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Wessex Surveyors completed a building survey on a hundred year old property we hoped to buy. It was challenging as we lived almost 200 miles away.
We were very impressed with the report and spent over an hour discussing the issues over the phone with the survivor.
The report went into great detail, explaining the issues in each element of the house, what we could expect of a property of this age, the advantages and disadvantages of materials used, why they were used. The recommendations were easy to understand, specific in materials that should be used and methods employed.
Of greatest benefits was the sections that explained problems such as damp, pointing materials, insulation etc. I feel confident and knowledgeable about my new home.
Using the report enabled me to employ the correct builder and get all the work done economically so we have addressed the priorities and are comfortable living here.
Wessex Surveyors we’re a joy to work with and incredibly knowledgeable, it was definitely money well spent.


Mrs C, Banbury

Level 3 Building Survey on 1930s Detached House, Bridport

A well done, thorough survey. Wessex Surveyors then went the extra mile when I had queries and were readily available for phone and email follow-up. This made all the difference to my lay understanding of the issues and being able to confidently proceed.

Mrs H, Bath
Level 2 ISVA Home Survey on a semi-detached 1890s house, Bradpole.

Wow! Ian is amazing. Not only did he provide me with a detailed, honest report he is an expert with Victorian properties. I also appreciated all the photos Ian (including his cutie dog) took during the survey as it reminded me what the property looked like and showed me any potential issues. The process from locating Wessex Surveyors on the internet, booking an appointment, payment and receiving the report was smooth and professional. When an earlier appointment came up, Julia who deals with customer services phoned to tell me. When I struggled with technology, Julia was quick to respond and help me out. I even had a detailed conversation with Ian about an old window my solicitor was having a meltdown about (don’t ask). Ian provided me with exactly what I needed to say to manage the solicitor’s unnecessary fears. The fees are comparable with other firms and worth every penny (I did check with two other companies). The detail Ian has provided means I know exactly what I need to do to improve the property and allowed me to make an informed decision. I am so pleased the surveyor my Seller’s estate agent recommended (I live in Berkshire and the property is in Weymouth) could not be bothered to make contact and I took a chance with this local firm. I would definitely recommend Wessex Surveyors.

Mrs S, Berks

Level 2 ISVA Home Survey on 4 bedroom mid-terrace 1800’s house, Weymouth

I would certainly recommend Wessex Surveyors to anyone. I used them for a Home Survey (Level 2) and was really impressed with the level of detail contained in the report and the replies I received to a couple of follow-up questions I had. The whole process was straight forward and pain free – exactly what is needed during the busy time of buying a house.

Mr R, Axminster

Level 2 ISVA Home Survey on a semi-detached 1930s 3 bed house, Axminster

On enquiring at Ian Vicary’s Bridport Office we learned that his Pg Dip ( Arch Cons) showed his interests in older properties. This attracted us as the house we wanted surveyed had no clear history of when built, changed and extended etc. His report not only advised on repairs needed but included his personal and clearly knowledgeable views on his careful observations and measurements on wall rebuilds and cavity spaces. We found this both interesting and reassuring .At our face to face meeting he not only answered questions and advised further but to our surprise and at no extra cost he returned with us to the house to recheck measurements with us to reveal more about the walls and cavities. This above all, impressed and reassured us and made us feel we couldn’t have engaged a better surveyor. So from our experience we can certainly and confidently recommend Ian Vicary as a surveyor.

Mr and Mrs C, Bothenhampton

Level 3 Building Survey on a 18th century 3 bedroom house, Bothenhampton

Ian Vicary from Wessex Surveyors provided us with the most detailed, balanced and helpful survey of our new house. Moving house is incredibly stressful but this element of the process was a pleasure, all thanks to the staff at Wessex Surveyors. Excellent service!

Mrs P, Bridport

Level 3 Building Survey on 18th Century 6 bed detached house in Bridport

My family have used Ian a number of times and each time the survey has been promptly supplied and extremely thorough. Most appreciated are the many images provided with the survey report which really give you an idea of the state of the building, especially the parts you could not inpsect yourself. Most recently we were able to get a quote for work Ian advised would be required just using the report and the pictures he provided. This allowed us to negotiate a reduction in the purchase price to cover the costs of the work. Many thanks again Ian and Julia!

