Defect diagnosis and reporting

Defects in buildings may occur as a result of natural wear and tear to the property or from defective workmanship or materials used in the construction process. Damage to a building may also be caused as a result of works carried out by an adjoining owner or someone employed by them.

Increasingly property owners require defect diagnosis advice so that they can recommended repairs from a professional with estimates from a building contractor. Sussex Surveyors are able to provide this service at reasonable cost. Also, those wishing to carry out work to their property e.g. conversions and extensions often require advice before they embark upon a project so that they can keep within budget and also assess the effect upon the value of the property once extended.

Whatever the cause of defect to a building, if they’re rectified quickly, they can frequently lead to premature decay of the building structure and unnecessary additional damage occurring.

It’s important to ensure that the cause and extent of the defects are identified to enable the appropriate remedial works to be carried out, thus preventing the potential for any further damage.

The button above allows you to submit your quotation request online and we will email you your quote. You will be able to accept and proceed with the quote simply by following links in the email you receive. At all times, the team are available if you would prefer to speak to someone, by phone or email for any other enquiries


  • “My neighbours were getting a loft conversion done, Sussex Surveyors did a 'party wall' report for me, have to say the whole experience was great from ringing their office to find out if they could help, very friendly and helpful staff, through to visiting my house - arrived when they said they would and the report was delivered really quickly. Will definitely use them again and highly recommend them.”

    Sandra Murphy
  • “Sussex Surveyors provided an excellent all round professional service including a comprehensive report and given that I was faced with a completely unfamiliar process, they took as much time as I needed to help me with all the different elements and I felt looked after from the very beginning to the end of the process. They were reasonably priced and my particular Surveyor was David Aspey, who as it turned out, has 25 years experience in the industry so I was able to benefit from all of that expertise. They were meticulous, friendly and helpful, which I really appreciated. Highly recommended”