Why choose an Independent Surveyor?
West Twelve specialist surveyors are not a contracting company aiming to sell something. We are totally independent which means you receive unbiased objective opinion based facts and not the need to sell work. The majority of “Specialist” damp and timber treatment companies in the UK employ commission based sales staff to carry out inspections aimed at selling products and systems and the benefits of long term guarantees. In reality many of the treatments recommended by contractors are done so following misdiagnosis. The most common being condensation resulting in expensive and unnecessary damp / waterproofing treatments that will serve no useful purpose other than achieving a sales target.
We have inspected many properties that have been repeatedly treated against damp and woodworm with the same problem being misdiagnosed time and time again. Dampness and woodworm feature prominently in valuation and home-buyers surveys which frequently recommend the use of a contractor to inspect. Contractors are commercially driven to recommend treatments and remedial work weather necessary or not. Compare this to asking a double glazing contractor if we need new windows!!!
When treatments or remedial works are the only option West Twelve will offer assistance and guidance when choosing a professional contractor best suited for you, your property and the work required. We will help you to avoid the so called specialist contractors who are nothing more than management companies, or middle men, who simply sub contract work on to others whilst taking a huge mark up on the amount actually being paid to the sub contractor. Sub contracting the work on to others creates a split responsibility and as a result guarantees are often worthless. Also you never know who is actually working in your property.
West Twelve Specialist Surveyors provide an unbiased assessment and report. In doing so will enable you to avoid situations and disputes caused by misdiagnosis, bad advice and the approach taken by less reputable contractors. The information provided by West Twelve Specialist Surveyors will offer you reassurance and peace of mind.