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Building Forensics Ltd

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Mar 2020

About

If your home or office is making you sick we investigate issues which may identify building related illness or "Sick Building Syndrome".

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) are often responsible for asthma, cold and flue like symptoms, memory loss, brain fog and varying complaints from hair loss to skin irritation.

Water damage from leaks or flooding can result in biological amplification in only 48 hours and mould, bacteria and even chemicals from wet construction materials can affect your health.

We investigate all parameters of IAQ from building design and construction defect to water damage, fire and general ventilation issues.

We are qualified and certified Indoor Environmental Hygienists who are members of Surviving Mold IAQ group. We are members of SM medically clean environmental group of IEPs focusing on CIRS and Environmental Illness support.

If you're suffering new or worse health symptoms that may be related to your building, recent repairs or damage give us a call. You are not alone!

What we do

  • Environmental services

    • Air quality
    • Mould & water damage
  • Mould

    • Mould investigation
    • Mould survey
  • Damp proofing and timber preservation services

  • Cleaning services

  • Ventilation installers

  • Specialised building trade contractors

  • More Services

    • mould investigation
    • flood damage
    • flood claim audits

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Knowledgeable and on Your Side when it comes to health
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I'm a functional medicine practitioner and naturopathic nutritionist. Last year I discovered just how seriously mould can affect your health and enrolled in a course to become a mycotoxin practitioner to learn not only how to treat myself but also how to treat others, having realised that my body was full of these highly poisonous toxins coming from the mould in my home which my landlord had ignored. Several other mycotoxin practitioners all recommended Jeff as the most if not only knowledgeable building inspector in mycotoxins and mould inspection. When I first contacted Jeff, it was clear he was very knowledgeable from the mycotoxin training I'd done and he explained that the half-hearted attempts to remediate my property that my landlord had carried had in fact made the issue worse. I was terrified they wouldn't find the source but they found multiple sources, some of which were completely invisible, and wrote a comprehensive report which gave me the ammunition to hold my landlord accountable. Jeff amusingly admits on his own website that he can be grumpy at times but if ever you experience that, do not let it put you off, he is extremely knowledgeable, has a heart of gold and really cares about getting an outcome for the person being affected by mould sickness, having been affected himself. I recommend them to all my mycotoxin clients now and Jeff continues to be a support in terms of my dealings with my landlord in trying to get the property remediated.
Bee Innes in Greater Manchester Posted on 05/07/2021 , work completed 16/11/2020
Turned everything around
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Building Forensics came recommended by a friend in a similar situation - bathroom leak; significant mould behind tiles unsafely dried by a contractor; family members with health issues making them more vulnerable to the effects of mould, and difficulties getting our insurance company to take the matter seriously. Building Forensics turned everything around for us. Their report triggered our insurance company to escalate our claim to the highest level and to provide safe alternative accommodation for our family. Despite lockdown delays, we are soon to have the mould removed under safe conditions. Jeff Charlton is very knowledgeable and has been generous with his time, especially when we were floundering around not knowing which way to turn. So glad I took my friend’s advice!
Customer in Surrey Posted on 23/06/2021 , work completed 09/12/2020
Real Specialists who care
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Thank you Jeff and Sam for all your help and advice. I contacted building forensics due to some mould growth in our basement. Although we didn’t have any health conditions related to this I knew of the danger of mould. Having young children we wanted to have a clearer picture of how bad it was and what we could do about it. Sam did a full investigation in all areas of the house. He explained in detail each test he was doing and made suggestions on extra tests we could do when he felt they were necessary. A week or two later we received an extensive report covering all the investigations, the consequences of the findings and recommendations of what to do. It also included valuable information about different aspects of mould and air quality. The survey itself was extensive and but in some areas too technical for us to understand fully. We asked to speak to Jeff to go through some of the points to have a better understanding and he was more3 than happy to help us further. Jeff spent quite a while on the phone to us going through the survey in more layman terms and making sure we had a full understanding of our situation and the next steps we needed to take. Jeff and Sam are real specialists in this field and are the ones to go to if you have any mould related issues. It is not a cheap investigation but this is definitely worth it if if you have any mould growth in your home as the affect on your health would be far far higher. I highly recommend Building Forensics.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 25/05/2021 , work completed 15/01/2021
Mould Survey
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Building Forensics Ltd carried out surveys into mould in our house in the Autumn of 2019. Their work was very comprehensive and very helpful in deciding what to do next regarding the level of mould in different parts of our house. They were timely, efficient and did all they could to help us get to the bottom of the extent of our problems. Sam Bellamy, our main contact at the company was knowledgeable, supportive and very easy to work with. An all round good guy.
Graham in Surrey Posted on 23/09/2020 , work completed 30/11/2019
High levels of Trichoderma found after recent flooding event