Mr W, Swanage

Level 2 ISVA HomeSurvey on 2 bed terraced house in Crewkerne

We required a full survey to be carried out on a Grade II property as a matter of urgency. Wessex Surveyors were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and professional. They gave well informed advice and a lot of valuable additional information.

Mr B, Bucks

Level 3 Building Survey on Grade II Listed property, East Devon

The recently provided survey report was efficiently arranged, promptly inspected and issued. The content of the report was clear and concise. Better still, Ian made himself available to discuss any concerns in more detail, which dare I say it, is a rare occurrence these days in the provision of professional services.

Mr R

ISVA Level 2 HomeSurvey on flat in Bridport


We have quickly scanned the comprehensive report and viewed the large collection of photos.
Thank you for your comments, observations and advice, all much appreciated.
We would be pleased to recommend your excellent service to any potential client.

Mr & Mrs B, Wiltshire

ISVA Level 2 HomeSurvey on penthouse apartment in Weymouth

The report is very comprehensive and I thank you for such a thorough job.

Mr & Mrs B, Chippenham

ISVA Level 2 HomeSurvey on 1970’s semi-detached bungalow in Colyton

Moving house in the middle of a global pandemic with associated lockdowns AND within a short Stamp Duty Holiday is stressful enough. Ian (Surveyor) Julia and the rest of the team at Wessex ensured that at least one part of the process ran smoothly. I was given a sensible and accurate time frame up front. The Survey was informative, comprehensive but written in layman’s terms.. Additional questions I had were addressed promptly and efficiently, and all contacts were managed pleasantly and professionally. Thank you. I have no hesitation in recommending this local independant Company, who actually did what they promised.

Ms G, Bridport

L2 HomeSurvey on 1970’s house nr Bridport

Great service, quick responses throughout, and very happy with the outcome!

Ms S

Really professional and personal service – happy to recommend. Ian spent some considerable time discussing options with me, and gave me some useful as advice and referrals. Went above and beyond. Thanks

Ms A, Weymouth

L3 Building Survey on period terraced house in Weymouth

Your report has been exceptionally beneficial/useful and has given my wife and I guidance on how to go forward.

Mr & Mrs F

Limited Defect Report on bungalow in Somerset

We’d like to thank you and Ian Vicary for an excellent service despite all the current difficulties

Mr & Mrs T, Tadworth

Building Survey on period cottage nr Blandford Forum

Highly recommended. Ian gave us a comprehensive survey written in a way that is completely understandable so both practical and clear. Julia in the office was lovely to deal with too, always helpful. We’ve had a really good experience despite a crazy busy time for property at the moment.

Mrs C, London

Building Survey on a 18th Century detached house nr Crewkerne, Somerset

Fab service. Very friendly and efficient would definitely recommend and use again.

Ms J, London

ISVA HomeSurvey on detached bungalow nr Yeovil, Somerset

Many thanks for sending us your comprehensive survey report on the property xxxxx Road.

Looking at the detail in your report, I am sure this will prove very helpful.
I find it a very thorough detailed report with some excellent recommendations

Thank you for managing to fit us in as I understand you are very busy at present.

Mrs R, Sherborne

ISVA HomeSurvey on detached 1970’s 4 bed house, Bridport

Wessex surveyors did a great job for us whilst purchasing our new house, especially during Coronavirus. So easy to deal with, great value and great service
Ms H, Weston-Super-Mare
ISVA HomeSurvey on 4 bed detached house, Yeovil

Glad we instructed Wessex Surveyors. The home survey report was detailed and informative, with lots of photographs to aid understanding. A serious, professional service.

Mrs D, Dorset

ISVA HomeSurvey of large modern detached house

Wessex Surveyors are terrificly (sic) efficient, very clear about what service they provide, thorough and clear in reporting and able to provide helpful follow up information. Excellent value.

