Healthy Abode is engaged by a huge variety of clients.
Property developers / builders / project managers
Tenants & Landlords
Housing Associations & Councils
The reasons for a survey are also diverse, for example we undertake surveys for clients wishing to purchase a home. This is often in response to a concern raised by either the RICS Homebuyer or RICS Structural survey, or when the mortgage lenders valuation surveyor has flagged a potential issue of dampness, timber rot or wood boring beetle infestation up. At times like these, our fast track services are essential as without an independent CSRT surveyor, who is a member of the Property Care Association, the property transaction cannot proceed.
We also undertake surveys for clients to present as evidence of a defect and/or costly damage having occurred to property and belongings to their building freeholders or insurance company. Our thoroughness and professional services ensure a comprehensive site survey is undertaken, the route cause of water ingress determined and if required, a full schedule of works listing remedial treatment raised.
For Management companies and insurers we undertake similar independent surveys, providing schedules of works for tradespersons to follow, ensuring that the fault is rectified, at minimal cost.
When converting such buildings as former offices, care homes, warehouses and barns into residential, the developer, main contractor, general builder or project manager is often required by the warranty provider to provide an independent CSRT report detailing the presence, type, condition of such physical fabric of the building as damp proof courses (DPC’s), damp proof membranes (DPM’s), timbers, height of external ground etc. These call for our CSRT surveyors to spend a morning or day on-site undertaking a full survey, prior to writing up a comprehensive report, detailing remedial treatment necessary as development progresses.
Our independent Environmental Health Practitioners, are often contacted by tenants, concerned homeowners solicitors, letting agent and landlords to undertake damp, timber and mould surveys, so as to reveal the true cause of dampness, recommend the most appropriate remedial treatment and crucially comment upon health impacts. For these surveys, we assess the premises under the Housing Health & Safety Rating System, Hazard 1: Damp & Mould, and dedicate a comprehensive section of the report to the impact to the occupants health. This includes, illnesses and disease linked to damp and mould defects, a thorough description of the causes of ill health, triggers and ill-health symptoms and makes a judgment on the severity of risk and harm to the occupant.
So, as you’ll have read, we tailor our reports to meet your needs and it’s therefore essential that you discuss with us your requirements and concerns, providing us with thorough
instructions at the time of quotation.
You’ll find more information on our blog site, so spend the time to have a look, or give us a call, we’re always keen to chat damp, timber and mould with you!
We specialise in Housing Health & Safety Rating System (HHSRS) assessments, Decent Homes and stock condition surveys, private sector housing reports, Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO’s) and Schedules of Work. If you have a hazard or a problem then let us help you to resolve it quickly and efficiently.
We produce site plans scaled to meet local planning and fire authorities, commercial, residential and office layout and design requirements.
We cover London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Healthy Abode has surveyed countless offices, shops, restaurants and homes throughout London and the South-East.
As fully independent CSRT damp, timber and mould surveyors we undertake comprehensive surveys and provide specialist property reports detailing exactly any damp, timber and mould defects found in the property, together with colour photographs, health impacts and the recommended remedial works required.
Thousands of people in the UK suffer from deafness, tinnitus and other ear conditions as a result of exposure to noise within the workplace.
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 place a duty on employers to ensure that noise exposure levels are reduced to meet the new exposure limits and a specific requirement is placed on employers to ensure health surveillance is conducted.
Council Planning Officers usually require PPG24 noise surveys, which are environmental noise assessments, at the planning application stage of a residential development; regardless of whether it’s the conversion of an existing building or a new build. PPG24, or “Planning Policy Guidance note 24” is designed to guide local authorities on the use of their planning powers to minimise the impact of noise on your proposed development.
When an individual is coming into the UK to live, then if they are from a country outside of the EEC, they have to confirm that they are moving into accommodation that is of a suitable standard, safe from serious health and safety hazards and that will not be made overcrowded by their arrival. The Entry Clearance Officer's at the Border Agency a department of the Home Office often ask for proof that the property being moved into, is suitable.