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9 Hills Road,
Tel : 01223 653190
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Gowers Surveyors are an independent firm of Chartered Surveyors in Cambridge. We have considerable experience in surveying all kinds of properties – from new build homes to large country houses and everything in between. We take great pride in providing accurate, detailed and competitively priced surveys on homes and properties in and around Cambridgeshire.

Cambridge is known for its university, one of the best and oldest places of learning in the world. The grandeur of the architecture is impressive, making it the envy of many cities around the globe. Not surprisingly, property prices in Cambridge are comparatively high, and the housing market – both for buying and renting – is fast-moving. Only 50 miles from London, it is easily commutable by train.

Our Services

At Gowers Surveyors, our building surveyors offer the full range of surveying services to property owners and home buyers in Cambridge including RICS Level 3 Surveyperiod building surveys and party wall surveys. As members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, we provide RICS Level 1 SurveyRICS Level 2 Survey and Building Surveys, and are happy to advise on the most appropriate type of survey for your property.

Whichever level of home survey you choose, you can rest assured of our professionalism and skill to provide you with the best information and support for your planned purchase or building project.

Formerly known as a Full Structural Survey, the Building Survey is an extensive non-invasive inspection and detailed report designed to give you the best possible advice on the condition of the property including any defects and necessary repairs. This type of survey is most suitable for older and larger properties, or those that have undergone major alterations.

Easily the most popular survey among home buyers, the HomeBuyer Report is based on a mid-level investigation of visible and accessible building elements to provide you with a good knowledge of the property’s condition, highlighting urgent defects or issues that need immediate attention. Modern properties of standard construction are most suited to this type of survey.

The Condition Report is a basic survey, designed to give a clear and concise assessment of the property’s condition at the time of inspection, including a summary of the key risks associated with the current state of repair. The report provides an overview to help purchasers understand what they are buying including any urgent defects that may need to be addressed before contracts are exchanged.

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Other Services

Gowers Surveyors offer a variety of other property-related services and professional property advice for residential, commercial and industrial clients. Thanks to a winning combination of technical expertise, geographical knowledge and professional experience, our team of property surveyors is able to provide you with an in-depth, impartial service for:

For more information, to discuss your requirements for building surveys in Cambridge, or to arrange a meeting with one of our surveyors, please contact our local office here.

About Gowers Surveyors

Gowers Surveyors was established by Paul Gowers, an experienced Chartered Surveyor with 20+ years of industry experience. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Association of Building Engineers and the Faculty of Building, and also a RICS Registered Valuer.

As an independent local practice in Cambridge, we focus on building long lasting client relationships based on mutual trust and respect. With a wealth of experience in residential and commercial building surveying and property-related services, we strive to deliver the highest levels of customer service and professional advice for each of our esteemed clients.

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!

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