Roof Survey London | RICS Roof Surveyor


Are you seeking a detailed roof survey for your London property? Our expert RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Roof Surveyors are here to assist you whether you need to file an insurance claim for roof repairs or are unsatisfied the recent work of your roof contractor. Our impartial surveys provide a thorough assessment of the condition of your roof, documenting any damage not caused by you and outlining the necessary repairs. This can be crucial for insurance purposes or if legal action is needed. Our experienced Roof Surveyors will meticulously inspect every aspect of your roof. This includes tiles, gutters, chimneys, and any signs of leaks. With our roof inspection, you'll receive a detailed report covering your roof's condition and offering professional advice on remedial works, including an estimation of costs.

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What is a Roof Survey?


If the conditions allow for a safe approach, our team of experienced surveyors will conduct a thorough visual inspection of your roof to evaluate its current state. This process involves carefully examining all aspects of the roofing system, ensuring a comprehensive assessment. We utilise specialist equipment, such as pole cameras, for areas that are challenging to access or pose safety risks. These tools allow us to extend our reach to higher, more secluded, or potentially hazardous roof sections without compromising the safety of our surveyors or the integrity of your roof. These advanced techniques give us a detailed view of even the most inaccessible parts of your roof.




Reasons for a Roof Survey


Roof Surveys for Insurance Purposes


When facing the need to claim insurance for roof repairs, the provision of an independent survey report is a critical requirement. This report must detail the extent and nature of the damage, as well as the necessary repair work. Our role in this process is multifaceted:

1. Comprehensive Documentation: We conduct an exhaustive survey of your roof, meticulously documenting every aspect of the damage. This includes taking detailed photographs and creating a thorough account of the factors leading to the damage.

2. Assisting with Insurance Claims: The report we compile is designed to aid in your insurance claim process. By providing an independent and detailed account, we help ensure that your insurance provider meets its obligations, offering you the rightful coverage for repair works.

Roof Inspections for Planned Works


For leaseholders, the maintenance of the roof typically falls under the purview of the freeholder. However, when issues arise, such as leaks, our services become pivotal:

1. Identifying Causes and Extent of Damage: Our team of experts will assess your roof to determine the cause of any leaks and the extent of the resulting damage. This involves a detailed inspection of both the exterior and interior (if accessible) of the roof.

2. Creating Detailed Reports for Landlords: The findings from our inspection are compiled into a comprehensive report. This report can be submitted to your landlord, detailing the necessary repair work and underlining their responsibility in maintaining the roof.

3. Support in Legal Disputes: In instances where the landlord is unresponsive or refuses to undertake necessary repairs, the roof survey report becomes a crucial document. It can serve as a foundational piece of evidence should you need to pursue legal action to ensure the repairs are carried out.

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Roof Surveys for Leaseholders


Leaseholders often rely on their freeholders for roof maintenance and repairs. In the event of roof issues, our survey services play a significant role:

1. Assessment of Damage: If you experience problems like a leaking roof, our team will conduct a thorough assessment to pinpoint the exact cause and the full scope of the damage.

2. Report Preparation for Freeholder Communication: We prepare a detailed report encapsulating all aspects of the damage and the required repairs. This report is designed to communicate effectively with your freeholder, highlighting the need for prompt action.

3. Legal Support if Necessary: Should the freeholder neglect their duty to repair and maintain the roof, the detailed survey report we provide can be instrumental if legal recourse becomes necessary. It serves as documented proof of the condition of the roof and the freeholder's responsibilities, supporting your case in legal proceedings.

Drone Roof Survey


Drone roof surveys are revolutionising the way professional roofing surveyors assess the state of properties. These surveys are crucial when property owners need a comprehensive examination of their roof, particularly for buildings with flat and pitched roofs. Our expert roof surveyors, well-versed in the diverse range of roofing in London, use drone technology to capture high-resolution images that provide a detailed view of the roof areas. This modern approach is invaluable for identifying issues like a leaking flat roof or wear in the roof covering.

