Structural Survey in Bicester by Woodward Chartered Surveyors

Homes, buildings and commercial properties in Bicester are not always in perfect condition and may require surveying to discover if a building is suffering from the effects of damp, infestation of insects and also may be by changes in the way the property has been used or renovated or altered.

The fabric of any building can also potentially simply wear out over time, causing problems that ultimately manifest themselves as visible cracks, mould, damage to timbers and woodwork etc.

Woodward surveyors frequently carry out A structural survey on Bicester properties, to investigate issues such a ‘settlement' and ‘subsidence' by property owners. These terms are often used to describe what is, in fact, the same problem occurring in buildings, in essence, a wall, house or the soil which is sinking to a lower than original level.

Houses and buildings in Bicester, where buildings are constructed on a shrinkable clay subsoil, will need a structural survey to be carried out to assess the issues, should subsidence or settlement be suspected.

Our Bicester Structural Survey Includes

Bicester structural surveys, also known as structural investigations, endeavour to establish the cause of the reported problem, whether it be merely related to weathering and the drying out of building materials or settlement and subsidence.

Following a period of monitoring the building, we are then able to determine whether the movement is progressive or not and recommend the appropriate repairs. In many cases, it is discovered that only relatively minor repairs are necessary, but this can only be determined by an experienced professional.

We will liaise with insurance companies, neighbours and builders, as required. If you have any concerns with your property and require further information on whether or not they are founded, we will be happy to provide a brief initial consultation at low cost.

If you would like a professional RICS surveyor to survey and report on your property in Bicester, please call us on 01923 920950 to discuss your requirements. You can also Email us at

Please use the following link if you would like to arrange a Structural Survey Quote from Woodward Chartered Surveyors.

If you need more information to help you decide which survey is right for your property then please take a look at our structural survey information videos.