about us

Area of Operation


We provide a range of services aimed at the owners or buyers of Listed or other Historic or Traditionally Constructed Buildings.

Surveying is at the core of our business but our consultancy services are designed to go beyond the initial purchase of a property and help people repair, develop and maintain their property.

We are a family business providing tailored, cost effective solutions to help people make well informed decisions. We operate throughout North and Mid Wales, parts of the Midlands and the North-West of England.

lizzie nicholson-jones

Lizzie Nicholson-Jones

Faced with the thought of actually working or going to university I chose the latter. Having gained a BA in Education I decided to make full use of my new found qualified teacher status and look for a proper job.

Having spent most of my childhood watching my dad and later my brother and husband repairing old buildings I suppose it was inevitable that this would rub off on me and after a few years working in child care I joined my dad as a PA in 2016.

Having an art background allowed me to find my niche within the business and after three years of practical on the job and intensive software training I am now responsible for most of the measuring, recording, scanning, photographing and drawing, I am also likely to be the first person you speak to if you call the office.

For the last two years I have also been assisting with Building Surveys and other types of inspections, this has enabled us to manage and share the on-site workload and capture a level of detail not normally found in Heritage Building Surveys. Back in the office most of my time is spent producing CAD models, renderings and architectural drawings for planning and other purposes. I am also responsible for marketing, IT, quality and compliance.

I am currently an affiliate member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.

tim nicholson

Tim Nicholson

At high school I discovered a talent for design and technical drawing, a career in architecture seemed certain, however this was temporarily thwarted by a mixture of teenage apathy and a desire to earn as much money as possible, as quickly as possible.

After stints in corporate banking, the antiques business and property development I decided to look for a way of combining my skills, experience and interests to earn a living. After much pondering I decided that I needed to go back to school and enrolled on an RICS accredited post graduate course. After three years I graduated with a Master’s Degree in The Conservation of the Historic Environment from The College of Estate Management, this has been the preferred course for National Trust and Historic England surveyors for many years.

I’ve worked as an independent surveyor and consultant since 2004, and built a strong reputation for producing accurate and well presented reports that answer all of the questions in a concise and easy to understand manner.

I’ve worked for a wide range of clients from the public, private and non-profit sectors and inspected an enormous variety of buildings and structures spanning the last 900 years. Most of my work involves Listed Buildings but not exclusively and I am happy to help with any traditionally constructed building.

The advice I offer is well informed, impartial and subject to strict ethical and professional standards. I am regulated by the Chartered Institute of Building and a long standing member of The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.

Publications:

Nicholson, TJ, 2013, Corrugated Iron in Architecture,
Building Conservation Directory 20th anniversary Edition, pgs. 35-38, Tisbury, Cathedral Communications Limited
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