H+R are a team of independent building pathology experts with a particular specialism in carrying out historic and listed building surveys. If you are looking for a historic building expert who can provide you with an in-depth report into the condition of a particular listed or heritage building, we can help.
With offices based in Surrey, the North West and the North East, our experienced team operates throughout the UK and overseas, helping a wide range of clients. Whether you are acting on behalf of a charity, a non-profit or commercial organisation, or as a private owner of a heritage property, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
Do you need a historic building survey?
Are you the owner of a listed property? Do you manage a heritage building on behalf of a company or organisation? Are you considering the purchase of a period property? If the answer is yes, our listed building surveys may be of interest.
As a result of our team’s numerous years of experience in the heritage property sector, we can help you gain a full understanding of the condition of the building. This can be hugely valuable information to know, particularly if you are planning to invest in the purchase or refurbishment of a period property.
Contact the highly skilled team at H+R for a wide range of specialist building surveys for properties of all types, ages and sizes. Whatever heritage project you are currently working on, we would be delighted to assist.
Heritage Building Surveys
How we work
We offer impartial advice on the condition of your historic property from start to finish, using the following tried and tested three-step process:
- Initial Discussion. At this stage, we discuss your exact needs with you to gain an understanding of your goals and objectives. Once we’ve established that a historic survey is the right course of action, our team will focus their time and attention on the property’s relevant features.
- Desk Research. Our team will then carry out meticulous research into the history of the building. This will help to identify and clarify what it is we are dealing with and determine how best to handle the property investigation.
- The Survey. Using minimally invasive techniques, we will conduct an in-depth historic building survey. We rely on a combination of innovative investigative technology and our team’s substantial experience to help us provide a thorough assessment of the building’s condition.
We always aim to preserve as much historic fabric as possible and – within the report itself –will provide marked-up photographs and plans to clarify our assessment. Where relevant, our team will also include a schedule of defects and recommendations to help improve conservation.
H+R are market leaders in building pathology, with an expert team of building professionals and scientists who use their expertise across all areas of heritage conservation. Each member of staff has a wealth of relevant experience gained in a variety of backgrounds, which enables H+R to bring a broad set of skills to each survey we work on.
Our staff are members of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) or hold the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) conservation accreditation, providing you with the peace of mind of knowing that our expertise in the field of historic building surveys is second to none.