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Philip Sealey is the director of the company and is the principal professional providing the company's services. We are a small practice with a total of 5 staff including administration.

Philip left grammar school in 1972 and worked for various local authorities within their Building Control Departments. He began as a trainee, progressing to the position of a Chief Building Control Officer when he was responsible for administering the Building Control function for a local authority. During this time he gained experience of a wide variety of building types and techniques, as he enforced the minimum construction standards laid down in the Building Regulations, originally under the Public Health Acts and later the Building Act. He worked for five different local authorities for 16 years. His experience includes residential, industrial and commercial property of all types.

In 1988 Philip left local government and joined Prudential Property Services as a Building Surveyor. He was soon promoted to be the Building Surveying Director responsible for 27 Building Surveyors throughout the country.

After 5 years Prudential Assurance Company sold Prudential Property Services to Scottish Widows. Philip became a Building Surveyor with Connell Residential Estate Agents, a subsidiary of Scottish Widows.

Philip was quickly promoted to be the Building Surveying Director responsible for a national Building Surveying service.

In April 1998 he left Connells and set up his own company as Philip Sealey Chartered Surveyors.

During the early years of his employment Philip continued his education. He obtained an O.N.C. in Building and an H.N.C. in Building Technology. He was also accepted as a full professional associate of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (R.I.C.S.) by direct examination. In 1994 he was promoted to be a Fellow of the R.I.C.S.

Philip is a keen supporter of the RICS and its aims and goals especially its role to protect the public interest insofar as surveying is concerned. Philip is an involved member and currently sits on various committees including the International Governing Council, the South West Regional Board, the South Wessex Local Association as well as the Buidling Surveying proffesional Group Board. He has been instrumental in establishing an arms length regulatory system at the RICS which is internationally recognised as the way forward for regulating professionals in the public interest.

Philip is also a Fellow of the the Association of Building Engineers (FBEng) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Builders (MCIOB).

During his time in the private sector Philip has been responsible for designing and supervising portal frame industrial units, office buildings up to 3 storeys, as well as numerous extensions. He has prepared major planned maintenance surveys for water companies and housing associations. He has advised on fire precautions and means of escape for multi storey buildings up to 14 storeys high as well as numerous hospitals and other health authority buildings. He has worked as a Planning supervisor responsible for Health and Safety on numerous contracts. He has also acted as a Party Wall Surveyor on many occasions dealing mainly with town centre redevelopment sites but also domestic situations.

He has undertaken work throughout England and Wales with occasional contracts in Scotland.

This experience gained over the past 36 years, together with Court Room appearances as an expert witness, ensures that the company is capable of providing expert advice for you  in any building matters that concern you.  Top of page

We use modern equipment including powerful computers handling all text, drawing and imaging functions. We have extensive electronic communications capabilities including our own servers and the latest wireless systems in order to service each client's needs for accurate and rapid response times. .  Top of page
We eagerly embrace training as an ongoing, essential function for all of our staff from Director to typist, to ensure that clients receive well informed advice from knowledgeable experts who have a clear understanding of their own function, as well as an appreciation of the function of other team members within any construction or project group.  Top of page
We hold comprehensive insurance for various potential situations, including Profesional Indemnity Insurance, Public Liability Insurance, Employers Liability Insurance as well as buildings and contents insurance.

We have a well planned disaster recovery procedure to ensure that any unforseen event, including fire, theft, explosion, illness, accident, etc. will not unduly affect our ability to service our clients' instructions.  Top of page

In the event that a client, or anyone else to whom we may have a duty of care, should have a complaint, we have a comprehensive documented complaints procedure. We are members of the Surveyors Ombudsman Service and for any commercial disputes that fall outside the scope of that facility we also support the RICS Surveyors and Valuers Arbitration Scheme as a final arbiter.  Top of page
We do not provide open market valuations of buildings or interests in property so that we do not provide mortgage valuations in particular, although we work closely with specialists such as Valuers, Cost Consultants, Quantity Surveyors and others appointed independently by the client, or arranged by us on behalf of a client to ensure that we can provide a comprehensive service if required.  Top of page
We operate a profitable and successful company for the benefit of our clients and our staff. Our high standards of professionalism, honesty and integrity permeate all aspects of our operation, ensuring that our clients' best interests take precedence over our day to day considerations, thereby enabling us to achieve our objective of running a successful and profitable long term professional business.  Top of page
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