H+R are specialist independent building material defect surveyors.

We focus on building material condition and performance. We do not usually advocate proprietary remedial systems, including chemical treatments, as they can be potentially harmful, destructive of original material, expensive and prone to failure in the longer term. Rather than just treat the symptoms, we prefer to identify root causes of problems and avoid product led solutions.

Our surveyors have professional memberships, including RIBA and RICS (conservation accredited), as well as higher degrees in building conservation and other relevant areas. H+R are corporate members of a variety of organisations including the HHA (Historic Housing Association, IHBC (Institution of Historic Building Conservation), SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings), ICCMOS, TRADA, BRE, BSi, and the AECB (Association of Environment Conscious Building).


H+R provide a range of services to the heritage sector including charities and institutions.

We combine extensive architectural and construction experience with innovative investigative technology. The service available covers buildings of all sizes, functions and ages. Damp penetration, timber, stone, terracotta, mortar and plaster are specialties.

Private Householder Surveys


H+R provide a range of services to private householders and property owners.

The service available is equally applicable to owners of modest properties or custodians of Stately Homes.

Our involvement in a project can generate significant savings in provisional sums set aside for remedial treatments and also in project programme. We are used to working in occupied buildings or those open to the public and we have developed investigative techniques that are minimally invasive and non-destructive. We are highly regarded by insurers, mortgage lenders and loss adjustors.


H+R provide a range of services to the commercial property sector.

As a broad based consultancy, we cover issues involving building performance, building material defects, dilapidation, party wall disputes, insurance, expert witness and risk management.

Our clients include contractors, developers, real estate companies, investment trusts, property management companies and landed estates in town and country. Our professional memberships include RICS and RIBA.

Commercial Building Investigations
New Apartments


H+R regularly provide support to fellow industry professionals such as architects, structural engineers, quantity surveyors and project managers.

Our specialist building material condition and performance investigations better informs design teams before and during projects. In addition, we provide risk management and value engineered solutions together with specialist support to loss adjusters and insurers with an emphasis on fire and flood.

Get in Touch with H+R

For more information contact our team on 01483 203221 or request a call back by clicking on the button below.