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By Web Admin on 19 August 2014 14:15
Lewis Surveying Associates are pleased to be sponsoring a talk by Deputy President of the Supreme Court, Baroness Hale of Richmond at Richmond Station.

23rd September 2014.
Starts 10.30 am

‘Life of a Law Lady’


By Web Admin on 06 August 2014 15:24






Overlooking the famous Causey Arch Bridge with the World’s oldest surviving railway, Tanfield Hall is a Grade II* Listed mansion house with a fascinating history. Lewis Surveying Associates were commissioned to survey the building for a new owner and to advise upon its repair and conservation. 

Paul Lewis, RICS Accredited Conservation Surveyor said, “This beautiful building presents a classic Georgian frontage, but as the survey progressed, it became clear to me that the building had much earlier origins. Older windows and doors could be seen buried in the walls; we knew that a scheme of Georgian alterations around 1725 had made substantial changes to the layout and appearance but the date of the original house had been a mystery.”

Historic research showed that the building was painted in 1625 and was already referred to as ‘The Old Tudor House at Tanfield Hall’. The painting showed that a rear Tudor wing...
By Web Admin on 15 July 2014 10:27

Matt Wright - Undergraduate Building Surveyor

Matt is currently studying a four year sandwich degree in Building Surveying BSc (Hons) at Northumbria. He was delighted to be offered a position as an Assistant Building Surveyor at LSA for his third year to be spent in industry.

Matt has future ambition to become a RICS Accredited Chartered Building Surveyor and he feels that a year at LSA will be beneficial to both his degree and future career.


By Web Admin on 31 March 2014 18:32

Community groups have been given an insight into how they might secure funding for heritage projects at the latest in a series of lectures in Richmond.Fiona Speirs, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund for Yorkshire and Humber, spoke to an audience of around 80 people at the event at Richmond Station.

 

By Web Admin on 12 February 2014 16:05

Paul from our Penrith Office has had the enviable job of working on one of the Lake District’s most iconic buildings, Bridge House of Ambleside.  We can’t really imagine a more picturesque place to spend your 9-5.  So here are some interesting facts you may not know about the incredibly quaint cottage:


By Web Admin on 15 October 2013 09:40

Emma Gregson- BSc(Hons) MAPPP LRTPI

Emma has over 9 years' experience across public, private and consultancy sectors with a strong understanding of Local Authority and Development Management procedures developed during her time her time as a Senior Planning Officer for Sevenoaks District Council....

By Web Admin on 03 August 2013 10:45

This beautiful National Trust property dates back to 1600 and had a major renovation around 1745. It is famous for its 13th Century watermill and grand stone staircase over which is a stucco ceiling, possibly by Joseph Rose the Elder...

By Web Admin on 03 August 2013 10:42

Local Chartered Building Surveyor, Paul Lewis of Lewis Surveying Associates LLP has been recognised as one of the country’s leading experts in his specialised field of building conservation. Paul joins a prized list of only 67 other surveyors in England who have been awarded accreditation in this field by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...

By Web Admin on 11 February 2013 12:07
The government recently announced new planning measures regarding the conversion of office spaces. As we are all too aware there is a national housing shortage and these reforms will make it easier to convert empty or underused office spaces into homes. New permitted development rights will allow this without the need for planning permission from the local authority...
By Web Admin on 19 November 2012 10:17

Part of the Governments attempts at kick starting construction as a means of boosting economic growth, is to enable up to 40,000 residential projects which would normally require planning permission, to be constructed under permitted development. The Government launched a consultation to widen the scope of residential and business permitted development rights on the 12th of November, 2012. The consultation will run for 6 weeks and ends on the 24th of December...