Restoring a property following a disaster such as a fire, flood or storm should only be carried out by an expert.

Bedfords Surveyors are reinstatement specialists: we have been handling insurance repairs since 1973 for all types of residential & commercial building claims.

Bedfords Surveyors work on behalf of insurers, loss adjusters and brokers, as well as private clients, providing a professional and cost-effective restoration service. We have extensive experience in restoring all types of buildings, ranging from modern warehouses and retail units through to listed thatched cottages and other heritage properties, and just about everything in between.

Our expertise includes:

Fire reinstatement
When a property is affected by fire, the damage goes far deeper than the eye can see. Heat, smoke and extinguishment water can penetrate hidden areas and, if not properly exposed and remedied, can cause problems in the future. Reinstatement specifications must allow for identifying and restoring the full extent of damage caused by the insured incident.

Flood and escape of water reinstatement
Damage from water spreads far and wide throughout the fabric of a building, including areas that cannot be seen. It’s important that the property is properly dried out, sanitised and all damaged materials removed before repairs can start. Bedfords Surveyors will also offer advice on future flood protection methods and loss mitigation.

All other perils
Bedfords can provide expert assistance reinstating buildings whatever the insured event, such as storm, impact and other disasters including, explosions and malicious damage.

Bedfords Surveyors offer in-depth expertise and a team of specialists to carry out services on behalf of insurers, loss adjusters and private clients.

How Bedfords services benefit you, the Loss Adjuster


  • Make the building safe and secure, and arrange any mitigation works.
  • Reinstatement cost estimates (desktop validation) of building insured value.
  • Inspect and report on the extent of damage including opening up to expose hidden damage; research historical or non-standard construction; liaise with material and component manufacturers.
  • Strip out damaged structures and finishes.
  • Liaise with statutory undertakers and local authorities.
  • Design and specify reinstatement works.
  • Invite and report on competitive tenders.
  • Monitor repair works on-site.
  • Handle CDM, Health & Safety and Party Wall matters.
  • Contract Administration including valuations, variations and cost control.
  • Update all parties with regular site meetings and correspondence.
  • Final inspection and handover, snagging and retentions.


  • Saves time and results in a reduction of workload.
  • Our wealth of experience delivers inspections consistently and efficiency.
  • Provides confidence that Bedfords has the knowledge and will be thorough with the inspection.
  • Bedfords have a team of specialists and industry experts with whom we have worked for a number of years, to ensure a quality job.
  • Ensure that the project is on time and within budget.
  • Reducing administration, Bedfords will ensure effective communications at all times.