About us.

Nest Chartered Surveyors is an independent RICS regulated firm carrying out residential surveys and valuations throughout Essex, London, Suffolk and Hertfordshire.

We combine the latest technology with our expertise to provide you with an efficient, professional service with a personal touch. Our aim is to ensure you make a fully informed decision about what is likely to be the most expensive purchase you will ever make.

Why choose us?

Latest Technology

At Nest Chartered Surveyors we have invested in the latest surveying technology so we can provide you with the best possible service

We use the Flir E8 thermal imaging camera on all our RICS Building surveys and include the images captured in the reports. The use of thermal imaging helps us identify otherwise unseen defects such as missing or defective insulation, excess heat-loss, damp and condensation issues as well as leaks to central heating and underfloor heating systems.

The Protimeter MMS2 helps us measure the amount of moisture present in the property with both surface pin-probes and non-invasive ‘search’ modes. The built-in hygrometer assists in measuring buildings for adequate ventilation affecting indoor air quality and causing condensation problems.

We utilise telescopic poles to operate our wireless camera systems. This allows us to view otherwise inaccessible areas of roofs, valley gutters, parapet walls and chimney stacks so we can accurately report upon their condition.

Our Bosch digital borescope allows us to insert a small camera in to hard to reach areas such as underneath floorboards and inside cavities. Pictures can be captured on the handset and included in our reports to highlight defects, where necessary.

We have partnered with GoReport to enable us to produce detailed RICS reports. We use iPads to capture data and site notes, as well as writing parts of the report on site. This technology allows us to reduce turn-around times and provide you with a well presented and accurate report.

Personal Touch

The surveyor will contact you after the survey has been carried out to give you a quick run-through of their findings and flag up any major issues, ahead of receiving the full report. Should you have any questions following receipt of the full survey, the surveyor will be available to go through anything with you – all as part of the service.

Regulated by the RICS

Nest Chartered Surveyors are regulated by the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). The RICS is the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction. This gives you peace of mind that any surveys conducted by Nest Chartered Surveyors have been carried out by a highly qualified and trained Chartered Surveyor.

Being regulated by the RICS means that we are required to:

  • Practice globally recognised standards
  • Behave ethically and act with integrity and honesty
  • Have the required skills and competencies to do the job
  • Manage conflicts of interests transparently
  • Manage our finances appropriately
  • Provide adequate and appropriate indemnity for our work
  • Handle complaints and disputes fairly