Chartered Building Surveyors & Architectural Designers in Newcastle upon Tyne
AJ Walton works for both private and social landlords, together with property developers and domestic clients, to provide a complete architectural and surveying service in Newcastle upon Tyne and surrounding areas.
If you are looking to make architectural alterations to your home, for example, an extension or loft conversion, AJ Walton can help you design your project so that it meets your requirements and conforms to local authority planning and building control approval.
AJ Walton can also provide all levels of building surveys in accordance with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors guidelines, using the latest WorkSmart software to clearly highlight property findings.
Listed & Historic Buildings
If you wish to alter, extend, or demolish a listed building in a way that will affect its character or appearance as a building of special architectural or historic interest within Newcastle upon Tyne, you must first apply for listed building consent from your local planning authority in accordance with English Heritage guidelines.
When maintaining or refurbishing a listed building, special consideration is needed to understand the original construction, and to make sure that repairs are carried out sympathetically.
Many listed buildings have had repairs which have had a detrimental impact on the building, such as using a cement based mortar pointing instead of a lime based pointing, which corrodes masonry aggressively, and causes higher costs to repair the masonry at a later date.
Normally, the best method to repair a listed building is to use materials that match the original, which ensure that not only the building appearance is maintained, but it performs to its best standard, saving expensive remedial works at a later date.
About Alan Walton
Chartered Building Surveyor, BSc(Hons) MRICS
Welcome to AJ Walton – your trusted Newcastle building surveyor. Helmed by Northumbria University Graduate Alan Walton, we have worked on some of the UK's leading architectural practices as well as hundreds of residential and commercial projects throughout the North East of England.
With an honours degree in Building Surveying, Alan has been involved in a number of large-scale project management, architecture and surveying projects in London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Saudi Arabia.
Now based in his native North East, Alan's company works with a number of non-profit, private, and residential clients, providing building survey reports and architectural design schemes. Working closely with a number of leading construction professionals - including quantity surveyors and mechanical, electrical and structural engineers - we can provide a cost effective and client focussed service to ensure your project runs on-time and within budget.
We provide a cost effective service - on time and within budget.
What We Do
We provide a comprehensive and client-focused set of chartered surveyor services all under one roof.
Chartered Building Surveyor
Our building surveying services cover all aspects of property and construction. Whether you're purchasing or leasing a property, we cover the following areas in accordance with the RICS guidelines:
Building Survey Reports
Pre-aquisition Survey Reports
Party Wall Matters
Specific Defect Reports
Whether you're refurbishing or building a new property, we will always ensure the design and budget meets your high expectations:
Local Authority Approval
Drawings and Specification
We provide full project management of all parties involved in the construction delivery process. This means our clients have one point of communication and accountability at all times.: