When buying a new home or commercial property, you’ll need expert advice to inform important decisions. Barker Associates can provide this knowledge and professional services including a full range of building surveys. This includes residential house surveys, commercial property surveys. We also provide party wall advice, dilapidations, neighbourly issues services and expert witness work.
Our team’s experience ranges across all residential, commercial, local authority and education sectors. We can easily meet any client’s requirements with our extensive know-how across the varying disciplines.
Our team can provide in-depth knowledge and expertise for the acquisition of single properties or property portfolios. Our services and advice include mortgage and market valuations, homebuyer reports, and full building surveys.
Whether you’re acquiring a leasehold or freehold property, letting a property, or have a property at the end of a lease term, Barker Associates team of commercial surveyors can help. We can advise on any limitations or liabilities imposed by a lease, statute, and case law. We can help speed up an otherwise confusing process while reducing any risk.
Barker Associates can help protect landlords and tenants against any unexpected liabilities with pre-acquisition consultancy. Our specialist commercial surveying team can also provide other key services to commercial clients. These include schedules of dilapidations, schedules of condition, and licences to alter.
Using the latest technology allows us to capture data, manage, and report much faster. Electronic data collection software and customised templates provide a higher level of accuracy. We can also offer specialist survey techniques such as drone surveys and infrared thermography, allowing our inspections to be more in-depth.
Whatever your requirements may be, our team of Essex building surveyors can provide a reliable, professional range of services.
Stuart joined Barker Associates in 1996 and has been Managing Partner since 2007. He is responsible for leading the management team to ensure the efficient operation and growth of the practice.
An education specialist, Stuart helps identify needs, secure funding and deliver construction projects for schools, academies, further and higher education establishments. He also specialises in providing strategic advice to Multi Academy Trusts on estates and facilities management. His expertise in this area was recognised when Barker Associates won the Premises and Facilities Management award for Partners in Consultancy in 2015.
Robert joined Barker Associates in 2002 and is a partner heading up our projects and conservation teams. A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, he is responsible for design, project management and contract administration of refurbishment and new-build schemes for public sector, education, commercial, ecclesiastical and private clients.
An education specialist, he provides the following services: estate planning, planned maintenance programmes, feasibility studies, project management of new build and refurbishment schemes, condition surveys, and funding applications.
As a certified historic buildings professional he provides conservation consultancy for private and municipal clients, advises on conservation strategies and designs, specifies and implements works on listed and historic buildings.
Robert also has experience in management of insurance-backed reinstatement works and disaster recovery. He is a health and safety advisor and principal designer under the CDM Regulations.
Michael joined Barker Associates in 1998, achieving partner status in 2010. He manages a team of surveyors heading up a key part of our educational sector as well as wider management duties across the practice.
An experienced chartered surveyor, Michael has a hands-on role in the design, project management and contract administration of refurbishment and new-build schemes for public sector, education, commercial and private clients.
With the majority of his professional life spent working in the education sector Michael is an education specialist delivering projects from inception to completion including: feasibility/development planning, identifying funding streams, bid writing, project management of new build and refurbishment schemes and condition surveys/works.
Will joined Barker Associates in 2003 and is a partner heading up the project management, cost consultancy and commercial team. Will became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2000 and has over twenty years’ relevant experience across all sectors of the construction industry. He is responsible for overseeing project management on all major schemes.
Previous project management experience includes major medical facilities, university buildings in Cambridge, aircraft facilities and extensive experience in educational buildings.
Will works with a cross section of clients from private individuals through to development companies and commercial organisations to provide project management services on new developments and opportunities.
Will is a principal designer under the CDM regulations and provides guidance and support for colleagues regarding health and safety on projects.
Stephen qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1997 and joined Barker Associates in 2002. As an Associate Partner, he now leads the survey team.
Having commenced his career in design and contract administration, across a variety of sectors, Stephen has focused in recent years on surveying, reporting and expert services.
Due to the broad base of work conducted within Barker Associates, Stephen offers a very wide range of professional services, across many sectors. Residential services include valuations, building surveys and homebuyers reports. Commercial services include pre-acquisition surveys, schedules of dilapidations, schedules of condition and general landlord/ tenant services.
Stephen has a wide experience in condition surveying of schools, residential blocks and other estate building types, designing reports in various formats to suit client needs in maintenance/ repair forecasting and asset management.
As with other areas of the practice, Stephen has expertise in the field of conservation, regularly reporting on listed country houses and other historic property.
John joined Barker Associates in 2016, he is an Associate Partner and is responsible for a variety of Projects and Delivery, Client Development, Framework Management, Staff Management and Strategic Planning for the Practice.
A Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and Construction Manager with over 25 years’ experience in the Professional Construction Consultancy Sector, John works across sectors specialising in Education, Residential, Leisure and Corporate Municipal Buildings.
With specialist knowledge of the Public and Education Sectors John brings a wealth of Technical and Strategic Advisory experience to the Practice offering the following services; Building Surveying, Design and Specification, Project Management, Programme Management, Building Defect Analysis, Business Development and Account Management.
John has also undertaken Programme and Budget Management for key Clients in relation to their portfolio of Assets ranging from planned maintenance strategies through to advising on the delivery and funding of new facilities.