Mr L, Cornwall

ISVA HomeSurvey on 4 bed detached house in Charmouth

Ian Vicary at Wessex Surveyors has carried out surveys on the two properties I have purchased in the last two and a half years. I have found the team at Wessex very professional, efficient and friendly. The respective surveys were carried out quickly following receipt of my instructions, and the reports, along with a large number of photographs, were thorough, informative and easy to understand (very important and reassuring as I am a pensioner living on my own!). I have no hesitation in recommending Wessex. 

Ms S, Ilminster

ISVA HomeSurvey on 2 bed detached bungalow in Bridport

Can I also say I have been very impressed with your overall service as an organisation including the very detailed survey conducted by Ian. It has gone a long way to giving us “peace of mind” over our property purchase.
I would have no hesitation in recommending you…….

Mr T, Dorset

ISVA HomeSurvey on modern 3 bed semi-detached house

I would like to thank you for your incredibly thorough and comprehensive survey for our proposed purchase of xxxxxxx Cottage in Winterborne Kingston.  It is very helpful.  I can quite see why they take some time to produce.  I also found it extremely interesting and I have learnt a lot about cottage construction!

Mrs S, Nottingham

Building Survey on thatched cottage

We have used Wessex Surveyors for an ISVA HomeSurvey twice this year and both times the service has been excellent. In both cases the survey reports were emailed to us less than two weeks after our initial enquiry, along with numerous photographs. We found the reports to be very comprehensive and detailed while being easy for a layman to understand.  Julia responded to our enquiries speedily and professionally and Ian carried out the surveys quickly – even though the properties were in Devon and some miles away from their Dorset office.  We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Wessex Surveyors to anyone purchasing a house in the Devon/Dorset/Somerset area and wanting an informative, good value home survey.

Mr & Mrs H, Exeter

ISVA HomeSurveys on bungalows in Honiton

Very quick response and efficient administration. All terms clearly explained, survey clear and easy to understand, and options were given to us for survey type to suit us without any hard sell. The survey enabled us key knowledge about a number of issues which meant we were able to go back to the house vendor with that new information and negotiate our offer price on the house we were buying for a lower price. Definitely has saved us money! Many thanks.

Mr N & Miss M, Bridport

ISVA HomeSurvey on detached bungalow nr Beaminster

I would like to thank you for the professional and excellent service that you offered to us recently. The report requested was carried out by Mr Vickery very quickly and a very comprehensive report received by email to myself and my Solicitor the following day.

I would definitely use your service again and would have no hesitation in recommending you to other members of my family and friends.

Mrs W, Axminster

ISVA HomeSurvey on bungalow nr Axminster

Thank you very much for emailing the report to me promptly on Saturday. Also for letting me know this property is a better investment than the previous one.

Having now read the report I will be following up on the points you have highlighted for mine or my solicitor’s attention.

Many thanks for an excellent service.

Ms S, Epsom


……thank you for completing this (Building Survey report) and returning it to us.  It was genuinely thorough and reassuring in the level of detail covered.

A thoroughly professional service all-round and I will definitely recommend you to any friends in a similar position as us.

Many thanks again

Mr & Mrs H, Honiton

Building Survey on 4 bed detached period house in East Devon

Thank you so much for resending the pictures of ………… Cottage. I have just spent a happy hour going through them. Also thank Ian for doing such a comprehensive and informative survey. We have a lot to think about now.

Mrs W, Sevenoaks

Building Survey on detached 3 bedroom country house

Thank you for your e-mail and the attached snagging report.

(We) are most impressed with the comprehensive and thorough nature of the document and your diligent and conscientious work on our behalf………………………….thank you again for your exceptional work.

Mr & Mrs B

Snagging Report on large new build house nr Stourpaine


Thanks for house survey.
An excellent concise and detailed report, all potential problems addressed along with relevant advice on action required. Please thank Ian for me.

Mr P, Poole

ISVA HomeSurvey on 3 bed detached bungalow nr Taunton

Many thanks for forwarding the completed HomeSurvey. We are very grateful for the comprehensive detail contained within the report and the numerous photographs enhancing the points that you make. We also acknowledge and are further grateful for your comment on other developments on West Road; the Vearse Farm Development planning makes for interesting reading!

Once again many thanks.

