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Filling in the short form below will instantly give you several estimates for a Structural Report on your property.  These price comparisions will come directly from Structural Engineers and or Building Surveyors who cover the local area.  You will also be shown their full contact details, all within less than a second.  You can then contact them yourself and compare prices and service for a Structural Inspection Survey.  Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.

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Terms and Conditions Summary

This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services. When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area. Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000.

Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them. In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

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LOCAL SURVEYORS DIRECT LIMITED - CLIENTS AGREEMENT

This agreement describes the terms and conditions of your use, as a Client, of our services provided under the domain and sub-domains of our websites.

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For the purposes of this agreement these websites are all refered to as 'The Website'

By using these websites you are agreeing to be bound by this agreement.

The Website

The Website is a tool to facilitate surveyors, engineers and the like (Members) to promote their services to Clients. Members provide information about themselves, their services and their fees (Members Information) which is stored on the Website.  Selected parts of Members Information may be displayed on the Website and emailed to you in response to your enquires so that you can contact them.  Members will be informed by email whenever any of their information is displayed and/or emailed to you, along with your details so that they can contact you.  We are not involved in any discussions, negotiations or agreements between Members and Clients.

Members Information

We do not review or check the accuracy or legality of Members Information.  You are responsible for checking that any Members Information which you may rely upon is correct.  In particular before placing an order with a member it is your responsibility to ensure that the member has satisfactory qualifications, accreditations, experience and insurance suitable for your requirement.

In the event that any incorrect or misleading Members Information comes to your attention you must inform us immediately, by email, so that we can request the Member to correct or remove it.

Members Services and Estimates

Members must only offer to carry out work for which they are sufficiently knowledgeable, experienced, competent and able to carry out, taking into account all relevant factors, including the type of work, the age and type of the property concerned, and its geographical location (Services).  The offer of a Service or the provision of an estimate (Estimate) for a Service through the Website is based on limited information and does not constitute a contract or binding offer.

Client Information

Any information which you provide about yourself to the Website is known as Client Information, and you warrant that this is genuine and correct.  You agree that any Client Information may be passed to Members to allow them to promote their Services to you.  Client Information will be treated with full confidentiality and will not be passed to any third party.

Continuous Operation

We will use our reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Website and Members Information is always available to Clients.  However, we cannot and do not guarantee a continuous, uninterrupted operation as this could be affected by many factors beyond our control as well as our need to maintain and further develop the Website. 

Improper Use

You must use the Website only for the purpose of obtaining information about Members and their Services, and Estimates for their Services in respect of genuine enquiries.  You must not use the Website in any improper manner or for any fraudulent purpose, nor with the intention of doing so.

Computer Viruses

You must ensure that you do not upload any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything which could interfere with the normal operation of the Website or any other computer, or which could intercept, access, gather or export data from the Website.

Liability

In the event that you have any grievance, complaint or claim against a Member, you agree to pursue this directly with the Member, without involving us. We would request that you do inform us of any such event so that we can take any other actions that we feel appropriate.

Limitation of Liability

Nothing in this agreement shall limit or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence. Subject to this, we will not be held liable for any loss or damages arising out of this agreement or the operation or non operation of the Website.

Revisions

This agreement may revised at any time, without notice, by displaying the revised agreement on the Website.

Notices

Notices to us must be delivered to our registered office, The Stables, Rear of 60 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS.

Notices to you will be sent to the email address or postal address which you have provided.

Governing Law

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. If any provisions of this agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain. 

16 April 2010

The above are the terms and conditions for Clients using the website.  For the terms and conditions for members listed on the website please click here.

What do Structural Engineers do?

Structural Engineers specialise in the physical structure of buildings: foundations, walls and roofs.  The services a Structural Engineer can provide are inspections of problems with an existing building and providing help with the structural design and calculations for any alterations you are considering to an existing building.  Another service they provide is in relation to the design of new buildings and planning permission applications.

Professional Qualifications of Structural Engineers

A Chartered Structural Engineer will be a member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) or of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and will have the following letters after their name: MIStructE, FIStructE, MICE or FICE. It is generally recommended that you engage the services of a Chartered Engineer rather than an Engineer who is not chartered but please note that there are some Engineers with considerable experience who are not chartered. The choice is yours. It is possible for a Chartered Building Surveyor to offer services in this area.

Structural Engineers may also provide expertise in relating to Party Wall issues

When might you need a Structural Engineer?

If you notice signs of subsidence or heave in the foundations; movement or cracking of walls; sagging of the ceiling or the roofline you may need the services of a Structural Engineer.

There are two kinds of inspection: a Specific Structural inspection or a General Structural Inspection. If the problem is confined to one area of the property and you do not require an inspection of the whole building then you will need a Specific Structural Inspection. If you require an inspection of the whole building then you will require a General Structural Inspection.

An example of a Specific Structural Inspection could be when mortar has been lost from the brickwork of a chimney stack over time causing it to become unstable. In this case you would ask a Structural Engineer to carry out a Specific Structural Inspection before deciding what repairs are necessary.

An example of a General Structural Inspection would be if there was fire damage to a property. A Structural Engineer would inspect the property and provide information regarding the stability of the building and the possible cost of the necessary repairs. For an estimate of the cost to reinstall only the interior and tidy up the exterior a Building Survey from a Chartered Surveyor may be more appropriate.

If you are planning structural alterations to an existing building or if you are designing a completely new building, you will need to be in compliance with the current building regulations and you may need to submit information to your local Building Control authority. A Structural Engineer would be able to help you through the process.

If you require more information about the interior of the property then, instead of a Structural Inspection, you may be better to commission a Building Survey from a Building Surveyor.

To receive a set of contact details for Structural Engineers please complete the form above. You can then make contact directly with one or more and discuss your requirement s in detail. Before appointing a supplier and placing an order it is important that you ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance to provide the level of service that you require.

Are you a Structural Engineer?

If you are a Structural Engineer and you would like to be listed on our website, please complete the registration form and we will contact you to arrange a trial.

Customer Feedback

We ask everyone who uses our website to provide feedback on any of the Suppliers they used. Some of their comments can be seen below:

The website was satisfactory. I used Meridian Surveyors of St Leonards and the work carried out was satisfactory.
David, Bexhill, East Sussex
The website worked great. I placed an order with Rodney McKinnon. Work carried out very fast with good communication and service
Cecilia, Banff, Aberdeenshire
Very satisfied with website and AMG rep Andrew
Barry, Culcheth, Cheshire
The website was fine. I followed up with Leo Horsfield. The work has been carried out to my satisfaction.
Michael, Bromley, Kent
The website worked satisfactorily. I placed an order with Paul Ennis. Inspection and report carried out when agreed and satisfactorily.
Janet, Southport, Lancashire
I recently used the services of O'Connor Sokolowski to survey my loft rafters to ensure suitability for the installation of PV cells. I have received the report and can proceed with the install.
Graham, Croydon, Surrey
The website worked just fine and I rang AC Surveys and the young lady was most helpful and I booked an appointment for later in the week. To my surprise a surveyor turned up approx 1 hour later to see what equipment he would need as it was a roofing problem I was enquiring about, he advised me that when the builder had finished his repairs that I should get in touch if I needed further advice . I am currently waiting for the builder to complete his repairs, when the weather gets warmer and should I need the services of A C SURVEYS I will have no hesitation in calling them. The surveyor said that as much as he would like to take my money it would be pointless until the repairs had been completed. It was nice to get professional advice without it costing me a fortune and like I said should I need them I will use A C Surveys.
Ron, Billingham North Yorkshire

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