Fourth Wall

REIMAGINE BUILDING SURVEYING

We help people truly understand the buildings they use, whether as an asset, a workplace or a home.

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Why fourth wall?

Frustrated by your current service? Looking for more clarity? Not sure what you are paying for? We are here to help. These are 5 reasons you should work with us, there’s loads more but we like these the most.

  • 01

    We provide you with expert advice

    Our insight, analysis and knowledge mean we provide you with all the experience and real world guidance you need in one place.

  • 02

    We provide clarity from complexity

    We report the relevant information in a format and language that works for you.

  • 03

    We provide bespoke solutions

    Everyone’s requirements are unique, so we present you with tailored solutions to enhance your project.

  • 04

    We operate a virtual practice

    Our virtual model drives efficiency, productivity, and wellbeing.

  • 05

    We are upfront about costs

    Our costs are completely transparent so you can see where your money goes and the value you get.

Who we work with

Our services cover the entire life cycle of a property for clients who own, occupy, develop or fund real estate. We’ve stripped out all the jargon because we like talking to people in a language they understand. Take a look at who we work with to see how we can benefit you.

  • Asset Managers

    • Building Surveys and Pre-acquisition Surveys

      We have extensive experience inspecting buildings of all shapes, sizes and purpose. We provide thorough, expert advice in a clear format, putting issues, risks and costs into context. Our surveys are tailored to you, addressing any questions you have and providing you and your clients with full clarity and expert guidance.

    • Dilapidations Services

      Years of experience means we are able to advise on both yours and your tenant’s liabilities under a commercial lease. We provide a thorough evaluation of the condition of the property and are able to quickly determine the extent of the breaches and negotiate to find a solution that’s beneficial to all parties.

    • Schedules of Condition

      We provide annotated photographic schedules of condition to give the highest level of detail to you and your clients, ensuring the lease is appropriately benchmarked against the condition of the property and protecting assets against future claims.

    • Project Management, Refurbishment and Fit Out

      We work with you from beginning to end to add knowledge and experience to every project, bring life back to old spaces and provide value at every touchpoint. We’ll develop your ideas and requirements whilst working with professional teams and contractors to deliver the project to the highest standard.

    • License for Alterations

      We act as your representative, protecting the interests of you and your clients, and ensuring that the work of your tenant does not impact on the value of your property.

    • Development Monitoring

      We represent you, undertaking your due diligence and ensuring you know and understand any risks attached to your development funding, keeping investments safe and costs low.

    • Portfolio Reviews, Condition Surveys and Planned Maintenance

      We know every project is different, and tailor our approach to meet your requirements. We’ll help you plan and prioritise tasks, costs and appraisals, to ensure you’re prepared at every stage.

    • Building Reinstatement Cost Assessments

      We have experience working on buildings, projects and spaces of all sizes and value so we can make sure you’re insured at the right level.

  • Developers

    • Building Surveys and Pre-acquisition Surveys

      We have extensive experience inspecting buildings of all shapes, sizes and purpose. We provide thorough, expert advice in a clear format, putting issues, risks and costs into context. Our surveys are tailored to you, addressing any questions you have and giving you full clarity, peace of mind, and expert guidance.

    • Party Wall Matters

      We work with you from the beginning to minimise risks, guide you through the design stage, and manage any disputes, to help you reach the desired result and move forward with your project.

    • Building Reinstatement Cost Assessments

      We have experience working on buildings, projects and spaces of all sizes and value so we can make sure you’re insured at the right level.

    • Portfolio Reviews, Condition Surveys and Planned Maintenance

      We know every project is different, and tailor our approach to meet your requirements. We’ll help you plan and prioritise tasks, costs and appraisals, to ensure you’re prepared at every stage.

    • Development Monitoring

      We represent you, undertaking your due diligence and ensuring you know and understand any risks attached to your development funding, keeping your investment safe and your costs low.

    • Architectural Services

      We work with you to create your ideal space. Every project and every client is different, so we’ll design a space to suit you and your needs, budgets and goals.

  • Buyers and Homeowners

    • Building Surveys, Pre-acquisition Surveys and Homebuyers Reports

      We have extensive experience inspecting buildings of all shapes and sizes. We provide thorough, expert advice in a clear format, putting issues, risks and costs into context. Our surveys are tailored to you, addressing any questions you have and giving you full clarity, peace of mind, and expert guidance.

    • Party Wall Matters

      We work with you from the beginning to minimise risks, guide you through the design stage, and manage any disputes to help you reach the desired result and move forward with your project.

    • Building Reinstatement Cost Assessments

      We have experience working on buildings, projects and spaces of all sizes and value so we can make sure you’re insured at the right level.

    • Portfolio Reviews, Condition Surveys and Planned Maintenance

      We know every project is different, and tailor our approach to meet your requirements. We’ll help you plan and prioritise tasks, costs and appraisals, to ensure you’re prepared at every stage.

    • Development Monitoring

      We represent you, undertaking your due diligence and ensuring you know and understand any risks attached to your development funding, keeping your investment safe and your costs low.

