Building Surveying

Need expert advice on your property assets?

A company you can trust

Regulated by the RICS, our surveyors provide a range of building surveying services to help you navigate the complexities of buying and managing a property. We can assist with:

  • Residential Surveys
  • Project Management
  • Planning Advice
  • Technical Drawings
  • Listed Building and Heritage Advice.

We are a consultancy that prides itself on providing high quality advice in a timely manner.



Our Building Surveying services are broken down into three, easy-to-navigate categories to help you find the exact service you need.

Reporting on a Building

For Property Buyers

We offer a suite of reports that are all tailored to you and the property you require surveying. The RICS regulated surveys are recommended when purchasing a property. Please click the below link to our Residential Surveys page to find out which one is suitable for you:

  • RICS Level 3 Building Survey
  • RICS Level 2 HomeBuyer Report
Residential Surveys

We also offer additional reports that are available as a standalone service, or as an extra to your RICS Residential Survey:

  • Drone Survey
  • Thermal Survey
  • Damp Survey

For Property Sellers

Have your property assessed prior to sale so you can address any issues that might be flagged on the buyers survey. This can help to save time and money in the long run, as it can prevent buyers from bartering on price further down the line:

  • Pre-Sale Property Health Check

Fixing a Building

Perhaps you have identified an issue with your property and you are unsure on the root cause?

Maybe you have had a survey and it has highlighted a number of defects?

We can provide a professional assessment of the defect and supply you with remedial options, along with an estimated cost for the required works.

Whilst we have experience working with properties dating back to the 17th century and have a passion for heritage projects, we also regularly diagnose modern building defects and can produce honest and reliable advice for any type of issue.

We do not survey high rise or commercial buildings, nor do we issue EWS certificates.

Improving a Building

Do you want to add value to your property? Maybe you are just looking to improve your quality of living?

We offer a range of services to help you realise your property goals. We provide this professional advice in a timely and cost effective manner, with the client at the heart of everything we do:

  • Building Design & AutoCAD Drawings
  • Planning & Building Control applications
  • Tendering & Procurement services
  • Project Management
  • Suitability for Conversion Report


Get in Touch

If you are still unsure as to which service you require, fill out the form below.

You will receive a response email or telephone call (your preference) with details of which bespoke service we believe you require.

Building Survey: Get A Quote

What makes us different?

Merit Estates

  • Small business with local knowledge
  • Low overheads, savings passed onto client
  • Trusted, local & specialist contractor list
  • Passion for heritage & conservation

Other Companies

  • Large organisations, nationwide coverage
  • Profit-focussed strategy
  • Large list, less local
  • Less focused on specialisms

I can’t recommend team at Merit more highly; their technical and market knowledge is excellent, their advice is extremely helpful and sound, and their level of professionalism is exemplary. If you are requiring any kind of property services, particularly with respect to conservation and restoration Merit Estates would be my first port of call every time.

Private client based in County Durham
Related Services

See below the links to related services that will offer more detail into exactly what we do.

Residential Surveys
Our Surveyors are experienced in carrying out Level 2 HomeBuyer Reports and Level 3 Building Surveys throughout Yorkshire and the …
Planning & Building Control
We can assist you with planning applications of various scale and complexity. We have all of the tools in-house to …
Project Management
With the use of our project management service, we can offer a ‘Concept to Completion’ package, that essentially looks after …
Building Design & AutoCAD Drawings
If you have an idea in mind for a small-scale development that does not require an Architect, we can help …
Listed Building & Heritage Work
We can offer advice on a range of matters relating to historic and listed buildings. As a company, we pride …
Call us today to find out how we can help you

We specialise in delivering professional advice to private clients and institutions on complex property matters