Mr & Mrs A, Cambs

ISVA HomeSurvey on 1930’s detached bungalow in Bridport

Firstly thank you for the great customer service from Julia. Originally we had a HomeSurvey done on an older build which unfortunately the purchase fell through, this survey was very detailed and done at an excellent standard. Secondly we had a Snag Report done on a new build again Ian produced a detailed report and was very quick and efficient on doing so, this has given us the security to go ahead and proceed with our purchase. Highly Recommend Wessex Surveyors.

Mr W

ISVA HomeSurvey in Axminster & Snagging Report, Axminster


Just a short note to thank you sincerely for the Building Survey. I found it to be exceptionally detailed and comprehensive, presented in an intuitive and easy-to-follow way, and the sections summarising major issues and legal matters were perfect. (And thanks for taking the pics in the rain! – hope you or the camera didn’t suffer too much)

Mr G, Spain

Building Survey of large refurbished coach house nr Dorchester

Thank you for your excellent survey/report, appreciate the detail, gave us the security to proceed with the purchase, would recommend your services in the future.  Thanks.

Mr T

ISVA Home Survey on 3 bed semi-detached house in Portesham

We used Wessex Surveyors for both a Valuation and Building Survey. I was very impressed with the level of detail in the reports which I received back. Not only was it a clearly laid out summary of the property with concerns, it also serves as a very useful maintenance plan for the next 10 years. Lots of interesting historical detail in there as well. Ian and Julia were a pleasure to deal with.

Mr F

Level 3 Building Survey and Valuation of period property in Charmouth

Mrs F said that the Building Survey report was very thorough with lots of extra information, for instance about thatch, cob wall construction etc.  The client had had many survey reports over the years but felt that this one was the most informative.

Mrs F

Level 3 Building Survey on thatched cottage nr Bridport

Received a detailed report, highlighting important issues which would have been otherwise undiscovered. Additional useful explanatory information also provided and all within a few days of our request, many thanks.

Mrs K

ISVA HomeSurvey on Bungalow in Bridport

Ian Vicary was first rate (as with previous survey). 

Best wishes and thanks again to him.

Dr M, Salisbury

Building Survey on Grade II Listed terraced house in Uploders

Thank you for your excellent report and photographs, it is very much appreciated.  We can now look at the flat with a clearer idea of what needs to be done, and it will also help our solicitor to move things forward.

Mrs M, Leics

Building Survey on Grade II Listed flat in West Bay

I just wanted to thank you and Ian for making the survey process so quick and easy!
Both myself and Terry are very impressed with and appreciative of the service provided.
Many thanks
Mrs S, West Bay
ISVA HomeSurvey on detached bungalow in Bradpole

Thanks for the pdf report. Perused several times and made notes of Ian’s suggestions and already following those up.

Thank you (Julia) and Ian for your time and patience.

Warm regards

Mrs H, Gillingham

ISVA HomeSurvey, Fordington, Dorchester

I was very impressed. A very personalised service, in every respect. The survey report itself was prompt and comprehensive, and helped me to understand the issues at hand.

Mr P, Bridport

ISVA HomeSurvey on a mid-terraced, C19th house

Thank you for carrying out such a detailed and professional report on a property in Weymouth we wish to buy.  It  was well written, easy to comprehend and I would have no reservations at all recommending you to anyone requiring a survey.  When telephoning, the receptionist was very polite and helpful and the whole process was carried out easily and professionally
Many thanks
Mr N, Weymouth
(ISVA HomeSurvey carried out on a 2 bed terraced house in Weymouth)
Please thank Ian Vicary for the impressive Home Survey he carried out for me last Friday.
I found it detailed and very informative, giving me the peace of mind to carry on with the purchase.
Kind Regards,  Mr C, Worksop
(ISVA HomeSurvey carried out on 3 bedroom semi-detached house)

Thank you very much for getting this report over to me earlier than expected…..we were due to meet with the vendors on Saturday and this report was incredibly helpful and valuable.

It was a significant meeting that effectively determined whether we would be able to take this forward when we were in a position to proceed and although it was inevitable that it was going to be a sensitive subject the outcome of your report was instrumental in helping us reach an agreement.

