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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...

By Web Admin on 01 October 2012 12:58

Lewis Surveying Associates LLP have been appointed by the National Trust to project manage the installation of a ‘green’ biomass heating system in their Grade II Listed visitor centre at Allan Banks in Grasmere. Powered by wood pellets,  a renewable fuel source, this highly efficient heating system will qualify for the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive and 20 years of financial contributions to running costs...

By Web Admin on 24 September 2012 12:31

Director, Peter Lewis has added another 'string to his bow' and an additional service that Lewis Surveying is now able to offer. Following a challenging course and examination in London, he is now qualified as an expert witness.

By Web Admin on 23 August 2012 09:53

Japanese Knotweed is a destructive super-weed which has spread rapidly since its introduction in the 19th Century. It grows up to 3 meters in just 12 weeks and the key factor for home owners is its ability to grow through concrete, tarmac and paving...


By Web Admin on 06 August 2012 13:21
St Robert's of Newminster is undergoing extensive restoration following a devastating fire which broke out in the Sacristy. The fire damage affected the church itself and as a consequence they sought the Interior Design skills of LSA. They required advice and suggestions on colour palette and an artist's impression to illustrate the potential new decor. 

Jennifer and Josie Lewis in the design team created three colour schemes, which would be appropriate for a Church of this size and historic importance. The colours and religious connotations were researched in depth. After the initial phase of research and consultation they created a number of visuals by combining hand rendered sketches with computer aided design. This technique resulted in an accurate but atmospheric style, which would enable Parishioners to generate an idea of how the Church might look when finished. 

Following a presentation and a few minor alterations, the colour scheme was then taken to the Historic Churches Committee for their...