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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 Hertfordshire and the northern Home Counties whether it is the large country houses, historic timber-framed houses or period townhouses 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 of 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 are 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 the 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.