I especially appreciate your time on the phone explaining aspects to me and am very impressed with the depth of the report and the level of detail that helps to explain the reasoning behind issues and observations.

All in all a very impressive report that helped achieve its objective – very well done and thank you.

Mr W, West Sussex

(ISVA HomeSurvey on 2 bed detached bungalow)

Thank you for your very full survey report which was most helpful in our decision-making. It was also particularly helpful subsequently to have a phone discussion with you about points raised in your report.

Mr V, Malvern

Building Survey on detached former chapel

I was very pleased with the survey and the service provided.  The survey report itself was very comprehensive, easy to understand and it was provided promptly.
It was also very detailed and the photos helped too.  There was nothing that would have prevented me purchasing the property so thank you very much.
Mrs S, Bucks
(ISVA HomeSurvey on 2 bed detached bungalow, Bridport)

Thank you Wessex Surveyors for your survey.

The survey, along with many evidential photographs were both comprehensive and detailed.

The survey has helped us to understand issues that we did not know about along with detail of issues requiring rectification before sale completion.

We have used the evidential information in some minor negotiations with the vendor.

Very happy with the process and the report.

Mr T, Coventry

(Building Survey carried out on a Grade II Listed cottage nr Crewkerne)

We recently contacted Wessex Surveyors to request a Home Survey, prior to a house purchase.  They contacted us very promptly to recommend that we should actually have a Building Survey instead, due to the age of the property (pre 1900). This we agreed to do.  An appointment was made the same week for Mr Ian Vicary to complete the survey.  The survey report that we received (both by email and a hard copy) was extremely comprehensive and detailed. It was of great assistance to our decision making.  We would not hesitate to employ Wessex Surveyors again should we require another property to be surveyed and we would highly recommend them to any other prospective property purchasers.

Mr & Mrs H, Woodstock

(Building Survey carried out on a 2 bed terraced house on Portland)

Mr Vicary surveyed two properties for us, and on both occasions provided a prompt and thorough service – on the second property going out within two days of being instructed and then phoning us on a Saturday morning to provide sufficiently detailed verbal feedback for us to proceed with negotiations whilst the written report was being prepared. We purchased the second property, and Mr Vicary has subsequently proved very helpful in guiding our thinking on how best to remedy the issues his report identified. We would happily recommend Wessex Surveyors to others looking to buy in the Bridport area.

I just wanted to say how pleased we are with your thorough and detailed report. Your observations and additional notes are particularly appreciated and extremely helpful. There are a few things that you have highlighted that we will definitely investigate further. We are delighted that, on the face of it, there is nothing that would deter us from proceeding with the purchase.

Thanks Ian – just wanted to say how much we were impressed with both of your reports. We plan to carry on with the purchase of The Old Rectory.

I would like to pass on our thanks to you for the prompt and professional way you carried out the recent building survey on the house in Lyme Regis that we are looking to purchase. The report you generated was very detailed and enabled us to view the property in a dispassionate way so that we can proceed with the purchase comfortable in the knowledge of what works may be required in the short to medium term. The conclusion and repairs section will be very useful as a maintenance guide for us in the months ahead.

Once again many thanks for your efforts.

Thank you for completing the survey which we found to be very thorough and informative.

The report was easy to follow and interesting to read.

We are very pleased with the survey and how it was written and packaged.

The cost of the survey was competitive and worth the amount we paid.

We would be happy to recommend Wessex  Surveyors to all.

Many thanks for the report.

The prompt way in which the work was done as well as the comprehensive and clear nature of the report are much appreciated.

If you need a testimonial from me, I’d be more than happy to provide one.

Many thanks again.

I’d like to thank you for your speed in completing and then turning round the survey report you did for us, it has meant that we have not held up the process at all, but has raised some issues that we would not ever have known about. I was particularly impressed with the detail in the report, the way it is broken down and the extra notes that you added in. It is written in plain English that even a layman can understand.

I would recommend you to others and would definitely use your services again.

Thank you for both e-mail and hard copy of the survey report. We found it comprehensive and easy to follow. We also found the chat we had with you on site very useful.

In fact we have decided not to continue with the purchase due mainly to access and maintenance issues.

We will contact you again when we find another property that we like.

Many thanks.

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