Holistic View on Buildings

Every building is different. Different construction, different materials, different maintenance history etc. - although amidst all these differences there are many common principles.

We investigate each building holistically. With a thorough understanding of moisture movement, new and old buildings materials and renovation practices, with a wide array of specialist tools, we get to the bottom of dampness problems, identifying and highlighting their root causes. 

Our friendly surveyors explain you in plain English what's going on, how the problem developed and what needs to be done to solve it. We discuss with you in detail potential remedies and timelines to permanently solve the problem. However, as always, the choice and decision about the what and when, is ultimately yours, but we are there to assist you.

If needed, we can also provide you a comprehensive written report on the findings, recommended remedies and some estimated costs.

During this detailed 15-point survey we assess and investigate the following areas:

  1. The structure and condition of walls
  2. Building materials used
  3. The pointing, rendering and plastering
  4. Past repairs and their effect on the building, link to present problems
  5. The salts content of the walls, often with a professional salts analysis
  6. The condition of the damp proof course (DPC) if any
  7. Chimney problems
  8. The moisture content of the walls, areas affected
  9. Water or rainwater penetration issues
  10. The condition of drainage
  11. Condensation problems
  12. Potential heat bridges in the building
  13. Elevations, their effect onto potential moisture penetration
  14. Construction and condition of floors
  15. Cellars and basements etc.

Customer Feedback About our Surveys

Don't take our word for it. Here is what others, real people like you think about our building surveys:

Great people to deal with, very efficient and honest.


Let me first say - they didn't actually do any work - just came for a survey and to give me a quote. What a professional guy Val is. Spent 90 mins assessing the property to advise the damp course is OK. Very knowledgeable and gave me good ideas to tackle the water ingress problem. You want to know someone who is honest and reliable - Val is the man. Lovely guy and I couldn't fault him.


The comprehensive advice we received from your engineer about dealing with condensation was very helpful as it turned out we didn't have rising damp. He gave this advice knowing that he wasn't going to get any business from us which is remarkable. I certainly wouldn't hesitate to use this company if I did have a rising damp problem.


Val was very quick in attending to our request for a visit to the property and quickly pointed us in the right direction about what was required to remedy our issue. We would most definitely recommend Val and will use his services again for any other jobs that we may have.


Amazing service! From telephone call to survey to receiving the report! The diagnosis was exactly what the issue is, all advice and information was spot on! Even after the survey any questions I asked were answered professionally and in rapid time! I am having serious problems with my council property and having this report really helped to get things moving! Thank you for all your help... I can not fault your service and highly recommend your company.

Kisha Boyce

Great service. Brilliant advice from the beginning, and I would recommend Core Conservation to anyone who has issues with damp. This system can save you a lot of money compared to other damp systems, if it is suitable for your damp issues.

Stella Cicek

Sample Reports Following our Surveys

Here are some sample reports, some of them for listed buildings, we have created following our surveys.