Neil Marsden Associates Ltd

PCA Independent Damp and Timber Surveyors

Industry awarding winning company with over 20 years experience

07341 899057 


Locations covered: Ipswich, Colchester, Chelmsford, Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Needham Market, Woodbridge, Suffolk, Essex, and surrounding areas of London.

First of all, let me introduce myself. I am Adam Wallis a Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Damp in Buildings (CSTDB) and I am registered as an independent PCA-accredited surveyor.

I started my career with an advanced-level bricklaying apprenticeship, which was completed over three years, and it was during my apprenticeship that my interest in buildings and construction was ignited. My interest and experience were further enhanced when I decided to join a property preservation company. During this time I achieved the ‘Property Care Association Qualified Technician’ (PCAQT) qualification and was awarded the prestigious accolade of National Technician of the Year after passing with the year’s highest exam results. Working as a technician allowed me to expand both my technical knowledge and practical skills.


I then took the qualification as a ‘Certified Surveyor of Timber and Damp in Buildings’(CSTDB) after sitting all three module exams over 2 consecutive days, something that is generally carried out over several months or even years.


As a CSTDB-qualified surveyor, I conducted surveys on a very diverse range of properties (from the smallest terraced cottage to huge commercial buildings) which involved identifying damp and timber-related defects and then recommending the appropriate remedial solutions where applicable.


My love of surveying continued, but I wanted more! I wanted to be able to offer honest, reliable and practical advice without being tied to the constraints of working for a contractor. Therefore, I decided to go it alone and become a PCA-registered Independent Surveyor. My ambition to work as a PCA Independent Surveyor coincided with the exciting opportunity of becoming the first-ever Franchisee of ‘Neil Marsden Associates Ltd’. Neil Marsden Snr is well known within the industry and is recognised as one of the country’s leading experts on Damp and Timber defects in buildings. I have been good friends with Neil now for several years after carrying out most of my studying with him as my tutor at the PCA. I am delighted to be working with Neil and my clients can rest assured that I will continue to deliver the same exacting standards that Neil demands of himself and his associates.


I will be pleased to carry out a detailed inspection with the utmost professionalism, honesty and integrity and provide honest and unbiased advice as to the cause and remedy of any damp-related issues I identify. I have no vested interest in leading clients to undertake any work and I will always advise on situations at face value.


All at Neil Marsden Associates Ltd value integrity and honesty whilst providing a very personal service in a friendly and approachable manner. Upon completion of the survey, you will receive a detailed survey report including support sketches (where applicable) along with recommendations for the most cost-effective and practical solutions. You will also be provided with a guide to the likely cost of any recommended remedial work to allow you to make an informed decision on how to proceed.


I look forward to being of service to you.


Pre-Purchase Damp and Timber Surveys

Purchasing a new property is one of the biggest investments you'll ever make. we understand the importance of a safe and healthy home. That's why we're here to offer you expert Pre-Purchase Damp and Timber Surveys. 

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🏡 Locations We Serve: We are proud to offer our services in Suffolk, Essex, and London. No matter where you're looking to buy, we're here to assist you.

Ready to take the next step in securing your dream home? Contact us today to schedule your pre-purchase damp and timber survey. Your home's health is our top priority! 

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Timber Surveys

Our timber inspections are designed to meet the highest industry standards, ensuring the longevity and safety of wooden structures. When it comes to timber inspections, our expert surveyors excel in thorough assessments, meticulously examining timber elements for any signs of decay or woodworm infestations.

With our comprehensive approach, we leave no stone unturned, utilising advanced techniques and equipment to identify and address these potential issues. Timber decay and woodworm infestations can compromise the structural integrity of your property, leading to costly repairs if left unchecked.

By entrusting us with your timber inspections, you're making a proactive investment in the preservation of your wooden structures. Our detailed reports and actionable recommendations provide you with the knowledge and confidence needed to maintain the quality and safety of your property.

So, when it comes to safeguarding your wooden assets, think of us as your trusted partners in the fight against timber decay and woodworm. Contact us today for a thorough timber inspection that ensures the longevity and strength of your valuable wooden components.

Damp Investigation

Our specialised damp investigations are your key to effectively resolving moisture-related challenges in your property. Our dedicated team of experts excels in pinpointing the root causes of dampness through meticulous inspections.

Using advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, we thoroughly examine your property, seeking out and diagnosing issues such as moisture ingress, leaks, and condensation. Our primary goal is to identify the precise source of the problem, whether it's stemming from a compromised roof, faulty plumbing, inadequate ventilation, or other factors.

Once we've uncovered the underlying issues, we provide you with a comprehensive report that outlines our findings and presents a customised plan to address and prevent further dampness. Our solutions encompass moisture control measures, enhanced ventilation strategies, and any necessary structural repairs.

At Neil Marsden Associates, we deeply comprehend the significance of maintaining a dry, healthy living environment. Dampness not only jeopardises the structural integrity of your property but also poses health risks due to the potential growth of harmful mold and mildew. With our unwavering commitment to excellence and expertise in the field, we ensure your property remains consistently dry, safe, and comfortable for both you and your loved ones.

Don't allow dampness to compromise your property's value or your well-being. Reach out to us today to schedule a comprehensive damp investigation. Let us be the solution that helps you reclaim a dry, worry-free, and enjoyable living space.



'My wife and I had concerns about our house and contacted Adam for professional advice. He arrived promptly despite the poor weather and conducted various investigations and recordings around the house. His explanations were easy for a layman to understand and he was able to allay our worst fears. He produced a detailed report of his findings by the next working day which also included recommended improvements, all with their estimated costs.

We are delighted to recommend Adam for his professional surveying services and very pleasant personality'

Andrew Bloomfield

Property Care Association Accredited Independent Surveyors

We're proud the be members of the PCA. The Property Care Association (PCA) is a trade association representing property specialists who can be trusted to resolve problems affecting your building. 

Property Care Association 

Outstanding Customer Service Award 2023 Winners