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  • Schedules of Dilapidation
  • Planned Maintenance
  • Building Pathology

Sheldon & Company was established in 1996 to provide surveys and a variety of building surveying services. We are an independent company of Chartered Building Surveyors and we are members of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), registered on the RICS Expert Witness Registration Scheme (EWRS) and is registered on the RICS Registered Valuer Scheme.

Paul Sheldon BSc (hons) FRICS has a Diploma in Building Studies, an Honours Degree in Building Surveying and has been a Chartered Building Surveyor since 1989.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a Fellow of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors (FPWS) and is a registered member of the Association for Project Safety (APS). Paul Sheldon is the son of a builder and from an early age has been involved with the repair and construction of buildings. Also, Paul Sheldon is a member of The Pyramus & Thisbe Club which is a club for specialists in The Party Wall etc Act 1996. Judith Sheldon BSc MRICS has a degree in Building Surveying and has been a Chartered Building Surveyor since 1987.

Sheldon & Company is based in Eastertown, Lympsham located between Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea.  We cover Somerset and the former County of Avon essentially covering an region from Bristol to Taunton including Portishead, Clevedon, Nailsea, Backwell, Yatton, Congresbury, Weston-super-Mare, Worle, Winscombe, Blackford, Wedmore, Cheddar, Wells, Mark, Burnham-on-Sea, Highbridge, Pawlett, Street and Bridgwater. We have a thorough technical understanding of building construction and materials together with their failures.

Our experience as Expert Witness includes preparing reports for court/arbitration purposes in respect of negligence claims, boundary disputes, party wall matters, valuations and defects in buildings. We have assisted with reports for the BBC on defects with new homes and our reports have been featured on the BBC's Watchdog programme.  We have also worked on defect diagnosis/building pathology for litigation including investigation and research for the Building Research Establishment.

“Thank you for your excellent service. The report was excellent.
Mr. C. (Chartered Surveyor) London

“Thank you so very much for your very comprehensive survey. Your service and expediency have really helped me toward my goal of completion.
”Mrs. S. Weston-super-Mare

“Many thanks for your excellent report
”Mr. W. Weston-super-Mare

“We both thank you very much indeed. I estimate the cost of the survey to be about 1% of correcting the shortcomings highlighted, apart from any hidden defects which were suspected. This must be enough to convince anyone of the good sense in finding the finance for such a survey - not just on older properties”.
Mr. & Mrs. W. Wedmore, Somerset

“I think your Expert Report is excellent and suitably comprehensive”.
Mr. A. (Solicitor) Weston-super-Mare


Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors


Fellow of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors

pyramus and thisbe club

Member of The Pyramus & Thisbe Club, a society of people interested in promoting excellence in party wall practice
Club motto: The wall is down that parted their fathers. A Midsummer Night's Dream