Dryabode offer a range of professional services to support our core business including consultancy. Dryabode investigate and make good a wide range of building defects on a daily basis from survey to completion so we have a good insight into how buildings are put together and the way in which they fail especially in relation to damp and water ingress issues.

If we do not consider remedial treatment to be an appropriate or a completely effective solution, we will rebuild a particular part of a building to current building standards and regulations.

You can be sure you will receive honest, professional and appropriate advice. We have no bias towards any particular method of solving a building defect as we have a highly skilled, experienced and capable work force and technical supervision to be able to carry out any one of a multitude of remedial and repair measures from minor remedial repair to a full re-build. For example to solve an issue of rising dampness, an injected remedial damp proof course may be appropriate or a re-build and installation of a plastic physical damp proof course may be the better option in the circumstances

Other professional services:

  • Cost estimating
  • Schedules and specifications of repair
  • Maintenance schedules and planning

Our surveyor

David is 46 years old and a fully qualified CSRT surveyor (Certified Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) with the Property Care Association, specialising in damp and timber surveys and remedial treatments.


Being the son of a building contractor, David has grown up immersed in the building industry, having many years practical, managerial and surveying experience particularly in refurbishment of old and historic buildings. He started his working life ‘on the tools’ gaining practical experience with several trades and served ten years as a degree qualified quantity surveyor with national companies such as Wimpey Construction and Enterprise.
Technical Equipment

David uses a range of technical equipment such as thermal imaging, electronic moisture instruments and endoscope optical equipment, in order to assist with expert diagnosis of building defects such as damp, timber, water ingress and structural issues.

Types of survey and reports:

  • Pre-purchase inspection
  • Building defect investigation
  • Roofs and high level surveys
  • Damp, water ingress and leaks
  • Timber decay and infestation
  • Structural restraint (wall ties and lateral restraints)
  • Thermal imaging surveys
  • Electrical and gas safety