Comprehensive surveys for a whole range of houses, flats & business premises

Gowers Surveyors are an independent firm of Chartered Surveyors and Building Engineers with offices in Stamford, Peterborough and Cambridge, providing an extensive range of residential and commercial surveying services.

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Our Services

RICS Level 1 Survey

This is a basic level of survey, suitable for conventional residential properties built within the last 30 years.

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RICS Level 2 Survey

This is more detailed and suitable for residential properties built within the last 100 years.

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RICS Level 3 Survey

This is much more comprehensive, with more specific detail and suitable for all types of residential property.

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Historic Building Surveys

We are the only company in this area that offers this additional level of survey. This is the best choice for old properties, including stone, timber-framed and thatched properties as well as for listed buildings.

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Commercial Building Surveys

We also carry out comprehensive surveys of commercial buildings, from shops and offices to industrial units.

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Defects Diagnosis Reports

If you are concerned about an issue with your own property, such as dampness or disrepair, we can provide a tailor made report giving you advice as to what needs to be done.

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Schedules of Condition

If you are taking a lease on a commercial building, we can help make sure you and the landlord are aware of its condition before you start.

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Party Wall Agreements

If you are proposing works to your property that may affect a neighbour or if you are a neighbour and have been served with a Party Wall Notice we can advise you and act as your appointed surveyor.

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A Practical and Pragmatic Approach to Surveying and Building Diagnosis

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Specialists in Historic Building Surveys

Paul Gowers specialises in Historic Building Surveys. If you are thinking of purchasing an old house, listed building or period property, our comprehensive Survey Report will provide all the advice you need to make an informed and confident decision. We will explain how an old building works, what you can and can’t do to a listed building, how your house needs to ‘breathe’ and why it probably doesn’t need a damp proof course.

This report is designed to help you buy a period property, fully informed, eyes open and knowing what you are taking on. We will talk it through with you before and after the survey, help put everything into context so as not to scare you off unnecessarily and recommend appropriate action before you buy and after you move in.

Client Testimonials

Ben Green
Ben Green
24 May 2023
Having used Paul's services for a survey on our upcoming listed building purchase I can assure you that you will get the most thorough, professional and helpful service that you could wish for. The report tallied over 100 pages covering all aspects of the house, walls, frames, windows, roof space, drainage, outbuildings, render, roof tiles, water tanks, electrics, insulation, listed building consent, health and safety and much more. Not only that but Paul's report also told us how to best maintain the house going forwards, using what materials and how often things need doing. This was most definitely worth every penny and has allowed us to make an informed decision on the purchase going forwards. A+ rating from me!
James Marron
James Marron
19 May 2023
I could not recommend Paul Gowers highly enough. Excellent service and a very comprehensive, clear report. An extremely knowledgeable and helpful professional.
Brian Scull
Brian Scull
15 September 2021
I have just had a Survey completed by Gowers of Stamford. I have to say that the team there are superb. From the first contact with Catherine who was courteous, professional and helpful and who also arranged everything. To the surveyor Paul who was marvellous, the report was clear and well presented and easy to understand. Paul was extremely helpful and prepared to spend time discussing all the sections and any issues i had.He was very professional and a pleasure to deal with. I don’t normally do revues but felt compelled on this occasion because they deserve enormous praise and i would thoroughly recommend them.
Cameron Bauldry
Cameron Bauldry
7 July 2021
I needed a building survey doing at short notice after red flags were raised once receiving searches and the sellers paperwork back. Unfortunately Gowers and everyone else I checked with were all booked up for months however Paul took time out of his busy day to speak to me, listen to my situation and provide me with some fantastic advice which I very much appreciate. He is very knowledgeable and the advice given has helped me in the next steps of my house purchase. Thank you again.
Neil Crees
Neil Crees
18 March 2021
The value of using Paul, a local well known professional, was huge. I received immediate personal feedback allowing me to take timely action to avoid what could have been an expensive mistake.
Sam Paul
Sam Paul
10 December 2019
We engaged Gowers to carry out a building survey for an old residential property with multiple issues. Paul Gowers was excellent in his response time to our questions and the level of professional reporting. The service we received was reassuring for us and we would certainly use Gowers again.
Mandy Ingram
Mandy Ingram
6 June 2018
We recently used Gowers Surveyors for a building project involving the Party Wall Act. It was applicable on both boundaries and Paul acted as Agreed Surveyor on one side and Building Owner Surveyor on the other. The build itself was fairly straight forward, but the Party Wall process was definitely not... Paul is the consummate professional. Knowledgeable, reliable, calm and level headed he always made himself available whether in person or at the end of a phone or email to ourselves and our contractors. The project lasted 8 months and he continued to deliver the highest level of professionalism and advice throughout. Cannot recommend him highly enough!

Areas We Cover

We cover a wide range of areas and have years of knowledge of building & development in the surrounding towns.



Melton Mowbray







St. Neots


and surrounding areas

Surveying FAQs

Why do I need a survey?

For most of us, houses are complicated and expensive things to buy. There are lots of different elements to take into account, and if things go wrong it can cost thousands to put them right. Purchasing a property may well be the biggest investment you ever make. That’s why it’s so important that, before you buy, you need to know exactly what you are taking on.

A professional survey carried out by a firm of Chartered Surveyors will tell you whether there are any issues with the building that need attention and whether you are paying the right price.

Doesn’t the mortgage company sort out a survey?
Which services do you provide?

More than a standard survey report

Buying a property can be a stressful experience, which is why you need professional advice from experienced Chartered Surveyors to explain exactly what you are taking on, without being put off by jargon or caveats. With the right information at your disposal, you can budget properly and proceed with your purchase, fully informed, at the right price.

Gowers Surveyors offers comprehensive survey reports and will talk you through your plans and any concerns before and after the inspection. This allows us to put any issues into context, so you know what needs doing and when. Our aim is to help you buy the house, rather than put you off unnecessarily.

At Gowers Surveyors, we thrive on going the extra mile. Feel free to ask us anything or discuss your plans for the property with our surveyors, whether before or after the survey, and even after you’ve moved in.

Our survey reports give you all that a standard RICS survey report gives you but also give you more information, including sections regarding risks and implications, health and safety concerns and lots more photographs. We also put condition and further investigations into better context to make it easier for you.

Our Historic Building Surveys provide a lot more detail and are tailor made to suit your property, with comprehensive information about listed buildings, thatched roofs, timber-framed structures and different periods of construction so you know what you are taking on and how best to understand and maintain and old property.

Latest News & Advice

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