Conservation and the surveyor
There is now a welcome increase in demand for building surveys undertaken not for prospective buyers, mortgage lenders, landlords or tenants, but those undertaken for existing property owners needing advice on the conservation of their property. Conservation is now a major national and world issue. We must avoid the wasteful use of the world’s resources including the fine buildings passed down to us by previous generations. We must be prudent and economical in our use of energy and building materials. I make no apologies for devoting a whole chapter to this issue.