Property Repair

All properties require repair and maintenance. In tenement buildings, it is important that all owners in the property are aware of potential defects and how these can be repaired and also how to ensure that the property is properly maintained to prevent high cost repairs in the future.

The best way to avoid high costs is by investing in property maintenance, but accidents and unseen events do happen. When they do, you want an experienced business in property repairs on hand. This is where Richardson & Starling step in. We are well versed in the multitude of different property repair scenarios that can arise. No task is too big or small, nor any task too unusual, for us to complete.

Property Repair Specialists

With property repair branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Elgin, Stirling, Kirkcaldy, Dundee, Perth, Oban, Ayr, Dumfries, and Carlisle, Richardson & Starling have coverage across the entirety of Scotland. This means that no matter where you are, our team of property repair specialists is on hand to help.

Privately owned, we directly employ Surveyors, Joiners, Plasterers, Plumbers, Painters and Decorators, Tilers, Floor Layers and Roofers. Where required, we will hire contracted specialists to ensure your property repair is completed to the highest of standards. The property repair process is quick and easy when you use Richardson & Starling.

Property damage can occur at any time, which is why you want to know that help is on hand at short notice. All our calls are answered by experience staff ensuring that you get quick and efficient service. Whether a homeowner, property manager, estate agent, or private landlord, we are here to help.
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We Have Experience in Property Repairs 

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At Richardson & Starling, we have been operational within the property repairs sector for over 80 years. This has made us aware that property problems can be confusing and distressing for the affected parties and makes us more understanding about the situation and how best to rectify it as quickly as possible.

In some cases, the need for property repair only comes up when home owners are trying to buy or sell a property. Therefore, we have created a comprehensive property repair guide on our website; to help our clients eliminate some of the stress they may be faced with when moving homes. As property repair experts, we are confident that our guide will be useful to anyone moving homes.

If you would like to speak to a member of your local property repair team for further advice and information, you can call us or contact us online using our online contact form.

Repairing Property Problems

We have been restoring properties and assisting properties for decades at Richardson & Starling, making us fully qualified to undertake any property repair imaginable. The length of time we have been delivering property care – as well as our own professional guarantee – should speak volumes about how confident we are in the service we provide. When you use Richardson & Starling, you know your property is in the best hands.

In many cases, home owners have never dealt with property repair issues before. If you are unsure what to expect from a Richardson & Starling property repair, our property repair category pages will give you a better understanding of what is involved.

Fire Damage Property Repair

Fires can strike for a variety of reasons and at any time. They can cause lasting structural damage or simply aesthetic damage. No matter the kind of damage they do cause, proper property repair should remove all signs of fire damage from the property and return the property to its proper order, be it as a place of work or living home.

Smoke Damage Cleaning

Smoke can be “driven” or “free floating”. Driven smoke is pressurised, propelled in a direction by energy generated by the fire itself. Driven smoke most often affects vertical surfaces. Once it has cooled, driven smoke becomes “floating smoke”, which is denser than air. As it is denser than air, it tends to settle on horizontal surfaces, causing lasting damage and staining. 

No matter the form of smoke that has caused damage to your property, Richardson & Starling have the experience, expertise, knowledge, and tools to remove all the signs, stains, and smells that smoke leaves behind. There are a variety of techniques and smoke damage remediation that we employ here at Richardson & Starling. Contact us today to find out how we can help with property repairs relating to smoke damage.

Flood Damage Property Repair

Flooding is a serious and real possibility in many areas of Scotland and the UK as a whole. Flooding happens quickly and with little warning, giving anyone – be they private owners, property manages, or otherwise – little warning of its arrival. Therefore, in the case of flooding and flood damage, the goal is to respond to the flood as quickly as possible.

First step to achieve this is to remove the water as quickly as possible. This is done through the use of rapid water extraction. After this, the point of ingress for the water must be identified and closed as quickly as possible, with the property then dried.

Failure to locate the source of the water damage in a property can increase the risk of permanent structural damage, further flooding and residual microbial growth.

Property Maintenance

Looking after a property can be quite a tough task, not easily undertaken without the proper skills. The truth is that maintaining any building is a job for several trades, and this can lead to miscommunication – different contractors hired from different companies can misunderstand each other’s remit and this in turn leads to jobs done poorly. Richardson & Starling has the answer to this problem. 

Property management – looking after a property for the owners – can be a tough task to undertake without the proper skills to hand. The trust of maintaining any property is that it is a job for decades, if not life. This can lead to miscommunication over time; different contractors come and go from different companies, resulting in confusion in the hand over and misunderstanding of the remit. This in turn causes jobs to be completed to a poor standard, or missed out altogether. The result can lead to damage and the need for expensive property remedial repair.

Our team of property maintenance experts is drawn from every trade necessary for a comprehensive maintenance programme. This includes everything from plumbing and electrics through to painting and decorating. Maintenance can be carried out on a one off basis or as part of an ongoing maintenance contract. 
Dedicated surveyors, technicians and supervisors

You can be assured that we at Richardson & Starling are committed to providing the highest level of professionalism, service response, and quality workmanship possible when it comes to property repairs and property maintenance. To achieve this, we have the following:
  • Dedicated reactive maintenance teams, manned by highly experienced staff
  • Large geographical coverage by qualified and skilled trades and contract supervisors
  • Tracker fitted vehicles allowing accurate confirmation of arrival times to clients
  • Site inspections, to monitor the quality and service of our workmanship
  • Customer satisfaction calls on all job
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Home Report for Property Repairs

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When selling any property, be it a home or otherwise, you need to have a wealth of facts at your fingertips. Homes for sale have to marketed with a home report. This contains three documents that provide buyers and sellers with information about the condition and overall value of a home before an offer of purchase is made. It will, in essence, highlight any property repairs that need to be undertaken on the property.

Any repairs that are required will affect the value of your property. As a result, it may be more cost effective for you to carry out any necessary property repairs prior to selling the property to increase the amount you can get at market. Once you know the cost of the property repairs, it could also be possible to agree a deal for the home buyer to carry out the repairs before moving into the property.

Richardson & Starling offer an in-house Property Preservation and Property Repair Service and can quote for all the repair works as detailed in the Home Report without the need for you sourcing different contractors.

Insurance Repair Quote

Ensuring That Your Get An Accurate Property Repair Quote
Disasters – also known as acts of god – beyond your control can be heart-breaking. At best, they cause disruption to your home life and at worse can make your home uninhabitable. We can provide accurate, efficient, and cost-effective property repair quotations for your insurance company so remedial work can begin as soon as possible.

Whatever the Property Repair Needed - We Can Quote
The surveyors and technicians at Richardson & Starling have seen most things, so no matter how unusual the circumstances of the damage to your property, we can help. From roof tiles blown off by a whirlwind to water gushing through the ceiling from burst pipes, we can provide you with a realistic quotation to repair any fire, flood or storm damage including wear and tear caused by old age to your home or business.

Property Refurbishment

Breathing New Life Into Your Property
It can be wondrous to see the effect a high quality property refurbishment can have. We have a large team of dedicate professional at Richardson & Starling; our team includes everything from building surveyors and estimators to contract managers. This guarantees that your project requirements will be delivered by an experienced team and that work will be carried out to schedule in a professional manner.

Property Refurbishment – In Occupied Properties
With most of our work coming from repeat business and recommendation, we specialise in working in occupied buildings. We liaise closely with our clients and pay strict attention to Health & Safety requirements and quality control. Our aim is to deliver a quality finish that you are satisfied with.

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Richardson & Starling to any other people who buy an old property and require renovation work.

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