Welcome to Downlands Design and Surveying

We deal in Architectural Design and all aspects of the Building Surveying including Building Pathology identifying defects, cause and remedy. We are also experienced Party Wall Surveyors and Boundary Experts.


Downlands Design and Surveying Downlands, Framfield, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5PN

Our core areas are East & West Sussex, London, Surrey, West Kent and East Hampshire but will travel anywhere in the country for clients as necessary

About Us

We have extensive experience with older and period buildings which allows us to advise at purchase and on the design and alteration of such properties including extensions and refurbishment in sympathy with the type of property whilst incorporating modern living requirements, taking account of listed Building Requirements and other constraints.

We pride our self on taking an individual and personal approach to all projects and providing a bespoke service with a wealth of experience from 10 years in practice as DADS and over 35 years as Building Surveyors.

Residential Property - If you are looking to buy a house or other property it will probably be the biggest single investment you make and whether you are buying a good or a bad property can be difficult to know. We can help with a professional and independent survey of the property. We can tailor the survey to suit your needs and budget and report accordingly. We can meet you at the property after our survey and run through the main points before sending you the report.

We can inspect and report on anything from a brand new house to a centuries old listed building and have extensive experience with older properties.

Once you own a property it will need maintaining and we can advise on maintenance as well as analyse defects and specify remedial actions.

Commercial Property - For commercial property owners we can inspect prior to purchase or leasehold agreement and provide a full building survey or schedule of condition for negotiation with the vendor or landlord. At the end of a lease you may be liable for repairs to the building and we can advise on the technical aspects of dilapidations.

Building Projects - If you’re not sure where to start with a building project, or you need some help, we understand how complex and time-consuming managing building projects can be. Let us help guide you through the process or deal with all or part of it on your behalf.

We have extensive experience in Building Design, Project Management and Contract Administration. We also work closely with the Local Authority Planning Officers across the region. All Planning Applications are submitted electronically, as are Building Regulation Applications, making the process quick and straightforward.

We proud to be well respected for our knowledge of all types of building and appropriate and measured reporting of the condition of these to clients as well as our knowledge of historical buildings and sympathetic approach to restoration and alteration. We also specialise in period house survey, refurbish and adaptation.

Services & Staff

Type of surveyor

  • Chartered Building Surveyor


  • Architecture
  • Boundary issues
  • Building maintenance
  • Building surveying
  • Building surveying (Commercial property)
  • Condition surveys
  • Conservation
  • Construction
  • Contract administration
  • Damp
  • Defects
  • Expert witness
  • Geomatics
  • Measured survey
  • Party walls
  • Party walls (Commercial property)
  • Period property
  • Permitted developments
  • Planning & development
  • Planning applications
  • Project management
  • Repair & restoration
  • Residential property
  • Residential surveys
  • Rural property
  • Subsidence & settlement

Business type

Registered name - Downlands Architectural Design & Surveying
Private Practice


RICS Regulated Firm
This firm is regulated by RICS. Regulated firms must follow the RICS Rules of Conduct for Firms and are held to a higher standard in areas such as staff training, professional indemnity insurance, complaints handling and security of clients' money.

Partners and Directors

  • Ashley Jones

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