The Practice

Scott & Co was established in 1997 by David and Dolly Scott. The practice has developed upon a sure foundation and expertise which has been constantly evolving since David first came to work in Cornwall in 1981.

After 16 years within the company, Chris Hunter became the company director and owner in March 2017 as part of a planned transition of ownership. This begins a new and exciting phase in the practice as we go forward and grow from strength to strength. David Scott remains a director of the company.

We have a team of surveyors who are backed up by the enthusiastic office staff  in Lemon Villas.

The practice primarily concentrates upon Building Surveying and Historic Building Consultancy, although we also advise on modern buildings and design, new homes and structures. We generally restrict our practice to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, wanting to be easily accessible to any building project that we administer. This ensures knowledge of local vernacular along with a good relationship with statutory bodies and contractors.

The majority of our clients request our help from inception to completion.

We assess the building, advise on works, design, specify and administer the project on site to completion. We are also commissioned for one off surveys or condition reports. We prepare plans and deal with Listed Building Consents. We advise in litigation and act as expert witnesses. Our aim is to work with our clients to ensure that they get the advice and service that they need.

photocs-chrisChris Hunter BSc (Hons) MSc CHE  MRICS joined Scott and Company in 2001 having completed a Building Surveying degree. Chris became a director in 2010 and as of March 2017 he became the owner / managing director. Chris has completed both the post graduate diploma and masters in conservation at Reading University. He is Accredited in Building Conservation through the RICS.


photocs-davDavid Scott BSc Dip Bldg Cons FRICS is a fellow of the RICS, has a post graduate diploma in Building Conservation and is one of the few accredited Conservation Practitioners in Cornwall. Two of his projects have won Conservation Awards in the highly acclaimed international RICS Conservation Awards and he personally has won the people in conservation award from the RICS. He occasionally lectures for SPAB. He is a member of the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association.

DSCN0574Joe Davidson BSc (Hons) MRICS joined Scott and Company in 2012 as a graduate from Plymouth University in Building Surveying and the Environment. He is developing the use of CAD within the practice and broadening his knowledge of Building Conservation.