Grant started his career as a chartered surveyor in London in the late 1990s. Before launching Barnes & Barnes, he worked with CBRE, Bradford & Bingley bank, Countrywide and Allsop, the national property auctions consultancy. Besides his surveying qualifications, and a degree in economics, Grant also has a postgraduate diploma in historic building conservation. Grant has undertaken legal experience training and been successful in achieving an Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence (APAEWE).
Simon moved into the property sector following a number of years as an officer in the British Army. On leaving the army he qualified as a surveyor and has been assessing and valuing residential and commercial properties in London since 2010.
Mike has more than 40 years’ experience in the structural design of buildings, and the inspection, investigation and reporting of structural defects. He has completed thousands of building surveys and is a specialist in structural defects to domestic properties in particular. Mike is also party wall surveyor (Member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors) and has given evidence as an expert witness in court. Mike has also developed a UK-wide network for chartered engineers and surveyors and organised a number of conferences to support and raise standards in the sector.
Maurice Friel is a highly experienced architect, with more than 25 years of experience. A skilled communicator with all levels of stakeholders in the development of a project. He advocates and champions the importance of good design in creating spaces and places that improve everyone’s quality of life. He has designed, led & delivered high-proﬁle, innovative, design-led development projects in the public realm, heritage, museums, education and housing. He combines a pragmatic response to the brief with a sensitivity to physical, cultural and historical contexts. He has considerable experience of planning procedures and negotiations. He maintains his own private practice working on both residential & commercial projects. These have included works to both contemporary & historic listed buildings and the construction and development of contemporary ofﬁce spaces.
Peter | London
What was especially appreciated was that …Grant Barnes was more than happy to spend a long phone call going over some of the points in more detail. [The] quote was also one of the cheapest!
Natasha | London
I asked Grant for a survey to be done at very short notice and he provided a very quick and detailed service.
Anon | London
Grant Barnes provided a very competitively priced building survey for us in London SE5. We appreciated the fact that his report was clear, tailored and informative.