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Surveyor in remedial treatments

Remedial surveyor

Surveyors in remedial treatments inspect properties for defects. They visit sites to determine the level of any damage and advise on how best to fix it. They complete detailed reports, specifications and building surveys; identify defects and advise on repair, maintenance and restoration options.

Average salary*




Typical hours per week


How to become a surveyor in remedial treatments

There are several routes to becoming a surveyor in remedial treatments. You could complete a specialist training course, an apprenticeship or on-the-job training.

You should explore these routes to becoming a surveyor in remedial treatments, to find out which is the right one for you. Although some of these options have certain qualification requirements, many employers are more interested in people who are enthusiastic, willing to learn and can follow instructions.

You may need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card to work on a construction site. 

College/training provider

You may have to attend a specialist college or training provider in order to become a surveyor in remedial treatments. You could complete a certified Level 3 short course in Surveying Timber and Dampness in Buildings (CSTDB) or Surveying Dampness in Buildings (CSDB) through the Awarding Body for Building Education (ABBE). 

There are no set qualifications for becoming a surveyor in remedial treatments, but it helps to have some previous experience in construction.

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> Funding advice


An apprenticeship is a good way into the industry. You could complete a craft-based apprenticeship to start you on your journey to becoming a surveyor in remedial treatments, such as a bricklaying or carpentry apprenticeship.

You’ll need 2 - 3 GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent.

Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. As an apprentice, you’ll be fully employed by your company and expected to work a minimum of 30 hours a week. Your time will be split between on-the-job experience and a college or training provider.

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> Guide to apprenticeships


If you have some basic experience, you could apply directly to a surveying company to gain on-site experience as a surveyor in remedial treatments. You might start out as an assistant to a more experienced surveyor and progress as your abilities improve.

Work experience

Work experience is essential to gaining employment within the construction industry. You could gain this at school, or by working weekends and holidays with a company or relative who works as a surveyor in remedial treatments. Potential employers will always be pleased to see work experience listed on your CV.

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Additional skills which may benefit anyone considering a job as a surveyor in remedial treatments include: 

  • Excellent time management
  • Great organisational skills
  • Sound technical knowledge
  • Aptitude at writing and clear communication
  • Meticulous attention to detail.

What does a surveyor in remedial treatments do?

As a surveyor in remedial treatments, you will be responsible for inspecting all types of buildings for defects. Once the cause of the defect is identified, you will advise on the best course of treatment. You could also be required to liaise with construction managers and clients both on-site and in an office.

As a surveyor in remedial treatments you could be: 

  • Managing subcontractors
  • Supporting site managers on technical details
  • Testing site samples
  • Liaising with different teams
  • Keeping accurate records
  • Compiling regular progress reports
  • Completing risk assessments
  • Creating action plans
  • Identifying pests
  • Advising on suitable treatments.

What's it like to be a surveyor in remedial treatments?

Mark Smith

Mark Smith is a Remedial Surveyor at Yorkshire Dampcourse

How much could you earn as a surveyor in remedial treatments?

The expected salary for a surveyor in remedial treatments varies as you become more experienced.

  • Newly trained surveyors in remedial treatments can earn £25,000 - £30,000
  • Senior surveyors in remedial treatments can earn £30,000 - £50,000*
  • Self-employed surveyors in remedial treatments set their own pay rates.

Hours and salary depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do.

* Salaries have been collected from multiple industry sources


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As these are external websites, the number of vacancies related to your preferred role may vary. New opportunities will be posted as they come up.

Career path and progression

Senior surveyors in remedial treatments could move into project management. 

You could set up a private practice or work as a self-employed consultant and set your own salary.

Progression Opportunities

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