Dorset Building Surveys

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Chawton Hill launch Dorset building surveys – we are delighted to announce the further expansion of our building survey service to include Dorset and the surrounding area. Our latest team member is Malcolm Howarth who will be working remotely from Blanford Forum, Dorset offering our well established building survey service to areas such as; Bath, Wells, Glastonbury, Castle Cary, Bruton, … Read More

Party Wall advice

Complimentary Services inc house extensions, party wall advice, planning approval, project management

Party walls are an important aspect to consider when buying a new property. You’ll need to know if you share any walls, fences or boundaries with the neighbours, and whether they’ve got any plans to build before you move in. A building survey can tell you everything you need to know about party walls, but we’ve made a good start … Read More

Middlesex Building Surveys

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Chawton Hill launch Middlesex building surveys – we are delighted to announce the expansion of our building survey service to include Middlesex and the surrounding area. Our latest team member is Paul Summers, who will be working remotely from Enfield, Middlesex offering our well established building survey service to areas such as; Enfield, St Albans, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Harlow, … Read More

We are moving on 13th March 2017!

We are moving - Bridge House, 27 Bridge St, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8HL

After 10 years in The Small Office, it’s lived up to its name & we are moving! Chawton Hill has grown steadily but with our most recent expansion there just isn’t enough room to comfortably accommodate the team. We also have some exciting plans for further expansion in 2017/18, so needed to find somewhere with enough room to grow. Bridge … Read More

15 House Buyer Questions

15 house buyer questions for building surveys in Surrey

These 15 house buyer questions should help in deciding on your next move. House hunting can be such a stressful time that it’s easy to forget some of the key things you need to know before making that leap. But if you do, you could find yourself stuck with a host of problems that are difficult and expensive to solve. … Read More

Safe roof surveying

Airocam roof surveying system for building surveys in Surrey

Safe roof surveying is an issue we’ve touched on before when reviewing Building Survey Drones back in April last year. Whilst there are a good number of benefits associated with using drones when carrying out building surveys on particular types of buildings, such as reduced risks & increased access to hard to reach areas, they are less practical for day-to-day property … Read More

Surveying Equipment

Leica and Stanley measurement tools
What surveying equipment do we regularly use and recommend at Chawton Hill? We ask our team of chartered building surveyors what they take to a full building survey? For more details on what is covered by a building survey please see our Why buy a Building Survey post or  our Building Survey page. Steve Holmes, Director Dragon Anywhere smartphone dictation ... Read More

Removing a chimney

Removing a chimney

Removing a chimney when fires are no longer used increases living space and in certain rooms, such as bedrooms, makes it much easier to arrange furniture. Older properties were built with fireplaces in every room but with modern central heating, chimney breasts are often unused and considered as wasted floor space. Given that in London for example, residential floor space can easily … Read More

Party Wall FAQ’s

Party wall FAQs

We have been managing party wall matters for many years and have built up quite a few answers to particular party wall related questions. We thought a party wall FAQ might be useful if you are involved in a party wall project. The government website has lots of good explanations on the Party Wall Act etc.1996 including the main types of party … Read More