Who we are

Neil England

During Neil’s first career as an ornamental plasterer he worked almost exclusively on Listed properties. He also studied the full spectrum of restoration skills, completed many substantial and historically important projects and received quite a number of awards.

Photograph of Neil England in suit and tie standing in front of an ornate windowMost of Neil's projects entailed heritage statements, schedules and specification of works, written wholly or mainly by him.

Neil then established HBA as a historic building surveying consultancy specialising in historic building assessment, the production of heritage statements, method and materials guidance, and more recently, as clerk of works-in-progress for projects in which he raised the documentation.

Neil is a member of the Lime Forum and the International Building Study Group, sits on conservation committees advising on historic building conservation and is an advisor to several architectural practices.

His work as a specialist building surveyor includes structures as varied as palaces, museums and historic buildings to both Listed and unlisted homes. 

He works with architects, land surveyors, conservation officers and experts, historians and specialist researchers; as well as general and specialist builders and trades people: whoever is needed to ensure a specific project is completed successfully.

Neil works mainly in the South-East, covering London, Sussex and Surrey but individual projects have taken him across the UK and abroad.