RICS-Accredited Ecclesiastical Surveyor's Advice for Churches

From experience Metcalfe Briggs Chartered Building Surveyors knows that timely professional advice and planned expenditure ensures that funds are used effectively.

According to the National Churches Trust, Church of England churches must be inspected by an architect or building surveyor every five years. They also recommend finding an RICS Accredited Surveyor, which Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors are.

Frequent Ecclesiastical Survey questions

  • What is the condition of your church, church hall, presbytery or other property assets?
  • Do your quinnquennial inspections give you useful and practical information?
  • Do you find that you are spending money to little effect or making repeated expenditures on the same jobs?
  • Do your current buildings meet the needs of their users and is it thermally efficient?
  • Is alteration, adaptation or new-build feasible or desirable?
  • Do you need professional assistance with major repairs or alterations?
  • Do you have defects in your buildings or problems with insurance renewals?
  • Is there a viable alternative use for any of your buildings?
  • Do your premises meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act?

The projects with which Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors has been involved help us answer these questions. Our aim is to provide a timely and realistic service taking account of the funding available and the particular requirements of ecclesiastical clients.