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Welcome to Heritage House Surveys

We are Historic Building Surveyors and a specialist Heritage and Listed Building Consultancy, with offices in Shropshire, Yorkshire, and London.

Heritage House Surveys is a partnership of enlightened, dedicated, and qualified Surveyors and Project Managers, who understand old buildings and can help with every stage of your purchase or restoration project.. We are the leading experts in surveying historic timber frame properties. The Team includes RICS and CIOB Members. Our surveys are all conducted to the requirements of BS 7913: Guide to Conservation of Historic Buildings.

Heritage House is a long established brand, started by Pete Ward. He has successfully discredited the British 'damp industry', and is now focussed on teaching everyone about the physical differences between old and newbuild houses. There is now a greater understanding of dampness problems - universal acceptance of breathability, and the use of traditional materials like lime, and timber. Pete has just published his new book, The Warm Dry Home which sold out the first print run in the initial two weeks and is becoming the standard text for anyone learning to survey buildings, together with home owners wishing to gain more understanding of their building.

The crew have a huge breadth of experience, from working on Kensington Palace, to restoring a little two roomed cottage in the Dales.  We have a Conservation Officer in our team. We all have extensive practical experience of working with old houses.  It's no use being an academic, or highly qualified if you can't re-build an old house and understand the materials it is built with!

Our team live and work all over the country, including Shropshire, Herefordshire, Wales, Lancashire, Oxfordshire, London and the south east, Northumberland, Hertfordshire and Devon / Cornwall. 

We survey Listed Buildings, Pre-Purchase Surveys, Building Surveys, Timber Framed buildings, and Independent Timber and Damp Surveys. The team prepare Heritage Statements, Listed Building Consent applications, Restoration specifications. We undertake expert witness and legal work on issues ranging from dampness and disrepair, to negligent surveys, and Listed Building problems. 

If your house is Grade 2 Listed we also provide consultancy services to help you understand what you can and cannot do. Living in a Grade 2 Listed building should be a pleasure - you don't need permission for repairs and maintenance. We also work with Grade 1 Listed buildings, and Grade 2* Listed Buildings.

Newsflash!  Pete and the team are now shipping his new book - The Warm Dry Home 

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Our surveyors are Regulated by RICS