Cornerstone are enhancing change within the property damage management industry by developing restorative know-how and a Best Practice consistent approach to affected structures. Through clear and concise factual reporting data, historical buildings, sensitive materials, cutting edge and innovative constructions, continued occupation and business disruption are some of the challenges Cornerstone has overcome to ensure deliverable solutions.
Adopting a myriad of advanced equipment and technical know-how to achieve a credible reporting outcome, our multi-disciplined approach enables us to perform the duties of a professional service supplier providing competent solutions for an array of industry sectors from typically Insurance Companies, Loss Adjusters, Warranty Providers and Surveyors to Housing Associations and Local Authorities.
Restoration & Damage Mitigation Experts with More Than Three Decades of Experience
As restoration experts with more than three decades of experience in damage mitigation and identifying causes of damp & condensation, the transparent reporting provision embodies value for money and clearly demonstrates knowledge, a thorough approach and resultant intelligent advice. Our remit follows a path of minimising the impact property damage has on home and business owners and is upheld by a logical and sequential approach to our reporting detail which guarantees a uniform process for identifying affected materials and the most appropriate restorative and remedial outcomes.
As an innovative forward thinking company, we have embraced technology to develop and deliver unique reporting protocols and measuring and monitoring equipment. Such an approach serves to reduce incident timescales and return quantifiable cost savings for both clients and customers.
With a dedicated client manager for each claim, Cornerstone’s process incorporates front-end client, customer or property owner interaction to confirm loss identification, any consequential health & safety issues and agreed channels of communication to ensure all interested parties are kept informed during our involvement with the reported incident.
If you would like to get a quote or would like more information regarding our services, please feel free to contact our team.
For properties developing building faults or damp issues, Cornerstone can investigate and deliver a competent solution.
Where building faults have occurred, properties are often restored using a number of contractors. When further problems develop after a period of time however, the contractors are called in once again to resolve the additional faults.
Through a maintained network of approved multi-disciplined professionals including Chartered Surveyors and Structural & Service Engineers working alongside our in-house loss mitigation and property restoration specialists, Cornerstone produces an expedient and successful query resolution to each enquiry received. This unique all-embracing approach eliminates the client requirement to contact each individual contractor in search of a cause and rectification.
From the time of instruction, our internal systems will identify the pertinent professional service or services required to produce a credible input to the investigation. A timely reporting mechanism clearly identifying a conclusion with coherent recommendations is submitted to the client at a pre-agreed fixed cost – a one- stop-shop solution!
Some of The Services We Offer
- Leak Detection
- Trace and Access
- Moisture Surveys
- Structural Surveys
This unique approach places Cornerstone as leaders in damp solutions. Visit our Case Studies page to find out how Cornerstone have worked with and helped household-known clients.
If you’re looking for a long-term resolution to a damp issue, get in touch today.
Meet the Team
Cornerstone are fortunate enough to have some of the UK’s most experienced consultants and surveyors within their designated fields. Find out more about our experts and see how they can help!
What Our Customers Say About Us
Cornerstone is not a typical drying contractor as they are continually improving their knowledge base and employ the most up to date techniques both to measure moisture and to remove it.
They are extremely passionate about their work and know from experience that they are thorough, skilful and above all an honest practitioner. Andrew Dallen had an involvement in a textbook I put together in 2009, in which he helped me understand a number of the drying techniques they use.
I have also been involved with Andrew in undertaking building inspections. Like myself, they use a huge range of inspection equipment – from borescopes and endoscopes to thermal imaging equipment and the best moisture meters and accessories available on the market and, like myself, he is intensely curious. There are few textbooks on the subject of dampness investigation and precious little nationally funded research. We are both therefore pioneers in this difficult and challenging field.
When LHT decided to take a more scientific approach towards diagnosing dampness, we needed recognised experts in the field to help and support us in our new direction. Cornerstone met all our requirements and were pivotal in helping drive forward our award winning initiative.
We asked them to design a series of modular training sessions using a range of technical equipment that was both taught in the classroom and in the field, based on our requirements. The programme they delivered was extremely well received by our Technical Staff. It was informative, interesting, well researched and presented by professional people at the top of their game. The sessions were richly enlivened by numerous examples from the Presenters’ personal experience and the “science” elements were delivered at the right level. The modular design of the sessions also enables us to pick modules off the shelf for future staff.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Cornerstone.
I have used Cornerstone regularly for investigations over the past 6 years. The reports are comprehensive, the service friendly and the costs reasonable.
Our Cornerstone Case Studies.
Cornerstone have experience in dealing with a variety of issues across the UK, and are trusted by leading housing associations, loss adjusters and more.
£37,000 Cost Saving for Insurance Company
Scenario: Decorations and furnishings were reported water damaged as a result of ‘secondary flooding’ from the recent flooding. Neighbours advised that water damage to the property was a result of floodwater ingress during the event, even though the property did not sugar any specific ingress. Moisture damage was evident on the ground and first floors.
Multi-Disciplined Approach to Damp Problem
Scenario: A 1970’s detached property has suffered from a damp problem to a localised area of the structure over a number of years. Prior to the appointment of Cornerstone, extensive investigations and been undertaken by a variety of professionals without resolution. Reason for contact: To identify the source of the moisture affecting the structure.