Defect Diagnosis


Defect diagnosis is akin to medical detective work for a structure. Surveyors act as the diagnosticians, meticulously examining a property for hidden flaws or potential problems. This involves a multi-pronged approach, combining visual inspections with specialised equipment. Cracks, damp patches and uneven floors could all be signs of underlying issues. The surveyor analyses observations and utilises tools like moisture meters or thermal imaging cameras to gain a deeper understanding of the defect. This comprehensive diagnosis forms the basis of our non-obvious repairs.


Reasons your property may need this service


  1. Structural Issues: Detection of cracks, settlement, or movement in the building’s structure.
  2. Damp and Moisture Problems: Identification of water ingress, rising damp, or condensation issues.
  3. Timber Decay: Detection of rot, decay, or insect infestation in timber components.
  4. Insulation and Energy Efficiency: Assessment of insulation levels and energy efficiency measures.

Here for you when you need us

Defect diagnosis is essential for maintaining the safety, integrity, and value of your property. By identifying and addressing issues early on, you can prevent further damage and ensure the longevity of your investment


Our other building survey services


Planned Maintenance Schedules

Planned Maintenance Schedules are essential for ensuring the optimal performance and longevity of equipment and systems. These schedules outline regular intervals for inspecting, servicing, and maintaining machinery, infrastructure, or facilities. By adhering to planned maintenance schedules, businesses can prevent unexpected breakdowns, reduce downtime, and extend the lifespan of assets.

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Our procedure

Our operations centre operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year*, so our customers can always speak to one of our helpful advisers. Our teams work closely together to ensure that the customer receives a prompt, co-ordinated and efficient service. At the time of booking, our expert advisers will select a local engineer to attend the site. The progress of the job is then carefully monitored through to completion, with live updates of estimated arrival times relayed directly to you.

Our procedure

Our work is not only approved by major insurance companies but some of our more regular customers, including several county councils, government offices and facilities management companies, not to mention many established high street retailers. We currently respond to over 150,000 emergency callout situations per year; the majority are dealt with effectively and often to very short time-scales.

Rapid emergency response

In addition to our planned maintenance work, we are proud to provide reactive services for homes and businesses across the UK. Our team work together to provide our customers with an exceptional response rate. We want to be our customers' first point of call and understand that when an emergency strikes, you need the problem to be resolved quickly and professionally by an engineer you can trust. Our fully certified engineers are ready to help you 24 hours a day*, so you can feel safe with Abbott Contractors.

Skilled & equipped engineers

We believe that quality workmanship is essential for achieving professional and operational results. Whatever your maintenance requirements may be, you can rely on us to provide a reliable first-class service at fair prices. Our skilled and experienced engineers' work is of the highest quality and professionalism, and the latest industry standards are always adhered to. You can rely on us to provide quality solutions for your home or business, day or night.

Careers at Abbott Contractors

At Abbott Contractors, careers flourish amidst a dynamic construction landscape. Join our team to experience a workplace where innovation meets tradition. Enjoy competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and ample opportunities for growth. With a supportive environment and a commitment to excellence, Abbott Contractors empowers individuals to make meaningful contributions while building a rewarding career path.

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