Defects in buildings may occur as a result of natural wear and tear to the property
or else can arise from defective workmanship or materials used in the construction
process. Additionally, damage may also be caused as a result of works carried out
by an adjoining owner or persons employed by them.
Whatever the cause, if not rectified quickly, such defects can frequently lead to
premature decay of the building structure and unnecessary additional damage occurring.
Accordingly, it is important to ensure that the cause and extent of the defects
are identified to enable the appropriate remedial works to be carried out, thus
preventing the potential for any further damage.
At CPM Associates, our Chartered Building Surveyors are able to inspect and report
on the extent and cause of any defects,together with offering recommendations on
the works required to correct the defects, together with budget costs.
In circumstances where defects or damage has arisen as a direct result of defective
workmanship or damage caused by others, it is possible to recover the cost of the
repair works from the parties responsible, together with the costs of making the
In order to successfully do so, it is frequently necessary to obtain an Expert Witness
Report from a qualified professional to provide independent support to the claim
for damages being made.
As Chartered Building Surveyors, CPM Associates have the expertise to provide an
independent specialist report in support of valid claims. Where necessary, CPM
Associates are also able to provide expert witness evidence in resulting court proceedings
resulting from the claim.