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We had a flood in our road recently and as a result the downstairs flats in our building flooded. We are a first floor flat and even though we weren't directly affected we are now experiencing secondary damage due to mould growth in the flat downstairs and a failure in getting it under environmental control. High levels of Trichoderma were identified in the air in our flat. I am a Nutritional Therapist and frequently see clients who have chronic health issues due to mould exposure and am very grateful to Jeff and his team in helping us identify a problem and how to resolve it. Jeff is very knowledgeable and has reassured me every step of the way and helped to identify the next steps to resolve the problem we are experiencing. I can highly recommend Building Forensics to anyone who has been affected by flooding, leaks, or mould.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 03/01/2020 , work completed 18/12/2019
Really thorough and worth the money
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At first I was a bit hesitant about the cost but then decided to proceed with surveying the house. I am so glad we did. It was an extremely thorough and professional service. Everyone I have spoken to since making the enquiry was friendly, intelligent, responsive and helpful to deal with. It showed really important results - there's a health risk in one of our rooms that I never would have been aware of otherwise. Well worth the money.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 06/11/2019 , work completed 05/11/2019
Life Saver!!
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With the help and expertise of Jeff Chalton (Building Forensics Ltd) and the London Clinic of nutrition, I have a chance of my health returning to somewhere normal. Jeff Charlton arrived at my house and within minutes had found black mold in my Kitchen. When i pulled the ceiling down, it was black as your hat on the back side of the plasterboard but hardly visible on the decorated side, I mistook it as a shadow. Similar results in my lounge. By finding the slow leaks and remediation of my home, I'm able to slowly recover my health. Jeff is charming, honest and a wealth of knowledge of mold, associated toxins and remediation. Tests were confirmed by captured air tests and sent to the USA labs. I wish I'd called in Jeff when first hearing of his company, I could have saved myself thousands of pounds and months of undiagnosed symptoms. If you think you may have an issue with damp, mold, unexplained chronic symptoms, I recommend whole heartedly Jeff Charlton and his company.
Customer in Hertfordshire Posted on 13/08/2019 , work completed 10/04/2019
Mould inspection after damage to our home, causing mould and damp
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I cannot speak highly enough of this company. Jeff and Sam at Building Forensics are absolutely wonderful. It is clear from when you first speak to them, that they are specialists and know all there is to know about the issues surrounding damp and mould within the home. My daughter has been very ill as she is allergic to mould and this company have extensive knowledge of these type of issues and the severe problems that unremediated/improperly treated mould and damp can cause. We are so relieved to have finally found such a superb company. They came to survey with lots of equipment, none of which anyone else had bothered to use - and of utmost importance, it is clear that the knowledge and experience that Jeff has is second to none. I would not hesitate to recommend this company. They are truly fantastic and it is great to know that we are now in safe hands.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 09/08/2019 , work completed 01/08/2019
Jeff Charlton excellent service
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Jeff Charlton remediated my caravan in 2018. I have CIRS and mold illness. Jeff is a true professional and provides an excellent service . In an area where so many so called professionals don't understand the problems we face, Jeff is an expert who actually really knows what he is doing . I was very very sick and reacting to the caravan where I wanted to live when I called him . He gave me a lot of advice over the phone about how to manage my processions and living space. He came to the caravan on the agreed date and in one day cleared my living space of mycotoxins so I was able to live there without any symptoms a few days later. He provided very specific advice re what to do do after his visit to ensure the van was ready and safe for me . He has been available for over the phone advice since when I have needed it about other issues. He is in contact with Dr's treating CIRS and attends international education conferences. He stuck to the budget we agreed. I can 100 % recommend him as someone to trust to do the job properly and tell you what you need to know.
Dr Tracey Covell. Medical Dr in the UK Posted on 09/08/2019 , work completed 02/04/2018
First class expert
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There are many groups who claim to know about mould and yet Jeff Charlton at Building Forensics is the only one who has performed the correct tests, understands mycotoxins, buildings and damp in the correct fashion. There is a shocking lack of awareness on Councils, environmental health and NHS for class 1 hazard. Jeff has been a true support and expert offering endless advice throughout the years I have known him from my toxic mould rental that disabled me. Jeff charged a fair rate and continued to write letters of support to deaf ears Gov bodies. He performs tests correctly unlike a lot of these so called professionals. He advises well and is likely the uk expert on building issues of damp and mould. Down to earth. Honest. Sincere. Accurate. Do not let his accent deter you he is extremely well qualified and certified. Friendly. Astute and truly cares for people. This horrible journey would have been far worse had I not met Jeff. He is utterly impeccable in his approach, his veracity, and has seen every situation and offered best advice. There is no other I would recommend. He has put his own life at risk many times to help others. He does his job because he cares and he sees so many suffer not understanding why because of the deliberate dunfunction around this subject. The man deserves a knighthood and I cannot recommend him enough. If you have any concerns he will get to the matter and bottom line straight away. Mould can be extremely dangerous and needs expert help.
Customer in City of Bristol Posted on 22/07/2019 , work completed 01/02/2017