Why buy a Building Survey?

Building Survey wet rot

Buying a house is the biggest purchase of your life, full of emotion that can lead to expensive mistakes. Around 1 in 5 homebuyers rely on just a basic mortgage valuation and get caught out with expensive repair bills once they move in. These bills are often many times more expensive that an initial RICS Building Survey. My advice would … Read More

Building Survey Drone

Building survey drone Parrot Bebop2

You may be surprised to hear that you can’t just order the latest HD equipped Parrot drone and start a building survey by drone. The Civil Aviation Authority is quite strict on commercial use even for lightweight (<20kg) drones, requiring a remote pilot qualification, permissions, risk assessments, insurances etc However there are an increasing number of businesses that offer this … Read More

Sheltered disabled access

Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall sheltered disabled access

We have been involved in numerous local projects and are delighted to be delivering the new sheltered disabled access at Ashtead’s Peace Memorial Hall in Woodfield Lane. As reported this week in the Dorking and Leathered Advertiser, the memorial hall has received further funding from Mole Valley District Council and our designs for the new porch covered doors are now being … Read More

999 Emergency Centre – Crawley

Gatwick Emergency 999 centre

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) are progessing the development of a brand new c. 700 square metre 999 Emergency Centre in Crawley. Equivalent to around three tennis courts, it’s designed to eventually handle some 50% of all Emergency 999 Ambulance calls in Surrey, Kent, East Sussex and West Sussex. Call centre’s have come along way in recent years. Gone is … Read More

Fire Damage Survey and Repair

Argus loft fire damage flat refurbishment

The Argus Lofts in Brighton experienced a serious roof fire, caught here on camera. Chawton Hill were called in to carry out a full building fire damage survey report, specify repairs, liaise with the appointed insurance loss adjusters and project manage the roof reinstatement and flat refurbishments. The roof decking caught alight and at the height of the incident here were … Read More

Flood, Fire Insurance Claims

disaster recovery, flood insurance claims, flood damage surveys

Trust Experience A fire or flood is a very traumatic time for a property owner. Fortunately the Qualified Chartered Surveyors at Chawton Hill are experts in Flood, Fire insurance claims. Their insurance related advice is regulated by RICS, supported by our ISO 9001:2008 certification and trusted through years of experience. Each commission is treated with the utmost sensitivity and discretion. … Read More

Ecclesiastical experience & expertise

Ecclesiastical experience, Church hall in Effingham

Our ecclesiastical experience stretches back to the inception of Chawton Hill. Over the years and numerous projects we have built up a detailed understanding on how best to design and successfully manage the build of e.g. Church Extensions, Halls and Community Buildings. We are very experienced in gaining planning approval on greenbelt sites or within conservation areas. Our sympathetic use … Read More

ISBA Annual Conference 2016

ISBA Annual Conference - Chawton Hill surveyors stand 7

ISBA Annual Conference 2016 Following a successful ISBA Conference last year, we are excited to announce our attendance at this year’s ISBA Annual Conference being held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on the 18 – 19 May 2016. Stephen Holmes – LinkedIn and David Edwards – Linkedin are both looking forward to exhibiting at the conference our exceptional education … Read More

Make Ready Centres – what are they?

Make Ready Ambulance Centre, Polegate, Crawley

Make Ready Centres involve a system which sees ambulances prepared by a dedicated  team of specialists in a purpose built or converted building, who clean, restock and check the equipment on ambulances before the beginning and at the end of every shift. For years paramedic staff were responsible for cleaning, restocking, fueling and maintaining their ambulances at the beginning and … Read More

What’s in a Building Survey?


Building Survey Features We often get asked the difference between a building survey or what used to be called a Structural Survey and a Condition Report and a HomeBuyer Survey. Whilst each survey can be tailored to a property’s specification, here’s a useful guide from RICS on the key differences; Whilst each of our reports are unique to each property, they … Read More

Refurbished Offices

Chawton Hill Chartered Building Surveyors refurbished offices

Our refurbished offices in Leatherhead have recently been extensively modernised. The 80 sqm of space is now much more efficient, incorporating energy saving lighting and with ergonomically designed desks and shared workspaces.               The space includes a fully equipped meeting room that can comfortably seat 8 people, although we’ve had a few more crammed … Read More

Congratulations Alex

Congratulations Alex Falconer has been promoted to Team Leader at Chawton Hill Chartered Surveyors at our base in Leatherhead, Surrey. Alex obtained his Chartered status under the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists in 2015 and has continued to develop within the company.  We always support members of staff who wish to improve themselves by gaining further qualifications to advance their … Read More

Construction site opening of S.East Coast Ambulance Centre Polegate, East Sussex

South East Coast Ambulance Make Ready Centre,construction site

The construction site opening ceremony for the South East Coast Ambulance Make Ready Centre in Polegate, East Sussex was a great success! Paul Sutton, Chief Executive SECAmb attended with the Major of Polegate, David Watts together with colleagues from SECAmb Steve Moss, John Flower & June Streeter & the team from Durtnell & Sons. Chawton Hill took responsibility as Principle … Read More

ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Chartered surveyors, building surveyors, project managers,ISO 9001:2008 certification

We are delighted to announce our ISO 9001:2008 certification. ISO certification is based on quality management principles including strong customer focus, motivation of all our staff, a defined approach to processes and continual improvement and review. Our goal is to insure each & every customer receives a consistently high quality of service. “We are extremely proud of our team and their efforts to attain the … Read More