Update 25th March

Following the government announcement on 23rd March 2020 we have now had the opportunity to assess how this might affect Building Surveyors and BS Initiative Limited

In our view the Government advice is as follows: -

Where you can work from home you must do so.

Where you cannot work from home such as undertaking site inspections and building surveys you can do so provided that: -

The surveyor is fit and well and shows no symptoms of Coronavirus
That no member of the surveyors household shows symptoms of Coronavirus or is in quarantine
That the inspection or survey can be visited without use of public transport
That safe social distancing is practical and achievable or the building is unoccupied
That the BS Initiative Health and safety policy for minimising Coronavirus infection is complied with.
Accordingly, it is our view that we can undertake the following works until further notice: -

  • All external inspections and building surveys including dilapidations and defect diagnosing
  • Inspections and surveys internally to unoccupied buildings or where social distancing can be safely achieved

We consider that building surveys of occupied residential units should be suspended at this time.
It is our aim to provide the fullest possible Building Surveying service during this difficult time and look forward to hearing from all our valued clients long standing or new.


BS Initiative Ltd is a professional team of Chartered Building Surveyors with offices in Newmarket, Suffolk, and Norwich, Norfolk. We serve clients in London, East Anglia and throughout the UK.


We are focused on offering fast track cost effective, professional advice on a broad range of building survey and construction matters.

Commercial & Residential

Our services are driven by our client specific deadline requirements in both the commercial and residential building sectors.

Residential survey

Residential Building Surveys

BS Initiative Ltd undertakes residential acquisition surveys throughout the country.

We conduct residential surveys on houses of all types ranging from simple modern premises to grand Grade I listed terraces and old country houses.

Our surveys are thorough and provide detailed information on the construction, condition and structural adequacy of the property and highlight anticipated future expenditure. The reports are written in a clear, concise and simple format and illustrate our findings photographically for ease of reference.


Commercial Building Surveys

BS Initiative Ltd undertakes commercial acquisition surveys throughout the country.

Commercial surveys are carried out on behalf of commercial investors and large institutions. We undertake surveys on properties ranging from large warehouse units to listed hospital buildings.

We seek to advise of the condition and structural adequacy of the premises and detail necessary remedial works, often allowing the purchase price to be downgraded where significant disrepair is identified.


Some of the Clients we have worked with