Our People

Desbruslais Chartered Surveyors have been operating for over 25 years. Find out more about us here and contact us directly to talk about your next project.

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Meet the team

Robert Desbruslais

Director
07747 630083

 

For over 30 years, Robert has been surveying a broad spectrum of buildings throughout the South of England, with a specific emphasis on listed and period property.  Before setting up Desbruslais Chartered Surveyors in 2009, he had spells at London building surveying consultants Watts and Partners and JLL, as well as local practices in Hertfordshire and Sussex. With a deep knowledge of period construction and defects, he gives regular talks on construction and listed building matters, and is well placed to understand and explain the implications of purchasing a structurally complex building.  

Robert is also an author and accomplished musician.

Robert Desbruslais

Robert Desbruslais

Director

07747 630083

For over 30 years, Robert has been surveying a broad spectrum of buildings throughout the South of England, with a specific emphasis on listed and period property.  Before setting up Desbruslais Chartered Surveyors in 2009, he had spells at London building surveying consultants Watts and Partners and JLL, as well as local practices in Hertfordshire and Sussex. With a deep knowledge of period construction and defects, he gives regular talks on construction and listed building matters, and is well placed to understand and explain the implications of purchasing a structurally complex building. Robert is also an author and accomplished musician.

Richard Pocock

MSc MRICS Dip. CII Cert. CI – Senior Building Surveyor
07430 771756

 

Richard is a Senior Chartered Building Surveyor with over 20 years experience of the built environment and construction industry, with a particular focus on heritage architecture and specialising in medieval and post-medieval timber framed vernacular buildings. Early in his career he undertook roles in Claims Management and Loss Adjusting for leading general insurers and loss adjusting practices, managing complex residential and commercial building refurbishments. More recently, he has undertaken senior management roles within both surveying and construction contractor practices, carrying out a wide range of engagements as both surveyor and project manager.

In addition to Chartered Status through the RICS, he also holds an MSc in Building Surveying and Building Rehabilitation (majoring in conservation management and practices) and other insurance and HSE related qualifications.

Richard writes and lectures on timber framed vernacular architecture and is currently developing Desbruslais’ provision of Historic Surveys/Building Recordings. He is also an active member of the Surrey Domestic Buildings Research Group, an organisation which specialises in the recording, dating and investigation of timber framed historic buildings in Surrey and further afield, where he is involved in heritage recording and re-interpretation projects in conjunction with Surrey CC and has been engaged to lecture for the group.

Richard Pocock

Richard Pocock

MSc MRICS Dip. CII Cert. CI – Senior Building Surveyor

07430 771756

Richard is a Senior Chartered Building Surveyor with over 20 years experience of the built environment and construction industry, with a particular focus on heritage architecture and specialising in medieval and post-medieval timber framed vernacular buildings. Early in his career he undertook roles in Claims Management and Loss Adjusting for leading general insurers and loss adjusting practices, managing complex residential and commercial building refurbishments. More recently, he has undertaken senior management roles within both surveying and construction contractor practices, carrying out a wide range of engagements as both surveyor and project manager. In addition to Chartered Status through the RICS, he also holds an MSc in Building Surveying and Building Rehabilitation (majoring in conservation management and practices) and other insurance and HSE related qualifications.

Richard writes and lectures on timber framed vernacular architecture and is currently developing Desbruslais’ provision of Historic Surveys/Building Recordings. He is also an active member of the Surrey Domestic Buildings Research Group, an organisation which specialises in the recording, dating and investigation of timber framed historic buildings in Surrey and further afield, where he is involved in heritage recording and re-interpretation projects in conjunction with Surrey CC and has been engaged to lecture for the group.

Stuart Bowler

BSc (Hons) DipSurvPrac MRICS  – Senior Building Surveyor
07990 043338

Stuart is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Building Archaeologist, with a passion for listed and historic buildings of all ages, types and sizes, but especially medieval and Tudor timber framed structures. Stuart holds a diploma and degree in Building Surveying and has over 10 years’ experience working for insurers, loss adjusters and surveying practices mainly in the South East of England. He combines his knowledge of building pathology, conservation and architectural history when advising clients on these magnificent structures.

He also has a particular interest in the archaeology of historic buildings and in addition to providing condition advice he also practices in archaeological interpretative surveys. He is a member of the Wealden Buildings Study Group which is a voluntary organisation which researches traditional historic buildings in the Weald of South East England.

In his spare time, Stuart likes to undertake voluntary work at Leatherhead Wildlife Aid Foundation, keep fit and spend time with his family.

 

Stuart Bowler

Stuart Bowler

BSc (Hons) DipSurvPrac MRICS - Senior Building Surveyor

Stuart is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Building Archaeologist, with a passion for listed and historic buildings of all ages, types and sizes, but especially medieval and Tudor timber framed structures. Stuart holds a diploma and degree in Building Surveying and has over 10 years’ experience working for insurers, loss adjusters and surveying practices mainly in the South East of England. He combines his knowledge of building pathology, conservation and architectural history when advising clients on these magnificent structures. He also has a particular interest in the archaeology of historic buildings and in addition to providing condition advice he also practices in archaeological interpretative surveys. He is a member of the Wealden Buildings Study Group which is a voluntary organisation which researches traditional historic buildings in the Weald of South East England.

In his spare time, Stuart likes to undertake voluntary work at Leatherhead Wildlife Aid Foundation, keep fit and spend time with his family. 

Gareth Evans

BSc(Hons) FRICS FGS – Senior Building Surveyor
07468 535300

 

Gareth Evans qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1979. He has four decades of public and private sector experience in property and has worked throughout London and the south. Particular interests include Listed buildings, flood risk and ground stability issues.

 

Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans

BSc(Hons) FRICS FGS – Senior Building Surveyor

07468 535300

Gareth Evans qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1979. He has four decades of public and private sector experience in property and has worked throughout London and the south. Particular interests include Listed buildings, flood risk and ground stability issues.

Carl Vener

 

BSc, MRICS – Senior Building Surveyor
07500 229206

 

Carl has worked as a Building and Quantity Surveyor since 1997. Before that he worked for an architectural practice preparing technical drawings and measurement surveying on a wide range of domestic and commercial development projects.

 

 

Carl Vener

Carl Vener

BSc, MRICS – Senior Building Surveyor

07500 229206

Carl has worked as a Building and Quantity Surveyor since 1997. Before that he worked for an architectural practice preparing technical drawings and measurement surveying on a wide range of domestic and commercial development projects.

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