Commercial Surveys
Bespoke inspections
Surveys of just certain aspects of a building, such as the roof for example
Historic buildings
Old buildings require particular knowledge and experience to survey well
Building Conservation
Specialist advice regarding all matters concerning conservation works
Building defects
Guidance on appropriate treatment of defects such as timber decay


All of the necessary expertise and experience to assist homeowners and residential investors in all matters of residential properties.


Essential expert advice from Chartered Building Surveyors concerning the condition and construction of commercial properties.

Expert Witness

Over 17 years experience producing Expert Witness reports and member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Expert Witness Accreditation Service.


Chartered Building Surveyors providing Building Surveying and Architectural services. We are Regulated by the RICS.

Welcome to Smith Marston

Welcome to Smith Marston Ltd, and thank you for visiting our site. At Smith Marston Ltd, we strive to give you a high level of service, one that we hope you will tell others about. We pride ourselves on our level of repeat business from satisfied customers and word of mouth recommendations. By choosing Smith Marston Ltd, you will be looked after by a qualified, experienced Chartered Building Surveyor. Our practice is Regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and, as such, we abide by stringent rules and regulations put in place by our governing professional body. We also maintain a high level of Professional Indemnity Cover.

Google Reviews

  • review rating 5  Chartered Surveyors firm in Hexham. Very good and plote service also syay with the job until completion.

    thumb William Gemmell
  • review rating 5  Smith Marsden guided us through the entire process of designing and completing an extensive redevelopment and extension of our property in Galloway. They had amazing vision in proposing the scheme and doing the architectural drawings. We then contracted with them to secure planning permission, source a contractor and project manage the contract for us. Philip's attention to detail in ensuring the contractor was held to account in terms of quality and cost was impressive. Based on our experience, I'd thoroughly recommend Smith Marsden.

    thumb Elizabeth BInks
  • review rating 5  Cannot recommend highly enough! Everything was clearly explained and dealt with efficiently; it was such a friendly, personalised service and nothing too much trouble. The professional yet easy to understand report we received gave us absolute confidence in going ahead with our property purchase. If we have any future need of a surveyor (or any other of the services offered by Smith Marston Ltd.) we will be back, with no hesitation. Thank you for a first class service .

    thumb Anji Kingman
  • review rating 5  We used Smith Marston to project manage the building of our extension. After spending time clearly understanding our specification SM handled both the tendering exercise and the build with great professionalism and attention to detail. They took the pressure off us by handling any issues that came up and we are absolutely delighted with the result. Highly recommended

    thumb Keith Charlton
  • review rating 5  Chartered Surveyors firm in Hexham. Very good and plote service also syay with the job until completion.

    thumb William Gemmell