and very clear with a good amount of general information helping us to better understand the technical aspects of the building. The whole process from initial enquiry to receipt of the report was amazingly efficient. Well worth an independent review of the property. Would highly recommend.
Customer in Greater London22/03/2019
Damp surveyor
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I have had Ray Baker visit my property on 2 occasions and he has been very helpful. Hi advice and service was very reassuring. I have no issue with recommend him and his services.
Customer in West Sussex26/02/2019
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Excellent communication during booking, helpful and accommodating with regard to finding a suitable time. Arrived on time and emailed prior to arrival. Clear concise conversation throughout the survey, professional and knowledgeable. Would not hesitate to recommend and/or use again.
Customer in Kent02/01/2019
Third Report
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We just received our third report from Ray. As private landlords we know that Ray will give us the correct diagnosis & required action. As usual the inspection was booked quickly, Ray arrived when he said he would, and the report was with us within 48 hours. Great service, great value. If damp is suspected, we won't do anything until we have a report from Ray.
Kevin Cobb23/10/2018
Good job identifying cause of damp to bay window
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After a couple of years of failed attempts to resolve a damp problem with our bay window, Ray carried out a thorough inspection of the window in questions and make a series of recommendations. Having implemented the recommendations of the report the problem appears now to be resolved. We are grateful to Ray for his professional work - well worth the fee we paid.
John Stevens23/10/2018
Informative, efficient, good value for money and friendly
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I called AR Surveyors on the Friday, the appointment was booked for the following Wednesday and I had the report by that evening. Ray was friendly, informative and efficient and provided exactly what we needed. Our buyers pulled out after two free damp surveys (taking less than 10 mins each) identified rising damp and recommended they install a chemical DPC , costing in excess of £3000. We were not convinced so asked AR Surveyors to take an impartial look. Turns out it was the type of plaster used and not rising damp at all, which a new DPC would not fix. Much cheaper to remedy as well. We needed the report quickly and Ray kindly put it to the top of his list and produced it in less than 24 hours at no additional cost. It covered everything that we needed to know and included the way to remedy the issue, the exact materials to use and an estimate of likely cost. We are extremely grateful for his care and attention and would not hesitate to use him again or recommend the firm.
emikomary13/09/2018
Helpful and Excellent Communication
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Independent, really explained things and was clear about things that needed doing. Expert knowledge clear and came across.
howarsmith421131/08/2018