Testimonials


“Colin did a fantastic report for us and rang us back to go through items on the report, would use in the future”.
K Loftus

“Excellet report produced very quickly”.
P Hunter

“No doubt, following your kind intervention, I received a phone call from Peter yesterday afternoon and he apologised for his tardiness in sending out the woodworm treatment guarantee. As you said, he told me that he has very busy but has promised to send out the guarantee within the next few days.
He also confirmed that he treated all the timbers in the loft space and this has eased my concern following the discovery of rotten timber. The previous owners informed me that they had a new roof installed some 5 years ago and it would appear that although the roofing contractors installed new timber supports, they omitted to remove the old timbers. As you recommended, I have sprayed the old timber with Cuprinol 5 star wood preservative and inserted new timber supports prior to rendering and re-plastering.
Colin, I am very grateful that you took the time to come and see me and put my mind at rest and also for chasing up Peter on my behalf. Your ‘after sale’ support and guidance is very much appreciated and represents a thorough professional approach which is not found very often these days”.
Bruce

“Cockrams where excellent. The receptionist was lovely and the surveyor seemed very professional. The report was clear and easily understandable. Highly recommended”.
M Elkington

“I was very impressed with this first class service. Colin is very helpful and a pleasure to deal with. He is also reliable and does what he says he is going to do. The survey was very detailed and well-presented, firstly by email then quickly followed by a hard copy. Highly recommended”.
S Fachiri

“Colin Cockram recently surveyed a substantial Victorian house I am buying. I strongly recommend him to other purchasers of houses in the area.
Colin was most helpful and informative before, during and after the survey. His survey was thorough – even going to the extent of unblocking some drains so that he could provide entry from his drain survey camera. He was not able to finish all the work in one day so he came back to finish it on the next day without any extra charge.
The main conclusions were telephoned to me the day he finished. The typed report extending to 39 pages (as well as a video of the drains) plus 3 large appendices were with me in 3 working days.
Colin then answered many questions from me and helped me obtain quotations to have remedial work done. Also Cockrams Surveying support staff are efficient and helpful.
In short COCKRAMS SURVEYING offers a Rolls Royce service at Ford prices”.
D Stone

“I’ve seen a lot of building surveys in my time and this one was by far the best I have ever seen, thank you”.
Howard W

“Reallymoving – very useful to have instant online comparisons, thank you Colin Cockram – very quick to respond to original request for survey and has since been very helpful, informative and supportive with my subsequent queries. Survey undertaken within same week, verbal feedback that day, online report delivered quickly and hardcopy soon thereafter. Excellent”.
Linda

“I wouldn’t hesitate to use Colin for a survey in the future; he was easy to deal with and gave a really professional service”.
Frank

“Would recommend the company. 5/5 Stars for qaulity service and value for money”.
Mr Humphreys

“Colin surveyed two houses for us in Cornwall. One needed substantial repairs, but with Colin’s report in hand we decided to bite the bullet and were able to negotiate an appropriate reduction in price. The other had damp and we decided not to proceed. Colin was very helpful, met us after the survey and showed us all the things he had found. He discussed both houses with us at some length, which helped us to decide which house to buy. His prices are very competitive. I would have no hesitation in using him again and am delighted to recommend his service to anyone needing a surveyor in Cornwall. Thank you to ReallyMoving for helping us to find him”.
Hilary

“I found your service and Cockrams really helpful. “Thank you.”
Mrs Wilson
“I used Cockrams surveying who responded promptly and were very helpful. I would recommend both the service you offer on the site and Mr Cockram.”
Jenni

“Just a quick line to say many, many thanks for the survey report on Olde Hollow. Sam and I were both very impressed with the report and the way that you conduct business generally…as I’m sure you’re well aware, this house buying game can at times get pretty stressful! Your efforts however have eased the stress levels for us both considerably.
Very professional service given. Personal approach and excellent communications. I’d be happy to use this company again and would readily recommend it to others.”
Best Meadow

