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What is Local Architects Direct?

Local Architects Direct is a price comparison website for property and related services We will help you to identify property professionals for most of your requirements.Our main business is helping home owners and home buyers make contact with Architects, Building Surveyors, Structural Engineers, Estate Agents, Conveyancers, Domestic Energy Assessors, Electricians, Drainage Contractors, and other people providing property related services.  In addition to domestic property we also provide a wide range of services for commercial property.  These services are provided over the whole of the United Kingdom by a comprehensive network of suppliers which has been steadily built up since the website first started operating in 2005.

To operate the system, a customer enters their property details and immediately gets a list of possible suppliers with full contact details.  The customer and the suppliers can then make direct contact.

For example; a customer (Home Seller) looking for an Energy PerformanceCertificate (EPC)would enter his or her property details into the enquiry form and would immediately be given a number of estimates from Domestic Energy Assessors (DEA)who cover the local area. Full contact details for each supplier would also be listed and at the same time the customer’s details would be sent to the suppliers. There is no delay. The full contact details are provided immediately. The enquirer is then able to make direct contact with potential suppliers. This allows fast and efficient communications and at the same time cuts out the intermediary. Suppliers tend to be relatively local and hence are able to offer their services directly at very competitive rates.

The internet has meant that customers are becoming more able to find and use suppliers who are ever more local. This means less travelling for suppliers, less traffic on the road burning up petrol and the net result is a much more environmentally friendly process, which benefits all of us. At the same time it saves money.

Customers using the website do so for free. The website is funded by the large number of suppliers who pay moderate fees to receive leads in their areas.

If you would like to try us out, please select your desired service from the buttons above and work through the forms entering your information.

If you wish to contact us at Local Surveyors Direct, please click on Contact Us.

If you are a potential supplier and you would like your details listed on the Local Surveyors Direct website, please go the Join Us page

What our customers say about us.

Customers receive a feedback email three weeks after their initial enquiry was made. This allows them to comment on anything relating to the website and the suppliers listed. The following is a selection of real feedback from these customers:

I was very pleased with the website operation, it was fast and gave me a good range of options.  I did place an order with Antonhy J. Lewis and they carried out the servey, fast and efficiently. The web site provided us with some useful contacts. We proceeded with the work through Collis Drainage Services who provided a timely, and professional but personal service for a reasonable cost. We would recommend this service provider to others.Jane The Web Site operated satisfactorily when I requested an estimate.  This resulted in us placing an order with David Williams of Carnforth who carried out the survey etc and we were very satisfied with the results.  We will recommend Mr Williams in the future. J N

I was very happy with the service from localsurveyorsdirect. The website operated perfectly and I received an email with all the information as promised. I also received a couple of calls who were pleasant but not pushy. I decided to use Osborne and Co and all of my contact with them was extremely helpful and professional. They carried out the survey promptly and issued the report in the timeframe promised. Very happy indeed with their service and would recommend the site and Osborne and Co. Best regards, Juliet.

Yes website was good and provided estimates. I used Gregory Keating and the work has been completed. He was excellent, very helpful and able to carry out the work at a time which suited me. I would definitely recommend him. Alyn.

The response was very good. I got more than 5 phone calls that same day, with more the next day.
All of them conducted themselves professionally.  Yes as a result I contracted Mr Mark Gilbert of Mark Gilbert Surveying. He did a very good job, very professional and met the agreed time schedules and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.  I am very happy I googled you. Thank you for this good service. Happy New Year!  EF Nyandoro.

As initially I didnt know where to begin your web site was very helpful. I picked a local surveyor as I needed it done very quickly. thanks for your help, Peter.

We used john waddingham at garside for a house buyers survey as they telephoned us and left a useful meassage in the first place and were competitively priced. all done very quickly and effectively.  worked very well and would recommend your service. Elizabeth.

Overall, I found the website very useful and the replies of the various suppliers more than adequate. Most of them got in touch directly with me very soon after I posted the enquiry (one after only 5 minutes!), we met 4 of them and eventually decided on one to carry out the planning work required (designing a house extension). Many thanks, regards VIttoria.

