As a team of independent building pathology experts, H+R specialise in the production of historic and listed building surveys. If you’re on the lookout for an in-depth report into the condition of a particular listed or heritage building, we have the expert knowledge you need.
With offices based in Surrey as well as the north-west and north-east of England, our expert team work throughout the UK and overseas helping a huge range of clients. Whether you’re a charity, a national organisation, or a private homeowner, we have the team to help.
Do you need a historic building survey?
Are you the owner of a listed property? How about the building manager for a heritage organisation? If the answer to either of these question is ‘yes’, then our listed building surveys are for you.
Thanks to our team’s numerous years of experience, we can help you to gather a full understanding of the condition of your building. This can be hugely valuable information to know, especially if you are considering undertaking any refurbishment work in the near future.
Here at H+R, we can help conduct a wide range of surveys regardless of the type, age or size of the building at hand. Whatever kind of project you are currently working on, our team will be able to help.
How we work
We offer impartial advice on the condition of your property from start to finish. To find out more about our exact process, please see below.
- Initial Discussion. At this stage, we discuss your exact needs with you to gain an understanding of what it is you’re looking to achieve. After deciding whether a historic survey is right for you, our team will then be able to focus our time effectively on the property’s relevant features.
- Our team will then carry out meticulous research into the history of the building. This, in turn, will clarify what it is we are dealing with and determine how best to handle the investigation.
- The Survey. Using minimally invasive techniques, we will conduct the survey, looking to establish the current state of repair. This will involve a combination of innovative investigative technology and our team’s substantial experience, to help provide a thorough assessment of the works.
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. When relevant, our team will also include a schedule of defects and recommendations to help improve conservation.
As market leaders in building pathology, H+R incorporates a team of building professionals and scientists which utilise expertise across all areas of heritage conservation. Each member of staff comes from a varied background which enables us to bring a variety of skills to each survey we work on.
Our staff are also all members of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) or hold Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) conservation accreditation. As a result, this provides you with peace of mind that our expertise in the field really is unparalleled.