Testimonials

“We appointed Andrew to survey a Grade II listed farmhouse we were buying. The report Andrew produced was very comprehensive. The drone was an invaluable addition to our survey, it gave us some very high quality photographs of the property and also the land as a whole and in context of the street. The drone also picked up some of the most important details of the whole report, showing us urgent roof work which was required, that would almost certainly have been missed had we not had the drone. ” 

RB - Nov 2020

“Andrew was extremely helpful when we needed a survey undertaking on a house built in 1912 in advance of purchasing it. It is very important to understand the conservation issues before buying an older building and Andrew’s knowledge of historic conservation enabled us to understand the issues which the property presented prior to going through with the sale. Rather than put us off the purchase, the survey gave us the confidence to buy the house with a wider understanding of what conservation works needed doing over the next few years.”

Elizabeth T - 2020

“Andrew has been an absolute godsend. He has acted as a consultant on our project dealing with all aspects of converting an unusual historic building into our home. His knowledge, expertise and experience have been a crucial and very welcome aspect of the work. His thoughtfulness, forward planning and attention to detail have been commendable throughout. Plus, he is a very nice person to work with. We cannot recommend him highly enough”

Sally and Peter C. - 2020

“Andrew completed survey work for us on some small heritage sites across one of our country parks. We needed our brief to be completed quickly, and Andrew delivered within these challenging timescales. He was prompt and helpful in his responses; always keen to make sure he was meeting the requirements of our brief. We were pleased with his final reports – which had just the right level of detail on recommended repairs, alongside potential costs of these”

Staffordshire County Council - July 2019

Andrew provided us with a Building Survey report which was thorough, timely, concise and informative. The provision of likely costs associated with reparations together with clearly identified priorities was incredibly helpful for our purchasing a property. He is particularly knowledgeable about older buildings and their nuances, which require a diligent but pragmatic approach. In addition, Andrew’s style and demeanour gives you confidence at what can be a very stressful time. We recommend him highly and we will be utilising his knowledge and skills in the future as we plan the next stages of development of our potential new home.

I.J - July 2019

“We contacted Andrew as a specialist to undertake a building survey on a grade II listed property that we were considering purchasing. His thorough building survey provided us with clear guidance on the significant items that needed to be addressed, and we would recommend his services and experience to others when purchasing an historic property”

P.R 2018

“I would like to say a thank you for your original imagination of the project, and for your
oversight during each stage of its execution. Everyone is very happy with the result”

C.C 2016

“Andrew has been very helpful from the outset, providing detailed advice on why water was entering the chimney structure, and detailed specification for the repair works. I would advise anyone who is going to buy a historic property to undertake a detailed survey, as it will save money in the long run, enabling the buyer to understand their property, including potential repair costs”

E.J 2016

“Andrew is extremely helpful and co-operative. He keeps clients informed of progress and offers sensible solutions to problems. He also provides realistic suggested costs for any possible works”

Gillian E 2015

“Andrew has been very helpful from the outset, providing detailed advice on why water was entering the chimney structure, and a detailed specification for the repair works. I would advise anyone who is going to buy a historic property to undertake a detailed survey, as it will save money in the long run, enabling the buyer to understand their property, including potential repair costs”

Elizabeth J 2014

“I would like to say a thank you for your original imagination of the project, and for your oversight during each stage of its execution. Everyone is very happy with the result”

C.C 2013

“Andrew served the property, with great dedication, showing real attentiveness to our ongoing maintenance needs, with great imagination and skill over the development of the facilities” 

C.R 2013

“We are so grateful to have come across Andrew Shenton. We commissioned Andrew to undertake a structural survey on our grade II listed 16th century thatch cottage and the level of detail and information he provided was outstanding. His knowledge for historical buildings is amazing, and we felt he instantly shared the same passion for our building as we did. He has a perfect balance of professionalism and personality which makes him one of the easiest people to work with. We highly recommend Andrew, he really is the best at his job.”

Sandie & Terry R 2020

“Andrew was recommended to us by the Listed Property Owners Club to carry out a roof survey on our listed property after we had concerns about the quality of some repair works completed. Andrew produced a comprehensive report for us which helped us secure a refund from the roofer and also set out a detailed list of works required to rectify the repair. I’d have no hesitation in employing Andrew again, or recommending him to others.”

Martyn 2020

“Andrew was approached to undertake specialist building surveys of some timber framed grade II listed properties in Coventry, following issues of dampness and deterioration. His survey approach was succinct, factual, and will provide a practical way forward for
planning their maintenance”

Coventry City Council 2019

“Having bought a listed property we felt that it would be useful to have someone to guide us through the various difficulties associated with conservation, improvement and planning. We engaged Andrew, who has worked with us for over three years, and we have found him to be knowledgeable, methodical and practical, responding well to the different projects we have undertaken in a friendly and honest manner. We would recommend his expertise and advice to anyone with a listed property”

A.J 2019

“ABC provided and excellent and comprehensive survey of our house prior to purchase. An efficient and timely delivery with good customer service”

A.R 2017

“I would highly recommend Andrew to anyone seeking to employ a Building Surveyor either within the heritage sector or beyond”

J.D 2016

“Andrew proved to be easy to work with, knowledgeable and full of practical ideas and
suggestions. He also has an excellent understanding of the issues associated with
repairing historic structures. Andrew approached all the work enthusiastically and
professionally and dealt with everything that was asked of him”

K.R 2015

“Andrew served the property, with great dedication, showing real attentiveness to our
ongoing maintenance needs, with great imagination and skill over the development of
the facilities”

C.R 2013

“ABC provided an excellent and comprehensive survey of our property prior to purchase.  An efficient and timely delivery with good customer service” 

J.D 2013

“I am writing to formally thank you for your splendid work in organizing our patio project. Your patient and careful advice has brought dividends. We are delighted with the result and most grateful for the expertise and wisdom that you have brought to the project, managing the project with such precision. It is always a pleasure to work with you”

A.R 2011

“In August 2012, Andrew kindly offered to help out with building work at National Trust sites in North Warwickshire. Not only did Andrew cover a considerable amount of work, he also built up an excellent working relationship with the managers at each property in a very short space of time. Andrew proved to be easy to work with, knowledgeable and full of practical ideas and suggestions. He also has an excellent understanding of the issues associated with repairing historic structures. Andrew approached all the work enthusiastically and professionally and dealt with everything that was asked of him. I would highly recommend Andrew to anyone seeking to employ a building surveyor either within the heritage sector or beyond”

K.R – Consultancy Manager – National Trust: Alcester

The client feedback shown should provide an overview of the service that can be expected when using ABC

Address

Andrew’s Building Conservation Ltd

Old Gwilliam, Lyth Hill Road, Bayston Hill, Shropshire SY3 0AU

 RICS profile: http://www.rics.org/uk/find-a-member/member-profile/0849040

LinkedIN profile: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/andrew-shenton/38/26/762

Phone

T: 03451161381
M: 07703811381