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What is a CSTDB Surveyor?

8 May 2019

Here at Timberwise, we want to be the UK’s go-to expert in specialist property care and preservation, and we know one of the ways to achieve this is to invest in our people.

That’s why the development of skills and knowledge is a top priority. Our Surveyors undergo thorough in-house and external training alongside the Property Care Association in order to gain the recognised industry qualifications.

What is the PCA?

The Property Care Association (PCA) is the trade association representing timber and damp specialists within England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. PCA members have met strict membership criteria to demonstrate their technical competence and service delivery standards who can be trusted to resolve problems affecting buildings such as rising damp, woodworm and fungal decay.

What is CSTDB?

The Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) qualification, which is held by Timberwise Surveyors and delivered by the Property Care Association, has now been re-named Certificated Surveyor of Timber & Dampness in Buildings (CSTDB).

 How does a Surveyor achieve CSTDB?

To attain CSTDB status candidates are required to pass ALL THREE modules:

  • Damp
  • Timber
  • Legal/Health & Safety

All Timberwise Surveyors who successfully pass the CSTDB examinations from 2018 onwards will be awarded the level 3 ‘Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness in Buildings – CSTDB’.

The original CSRT qualification continues to be recognised as a professional qualification for surveyors in the remedial property industry. Although the qualification name has changed; our customers can have the utmost confidence and trust in the Timberwise ability to provide a full in depth damp surveys at your property.

At Timberwise we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality training that equips our Surveyors with the tools and knowledge to perform their roles to meet, and exceed, beyond the industry standard.

Neil Hartley, Training Director

Why choose a CSTDB Surveyor?

By choosing a CTSDB qualified damp and timber specialist member you can feel rest assured you are in safe hands. Timberwise has been established since 1965 and is recognised as the UK’s go to property care experts.

We are long term members of the Property Care Association and all of our services are covered by long term guarantees. By using Timbewise and our CSTDB qualified Surveyors, you are using a fully qualified company who have been are vetted to high industry standards annually and reviewed meticulously by the PCA to ensure high standards across the board.

Get in Touch with Our Damp Proofing Specialists

It is vital to correctly identify the damp problem you have so that the correct damp proofing solution can be put in place for your property. To correctly determine the form of damp treatment required, we recommend a Damp and Timber report from our damp proofing company.

Timberwise has over 5 decades of experience in identifying and providing solutions to damp using techniques such as a damp proof course. For peace of mind that your problem is rectified, call our experts today on 0800 288 8660 or click to arrange a damp survey online.

Originally published 9th May 2018, updated 15th May 2019.