Defect Investigations & Expert Witness Services
Building Sciences can undertake detailed investigation of roof and wall performance failure. The types of defect frequently encountered are roof leaks and/or wind damage; poor standards of workmanship and design; heat, air or moisture performance problems in new or existing assemblies/buildings.
Investigations typically involve specification and detailed drawing assessments, site investigation using non-destructive testing techniques, or the physical opening up of the affected construction.
Full written reports are provided with photographic records (still and video where appropriate) of any site opening up investigations. Opinions can be provided on why performance failure has occurred and suitable remedial works to eliminate the problem.
Expert Witness Services
Expert witness services are provided by experienced senior consultants in situations where legal proceedings have, or may be, instigated. Our consultants have particular specialist knowledge of profiled metal, composite panel, fibre cement and other roof and wall cladding materials.