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Building Forensics Ltd

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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
  • More Services

    • mould investigation
    • flood damage
    • flood claim audits

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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
Professional, genuine and comprehensive survey.
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I found this company to be professional and genuine. The survey was comprehensive and detailed but still easy for me to understand. Follow up advice was given and any questions sent by email were replied to in good time. The advice given was outstanding. I would fully recommend this company. Very happy with the service supplied.
Customer in Buckinghamshire Posted on 08/07/2019 , work completed 08/03/2019
Expert and quality work and reporting
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I have used BFL for a number of clients in undertaking both expert investigation into buildings issues arising mostly from floods and burst pipes, and remediation of mould affected properties. I have found their service to be exceptional in quality and detail and my clients have expressed their very real appreciation for both the reports prepared and the work carried out resulting in properties that can now be inhabited where before this was not possible in some cases.
Sandy Taylor Posted on 08/07/2019 , work completed 08/07/2019
Water damaged building assessment post escape of water
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We had Jeff Charlton (Building Forensics) carry out an independent expert assessment after an escape of water at our home and discovery of mould. Jeff carried out measurements with his sophisticated instruments, after insurance company and loss adjusters' approved contractors used wrong drying machines (which spread contamination throughout our home) & they didn't follow any recognised mould remediation protocols. Jeff's report warned that the possible presence of mould and biotoxin contamination could be life-threatening in the circumstances as our child has immune/health issues. Only then did the insurance company offer us alternative accommodation, as our child's health was deteriorating. Unfortunately we are still battling with insurers and loss adjusters to get the works done - they refuse to admit that they don't have qualified contractors to properly deal with mould and decontaminate our home. Loss adjusters sent people from a laboratory to carry out air sample testing (which is not approved by WHO as adequate) for a limited/insufficient number of fungus species, however this laboratory not only isn't accredited to interpret such results, but they also admitted to neither being qualified for bio-toxin testing nor are they qualified Indoor Hygiene experts, yet they proclaimed our home as "habitable". This is why Jeff's input and advice have been invaluable to us. However, insurers are trying to get out of it and are even trying to accuse us of exaggerating our claim!
Customer in Greater London Posted on 08/07/2019 , work completed 15/03/2019