Investigation, Consultation and Remedial Specification in Buildings and the Built Environment

The leading experts in our field, H+R investigate problems in buildings and the built environment.

H+R have special expertise in many areas of building investigation, remedial specification and consultancy in-house. We are experts in getting the most cost-effective services and advice for our clients from other specialists, including academics and specialist reference laboratories. Our aim is to provide the best-coordinated information and ‘holistic’ advice on building-related problems.

Building Pathology

With 30+ years of experience in building pathology, the team at H+R deal with all aspects of building surveys and investigations.
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Architectural Conservation

Our heritage building surveyors routinely work with a wide range of heritage organisations locally in Surrey as well as across the UK and overseas.
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Environmental Science

We have extensive experience in dealing with Hazardous materials, ‘sick-buildings’, and environmental health.
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Timber Surveys

If your premises is affected by timber decay problems, H+R can offer valuable advice and effective treatment options that are environmentally friendly.
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Damp Penetration

H+R are perfectly placed to provide the best coordinated information and ‘holistic’ advice on damp and decay issues affecting buildings.
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Damp Surveys

We recommend specialised and environmentally friendly solutions for the successful treatment of rising and penetrating damp.
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Dry Rot

Our team of dry rot experts can make recommendations that centre around environmental control measures designed to eliminate dry rot.
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Our heritage building surveyors routinely work with a wide range of heritage organisations locally in Surrey as well as across the UK and overseas.
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Disagreements and legal issues sometimes arise on issues surrounding recently built and heritage properties – we can help to resolve your dispute.
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We routinely employ Drone Surveys to deliver safer, quicker and more accurate inspection results, with considerable efficiencies achieved for our clients.
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Minimally Invasive Survey Techniques

  • High-power fibre-optic borescope inspection
  • CCTV/Video-scope inspection
  • Micro and Mini-bore decay detection drilling
  • Deep moisture probing
  • IR Thermal Camera survey
  • Percussion-auscultation
  • High precision resistance and RF/capacitance moisture meter survey
  • H+R Rothound dry rot search dogs
  • Ground radar imaging on referral
  • Lithium and cobalt tracer leak detection
  • Air-tightness testing on referral
  • Acoustic insulation testing on referral
  • Ultrasound bat detection


  • Remote telemetric and local monitoring of material moisture content
  • Remote telemetric and local monitoring of internal and external environments
  • Remote telemetric gutter water level monitoring and alarm systems
  • Remote telemetric leak detection monitoring and alarm systems

Featured Case Studies

Case Study - Colchester Granary Fire Damage - Main Image

Fire Damage Timber Survey on Colchester Granary

Building Entrance with Pillars

Condition Survey on the In and Out Club, 94 Piccadilly

Mould and fungal growth St Michael & All Angels Church

Timber Decay Investigation at St Michael & All Angels Church, Essex

Case study - Sandhurst, Surrey

Dry Rot Infection and Decay to a Building in Sandhurst, Surrey

Rotting Timber

Scarcroft – Historic Mansion Refurbishment

Case Study - Decorative Interors - Main Image

Decorative Interiors Investigation, Central London

Case Study - Temple Footpath Bridge - Main Image

Structural Investigation on Temple Footpath Bridge


What services do H+R provide?

H+R provide services under the following categories:

  • Timber Condition Surveys
  • Damp Penetration Investigations
  • Building Pathology
  • Building performance assessments
  • External envelope survey
  • Technical Consultancy
  • Environmental Science
  • Expert Witness Support
  • Dry Rot Remediation advice

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Get in Touch with H+R

For more information contact our team on 01483 203221 or request a call back by clicking on the button below.