We appointed a surveyor and survey was done with in 2 days and report was emailed through. Appointed Nick Bennett to do survey and was pleased it was completed quick and price quoted was what we paid. Lorraine.

Yes Thanks. I found the website usefull and used My Property Healthcheck as they are based locally to the property with a knowledge of the local market. Survey has now been completed and report received. Regards Andrew. Thank you for your service. I did use and find J.B. Electrical Services from your site, he was most efficient, went to my daughter’s house and did the work required on the day appointed and most cheerfully (in spite of the weather). What a find he will prove to be. Many thanks. Mary. Hi there.  I've had a brillaint experience through your site. I got several details. They all followed up with me professionally and promptly. I opted for a very competitive quote from Loric. Richard garland was able to make an appointment within a few days. He was punctual, efficient and kindly worked around the mess (I'm decorating!) without complaint. And then gave me a thorough epc by email within 24hrs. All round I'd say it's been a straightforward experience - and regrettably that's all too rare!  Thanks again.  Berry Yes it was brilliant thank you. I ended up using richard corfield and he completed the survey quickly and efficiently and rate him highly. Regards, Felix.

A really convenient and efficient service.  A couple of people got back to me immediately even though it was a Sunday Evening and others got in touch the next morning.  We're buying a property 120 miles away from where we're currently based but your service made organinsing a local surveyor quick and easy. Would recommend it - thank you! Elaine.

I was very impressed with the website - I had been looking for a couple of days for this type of information then hey presto I find your website and it gave me all the info I wanted which was trying to find an Assessor in my area with a contact telephone number. I did email a couple and Steve Knight actually rang me and so I instructed him to carry out the survey. Yes work complete, totally satisfied with with the service and emailed Steve to tell him so.  He was very prompt and I received the copy of the EPC within a few hours of it been done. I think it is a good website and I have saved it as a favourite in case I ever need to refer to it again. Thank you, Suzanne.

The website was very helpful, I got a call from AN Ford Chartered Surveyors within about ten minutes of filling out the form who I ended up taking out a survey with and who did a great job. Matt.

We were very satisfied with Heron Property Services, Kevin was very thorough sand professional, and the price was very good. We would recommend him to others. June.

Jai Mather of Energy Perform contacted me on my mobile number, I explained that I was running out of time before I rented the property so he came out the next day (Saturday) and I received the certificate before the end of that weekend. Very good, friendly service. Thanks Teresa.

Yes thanks the website was fine.  I went with Glen Waldren for my EPC. He was great.  Thanks Jan.

Yes, I placed an order with Mr Bill Wilkie of Bill Wilkie Associates, Canterbury, Kent. Yes, the work has been satisfactorily carried out.  Excellent service, thank you. GERALDINE.

We found the website to be very useful and ended up engaging Martin of Asset Consulting, who was able to see us soon after us contacting him and provided us with a quality thorough service.   We would definitely use this website and Martin again.  Many thanks, Lisa.

The site worked very well thank you, and I was contacted by all listed surveyors within 24 hours, either by phone or e-mail or both.  I placed an order with Richard James and was happy with the resulting survey carried out.  My only further comment is that the site worked very well and very efficiently, and saved me a lot of search time. Best regards Paul.

Just prior to using your service I had a verbal agreement with a local surveyor to complete a home buyers report. Unfortunately, the surveyor was not in a position to conduct the survey for at least two weeks and I wanted the survey completed quickly. I stumbled across your website via google.  On completing the short form specifying location and property details I was amazed to find that I received three calls from local surveyors within 10 mins. This was in addition to the approx half dozen online quotes that were instantly presented to me. I found myself in a position where I could ask surveyors to quote prices against each other until I finally negotiated a survey with a reputable local company for less than 50% of the price that I had agreed with my original surveyor.  Perhaps it's an indication of the housing market but the response from surveyors sourced via your service was excellent. If I need a survey conducted again I'd definitely use your service and I would have no hesitation in recommending your website to others. Please feel free to use and/or publish my comments but I would prefer to remain anonymous if you do. Kind regards, Mr X.

