Surveying | Heritage Cob Buildings |Consultancy

Equipping people with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about owning and maintaining heritage assets. 

CobBauge CPD training coming soon! Register interest here

In association with The University of Plymouth, we will be hosting a 2 day hands-on CPD training course on the LABC award winning CobBauge building system later this year. Register your interest here to be kept informed about the planned dates and schedule for the training.  

Welcome to

Cob Solutions

With over a decade of experience I have dedicated my career to working on historic building conservation in Devon and surrounding counties. My passion lies in the conservation of heritage and vernacular building assets and superior client experiences. 

If you're looking to invest in a heritage building in the South-west of England then my pre-purchase surveys will allow you to make an informed decision about its condition and likely maintenance issues and expenses. 

Through my heritage asset condition surveys, defect diagnosis investigations and structural surveys I help you understand the condition of your heritage buildings so you can plan for necessary repairs or improvements. I can draw up repair schedules and lease with associate structural engineers to design sympathetic and structurally capable repairs.

Legislation around listed buildings and conservation areas can be confusing but I can personally assist your application for listed building consent, and if more comprehensive planning guidance is needed then my associate planning consultant can step in to help you. 

In addition to my professional services, I am passionate about knowledge sharing and I believe that with some initial guidance, practice, and ongoing support most people can have the skills required to make transformational changes to the health and appearance of their historic building themselves. I can train you in a whole range of heritage masonry, render, plaster, and cob repair skills and as a qualified Heritage Skills NVQ assessor, I can help you or someone you know on the road to formal qualification. See my Heritage skills training page.

See some of my recent personal and professional development