Independent Building Professionals & Building Surveyors, Specialising in:

Hutton + Rostron - Historic and Contemporary Building Surveyors

H+R are part of SOCOTEC UK, the market leader in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) in the construction and infrastructure sectors. SOCOTEC are the sole UK company offering end-to-end solutions for all building types, including commercial, residential, industrial, and listed buildings alongside the whole asset lifecycle.

Our Services

We are independent building professionals with an emphasis on solving complex challenges. Our expertise lies in Building Pathology, and we specialise in investigating issues related to buildings, materials, and occupancy. Whether you’re a property owner, developer, insurer, or architect, we’re here to support you.

We aim to provide the best-coordinated information and holistic advice on building-related problems. We help clients access the most cost-effective services and advice from other specialists in the field, such as academics and specialist reference laboratories. Whether you need to identify the cause of a building-related problem, find a solution, or prevent future issues, we can provide you with the most relevant and reliable information and guidance.

Who We Are

Founded in 1966, H+R are the market leader in Building Pathology, listed building surveys and damp and decay, with particular expertise in Architectural Conservation. Our team members come from a variety of disciplines and have a wide range of skill sets that include special interests in traditional materials, timber identification and strength grading, damp management, heritage and listed property, fungus and insect classification and conservation methods and material science, to name a few.

Featured Case Studies

Case Study - Colchester Granary Fire Damage - Main Image

Fire Damage Timber Survey on Colchester Granary

Building Entrance with Pillars

Condition Survey on the In and Out Club, 94 Piccadilly

Mould and fungal growth St Michael & All Angels Church

Timber Decay Investigation at St Michael & All Angels Church, Essex

Case study - Sandhurst, Surrey

Dry Rot Infection and Decay to a Building in Sandhurst, Surrey

Rotting Timber

Scarcroft – Historic Mansion Refurbishment

Case Study - Decorative Interors - Main Image

Decorative Interiors Investigation, Central London

Case Study - Temple Footpath Bridge - Main Image

Structural Investigation on Temple Footpath Bridge

We Work With a Varied Client Base

Nationwide Projects

We have worked on a diverse range of properties across the country, including national landmark buildings such as the Tower of London, Windsor Castle and Brighton Pavilion, as well as churches and stately homes, terraced houses and barns, ancient monuments and standing ruins.

Among our varied client base are a large number of heritage organisations including The National Trust, English Heritage, Cadw, Historic Environment Scotland, as well as The Royal Household, Crown Estate, Church Commissioners, Natural England and central and local government bodies.


Get in Touch

Main Office

Netley House, Gomshall
Guildford, Surrey

Tel: 01636 642914

Nottingham Office

Northgate Business Centre
38–40 Northgate
Newark, Nottinghamshire
NG24 1EZ

Tel: 01636 642914

Oxford Office

Horton cum Studley

Tel: 07741 561408

Manchester Office

The Manor House
Market Place
Mottram-in-Longdendale, Hyde
SK14 6JD

Tel: 01457 761427