With 30+ years' experience


In July 2020 we were approached by our retail client to assess the potential of providing much needed office space within a 5000sq Metre building they were considering for purchase.  Our initial survey of the building revealed no major structural issues although we did find extensive damage to the existing profiled sheet roof covering requiring urgent attention. These works were undertaken as required before purchase by the vendors saving our client an extensive outlay.

We went on to produce existing and proposed layouts of the building and held productive talks with the planning dept of the local authority for the proposed works.  All planning and technical drawings were produced as required and applications made.  Approvals were received at the end of 2020 and with all haste works commenced on site in January 2021 after securing terms with a suitable contractor for the £1.2M contract.


The contract period was six months, and the completed project was handed to the client in June 2021 for full occupation.


The photographs show progress of the works throughout.


Scope of works:

  • Initial building survey

  • Production of all working drawings

  • Securing planning and building regulation approval

  • Formulating a comprehensive schedule of works

  • In conjunction with the QS agreeing a contract sum with an approved contractor

  • Managing all works on site from inception through to completion and handover

  • Keeping the client fully informed throughout the contract & dealing with variations in cost


The client is now in full occupation and enjoying the additional 1000sq metres of office space that fully meets their requirements.

Barn Conversions

We have many years’ experience in dealing with barn conversions including initial structural appraisal of the building through to providing all drawings and details plus obtaining the necessary local authority permissions. We can design all the required layouts and detailing to ensure the best assets of the barn are retained and included with the conversion.

Property Extensions

You can rely on Cresswell Property Surveys Ltd to guide you through the process of extending your property from those initial discussions of what is required through to obtaining all local authority approvals and even obtaining quotations for the work involved.  Our technical drawings will include all the relevant details for building regulation approval ensuring you meet all of the current thermal requirements.


Whether you live in a Listed building or own/lease a commercial property we have all the knowledge required to provide a complete refurbishment programme fit for the type of property involved.  This includes dealing with the listed building officer or the planning department to ensure works are fully compliant.  As well as detailed drawings we can also provide comprehensive schedules of work highlighting each element of the refurbishment and enabling contractors to provide accurate costs for the works involved.

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Contact Cresswell Property Surveys Ltd in Leicestershire to discuss how we can help you.

01664 915900