Welcome to Lewis Surveying Associates

We are a chartered building surveyors practice located in the North of England with three offices; Penrith, Richmond and Hexham. Blending modern technology with traditional surveying methods we can provide a full range of services for commercial, residential and public-sector clients.

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Measured Surveys

Whether you want a kitchen extension or full house renovation we can generate accurate scale floor plans, elevations, and cross sections. Using AutoCAD to create technical drawings of the existing layout we are then able to produce design solutions for your home extension or renovation.

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Land Surveys

Working alongside our clients, we can create accurate detailed CAD drawings including among other objects; man-made features, physical boundary details, tree positions, contours and natural terrain.

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Architectural & Design

We can provide a full range of drawings from the initial concepts sketches through to detailed design for planning and construction. We have extensive experience in the adaptation and extension of existing buildings, old and new. Using both hand drawn and Autocad drawings we can capture a design solution that meets the needs of the Client and any Regulatory approvals process.

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Date stone on a Grade II Listed barn in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Historic Property Consultants

Our experience extends over 20 years as consultant to The National Trust, English Heritage and private property owners. Over that period, expertise in survey and conservation planning has developed to embrace the repair and restoration of historic structures, including Ancient Monuments, Listed Country houses and Commercial premises.

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With the latest developments in 3D modelling software we are able to use the photogrammetric processing of digital images to generate 3D spatial data.

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The Witham Hall in Barnard Castle

Structural Surveys

We can provide Clients with an in depth Building Survey report to support their decisions to buy or rent a new house or commercial premises.

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Project Management

Projects have covered a wide range from the repair of Wordsworth House and Gardens in Cockermouth following the floods of 2010 to the repair of a storm damaged Grade I listed office block in Newcastle.

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Planning Applications

We have achieved significant success in obtaining Planning Permissions for developments; for Historic Properties, Rural Buildings in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Properties in National Parks as well as for Urban Housing and Commercial Premises.

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Legal Services

Our qualified team can assist both landlords and tenants through the claims and liabilities for repairs arising both during and on the termination of a lease. At the beginning of the lease we can also help inform the Client of their responsibilities for repair and support any tenancy agreement negotiations.

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Insurance Matters

We have the depth of experience to provide accurate estimates for rebuilding costs needed for adequate insurance cover. This is especially important for listed buildings which will likely require reinstatement with traditional materials and techniques.

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  • “For many years Countylife companies have commissioned Lewis Surveying Associates to provide technical advice and prepare all administration concerning party wall matters on our developments. Their dependable service has always been promptly carried out in a first class and thoroughly professional manner...”

    John S R Swanson - Director

  • “Always professional and completely reliable, Lewis Associates have been invaluable in helping the National Trust recover from the flooding of Wordsworth House and a serious fire at Allan Bank. They have delivered great conservation work in the most difficult of circumstances...”

    Jeremy Barlow - General Manager at the National Trust

  • “Your firm's professional approach along with your combined knowledge and enthusiasm, was just what was needed to support our objective of remedying the gable's problems. It was done effectively and in sympathy with its construction.”

    Richard Ayling - Client