Historic Building Advice

Brian Gale Chartered Building Surveyors have specific experience in the inspection of historic buildings, ranging from period timber frame buildings through to Victorian and more modern structures. As experienced historic building surveyors, we are able to give professional advice on properties with thatched or stone roofs, timber framed properties and more.  Our advice also covers the best way of carrying out remedial work which is in sympathy with an old building and also providing advice on Listed Building Legislation.

If you own a Historic Building, or you are considering buying a Historic Property, it is important for you to engage a firm such as ours, so that we can provide you with a complete understanding of any current defects and future maintenance requirements of your building. As a historic or listed property requires special care and attention, an expert surveyor with experience in assessing historic buildings will be able to provide the relevant advice on maintaining and preserving the beauty of your property.

Thatched Roof Case Study

This Grade II Listed Period timber framed house with thatched roof had evidence of deterioration into the batons. We advised that this would need to be corrected and re-secured by a master thatcher and with our support, the client was provided quotes allowing them to make an informed decision about their property purchase.

About Our Team

Brian Gale Surveyors are a team of independent chartered surveyors offering clients across Surrey, Sussex, London, Hampshire and Kent professional advice and assistance on a wide range of property matters. Since our establishment in 1985, Brian Gale Surveyors have assisted countless clients in finding their perfect residential or commercial property, offering expert project management and assisting both landlords and tenants with Lease Extensions, Schedules of Dilapidations and more.


As an independent company, we are not associated with Estate Agents or larger organisations, meaning that all advice we provide is in the best interests of our clients. With particular experience in surveying historic properties and listed properties, we can provide the advice you need to make an informed decision.

 Surveying Services in the South East of England

In addition to historic building advice in the South East, Brian Gale Surveyors provides advice for a number of property matters, including;

  • Fire Insurance ValuationsGetting a correct valuation in the event of a fire ensures that you are able to insure your property using the right package. If you under or over-insure your property, you may put yourself at a disadvantage when making an insurance claim for fire damage.
  • Construction Project ManagementProfessional advice is essential when constructing a new building or warehouse. Brian Gale Surveyors provide expert assistance on the relative costs involved and any necessities to consider when embarking on a new build.
  • Schedules of DilapidationsWhen approaching or following the end of a lease, it is important to draw up a detailed Schedule of Dilapidations, so that tenants are able to conduct any necessary repairs. Brian Gale Surveyors offer expert advice and assistance in all matters concerning schedules of dilapidations.

Contact Us

Brian Gale Surveyors are dedicated to helping all clients, both old and new, and ensure complete client satisfaction in every service we provide. We operate throughout the South East of England, with a wealth of experience working in BrightonHorshamCrawleyRichmond, and Guildford to name a few.

For more information on the surveying services we provide, or to discuss your own personal historic buildings issues in more detail simply complete the forms on this page and we will get back to you immediately. You can also contact us directly on 01737 245947 where a member of our friendly team will be happy to help.

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