We used the website to identify local structural engineer companies for an inspection of a fallen wall from our property into the neighbours property, and found the site quick and easy to operate - pointed us at companies and prices for the work we expected - superb! We appointed ECCO (Bristol), and the service was fine:- swift visit, competent and understandable language for us as receivers, and a report that was thorough and clearly presented in follow up. Ecco were available and responsive to any queeries we raised along the way and we duly presented the report to our insurance company who have ignored it!!! Thanks to ECCO though - a good service. Yours truly, Gary.

Matthew Bliss provided me with an EPC certificate within a few days of my request. He picked up the keys of the property from the estate agent and e-mailed the certificate the next day to myself and to the estate agent. Excellent service. Your website was also very good. 2 other people phoned me from your list within 24 hours of me going on the site. I have been most impressed. Sincerely Ailsa.

The list I obtained from the website was excellent and I did engage John Brownlow and associates. Basically I engaged this company as they contacted me within 1 minute of submission of my enquiry to your web site. The survey was carried out and the report received within 5 days. The contents of the report was easy to understand and positive. 9 out of a total of 13 company's contacted me within 48 hours.  Overall a good web site. Regards Colin.

Yes, the website operated satisfactorily when I requested my estimates.  I subsequently followed up by placing an order with Acme Electrical Solutions.  The work has now been carried out, and it was satisfactory.  I would definitely recommend Simon as the work was done professionally and reasonably priced.  Regards Gill.

Yes, the website was very easy to use.  I was called by Hose engineering within 2 hours of placing my request.  he arranged to come round the next night to provide a quote, and actually ended up doing the work there and then. would definately recommend the site and would also recommend the electrician who called, as he was very knowledgable and helpful.  Regards Angela.

THIS IS AN EXCELLENT SITE AND DELIVERS EXACTLY WHAT A SEARCHER WOULD EXPECT FROM IT. CONGRATULATIONS

Website was efficient and easy to navigate. Contact from various EPC surveyors prompt. Sensible price (unlike from estate agents!) and polite, efficient service from my surveyor..

I can recommend the site, it was easy to use, quick in response. I will use someone off the list, cos much less expensive than the quote that i had of nearly 400 pounds. i'll let you know who i go with.

The website was easy to use and gave a good number of estimates. The estimates were usually correct on confirmation with the providers. I was actually calling from a firm of solicitors so I had to made up the property criteria and then follow up with telephone calls.

I can only give limited response as I requested this info on behalf of someone else. Here's what I have:
1. The website worked fine, and I got what I expected. Three local suppliers on the list made contact by email or phone within 24 hours.
2. I passed the info to my relative who is selling the property. She was very pleased with the information as there were a number of suppliers offering the service at a far more competitive price than she had been quoted by local estate agents. Until she received this info she was unaware that companies other than Estate agents could provide a Hip, or that the price could vary so much.

Nice to be able to pick out surveyors according to cost – I went for mid ground on this. There was no quibble or addition to the quoted cost by the surveyor so I knew exactly what I was getting for exactly that amount.

Very useful website -structural engineers are not that easy to find in this area and could not find one from other sources.

THE COMPANY REPLIED TO MY EMAIL PROMPTLY AND THE ELECTRICIAN WAS THERE THE NEXT DAY. THERE WAS A PROBLEM AND THEY CAME STRAIGHT BACK OUT WITH NO HESITATION. I WOULD DEFINITELY USE THEM AGAIN AND RECOMMEND THEM.

The service works well and presents you with all the necessary information, and saved me a lot of time hunting through Yellow Pages and Directories.

A great website, very handy it takes a lot of the work away from what would normally be a tedious task. Thankyou.

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Many of the suppliers put extracts from their feedbacks directly onto their control panels so that future customers can read them.  Our feedback system is also very important in that it allows us to maintain quality control in the level of service provided by our suppliers.  By far the majority of feedback is positive but feedback that is not positive is recorded and in the rare situations where a pattern of negative feedback is received a supplier will be delisted permanently.  This helps provide extra assurance that the majority of suppliers listed on Local Surveyors Direct are reliable people who will always work hard and do their best to try and meet customer’s requirements and expectations.

To run an estimate request or a listing from any of our suppliers, please select the relevant service and then fill in the form.  Contact details and estimates will then appear immediately.