Historic property



David Hornsby Chartered Surveyors & Historic Building Consultants operate throughout the UK providing clients with a bespoke level of service in respect of historic building surveys and listed building surveys on a wide range of properties some of which have over 600 years of heritage. Our speciality is in respect of Country House Surveys, Historic farm surveys and period property surveys and we have had a long association of surveying heritage properties throughout Essex and the East of England whether it is the large country houses, historic timber framed houses or period town houses and cottages.

Many of the properties which are surveyed are listed buildings including Grade1, Grade2* & Grade2. Surveys are undertaken personally by David Hornsby B.Sc., FRICS with over 35 years professional expertise in the surveying and valuation of residential properties throughout the UK.

Purchasing historic houses, particularly for owners new to historic and period properties can be a daunting task but with a detailed and comprehensive historic building survey or listed building survey undertaken by David Hornsby Chartered Surveyors & Historic Building consultants risk is managed to acceptable levels. Assistance and advice is available throughout the purchasing process and beyond with helpful recommendations available regarding repairs and maintenance post purchase.

In addition to undertaking historic building surveys and listed building surveys for prospective purchasers we are able to provide specialist reports relating to significance and settings of historic buildings to support applications for listed building consent. Our expertise in country house surveys and historic farm surveys have proved to be valuable to clients seeking consent for alterations.

A historic building survey  or listed building survey  by David Hornsby, Chartered Surveyors & historic building Consultants  is more than just a building survey on a historic or listed property it brings to life the heritage values of the property whilst providing an appreciation and guidance relating  to the works necessary to repair, maintain or enhance  those heritage values.