Our RICS Chartered Surveyors use the latest techniques for detecting defects and we are at the forefront of using new technologies to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to resolve problem defects for our clients.

Defect Analysis York

We understand that building defects can result in a significant cost burden for the responsible party. By working closely with our clients, we aim to not only identify potential defects in a timely manner but help to minimise the need for expensive future remedies through a robust Planned Preventative Maintenance programme.

The Compass team regularly investigate and offer solutions for a wide spectrum of building defects caused by an array of factors:

  • Poor construction detailing
  • Material failures
  • Subsidence & structural movement
  • Water ingress
  • Mechanical & electrical faults
  • Substandard maintenance
  • Environmental issues
  • Compliance

Building defects can result in costly and unnecessary disputes between building owners, contractors, and tenants. We know that all parties are keen to avoid legal proceedings, which is why we work collaboratively to resolve any dispute to ensure a fair and realistic outcome.

Looking to the future, many more clients are now looking at ways in which they can maintain and improve the condition of their property assets while taking an environmentally conscious approach. We aspire to keep up to date with environmental policies and renewable technologies, which go hand in hand with our advice for remedial works and planned maintenance.
Daniel Leaf – Director

Buildings naturally deteriorate over time therefore instructing planned maintenance reports should form a key part of an owner or occupiers future planning. This can also reduce the chance of issues such as water ingress and structural failure of elements over time. See our Planned Preventative Maintenance page which explains the benefits of proactively maintaining your property assets/liabilities on a structured commercial basis.

Deleterious materials that are detrimental to health and the environment have long been recognised as a liability and financial risk for those responsible for maintaining a building. By working alongside a client, we can establish a programme of maintenance works that not only maintain and improve the condition of a building, but also minimises disruption to occupiers.