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Our people

Sophie Townley-Clark

Our workload has increased massively over the last 12 months, and we have searched long and hard to find the right person to run our new office in Shropshire.  Sophie was the first person we interviewed, and Richard and I instantly liked her straightforward approach.  She's been on board for 6 months now, and has very capably handled the deluge of enquiries from both the internet and our overworked telephone system. Sophie is the first point of contact for most people thinking of using our services - she is eminently suited, as she and her other half own a lovely old cottage nearby.  They are currently doing the restoration using traditional materials, and extending with a sleek new design which complements the old cottage.

I like this one - nice lime mortared brickwork in the background !

Michael Foley

Michael Foley holds the Higher National Certificate in Building Surveying, the Craft and Advanced Craft City & Guilds in Carpentry & Joinery and the SQA Certificate in Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings. He has an in-depth knowledge of all building construction types, a comprehensive understanding of building pathology, and works full time carrying out Timber and Damp surveys in London, Kent and South East for Heritage House Consulting.  

Mike is now Assoc RICS and undertakes building surveys too. 

Mike lives on his old timber boat, and loves real ale, and Pete's Shropshire cider!

We get lots of lovely comments about his work - here's the latest:

"Thanks for getting this turned around so quickly and I wanted to add how helpful Michael has been - it's clear he has a wealth of experience and it was a pleasure dealing with him" - Alex


Gareth Fleming

Gareth is a passionate Chartered Building Surveyor whose interest lies within period properties. Gareth understand the benefits and the uses of traditional materials and the defects that occur when using modern materials. Gareth has good experience in project management, contract administration, CDM regulations, building defect analysis and party wall Issues.

Gareth lives in an 1800’s stone cottage and has carried out the renovation works himself including re-pointing the external elevations with lime. Gareth is to undertake a masters degree in conservation at the University of Reading which he commences in September. 

Gareth works all over Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, and all places Northern!


Nic Brown

Born the second son of an Electrical Engineer, who worked on the Festival of Britain, Nic studied Architecture at Cardiff University (when it was U.W.I.S.T.) and has an MSC in Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies from the Centre for Alternative Technology (UEL). He believes in responsible design and permeable materials and knows the difference between traditional and modern construction. He has a beard and lives in an aging farmhouse in Shropshire with his lovely wife, Linda, two Labradoodles, called Wilf and Murphy, and a Citroen 2CV called Haddock. Linda will be particularly impressed that he put them in that order.  People do like to see 'qualifications' as if they actually bestow greater intelligence on them, so Nic has the following: 

BSc Hons(in Architectural Studies), BArch, MSc AEES, Retrofit Diploma

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