Challenging the status quo | Residential Surveying Team

From award winning business to charity champions, Sillence Hurn has come a long way since it was founded in 2019. Our fresh and modern approach has allowed us to grow threefold since the beginning, and we’re not stopping there!

Best known for our commercial building surveying services, we’ve partnered with a number of local authorities, estate agents, lenders, and developers over the years to deliver on multi-million-pound projects across London and the South.

Following the success of our commercial projects, we’ve assembled an elite group of professionals to create our very own residential surveying team.

Expertise extending beyond the industry

Our surveying process involves encompassing architectural design, structural integrity, and energy efficiency to deliver stand-out service, all whilst complying with a multitude of regulations.

We’re the ones who form the bridge between the ideologies of our clients and the practicality of construction, grounding aspirations in the realm of feasibility.

The team’s knowledge of building materials, construction methods, and local regulations allows them to identify existing defects and anticipate any potential issues that may arise over time.

We continuously strive to help homeowners make those all-important decisions about their investments whilst facilitating sustainable choices that can extend the lifespan of their property.

Becoming B Corp

Officially beginning our journey to B Corp last year, sustainability has been at our core from the start. Exercising sustainable practises both in and outside of the office, we’re always making sure our values align with those we work with.

From suggesting insulation upgrades to recommending solar panel installations, our surveyors are uniquely positioned to guide homeowners and developers toward greener choices.

Our goal is always to lessen the environmental impact of buildings, which ultimately contributes to long-term cost savings for homeowners through reduced energy bills and increased property value - looking out for our residential clients every step of the way.

Leading the way through technology

Armed with advanced technology such as drones and Building Information Modelling (BIM) software, we use these tools in our day-to-day services to enhance accuracy, streamline data collection, and facilitate the creation of detailed models that aid in decision-making.

We stay ahead of the curve by embracing new technologies, some of which have enabled remote inspections, allowing our surveyors to navigate challenging scenarios such as restricted access due to safety concerns or geographical constraints.

Empowering clients through knowledge 

One of our most profound contributions lies in our surveyors’ ability to empower clients through knowledge.

Our detailed survey reports offer a window into the intricacies of their property, highlighting its strengths and vulnerabilities.

This transparency fosters informed decision-making, enabling our clients to negotiate effectively, plan renovations strategically, and allocate resources judiciously.

We know that the idea of construction works can often be overwhelming, which is where our surveyor's role as an educator becomes indispensable.

By translating technical jargon into understandable terms, our surveyors help form the link between technical expertise and the client's perspective, supporting a collaborative and productive relationship with our clients.

Surveying for the future

As sustainability takes centre stage and technological innovations continue to unfold, our residential surveyor's role will evolve in tandem.

Inline with the growth of our residential surveying team, we have scaled our referral programme to ensure the Estate Agents we work with are generously compensated for their efforts in supporting Sillence Hurn.

You may already know by now that as a company we are dedicated to embracing change, adapting to emerging challenges, and championing the cause of creating homes that stand as testaments to excellence in design, safety, and environmental consciousness.

How else can we help?

From advice around feasibility, cost planning, undertaking the work in the current market, specifying works, overseeing and managing the implementation of changes, our chartered building surveyors will be able to identify any upgrades and advise you on the best measures going forward.

Read more about our solutions here:

Technical due diligence
Project management
Dilapidations consulting
Cost management
Monitoring Surveying
Party Wall
Contract Administration
Planned Preventative Maintenance 

Email us at or call our Southampton team on 02380 014786 / London at 020 3143 2128

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