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Building Forensics Ltd

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11 Reviews

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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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 Hertfordshire13/08/2019
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 London09/08/2019
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 Bristol22/07/2019
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 Buckinghamshire08/07/2019
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 Taylor08/07/2019
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 London08/07/2019
Mold inspector
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Great thorough job. Came twice to check out the issues. ran special tests. Gave a preliminary report and the final report was very helpful! Thanks again.
Customer in Greater London07/07/2019
Excellent and in good hands.
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An amazing company with a vast experience especially in water damaged buildings, moulds etc. Jeff advised where mould would be and I trusted him. On following instruction I had the house sealed off from the room I was advised to strip the plasterboard from and as Jeff said it was covered behind in toxic mould. Now I can start my mould tree life! Thank you Jeff and Co!
Customer in Lancashire03/07/2019
Outstanding
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I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this company . Jeff not only took control of the numerous problems and issues relating to our flood . He was extremely knowledgable , very supportive and second to none in getting the problem resolved and our house back to being a home as quickly as possible.
Customer in Surrey02/07/2019
Quoted 4k just for a survey!
I emailed this company and Jeff replied saying it would cost me 4k just for a survey and sampling. When i asked him how many days work this 4k would cover and how he justified the cost he simply replied ‘good luck’. WHen i told him if he couldn’t answer reasonable questions it called his business’s integrity into question he replied that i lived in the middle of nowhere, had provided minimum info, and as i wouldn’t supply a phone number (i am chronically ill and had explained i don’t like dealing with things on the phone) he didn’t want to waste his time. His tone was very rude. I inadvertently emailed his company a second time via which? and he obviously didn’t recognise my email and this time quoted 2k for the survey. A similar which? Rated business with the same info quoted me £125 for a survey and details of what that involved. I would be very wary of this company.
Customer in Carmarthenshire24/06/2019 (Reviewer did not use service)
The trader replied (on 26/06/2019)
The first contact I was asked to quote on a house with very little information apart from the location. I provided helpful advice and I received an abrasive response. So I said “Good luck…” and informed you I was booked up for the foreseeable future. You then sent an estimate from an expert you found who quoted £125 based on the same information which was refundable if you accepted their quote for unknown works. So they are already quoting you for remedial works before they’ve even surveyed your property. In my experience, when I see quotes like this I understand that we are not the company for you. I take into account people’s health (I too have a mould related illness) and therefore provide a comprehensive survey that is unrivalled in the industry. Depending on the survey, my lab costs alone often cost in excess of £800. I am a small business with no receptionist or personal assistant. I’m often on the road travelling the country taking surveys so was unable to respond further. I then received a second email, via which, which was more informative so I provided a quote on the facts given. I then received another abrasive response telling me how detailed the company quoting £125 was. I asked what lab testing they would do, what qualifications they hold in building related illnesses and suggested they were again trying to sell you products before the survey was taken. I feel it unfair I have been given such a scathing review when I haven’t even done any work for you.