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Excellent service. Thorough, knowledgeable and efficient.
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First time I've bought an independant survey outside of the 'reccomened' surveys by mortgage companies etc, and I havr been super impressed. The key to this was Bruce, not only a rapid service, (one week from call to survey), I had a huge report plus a Skype call follow up. Bruce removed some fears about the property, but also pointed out some great positives. I particularly liked his passion, urging me to keep original features and restore the property where we could back to its original beauty. Thoroughly recommend this business, they have been a key resource, in what is the biggest purchase of our lives to date. Thanks Bruce and Martin.
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The company responded very promptly to our initial enquiry setting up the survey of a property in Bristol in the period just before Christmas. Bruce Marfell carried out a very thorough survey and produced a helpful report within a short space of time. Unfortunately he identified a number of issues with the property which meant we decided not to go ahead with the purchase. Our conversation by Skype after receiving the report allowed us to ask a number of questions which have made us much more aware of what to look for before putting in an offer on a property in the future. We would certainly recommend the company.
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Excellent service from start to finish. More thorough a survey than I've ever had before. Great to talk over findings also at the end. Broad advice given.
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Bruce surveyed a house I'm purchasing in Stoke Gifford. I'm so pleased I went ahead with the survey as it was very thorough and meant that I knew about issues that otherwise would have gone unnoticed. It also totally reassured me that buying the house is the right move and I feel totally informed about what work needs doing on it. Bruce was clearly very knowledgeable and experienced and kindly helped me with another couple of queries I had after the survey was completed. I'd definitely use him again in future
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Domestic Surveys

We are Chartered Building Professionals undertaking Building Surveys throughout the South West. You must see our website!
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Domestic Surveys
14 Court Avenue
Bristol
County of Bristol
BS34 8PJ
United Kingdom
Mobile: 07501 512 397
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5.0 out of 5 based on 42 reviews
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Excellent service. Thorough, knowledgeable and efficient.
22nd February 2018
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First time I've bought an independant survey outside of the 'reccomened' surveys by mortgage companies etc, and I havr been super impressed.
The key to this was Bruce, not only a rapid service, (one week from call to survey), I had a huge report plus a Skype call follow up.
Bruce removed some fears about the property, but also pointed out some great positives.
I particularly liked his passion, urging me to keep original features and restore the property where we could back to its original beauty.

Thoroughly recommend this business, they have been a key resource, in what is the biggest purchase of our lives to date.
Thanks Bruce and Martin.

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The company responded very promptly to our initial enquiry setting up the survey of a property in Bristol in the period just before Christmas. Bruce Marfell carried out a very thorough survey and produced a helpful report within a short space of time. Unfortunately he identified a number of issues with the property which meant we decided not to go ahead with the purchase.
Our conversation by Skype after receiving the report allowed us to ask a number of questions which have made us much more aware of what to look for before putting in an offer on a property in the future. We would certainly recommend the company.
17th February 2018
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Excellent service from start to finish.
More thorough a survey than I've ever had before.
Great to talk over findings also at the end. Broad advice given.

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Bruce surveyed a house I'm purchasing in Stoke Gifford. I'm so pleased I went ahead with the survey as it was very thorough and meant that I knew about issues that otherwise would have gone unnoticed. It also totally reassured me that buying the house is the right move and I feel totally informed about what work needs doing on it. Bruce was clearly very knowledgeable and experienced and kindly helped me with another couple of queries I had after the survey was completed. I'd definitely use him again in future

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I used Domestic Surveys and surveyor Bruce Marfell for a survey on my first flat purchase in Bristol. They were recommended by a colleague and were excellent from start to finish. Martin was quick to respond to my initial query and gave helpful and tailored advice. I got 5 quotes for the survey and Domestic Surveys offered both the most comprehensive package and the most reasonably priced. Bruce was thorough and professional with his survey, providing a detailed report and photos, and talking through the results with me afterwards via Skype. I would thoroughly recommend!

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This is the second time we have used Domestic Surveys (Bruce) this year. The first full survey identified a number of significant issues with the property and we were unable to renegotiate a sufficient price reduction to go forward with the purchase. When we found our next property, we got back in touch with Domestic Survey without hesitation. Bruce has just completed another survey for us and again he has demonstrated his skill and knowledge in identifying areas for improvement with the property; from a structural point of view, for reduced maintenance and for safety. When talking to him, his passion for this subject is obvious and it is evident how he cares for his clients. I could not recommend Domestic Surveys highly enough. I would not hesitate in using them again.

