Building Surveying

We provide Building Surveying services throughout the East of England and wider afield . Certified under ISO 9001:2008, our services are available to property owners, occupiers, developers and investors. We are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and offer a comprehensive range of services including:

  • Residential and Commercial Building Surveys
  • RICS Homebuyer Reports
  • Project / Contract Administration
  • Schedules of Condition
  • Schedules of Dilapidations
  • Defect Analysis Reports
  • Specification of Work
  • Landlord and Tenant Advice
  • Fire and Flood Reinstatement
  • Insurance Reinstatement Assessments
  • Party Wall matters

To discuss your building surveying requirements please contact Trevor on 01379 646603.


We provide specialist advice on all town planning related matters, from detailed planning application requirements to strategic planning policy advice. We have a proven track record in securing planning approvals for a wide range of developments in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. We regularly secure greenfield site allocations in Local Plans for residential and commercial purposes. We have an excellent working knowledge of how Council Planning Departments operate and use our extensive network of contacts with Planners and Conservation Officers across Norfolk and Suffolk to achieve successful planning outcomes for clients. We specialise in the following planning services:

  • Site Allocations in Local Plans
  • Site Appraisals
  • Planning Applications
  • Conservation Area Advice
  • Listed Building Consents
  • Barn Conversions
  • Residential Conversion of Agricultural Buildings
  • Permitted Development Rights
  • Changes of Use and Signage
  • Holiday Let Conversions
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Lawful Development Certificates
  • Planning Appeals
  • S106 Legal Agreement Negotiations

To discuss your planning requirements please contact Hamish on 01379 646603.


Our architectural team, led by our RIBA Chartered Architect, offer a complete design service from initial advice to project completion. We have a broad portfolio of work in the residential and commercial sectors with projects in new build, refurbishment, conversions, mixed use and conservation. Projects range from small scale domestic extensions to large scale masterplanned urban developments. Clients include residential property developers, commercial organisations and domestic homeowners. Our full range of architectural services include:

  • Accessibility Advice
  • Architectural Design
  • Brief Development
  • Building Regulation Drawings
  • Building Regulation Advice
  • Commercial Building Design
  • Commercial Transport Depot Design
  • Community and Sports Centre Design
  • Design Co-ordination
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Loft Conversions
  • 2D / 3D Drawings
  • Barn Conversions
  • Residential Building Design
  • Residential Estate Design
  • Commercial Estate Design

To discuss your design and architectural requirements please contact John on 01379 646603.

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