BCR Building Conservation Reviews

Providing the most appropriate care for traditional and historic properties

Our Building Conservation Reviews for pre-1919 buildings of traditional construction are combined with specialist 360° camera inspections of roofschimneysgutters and roof spaces. The review provides owners and custodians of historic & traditional buildings with an ongoing reference tool when considering maintenance repairs and alterations.

Properties assessed include historic timber framed houses and buildings from the Georgian, Regency, Victorian and Edwardian eras; listed or without designation. Advice can also be provided on energy efficiency upgrades and damp prevention.

An understanding of traditional and historic buildings is essential to help ensure their successful conservation and maintenance.

Traditional and historic buildings may have apparent defects which have actually existed for many years without causing problems or, as is often the case, they may have been the subject of inappropriate ‘repairs’ which have actually impaired the fabric of the building. Make sure you seek knowledgeable advice so that you are able to care for the property to ensure its long term future and to provide you with a warm, dry and comfortable environment.

It is important that traditionally constructed buildings are regularly and routinely maintained using appropriate materials. A survey to assess the current state of repair provides an essential part of any tool kit.

BCR provide a range of surveys, all conducted in accordance with RICS and RPSA requirements.

Client feedback from BCR clients:

Just coming back to you on this excellent survey. I have forwarded to my solicitor who is similarly impressed, and stated `”your surveyor has done a good bit of my job for me!”… …and thanks once again for an excellent report – really put my mind at ease, and you’re right – it does provide a road map on how to look after the property that will be relevant for a good few years.’

We’ve been through the report thoroughly this week and don’t think we have any questions as you have explained everything so well!’ 

‘I just wanted to thank you for all your help and advice… all the photos in the report were very helpful.’

More information about historic buildings and their conservation can be found on the following websites

Jeremy Richardson – AssocRICS, RICS Registered Valuer, BA Hons, MRPSA, DRSV – BCR Surveyors

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Courses & Awards

  • RICS Registered Valuer
  • Diploma in Residential Surveying & Valuation
  • BA (Hons) History & Landscape Archaeology
  • Understanding Building Conservation – endorsed by English Heritage
  • Project Management and Supervision: Historic and Traditional Buildings
  • Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings
  • Repair and Maintenance of Traditional (pre-1919) Buildings
  • Understanding Heritage Impact Assessments


  • Member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
  • Affiliate Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation
  • Associate Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (AssocRICS)
  • Member of the Residential Property Surveyors Association
  • Member of the Weald and Downland Museum
Your Surveyor 
  • Your Surveyor 
  • Your Independent Property Adviser
  • Bespoke Private Client Guidance – for buyers and sellers
  • 40 years property market experience

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