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Very satisfied with the house survey conducted by Bruce. The report was provided quickly -
it was thorough and written with clarity. The skype call to discuss the findings was a brilliant idea and enabled me to progress my purchase with confidence. I had some follow up queries a few weeks later and Bruce answered my email almost immediately

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What a fantastic company!!
Would highly recommend and use again.
Bruce provided the promised detailed report and took the time to thoroughly discuss the survey and raise any concerns he had noted about the property. The discussion really added extra value as it gave even more insight. I will definitely be recommending domestic surveys! Thank you Bruce :)

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I have used them once before on a talk through survey which was very good.
This time was a comprehensive survey, which truely is comprehensive.
They then called to go through survey with me,
Very good and trustworthy, will use again in the future.

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Domestic Surveys was recommended to me by a colleague as I was advised they would be thorough and provide a detailed report. I was not disappointed! Martin arranged for a survey to be conducted within good time and Bruce provided the promised detailed report and took the time to thoroughly discuss the survey and raise any concerns he had noted about the property. The discussion really added extra value as it gave even more insight. I will definitely be recommending domestic surveys!

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At short notice, we arranged a survey on a property,
they gave very good feedback, Bruce is clearly has a lot of experience.
good value for money, he could have charged £780 for a full survey with report but met up in a cafe afterwards to go through it at £300.
very friendly and trustworthy
will use with my next property

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We had a great experience with Domestic Surveys. Martin was so helpful in arranging everything, very approachable & extremely efficient. Bruce, our surveyor, was very thorough and took the time to explore all our areas of concern. The follow up phone call after the survey to accompany the report was extremely helpful in explaining everything he'd found and gave us peace of mind. Would definitely recommend.
1st February 2017
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Both Martin and Bruce were very helpful and accommodating with our request. The survey and the final report was done to a very high standard and we would highly recommend them.
31st January 2017
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Received a fantastic service from start to finish. Domestic Surveys was recommended by a friend and would definitely use them again and recommend to others.
I got a number of quotes for a building survey and Domestic Surveys was very competitive. More than that though the service has been great; everyone I have spoken to has been clear and concise, responses are quick and detailed. No question is too big, small or ‘stupid’ which is exactly what I wanted as a first time buyer having never gone through this process before.
Bruce carried out my survey and produced a comprehensive report within 24 hours. The report was as easy to understand as possible (given the subject matter) and then I had a follow up call with him to go through the report so I could ask any remaining questions I had. Bruce really put my mind at rest about the property I am purchasing.

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Domestic surveys was recommended to us by a friend and we are really glad to have used their service. Booking our survey was very straight forward, with Martin replying promptly to emails and phone calls. Bruce then carried out our survey and even met with us straight afterwards to go through the main points. The very thorough report then came through the next day, with a follow up Skype call. It was really helpful talking things through, especially getting an idea of what we might consider renegotiating the price about and a rough estimate of cost. Thanks heaps for an awesome service, will definitely be recommending you ????

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Bruce conducted the survey in a timely and professional manner giving immediate feedback and the report arrived by email withing the timeframe indicated.

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Bruce has recently carried out a full buildings survey on our property. It is our first purchase and we are over the moon with his service. He visited the property within the week, was always contactable with swift replies and he had the survey back to us by the next evening. Furthermore skype'd us to discuss the property on the weekend. I cannot recommended the company enough. We will always use Bruce for any furthermore work we need doing. Every detail was covered thoroughly and any questions we had answered. Worth every penny!! Kind regards Rosa and Craig

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This a review for a Building Survey completed by Bruce Marfell.

I can high recommend his services. The survey was easily arranged and completed with the minimal amount of input from myself other than handing over the essential details of the property. The report was extremely thorough, well written and easy to understand. Just as valuable I found was a follow up Skype conversation I was offered where I was able to chat to Bruce about all the questions I had regarding the property and the findings of the survey. I found Bruce to be very knowledgeable, provided a great service and many useful pieces of advice. I am 100% sure this report is essential when buying a property rather than a standard homebuyer's report and at the price charged it is also extremely good value for money.

Many thanks.

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Bruce completed a full survey for me recently. The survey was arranged very quickly and the report produced within a couple of days. I then met with him to go through the relevant points raised. Bruce was extremely helpful in prioritising the work needed and answered all questions professionally and knowledgably. This was an amazing service and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Bruce to anyone in the future. On his advice I asked for a reduction in the property price and obtained a good reduction. Thanks also to Jan Scrine who was helpful and patient throughout, and promptly answered my email queries.

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