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English Speaking Structural Surveyor in France


Structural Surveys and Building Surveys

We provide english speaking structural surveys all over France. Over the years we have provided many structural surveys for British people who have chosen to live in France. We are resident in France, registered in France and have full PI Insurance with Lloyds of London. We aim to call our clients with a verbal report within 24 hours of our site visit. Written reports are sent within 10/14 days of site visit. Our written reports include photographic evidence of any problems found: hand drawn illustrations and floor plans, where appropriate. Finally, we would emphasise that we are a completely INDEPENDENT company. We also provide building surveys.

Surveying Background

Eddie Acford is a Chartered Structural Engineer, a graduate of University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. He has a degree in building and began his career as a designer with a major European engineering company. Over many years, Ed has worked in the UK, in the commercial and private sectors. Eddie and his wife Sue, both work from their home, a former winemakers cottage, which lies amid the vineyards and sunflower fields of the Gers, a lovely, unspoilt region of South-West France. Sue has worked as a Secretary/PA in both legal and medical practices and now looks after the admin side of the business.

Covering All of France

We travel extensively and cover all of France. We have worked on projects as far afield as Brittany in the northwest of France to Bouche de Rhone in the south. We love our work and have the good fortune to meet many charming and interesting people from all parts of the world who, wisely, choose to re-locate to France.

The most rewarding part of our job is to know that through our technical expertise and knowledge we are able to revive and at times, literally, save some beautiful and fascinating old buildings.

If you have any worries about your property please get in touch, we would love to hear from you. You will find our contact details here.

Eddie Acford BSC CEng MIStruct E
Chartered Structural Engineer