Utilising drones, along with specialist pole cams, allows us to conduct these surveys from ground level, making the process safer and more efficient. This method is particularly beneficial for larger properties in Greater London, where the size of the property might otherwise complicate a traditional roof survey. Following our visit, we are able to produce a comprehensive report detailing the damage, which not only supports any claim you might need to make but also provides expert roofing advice on the cost of repairs and maintenance required.

In London, while drone roof surveys offer numerous advantages for roof inspections, it's important to note that certain areas of the city are restricted zones for flying drones. These restrictions are primarily due to security, privacy, and safety concerns, especially in zones near airports, government buildings, and densely populated urban areas. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulates the use of drones to ensure they are operated safely and with respect to privacy laws.

Areas around airports, for instance, are strictly no-fly zones for drones to avoid interference with aircraft operations. Similarly, regions in close proximity to key government buildings and landmarks, such as the Houses of Parliament or Buckingham Palace, have restrictions in place for security reasons. In these areas, drone operations are either highly regulated or completely prohibited.

What is in a Roof Survey Report?


A detailed roof inspection report provides you with several crucial insights, including:

1. The Roof’s Potential Lifespan: We assess the remaining lifespan of your roof by examining the age, wear and tear, and the current condition of the roofing materials. This helps predict how long the roof can continue to function effectively without significant repairs or replacement.

2. Cost-Effectiveness of Repair vs. Replacement: Our analysis will help you understand whether it is more economically viable to repair any existing damages or to opt for a complete roof replacement. This decision is based on the extent of the damage, the roof's age, and the potential costs associated with each option.

3. Overall Condition of the Roof and its Components:

  • General Roof Condition: We evaluate the general state of the roof, checking for signs of damage like cracks, leaks, or missing tiles. This includes an assessment of the structural integrity of the roof.
  • Gutters and Drainage Systems: The inspection includes thoroughly checking the gutters and drainage systems to ensure they are clear, properly aligned, and functioning effectively to prevent water damage.
  • Chimneys and Other Features: Any additional features like chimneys, vents, and skylights are also inspected for structural stability and signs of wear or damage.

        This comprehensive inspection not only gives you a clear picture of the current status of your roof but also guides you in making informed decisions regarding maintenance, repairs, or replacements, ultimately ensuring the safety and longevity of your property.

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        Roof Report Sample


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        The Benefits of a Roof Survey Inspection


        By hiring our roof surveyors, you can:

        • Avoid being accused of making false insurance claims
          Instead of letting your insurer try to wriggle out of paying for your roof repairs, you can obtain an impartial report that details the nature of the damages and how much they will cost to put right.
        • Ensure your freeholder lives up to their responsibilities
          By getting a roof survey report, you can prove that your roof desperately needs repair and force your freeholder to take action.
        • Plan property alterations with your eyes open.
          We can tell you how much your alterations should cost and how long they will take to complete, as well as provide you with the required documentation to obtain planning permission.

          Do you need a Roof Surveyor in London?


          In London, the significance of roof surveys for both residential and commercial properties cannot be overstated. These surveys are crucial in assessing the condition of various roofing types, from classic pitched to contemporary flat roofs. Utilising advanced techniques like drone surveys and specialist pole cams, our services provide property owners with a thorough understanding of their roof’s condition, ensuring peace of mind.

          Our approach involves capturing high-resolution images via drone technology and conducting meticulous ground-level inspections. These methods enable us to generate detailed reports that not only outline any existing damage but also offer expert advice on roofing maintenance and repairs. This is invaluable for regular upkeep, supporting insurance claims, or in preparations for legal proceedings.

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          Get in touch with Us


          Considering the importance of your roof's condition, our team of professional RICS roof surveyors stands ready to offer expert assessments and impartial advice that you may not get from a roofer or roofing company. We also provide repair cost estimates, allowing property owners in London and the South East areas to plan financially and preempt future issues. Our tailored advice is designed to maintain your roof’s health over the long term. Get in touch and call us today for more information.

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