Historical Surveys

Historic Building Recording

Following a successful application, listed building consent conditions are often attached that require discharging prior to the works taking place. One such condition is to produce a record of the building in photographic, drawn and written form to create an archive of the building in its unaltered state. Records are produced in line with Historic England guidance to varying levels of detail/ interpretation (levels 1-4).

Heritage Statements

We regularly provide consulting services to architects, planning consultants, and homeowners regarding proposed changes to, or within the setting of listed buildings and conservation areas as required by planning policy.

The ‘Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990’ states that it is an offence to undertake works to a designated heritage asset that may affect its special interest without listed building consent (planning permission for conservation areas). Paragraph 194 of the National Planning Policy Framework requires that those seeking listed building consent should describe the significance of any affected heritage assets. 

Our heritage statements are written in line with Historic England guidance and thoroughly investigate the history of the building or site and how heritage significance is derived. Our knowledge of construction technology and general building methods then allows a detailed heritage impact assessment to be undertaken that describes how the nature of the proposals may harm the identified interests and what mitigation measures are advised.

Listed Building Surveys

We offer a bespoke survey for listed buildings which includes a full structural survey. We have extensive experience inspecting and project managing refurbishments on listed buildings. A listed building survey will include the identification of the listing and the buildings protected aspects. This information used to check for compliance and to identify any unauthorised repairs which may have been carried out without listed building consent. 

We can help prepare and submit listed building applications for you as well as project manage repairs/refurbishment.

Specific Defects

At Holdens we offer a full range of specialist damp and timber investigations that can prove useful for both pre-purchase clients and homeowners. We have decades of experience in Building Surveying and defect analysis with special emphasis on historic buildings. We understand how buildings work and the most appropriate and sympathetic methods of repair. Our team of surveyors are trained to use specialist damp and timber equipment on site to obtain accurate evidence for the client. 

We are PCA registered and have CSTDB qualified surveyors.

The range of Damp and Timber Services we offer include:

  • Full damp and timber reports on a building (invasive/non-invasive)
  • Specific damp and timber defect report
  • Wall tie investigations
  • Structural movement reports
  • Specification and repair

Roofing reports: We have licensed drone surveyors who can conduct high-level surveys which are often missed out on normal survey.  We can bolt a drone survey onto any of our service or just carry out a simple roofing report. This can be tied in with specification and repair reports.

Relocation Services

Are you planning to relocate your home or business to a new area? Do you
need expert guidance and professional support to ensure a seamless
transition? Look no further! Holden’s Chartered Surveyors is here to make
your relocation stress-free and successful.

Why Choose Us?

  1. Chartered Surveyors Expertise: Our team comprises highly qualified and experienced chartered surveyors with a deep understanding of the property market. They will provide you with accurate property valuations, market insights, and comprehensive advice throughout your relocation journey.
  2. Tailored Solutions: We understand that every relocation is unique. That’s why we take the time to understand your specific needs and requirements. Our bespoke relocation services are designed to cater to your individual preferences and budget.
  3. Compliance and Legal Support: Navigating the legal complexities of a relocation can be daunting. Our chartered surveyors are well-versed in local regulations, permits, and compliance matters, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free process.
  4. Project Management: Whether you’re relocating home or your office, our skilled team will coordinate every aspect of your move. From planning to execution, we’ll handle it all, so you can focus on your core responsibilities.
  5. Market Research: Our team conducts thorough market research, providing you with valuable insights into your new location. We’ll equip you with the information needed to make informed decisions regarding property investments or leases.
  6. Transparent and Honest: At Holden’s transparency and honesty are at the heart of our service. You can trust us to keep you informed at every step, providing clear communication and regular updates.
  7. Time-Efficient Services: We understand the importance of time in any relocation. Our team works diligently to ensure timely delivery without compromising on the quality of our services.
  8. Northern Coverage: Whether you’re relocating locally or to a different city, our services are available across the North. No matter where you’re going, we’ve got you covered!

APC Support and Training

Excel in Your APC Assessment! Professional Support and Training Tailored for Your Success!

Are you ready to take the next step in your professional journey and become a chartered member of your esteemed institution? Unlock your potential with our comprehensive APC Support and Training, designed to guide you towards success.

Why Choose Our APC Support and Training?

  1. Experienced and Accredited Mentors: Our team of seasoned
    professionals boasts a track record of guiding numerous candidates
    to their chartered status. Benefit from the expertise of mentors who
    know the ins and outs of the APC process.
  2. Tailored Approach: We recognise that each candidate is unique.
    Our training is customised to address your specific strengths and
    areas of improvement, ensuring you present your best self during
    the assessment.
  3. Thorough Competency Guidance: Understand the intricacies of
    the required competencies and learn how to effectively showcase
    your skills, knowledge, and experience to the assessors.
  4. Mock Assessments for Confidence Building: Gain an edge with
    our realistic mock interviews and assessments, designed to
    replicate the real APC scenario. Receive constructive feedback to
    enhance your performance.
  5. Practical Document Review: Let our experts scrutinize your Final
    Assessment Submission or Case Study. Benefit from valuable
    insights to refine your documentation and make it stand out.
  6. Stay Current with CPD Support: We keep you updated on the
    latest professional standards and provide opportunities for
    continued professional development, a crucial aspect of your APC
  7. Networking and Peer Support: Connect with a vibrant
    community of fellow candidates, exchange knowledge, and share
    experiences, fostering a supportive environment for growth.
  8. Resources at Your Disposal: Access to reference materials, and
    successful submission examples, empowering you with the
    resources you need to excel.


Our Success is Your Success!