    • Architectural Services

      We work with you to create your ideal space. Every project, and every client, is different, so we’ll design a space to suit you and your needs, budgets and goals.

  • Occupiers

    • Pre-lease Building Surveys

      We have extensive experience inspecting buildings of all shapes and sizes. We provide thorough, expert advice in a clear format, putting issues, risks and costs into context. Our surveys are tailored to you, addressing any questions you have and giving you full clarity, peace of mind, and expert guidance.

    • Dilapidations Services

      We’ll advise on any dilapidations claim you may receive and provide expertise and guidance to ensure you don’t pay more than you need to. We provide advice on timescales, risks and costs, ensuring you’re equipped with the best knowledge whether you’re considering a commercial lease or have already taken one out.

    • Schedule of Condition

      We provide annotated photographic schedules of condition to give you the highest level of detail, ensuring you’re protected against excessive dilapidations or damages claims.

    • Project Management

      We work with you from beginning to end to add knowledge and experience to every project, bring life back to old spaces and provide value at every touchpoint. We’ll develop your ideas and requirements whilst working with professional teams and contractors to deliver your project to the highest standard.

    • Planned Maintenance Program and Condition Surveys

      We’ve seen buildings and leases of all shapes and sizes. We’ll help you plan and prioritise tasks, costs and appraisals, to ensure you’re prepared at every stage.

  • Heritage and Conservation

    • Building Surveys and Pre-acquisition Surveys

      We have extensive experience inspecting buildings of all ages, shapes, sizes and purpose. We provide thorough, expert advice in a clear format, putting issues, risks and costs into context. Our surveys are tailored to you, addressing any questions you have and giving you full clarity, peace of mind, and expert guidance.

    • Party Wall Matters

      We work with you from the beginning to minimise risks, guide you through the design stage, and manage any disputes to help you reach the desired result and move forward with your project.

    • Building Reinstatement Cost Assessments

      We have experience working on buildings, projects and spaces of all ages, sizes and value so we can make sure you’re insured at the right level.

    • Portfolio Reviews, Condition Surveys and Planned Maintenance

      We know every project is different, and tailor our approach to meet your requirements. We’ll help you plan and prioritise tasks, costs and appraisals, to ensure you’re prepared at every stage.

    • Development Monitoring

      We represent you, undertaking your due diligence and ensuring you know and understand any risks attached to your development funding, keeping your investment safe and your costs low.

    • Architectural Services

      We work with you to create your ideal space whilst protecting and respecting the history of your property. Every project and every client is different, so we’ll design a space to suit you and your needs, budgets and goals.

What our clients say

We could tell you how great we are, but that would be easy. Here are some testimonials instead...

  • "Fantastic report with great technical detail. We recently had a building survey conducted on a property by another surveyor and the report provided by Fourth Wall was leagues ahead."

    Robert Sykes

  • "High quality, clear and practical: Really useful report, very clear with helpful photographs and budget for repairs. They gave some really helpful extra insight on the phone post survey. Would recommend."

    Rachel Morrison

  • "Great service, with a detailed final report for a good price. Everything was completed on time."

    Thomas Worthington

  • "Very informative and a transparent fast service. A detailed report was provided in a week. It was well presented, clearly laid out and each point colour coded where needed. A pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend and will definitely use their services again in the future."

    R.C

  • "Our survey was as detailed as the sample one, yet it was easy to understand and explained exactly all the issues. I'd definitely use Fourth Wall again, if I needed to."

    Louie Parkin

Latest News

Expore our insights and innovations.

Common Issues: an essential guide for homebuyers

Our reports provide a unique insight into your property which other types of report don’t, including mobile and broadband speeds, noise and disturbance data, and budget costs as standard, and we provide it in a format which is easy to understand with photographs throughout.

Sustainability in Architecture

With the ever-impending climate crisis upon us and changes in living and working practices in a post covid world, the need for sustainable architecture which provides a tangible connection to the natural world has never been in sharper focus.

The Fourth Wall Standard

We don’t work from a standard template at Fourth Wall, our reports are bespoke, developed with you in mind. We believe this is what sets us apart.

Our Story

Our goal is to re-imagine surveying, helping people to truly understand the buildings they use, whether that’s an asset, a workplace or a home. We’ve torn down the traditional, convoluted, surveying practice model and created something new – The Fourth Wall.

Honesty and integrity are at the heart of what we do, matched with a passion to deliver value at every stage of the building experience. Our story comes from a life immersed in construction. Fourth Wall’s founding director has been on building sites since before he can remember, developing his passion for property, creating new spaces and bringing life into old ones.

We are committed to investing in our team, ensuring they have a workplace to be proud of and a life to enjoy. We love what we do but there’s more to life than top class property advice. We’ve removed soulless targets and rigid practices to enable flexibility, transparency and an environment where everyone feels the rewards and is invested in providing the best value for our clients.

Our mission is simple: re-imagine surveying and connect with our clients. We align all the benefits of a traditional surveying practice with the pace, flexibility and market leading knowledge of a dynamic consultancy so our clients go forward with confidence.