Building Surveying Services
Anderson Hacking have strong links with a couple of local Independent Building Surveyors who can assist whether buying, selling, leasing, vacating, maintaining, refurbishing, building or altering property they can provide expert advice on a wide range of residential and commercial surveying services including:
Building condition surveys
Defect diagnosis and advice
RICS condition reports
Schedules of condition
Party wall awards
Meet the experts:
Richard A Copland FRICS
Richard is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with over 40 years’ experience dealing with buildings in the area of Kent, Surrey and Sussex. He can advise on everything from ancient buildings such as Wealden hall houses right through to newly built houses including any timber framed buildings. A speciality is the timber framed and cedar clad houses and bungalows manufactured by Colt Houses Ltd.
Richard hails originally from Longcross, Surrey, was educated at City of London School and then worked briefly for a chartered surveyor in Bristol. After qualification via a full-time four year course he took employment with a firm of Chartered Surveyors in Canterbury. After a few years he moved to a new position in the Estate Department of J Sainsbury Ltd for three years. He returned to private practice with Maidstone and Ashford Estate Agents & Chartered Surveyors, before starting his own practice in 1982. He was elected to Fellowship of the RICS in 1986.
A keen interest in rowing developed while at school and he rowed for over ten years for his school and for Kingston Rowing Club. Richard has continued his love of rowing over the years, with clients and friends joining him at Henley Royal Regatta. Other hobbies have included cycle touring, playing the guitar and clay pigeon shooting. He is the Chairman of the Woodchurch Scouts, a Rotarian, and ambassador for the Lymphoma Association.
Richard lives in the village with his wife Sue and between them they have three grown-up children.
Alec Roxburgh MRICS – Founder of 7H Chartered Surveyors
7H Chartered Surveyors is owned and operated by Principal Surveyor Alec Roxburgh. Alec has a wide range of experience in Building Surveying across many disciplines and is a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor under the governing body of RICS.
The RICS regulates all aspects of a Chartered Surveyor’s business to ensure high standards are continually maintained by its members. Regulation includes training, ethics, professional indemnity insurance and business skills. Chartered Building Surveyors must complete Continuous Professional Development (CPD) each year to keep their skills up to date.
Alec studied at South Bank University in the mid 1990’s and started his career working for housing trusts and the social housing sector across London. Returning to Sussex he extended his knowledge in this field working for a practice in Uckfield.
Returning to London in the late 1990’s he entered the absolute opposite end of the market working for the respected Cadogan Estate, a family owned estate with large holdings around Sloane Square and Kings Road, Chelsea. In his capacity as an Estate Surveyor he gained experience in high value residential refurbishment, retail and commercial premises.
In 2004 Alec moved to New Zealand and became involved in large scale residential construction failure, which included a great deal of litigation and expert witness work. Furthering his experience he took on the management of a national commercial surveying consultancy, managing all aspects of the business and travelling across New Zealand and Australia.
In 2010 Alec returned to England to establish 7H Chartered Surveyors.