Aaron is a Chartered Surveyor and joined the practice in 2012; he has a wealth of experience in various fields. As well as carrying out building surveys, condition surveys etc. he also has NEBOSH training as a Fire Risk Assessor, and is training to become an NRAC Auditor for Accessibility Auditing of property in accordance with equality legislation. Aaron has recently developed services within the field of Estates Management, assisting companies in improvement and management of their portfolios, utilising his Contract Administration skills.
James joined Barker Associates in 2004 and is a chartered surveyor in the projects team. James specialises in design, project management and contract administration of refurbishment and new-build schemes for public sector, education, commercial and private clients. James has specific expertise in securing funding and the delivery of education projects, he also has NEBOSH training as a Fire Risk Assessor.
Philippa joined Barker Associates in 2009 and is a chartered surveyor and certified historic building professional. Philippa specialises in design, project management and contract administration of refurbishment and new-build schemes for public sector, education, commercial, ecclesiastical and private clients.
Edwin joined Barker Associates as a Senior Project Manager with over 10 years experience with London based major eductaion, residential and leisure developments.
Edwin offers a sustainability expertise to Barker Associates as a qualified BREEAM Accredited Professional with consultancy experience in providing sustainability advice for achieving enhanced London Plan carbon reduction and sustainability targets as well as addressing environmental issues associated with urban development sites.
Adrian joined Barker Associates in 2017 and is a senior surveyor in the projects team. Adrian specialises in contract administration and project management. His extensive experience covers a range of public sector projects including schools, universities, constabulary and fire and rescue services.
Calum is a graduate building surveyor in the projects team. He provides technical assistance to senior members of staff delivering construction projects and professional surveying work. Barker Associates is supporting his training towards chartered status.
Geoff was one of Barker Associates’ founding partners in 1987 and has over thirty years’ experience in all core building surveying services. His career commenced in municipal design and contract administration within a local authority setting. Geoff now conducts professional services across all sectors within the survey team with expertise in party wall and boundary matters. Geoff regularly acts as an expert witness for litigation purposes.
Graham is a chartered architect with over thirty years’ experience in the public and private sectors. He joined Barker Associates in 2016 and delivers our planned maintenance & compliance service to education clients. Graham has a strong technical and design background enabling him to advise on maintenance strategy, expansion, alteration and development of building stock.
James joined Barker Associates in 2016 as a surveyor in the projects team following a career in private practice delivering large multi-disciplinary public sector frameworks. James has experience in contract administration and project management across a variety of sectors.
James joined Barker Associates in 2007 and is a chartered surveyor in the projects team. James specialises in contract administration and project management of refurbishment, extension and new build projects. Other specialisms include specific training in fire risk surveying and educational funding bid writing.
Karl joined Barker Associates in 2018 as a Senior Building Surveyor. Karl has over 10 years of experience working within the Education, Health and Housing sectors providing full Building Surveys, Project Management and Contract Administration services as well as managing various budgets and programmes of work on a wide range of projects. Karl also undertakes Party Wall Advisory services and Dilapidations services offering sound professional advice to clients and assists across various project works.
Martin joined Barker Associates in 2016 and is a senior surveyor in the projects team. With 23 years’ experience in surveying and facilities management, Martin specialises in design, project management and contract administration of refurbishment and new-build schemes for public sector, education, commercial and private clients.
Mitchell is a Building Surveyor in the projects team. He specialises in contract administration and project management of refurbishment, extension and new-build construction projects to education, commercial sectors and private clients. Barker Associates is supporting his training towards chartered status.
Nathan is a trainee surveyor in the building surveying projects team. He assists with condition surveys, professional services, project specifications and production of design information. He has a keen eye for detail and supports the wider team on a multitude of commissions within the educational, public sector and residential sector. Nathan is on a year out placement from the University of Huddersfield.
Neil joined Barker Associates in 2017 and is a Senior Surveyor in the projects team. With over 25 years of experience in Building Surveying, Neil specialises in design, project management and contract administration for refurbishment and new build schemes for public sector, education, commercial and private clients.
Scott joined Barker Associates in 2015 and is a trainee building surveyor in the projects team. He provides technical assistance to senior members of staff delivering construction projects and professional surveying work. Scott is studying building surveying at Anglia Ruskin University and Barker Associates is supporting his training towards chartered status.
Stephen joined Barker Associates in April 2018 and is fulfilling a dual role of Quantity Surveyor/Building Surveyor in the Building Surveying Project Team. Stephen has experience within the Housing and Public Sectors, with particular focus on Framework, Measured Term and Serial Contracts on large Housing Refurbishment Schemes. He is currently working across the Building Surveying and Quantity Surveying departments assisting on a variety of commissions and projects for Education and Commercial clients.
Thomas is a Trainee Building Surveyor in the projects team. He provides technical assistance to senior members of staff delivering projects and professional surveying work. Thomas is currently studying building surveying at Anglia Ruskin University and Barker Associates support training towards his degree qualification.
Thomas joined Barker Associates in 2014 from a large housing association, with long experience in the field of social housing. Tom has expertise in contract administration and, acting within the Survey Team, conducts condition surveys across all building types and also specialises in defects analysis reports.
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