Fees

1-Quotation only survey

This is a free survey for homeowners, builders, landlords etc who have identified a problem with dampness of timber decay. This survey is provided on an execution only basis and we will follow your instructions to provide a quotation to prevent any further dampness or timber decay. On completion of works we will provide a long-term insured guarantee (backed by either Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI- see www.gptprotection.co.uk) or Construction Guarantee Services (www.construction-guarantee.co.uk). These are the only real ‘insured’ guarantees available and are accepted by all Banks, Building Societies, Equity Release schemes.

2-Pre-purchase, re-mortgage, equity release survey

Specialist dampness and timber surveys are often required as part of a lender's criteria before money is released as part of a mortgage or equity release scheme. Building Society surveyors often highlight the possibility of dampness and timber decay problems and will recommend that further specialist dampness and timber surveys are carried out.

There are many damp-proofing and timber treatment firms who undertake these surveys for no charge and invariably recommend work that is inappropriate and not necessary. We can save you thousands of pounds by avoiding unnecessary work and all the mess and disruption that comes with it. For a fee we can carry out in depth dampness and timber surveys and provide full written reports which will accurately identify any problem with dampness or timber decay and then recommend suitable treatment to rectify the defect together with a quotation for any work that may be required. If there is no problem with dampness or timber decay then we will provide a written report which will satisfy your lender about the integrity of your property with regard to dampness or timber decay.

Survey fees

Damp survey £150.00,Timber survey £150.00 or Combined Damp & Timber survey £250.00
These specialist surveys provide the you with a report on any perceived dampness and/or timber problem within a property, and includes a quotation for any necessary treatment which is found to be necessary .Should you then instruct Forest Dampbusters to carry out the recommended work, then the survey fee is deducted from the quotation. On completion of works a long term insured guarantee will be issued (insured by either GPI or Construction Guarantee Services)

3-Damp and/or Timber - Comparison Quotation/Online Quotation.

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Particularly beneficial for First Time Buyers and others on a tight budget looking for a more competitive quote. If you have already had a quotation and you feel the price is too high, don't worry, we can normally beat any bona fide written quotation by a minimum of 20% ( from firms offering a similar GPI/CGS insured guarantee)

Simply email your quotation to us at enquiries@forest-dampbusters.co.uk and a surveyor will telephone you to discuss the work/price. Alternatively you can telephone one of our surveyors direct on 07595 611585, to discuss your quote.

In many cases, re-plastering is not always necessary, or the client may have their own builder who can carry this work out, along with any other remedial building work i.e. external ground lowering.
With this option we can save you thousands of pounds and still supply long-term insured and meaningful damp and timber guarantees to satisfy your Bank and Building Society.

If you need any advice about which survey to have then please call 01594 837300 or 07595 611585 to discuss which best suits your requirements.