Chartered surveyors in Surrey

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Company Directors

David Edwards

David Edwards | Managing Director

David Edwards has a wealth of Project Management and Employer’s Agent experience. He has previously worked as a Senior Surveyor and Team Manager before becoming a Director of Chawton Hill Associates Ltd.  He is involved with all of our clients and specialises in the Health and Education sectors of the business. David has been central in the successful  development of the Make Ready System for preparing and re-stocking emergency vehicles. This innovative solution frees critical emergency staff to focus on patient care. Email David

James Matthewson

James Matthewson | Director Professional Services/Surveys

James is a skilled and proficient Chartered Building Surveyor.  He has a wealth of experience in residential work and is an expert in Party Wall matters and in dealing with insurance and loss adjusters to assist with our client’s claims. He has excellent Project Management skills and is a calm and confident person to have in our team. Email James

Senior Team

Cathal McGuigan

Cathal McGuigan | Building Surveyor

Cathal has a BSc (Hons) degree in Building Surveying and a Diploma in Industrial Studies. Cathal has experience of working in a multi-disciplinary company where he designed, specified and ran projects on site as well as undertaking a range of surveys and services for mostly public sector clients.

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Scherise Oberholzer

Scherise Oberholzer | Building Surveyor

Scherise holds a BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree and is currently registered as AssocRICS, on route to becoming Chartered. She has worked on projects from inception to completion across various sectors including conservation, education, commercial, residential and civils.

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Kit Lu | Building Surveyor

Kit holds MSc in Building Surveying, a BArch (Hons) in Architecture and an APM in Project Management. He has acted as Lead Consultant and Contract Administrator/Employers Agent on various multi-million-pound refurbishment and extension schemes in Central London.

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Coming soon | Building Surveyor

Are you a RIC’s qualified surveyor? Please take a look at our latest jobs and get in touch if you are interested in joining the Chawton Hill team. Email your CV

Regional Team

Paul Summers

Paul Summers | Building Surveyor Middlesex

Paul is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building, the Chartered Association of Building Engineers and is an Associate Member of RICS. Paul brings over 30 years of surveying and loss adjuster experience to Chawton Hill specialising in recent years with subsidence fire and flood restoration projects as well as building surveys, party wall matters and schedules of condition.


Paul covers North and West London and the Northern Home Counties. Email Paul

Mark Knight

Mark Knight| Building Surveyor Surrey

Mark is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Building Surveying Division and holds a Diploma in Surveying from the College of Estate Management at Reading University. He is also an ECO accredited Surveyor having completed the Energy Companies Obligation training with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Mark has experience in both residential and commercial property surveys, valuation works and completion of the RICS Building Survey report.

Mark covers the Surrey region. Email Mark

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Karl Grover | Building Surveyor Surrey & Berkshire

Karl is a Chartered Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and The Chartered Institute of Building with 25 years of post graduate experience in Building Surveying.Karl has worked in both public and private sectors gaining wide experience as a Building Surveyor in the commercial, residential, educational and insurer sectors of the industry.

Karl covers the Surrey and Berkshire regions. Email Karl

Office Support Team

Emma Windwood

Emma Windwood | Survey/Project PA

Prior to joining Chawton Hill, Emma worked as a PA for chartered accountants Arthur Andersen for 14 years.  She was originally trained as a private secretary and has RSE shorthand and typing qualifications.  Emma and Sue work together in supporting our regional building surveyor programme.  Key roles include providing customer quotations, booking surveys with Estate Agents and clients and preparing high quality building survey reports.

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Sue Fleming

Sue Fleming | Survey/Project PA

Sue has over 16 years’ experience in various administration and assistant roles in blue chip companies such as Arthur Andersen, Deloitte and most recently Robert Dyas. Trained as a private secretary with RSA shorthand and typing qualifications, Sue works with Emma in supporting our regional building surveyor programme. Key roles include providing customer quotations, booking surveys with Estate Agents and clients and preparing high quality building survey reports.

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Bridgit Winn-Taylor | Finance Manager

Bridgit is an enthusiastic and versatile key person in our business.  Her job involves handling our Practice Accounts, invoicing, project forecasting and cash flow management. We have updated our accountancy package and Bridgit is the driver of this process and is actively involved in maintaining and developing the wonders of our new systems.


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Rachel Westbrook

Rachel Westbrook | Marketing Assistant

Rachel has extensive experience working in both the public and private sectors, with a background in administration, communications and marketing.  Key responsibilities include maintaining the company website, writing blog posts and case studies and managing Chawton Hill’s social media output.  Rachel also supports pitches for new business by helping to complete tenders and is involved in organising Chawton Hill’s attendance at conferences and exhibitions.

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