Lyndon Smith Building Surveying Consultancy Ltd.

5 Sandes Close
SN15 2NH

01249 325 577
07952 944 988

Heritage & Listed

Surveying Listed & Historic Buildings requires a specialist and comprehensive knowledge of historic buildings, not the job for most surveyors.

We pride ourselves in the surveying services we offer, we do not produce tick-box reports full of generic clauses so often produced by surveyors.

Each property is thoroughly surveyed inside and out. Reports are spiral-bound, in colour with photographs and illustrated including descriptions of any technical terms used with advice notes.

Many surveyors are not familiar with old buildings and historic construction and you can be left with an unhelpful report. Having worked at English Heritage for several years, Lyndon Smith currently works alongside Wiltshire Buildings Record based at the Swindon & Wiltshire History Centre in Chippenham and has a lot of expertise and knowledge with older or listed properties.

The survey caters for older properties, it is detailed taking several hours to complete at the property. The report covers all aspects of the property inside and out.

The survey report gives specific advice and outlines defects with recommendations for repair set out in a clear and easy to read report including photographs and illustrations where necessary with a full explanation of any technical terms used.

All visible defects will be reported upon and where possible, the cause diagnosed and recommendations for repair will be given.

What are the benefits?

  • Know the condition of the property before you commit to purchase
  • Possible negotiation of a lower price
  • Know how the property was built and if there are any major defects
  • Advice on the ownership of a listed buildings, the statutory responsibilities and the implication this will have
  • Be forewarned about anticipated future problems
  • Know what will need to be done over the coming years
  • Ability to plan for future repairs and expenditure

English Heritage & Wiltshire Buildings Record [W.B.R]:

Lyndon Smith has worked for English Heritage for many years overseeing and administering works to many historic buildings, listed buildings and ancient monuments.

Lyndon Smith is currently a committee member of Wiltshire Building Record Based at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre. Lyndon has done many surveys of old or listed properties.

What if you want to know more...

You may have an interest in the history of your house or a building or you may need to support a planning application with a ‘Statement of Significance’ either way W.B.R can help you.

They have a dedicated and enthusiastic team who can inspect and research your property and provide an informative report including findings and observations about the property, its history and historic development. W.B.R work alongside the County Archivist and can research your property giving insight into the living history.