Heritage Building Surveyor

We’re a team of chartered building surveyors who have a passion for unique, historic buildings.

Heritage Building Services From Fourth Wall

If you’re an asset manager, property manager, developer or perhaps you’re a listed building homeowner – get in touch with us. We offer a comprehensive suite of heritage services from planning permission to heritage statements, listed building surveys, and everything in between. Each heritage building is unique, which is why we’ll tailor our services based on exactly what you need.

We have a wealth of experience in surveying buildings of specialist heritage – there is nothing too big or too small for our team! We’ve worked on impressive heritage sites including Buckingham Palace, Eton College, Royal Albert Dock, Endeavour Centre, St Anns House, as well as private residential including Thrum Hall and Stoneleigh.

Start your Fourth Wall journey by booking a free 30-minute consultation with our team. 

Listed Building


We’re a team of award-winning surveyors specialising in listed buildings and heritage property sites. Whether you need a listed building survey, help with consent applications, planning restorations, or simply need reliable advice – we’re here to help you. We understand that every project is different, which is why our specialist heritage service is one to be tailored to your exact requirements.

Conservation Management


If you’re having maintenance, construction, repairs, or restoration works done on your specialist heritage property, then you’ll need a conservation management plan. A conservation management plan (also called a CMP) is a tool that helps to protect the building whilst undergoing changes. It’s a working document, so we’ll be on hand to update and change the contents as required.

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Heritage statements form part of a planning application, as it helps to justify the value of the planned works. We’ll work with you to create a comprehensive document outlining details of the asset, its features, the significance of the building from a historical aspect, as well as where the asset is located. Included in the document will also be the outlined steps to help mitigate any negative impact on the building at hand.

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Listed Building Feasibility


Our comprehensive feasibility studies can help you in the process of planning construction on an existing or completely new building. When you work with us, not only will you receive guidance on the architecture of your building, but you’ll also get advice on sustainability, possible constraints, budgets, as well as detailed sketches. We have a background in heritage conservation, so you can trust our advice on the risks and rewards involved with each project; keeping you from wasting time and money.

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Utilise the skills and expertise of our property team to create a space you’ll love. We’ll collaborate with you from start to finish to help bring your vision to life, 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 meet your needs, budgets and goals.

Listed Building Consent


If you’re planning to make any changes to your listed building that may impact the architecture, look, or character of the building, you must first get consent from your local authority. Work with our listed building experts to guide you through the every step of the process. We’ll ensure that your plans are well presented in the context of conservation methodology and any changes are appropriately justified, this can help minimise what is usually a long and drawn-out process, so you can get work underway as quickly as possible.

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Heritage Impact


A heritage impact assessment (HIAs) is required when you alter or extend a building of historic interest or if you are developing a property near a historic building or in a conservation area, and they usually form part of a listed building consent application. We’ll outline the proposed building works, as well as how that might impact the existing building or the landscape that surrounds it; all detailed in a comprehensive report.

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Contact Our Team

We avoid heavy jargon and unclear advice to make things easy for our clients, which is why we won the RICS Young Building Surveyor of the Year 2022. We’re real people who work with your best interests at heart.

Ready to get started? Get in touch with our heritage building surveyors today and receive a free 30-minute consultation and no-obligation quote. Complete the contact form below, or contact us via phone or email.


Specialist Heritage FAQs

Browse some of the most frequently asked questions and our expert’s answers below. If you have a question that isn’t listed below, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Can Anyone Work On a Listed Building?

As long as you have planning permission, and any other permissions that you might need, anyone can work on a listed building. However, because historical buildings require much more care and attention, we’d recommend only using experienced and qualified professionals from the get-go, including using RICS Chartered Surveyors like those at Fourth Wall.

What is a Heritage Survey?

Heritage surveys sometimes referred to as listed building surveys, are surveys for buildings with a particular historical interest or of importance. These buildings have certain protections and limitations in place which a survey has to be tailored towards.

I Don’t Know What I Need – Where Should I Start?

If you own or manage a heritage building and you aren’t sure which of our services you might need, start by getting in touch with our team. We’re a friendly but passionate bunch who’ll go above and beyond to help you. We can offer you a free consultation where we’ll offer tailored service recommendations and even provide you with a quote should you need it. Start your journey by getting in touch.

How Do I Get Listed Building Consent?

To obtain listed building consent you will briefly need to do the following:

  1. Contact the local planning authority.
  2. Submit a formal application with detailed plans.
  3. Demonstrate how proposed changes preserve the historic significance.
  4. Consult with heritage experts and address concerns.
  5. Await a decision from the planning authority.

Local Knowledge

National Coverage.

We have surveyors based across England in our regional offices. With expert knowledge of their local areas, you know you’re in safe hands.