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Why should you instruct a comprehensive Building Survey?

On the back of a recent report from one of the UK’s largest surveying firms, research shows that an increasing number of people are choosing not to appoint a surveyor to carry out a building survey prior to purchase.

Our strongest recommendation would always be for a buyer to engage with a RICS accredited surveyor before committing to purchase and we sought the advice of James Snell, founder of JSRE and one of London’s most well known surveyors to explain why this is so important for a prospective purchaser.

Without doubt the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the seasonal highlight of our year – the show provides a celebratory platform for some of the UKs greatest plants people and designers to showcase how design and planting can come together in sensitive and inspiring way to create immersive soulful garden spaces that can enrich both the environment and the inhabitants of the space.

Since HCL was established we are proud to have built gardens for many of RHS Chelsea Flower Shows award winning designers;including Charlotte Rowe (Gold Medal), Urquhart & Hunt (Gold Medal, Best Show Garden), Robert Myers (6 Gold and Peoples Choice), del Buono Gazerwitz (Gold, Silver Gilt), Ruth Willmott (Gold) and Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer (Gold).

With over 20 years of expertise in the industry, our award winning construction teams have collaborated with talented and inspiring designers at the top of their game.  Committed to delivering high-calibre results – we serve our clients and designers with a proactive and customer focussed approach.

‘ We have worked with Sam and the HCL team for over a decade now on landscape projects of all budgets across West and North London. We work with HCL as they have that rather rare mix of hardscaping skills with an equally impressive soft landscaping team.’
Ruth Willmott – Ruth Wilmott Associates (SGD Awards Finalist, RHS Gold 2022)

We have used HCL on a number of garden projects and have always been thoroughly satisfied with the service they offer.  The team offers a practical, friendly and reliable approach to landscaping, all of which have led to our clients satisfaction but, most importantly, beautifully constructed gardens.
Dan Bowyer – Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer. (RHS Gold and ‘Best in Show’ Awards 2014)

We have worked with HCL for ten years, over which time we have worked on 50 garden projects together.  The quality of their work is excellent and their landscaping teams are very good to work with. 
Charlotte Rowe (RHS Gold 2014)

Sam Diment MD

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