” This is just a brief note to thank you for a very efficient and professional job regarding the survey carried out on my behalf. I also very much appreciate the prompt verbal synopsis and your efforts in delivering the full and comprehensive report within 2 days of carrying out the survey.
Although I initially thought that a less detailed report would suffice as we are cash buyers, I now realise that this was the best money ever spent even if we do not proceed with the purchase, bearing in mind the significant cost of remedial work.
Should we need to consider buying another house in Cornwall, I would have no hesitation in asking you to carry out the survey and will be pleased to recommend you to anyone looking for a fast, efficient, friendly and professional service in Devon and Cornwall.
I am more than happy for you to place this letter in your ‘testimonials’ section of your website.”
Bruce
“Great service that made finding a good surveyor a straight-forward process. It also saved me over £150 on what a local firm quoted. Thank you!”
Miya
“Very satisfied, and it was useful to have a specialsed damp survey done at the same time.”
Peter
“Many thanks once again and best wishes for the future.”
Chris
“Very helpful, would recommend, Value For Money.”
George
“Job well done with results explained in plain english, Yes, very satisfactory.”
Orchard
“Reallymoving was a fantastic tool to help me find the service I needed. I would definately use again and recommend to friends.”
Paul
“Exellent service will be using company again in near future. 5 Stars”
Frederick
“Colin Cockram was very good, very efficient and answered all my questions, (Even out of normal working hours). He was a pleasure to talk to.  Great Service. I live outside of the area i am moving to so your website really helped”
Mr & Mrs Caldwell
“I have been most impressed with your servive and will recommend you to anyone I meet who might be interested in having a survey carried out.”
Jeff
“Colin was very friendly and down to earth – good for a first time buyer. He responded to emails very quickly and I feel that I can contact him if I have further queries. Very good customer care.”
Helen
“Mr Cockram was more than helpful and I would recommend him to anyone in the future, he was also the fairest in price.”
Mrs L. Harris
“Friendly, efficient and responsive – survey carried out more quickly than I expected!” 5 Stars”
Richard
“I found the reallymoving.com website very useful and Colin provided an excellent and fast service.”
Janine Lees
“I must say we were vary happy with your findings on Cadewell Lane, most of which we knew about but one or two things we didn’t. thanks again and will recommend you in the future.”
Nigel and Elena

“I’ve seen a lot of building surveys in my time and this one was by far the best I have ever seen, thank you”.  Mr H Wallis – East Sussex

“I wouldn’t hesitate to use Colin for a survey in the future. He was easy to deal with and gave a really professional service”. Mr F Fletcher – Manchester

“Colin surveyed two houses for us in Cornwall. One needed substantial repairs but with Colins report in hand we decided to bite the bullet and were able to negotiate an appropriate reduction price. The other had damp and we decided not to proceed. Colin was very helpful, met us after the survey and showed us all the things he had found. He discussed both houses with us at some length, which helped us to decide which house to buy. His prices are very competitive. I would have no hesitation in using him again and am delighted to recommend his service to anyone needing a surveyor in Cornwall. Thank you to www.reallymoving.com for helping us to find him”. Ms H Roberts – Bristol

“www.reallymoving.com – Very useful to have instant online comparisons. Thank you Colin – Very quick to respond to original request for survey and has since been very helpful, informative and supportive with my subsequent queries. Survey undertaken within same week, verbal feedback that day, online report delivered quickly and hardcopy soon thereafter. Excellent!”. Mrs L Hudson – Par

“Colin Cockram recently surveyed a substantial Victorian house I am buying. I strongly recommend him to other purchasers of houses in the area. Colin was most helpful and informative before, during and after the survey. His survey was thorough – even going to the extent of unblocking some drains so that he could provide entry from his drain survey camera. He was not able to finish all the work in one day so he came back to finish it on the next day without any extra charge. The main conclusions were telephoned to me the day he finished. The typed report extending to 39 pages (as well as video of the drains) plus 3 large appendices were with me in 3 working days. Colin then answered many questions from me and helped me obtain quotations to have remedial work done. Also Cockrams Surveying support staff are efficient and helpful. In short COCKRAMS SURVEYING offers a Rolls Royce service at Ford prices”. Mr D Stone – London

“Unfortunately, in the end, I had to use a surveyor from my lenders panel, but prior to doing so, I consulted Colin & called him the first evening. Since then, he has been brilliant with his advice & even though I was not a client, if I needed additional surveying, he would be my first choice. Also, he will be recommended to everyone I know for his knowledge & wonderful disposition”. Mr G Russell – Cornwall

“I was very impressed with this first class service. Colin is very helpful and a pleasure to deal with. He is also reliable and does what he says he is going to do. The survey was very detailed and well-presented, firstly by email then quickly followed by a hard copy. Highly recommended.” Ms S Fachiri – Shropshire

“Cockrams were excellent. The receptionist was lovely and the surveyor seemed very professional. The report was clear and easily understandable. Highly recommended”. Mr M Elkington – Par

About

Having served 16 years in the army Colin re-educated during the early 1990’s including two years at the Camborne School of Mines reading Mineral Surveying and Resource Management achieving a first class Diploma (Dip CSM). This allowed direct entry to the second year at The University of the West of England, Bristol reading Valuation and Estate Management. Training and experience was gained with Exeter City Council Estates Department and Sheperds Chartered Surveyors qualifying as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in June 2003. Colin set-up the company in May 2009 and covers the complete range of services.

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