Customer Testimonials






Mr. M.Fox, Padstow  “The work done to cure the damp problem was 1st class and with 1st class initial advice. Basil was highly recommended to me by a well respected Padstow Estate Agent in the first instance. I will be thanking them for the recommendation after a superb job has been done on my house.”

Mr. N.A., Hampshire – “Fantastic service. Our survey was conveniently carried out the day after making the initial inquiry in order to speed up a mortgage application. All work carried out to the standard advertised and we now look forward to Basil completing the work recommended if the purchase goes through. Many thanks.”

Miss S Johns, Redruth – “Recommended by our mortgage advisor, absolutely brilliant. Basil is a very honest and skilled tradesman, which is hard to come by these days. We cannot thank him enough. Saved us thousands of pounds compared to a previous quote !

I have no doubt in his knowledge of all topics, regarding damp and timber, we were so lucky he was recommended to us. We are so glad he has carried out the work as we 100% trust him to do a perfect job and also comes with a guarantee he is that good. Thank you.”

Mrs Y Mann, Newquay – “I was so pleased with the professional and friendly service. Basil came to my property and gave me honest advice which has saved me thousands of pounds. I highly recommend his services to anyone who is unsure about damp. He will give you impartial advice without ripping you off. Thanks once again for your help and advice.”

Mr & Mrs R Long, Surrey – “Many thanks for your excellent work done on our bungalow at Trevose, Near Padstow.”

Ms A Crosswood & Mr D Robins of Royton, LancashireI would happily recommend Cornish Home Services (Mr Basil Skinner) to carry out thorough investigations and provide advice, including reporting back on any necessary work to your property. Basil was most helpful; carried out the requested investigations and completed his written feedback promptly, as requested. I am extremely happy with the service he provided and would definitely contact him again, without hesitation, if the need arises.”

Mr Mahoney, St Austell – “Basil was recommended to us by our Estate Agent to check the house we were looking to purchase. He gave us a detailed analysis of the results from his investigation which showed that there were no problems that we couldn’t sort out ourselves and that we wouldn’t need his services to fix anything. That was wonderful news and refreshing to have someone that wasn’t trying to use their position to get more work. I would highly recommend Basil to anyone that wanted an honest report.”

Miss A Bonshor, Newquay – Speaking with Cornish Home Services was one of the best moves I have made with regards to my new house purchase. Basil was swift in response, extremely helpful, knowledgeable and honest. I was told my cottage had both rising damp and woodworm in all upstairs space including the loft by a different company. Basil inspected my property as I wanted a second opinion before going ahead with all the work, to discover I only had a live woodworm infestation in the loft. Thanks to Cornish Home Services they saved me around £3,000.00 in costs and got the job done in the loft within a week of me clearing it out. Using this company is a must in my opinion and I would truly recommend getting in touch with them if you have any concerns about your property. Thanks again for all your help and I will most certainly be in touch if I need anything else doing in future.

Mr K Martin of Newquay – Basil Skinner provides a truly professional and conscientious service. He is a highly competent and trustworthy specialist. I have felt great relief over recent years to know that Basil is available locally to advise on the requirements of my property.

Ms S Bruce, Redruth  –  “Basil carried out a survey/inspection to identify the presence and possible causes of damp within our property. He is honest, professional and very thorough. This man seriously knows his stuff. The advice we received was first rate and has absolutely saved us a lot of money, and will continue to do so moving forward. I will without a doubt be recommending him”.

Mrs M Rosevear, Bodmin –  “I contacted Basil Skinner as we were having a few problems with damp in most of our rooms in our house. Wanted somebody who would know what they were talking about so researched online and found Basil. Read some reviews and contacted him by email. He replied within a couple of hours and then phoned me to arrange a visit. Basil was very professional and after inspecting my house explained exactly what was going on and how to fix the problem. He never tried to sell us anything just gave us good honest professional advice. We followed the advice and within two days we could notice a difference in our house. Basil also kept in touch to make sure we were following advice and to check it was helping. I would recommend Basil to anyone who is having a damp problem, thanks Basil”.   (29th December 2017)

Mr J Clements – St Austell –  QUOTE “After having a quote for £22,000.00 for Rising Damp issues”. I decided to get a second opinion. I rang Basil from Cornish Home Services. He was very friendly on the phone and could do the survey the very next day ! His price was cheaper than the first company. I met Basil at the property, he was very pleasant and professional. As it turns out there is no Rising Damp at all. His honesty has saved me £22,000.00 and put my mind at rest. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a timber/damp survey to give Basil a ring first. Thanks for everything !”   (30th December 2017)

Helen Higham – Buying a house on Landaviddy Lane, Polperro near Looe.Damp & Timber Survey –  Thank you so much for your survey. What a fantastic service you provide. Very clear and timely communication. Excellent value for money. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you. Thank you ! (March 2018)

Mr M Ratcliffe from Gillingham  –  Buying at Constantine:- Not only did Basil do the survey in a rush but he also provided a verbal report the same day which was key to us being able to exchange. We were extremely happy with Basil’s service and would have no hesitation in using him again. It helps hugely that he comes so highly recommended because when selling it means his reports will have a strong currency with buyers. Thanks Basil – Good job ! (November 2018)

Jenna Steadman-Bailey (Mrs) from Bristol – Basil stepped in at very short notice to provide me with an independent quote for damp proof coursing the property I was selling. He was exceptionally helpful, knowledgeable and knocked £1,000’s of pounds off what had previously been quoted by another firm which will hopefully save me money in the long run. I cant recommend him highly enough, thank you again for your professionalism and expertise. November 2018.