Building Consultancy or Building Surveying is the most diverse division of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Our team of Chartered Building Surveyors use their expertise to provide advice on a wide variety of property issues. We have key skills to guide you through acquisition, occupation, disposal, development, repair and refurbishment of all types of property.
Many aspects of our work overlap, not only with the variety of roles we cover within Building Consultancy but also with our colleagues in the Valuation and Architectural departments.

Daniells Harrison Chartered Surveyors have one of the largest building surveying teams on the South Coast offering expertise for every aspect of your building project.

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What do our Building Consultancy team do?

We provide the following services for commercial and residential property managers, owners and tenants.

Commercial Building Surveys & Technical Due Diligence

Providing you with a full picture of the property prior to purchase.

Condition Reports and Planned Maintenance

Identifying the current condition and advice on repairs.

Building pathology

A key skill of a Chartered Building Surveyor is understanding all types of construction and the ability to identify defects within a structure.

Building Reinstatement Valuations (BRV’s)

An assessment of the building reinstatement cost for insurance purposes.


Acting for the landlord or the tenant, either during or at the end of a lease term.

Party Wall Surveyors

A statutory role, the Party Wall etc Act controls all work to party walls, party fence walls and excavations within 3 and 6 metres of the adjoining owner’s buildings.

Building Disputes

Not all building projects run smoothly, on time and on budget. The appointment of a building surveyor at an early stage can resolve issues without unnecessary costs. We also offer the service of ‘Expert Witness’.

Employer’s Agent

Preparing the Employer’s Requirements and ensuring control on cost, quality and programme.

Construction Monitoring and Project Management

Monitoring construction works on behalf of banks and other funders to verify progress and expenditure.

Refurbishment and Alterations

Advise on procurement strategies, design, the use of modern or traditional materials, budget costs, the appointment of contractors and life cycle costing to assist with delivering the right product.

New Build Projects

With a detailed knowledge of modern and traditional construction the building surveyor can advise and manage design, build costs and life cycle costing, procurement strategies and construction works.

RICS Certification of Domestic Structures & CML Certificates

The RICS provides a Certification Scheme for domestic clients or small developers constructing domestic properties. We can also provide a CML (Council of Mortgage Lenders) Professional Consultants Certificate.

CDM 2015 Regulations

Ensuring that our clients comply with all aspects of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 .

Insurance Reinstatement Service

When a building has been damaged following an insured event we are appointed and act on behalf of the insured party to oversee the insurance reinstatement process and restore the property back to its original state.



For further information on any aspect of building surveying, please contact Nick Eames.

Our Services

Residential Surveys & Valuations
Building Surveying
Valuation & Professional Services
Architectural Services