We are one of the top rated practices on Freeindex with over 70 real reviews (individually checked by freeindex) and the highest number of reviews in the Bristol area from Yell. These can be seen on our Website.

We have used technology to deliver outstanding surveys to you as standard. Our Building Survey for homebuyers includes as standard the use of mast cameras to check the roof and chimneys; we can see things other cant. We use specialist glazing lasers so we can tell you what type of glazing is present and when it was fitted then we write a full structural survey and feed back to you face to face at a time and place to suit you. Our individual services can be tailored for your individual requirements including salts tests, thermal imaging etc.

We undertake a lot of party wall work as our friendly and helpful manner helps to make the party wall process simple and understandable. We work for adjoining owners as the third surveyor and as the constructors representative we offer some of the best rates available at ?80.00hr compared with our competition charging up to ?150/hr.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Quick reponse
  • Fast report turnaround
  • Great customer service
  • Market leading technology
  • Party Wall

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • RICS

Serviced Areas

  • Bristol, Gloucester, Bath and Weston Super Mare

Payment Options

  • Cheque, BAcs

Contact Details

  City Bristol
  Postcode BS34 8PJ
  Address Court Avenue
  Phone Number 075 0151 2397

Products & Services

Structural survey

We charge by the number of bedrooms not the price you are paying for the property.

  • I would recommend this business

We have been so impressed with Jon. His survey was incredibly detailed and he came to our home to discuss the findings with us. He spent a lot of time (2.5 hours!) taking us through each element ensuring we understood, and gave plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion. He's so enthusiastic and engaging that the time flew by and he left us reassured and excited about our upcoming move/renovation.
We have used a couple of different surveyors in the past and Jon really is the very best- we recommend him without reservation!

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Customer Testimonials

Jon carried out the full survey on the house that we were considering to purchase. After two days, we received an email of the full survey report. The report was extremely precise and detailed and pinpointed areas that had issues or concerns. Without Jon's meticulous observations we would have never known the extent of the problems in certain areas of the property.
A few days later we arranged a meeting with Jon to discuss the survey. Jon was very approachable and professional, he went through the details of the survey step by step showing us pictures and explaining his findings. We had plenty of opportunity to ask him questions and discuss any issues or concerns that we had regarding the property. Jon made great effort to explain things clearly and concisely and really made us feel reassured.
Jon is a great asset to your team and we will certainly being using him for any future survey's we may require. I have already recommended Jon to my brother in law, to carry out a survey on a property that he may purchase.

Jon provided us with a detailed, clear and easily read report. His feedback over skype was very useful and helpful for making decisions about the property. Jon's professional but friendly manner made the skype session easy to deal with. If another survey were needed I would choose to use Jon without hesitation.

Highly Recommend Jon. Building survey was very detailed whilst being easy to understand for a first time buyer. Jon also discussed this report and other details over the phone / skype. We knew exactly what to expect with ownership of the property which was surveyed.

We contacted Domestic Surveys through personal recommendation. John Holloway is professional, approachable and reliable. He is extremely thorough and gets into all the nooks and crannies of the property to make sure no cupboards or cracks are overlooked. His reports are extensive and very comprehensive. Talking through the survey report with John was extremely useful and gave us the facts about the property that we needed to negotiate the price and make a decision about the properties looked at. Very friendly and down to earth, John is always available to help where he can by email, over the phone or in person.
We have been very happy with the whole team at Domestic Surveys. Moving the survey date forward when they can and sending through paperwork promptly, Jan and Mark are quick to respond to emails and enquiries.

Jon has been fantastic and we can’t recommend him enough. His report was very thorough indeed, and the 121 feedback session was invaluable. He set our mind at rest on a few issues, and also uncovered some major ones that a more basic report wouldn’t have. He has already saved us £4,000 upfront by uncovering an issue which the current vendors are now paying to sort, and is still happily providing ad hoc advice where we are trying to sort the further issues.

His enthusiasm and dedication to his job really show and we are very grateful to him for the work he has done, in such a quick turnaround time. The same go to his colleagues Jan & Martin who have been very pleasant to deal with.

As first time buyers, the whole house buying process really is quite overwhelming and stressful with people trying to get money out of you at every turn. Getting the building survey with Domestic Surveys was the one thing we feel was 100% worth every penny with a genuine, friendly and super quick service.

So thank you very much!

Fantastic survey of the house we are buying. Only 11 years old you'd expect no issues, but Jon uncovered all kinds of shortcuts that badly need addressing. In short he's saved us a shed load of money. You'd never get the kind of detail he found withouty the use of mast camera etc. And his knowledge of building tech is encyclopaedic. Don't go anywhere else - wait for Jon. Now using him for our prospective home in Devon - it's worth the extra milage expenses. And it's not just a survey, there's loads of photos, and bags of hard-nosed advice. You get the impression that he loves his job and for that reason he is unusually profession, goes into spectacular detail and really spends that time face to face to answer any question.

Well, Jon has just left after spending a good couple of hours running through our recent survey. I was a little sceptical how much i may get from having a survey done however my eyes have been opened! We have learned so much about the house we are buying and now feel really confident that we are making a sound investment. The report was clear and extremely thorough and being able to meet with Jon to discuss the findings was invaluable. I think without this it would have been difficult to fully appreciate his findings. Thank you so much for your work Jon!

As a first time buyer Jon was incredibly helpful to us and really helped us understand fully what we were getting into with our purchase. He was very detailed and thorough and took plenty of time to explain things to us, but also wasn't fear-mongering! He did a good job helping us see the context of the issues he found and helping us weigh up their relative importance. He even gave estimates on pricing for repairs, which was very helpful. If and when we need a survey again, we'll be giving him a call!

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From Our Website

We understand that the property market and home ownership can be a daunting experience at any time. Whether as a prospective home buyer, or as a home owner or landlord with Party Wall concerns, we are here to help, whatever your needs. We specialise in providing full building surveys (formerly known as the structural survey) which are very detailed, identifying potentially expensive problems; our surveyors use the latest technology available including boom cameras to view the roof-tops and chimneys.

Jonathan has very substantial in-depth construction and building surveying experience, having worked as a builder before graduating as a fully qualified surveyor and building engineer in 2010. While Jon's "can-do" approach and innovative problem-solving are valued by commercial clients, his real passion is for helping people who are about to make a huge personal investment in a property. Jon will help you to approach the purchase process or bid at auction with the facts at your disposal. Martin's friendly, professional approach will guide you through the survey process, ensuring that you are kept fully informed throughout.