Dobanti Chartered Surveyors is an integrated surveying and building consultancy which helps you find the confidence, security and satisfaction that comes from purchasing, building or renovating a home, office, or other type of structure.

Our combined experience and network allows us to offer a wide range of services that covers all of the stages of a typical project, whether residential or commercial. We eliminate the need for multiple consultants and keep a sharp eye on the overall project spend, saving you both time and money.


As professional Project Managers, our core services cover every aspect of a project but can be fully tailored to meet the individual needs of our clients. Our simple Four P’s Framework enables you to identify the services that you require.

Pre-Acquisition Services

Our Pre-Acquisition Services are vital for anyone considering a property purchase regardless of whether it includes an extension, renovation or complete replacement. Our services cover, all types of Building Surveys, Site Appraisals & Feasibility Studies and, where necessary, Party Wall Awards.

Project Planning

Effective Project Planning will mean the difference between a good project and an exceptional one. Our services, covering Design, Town Planning Applications and all associated Pre Construction Preparation, allows us to interpret your vision and turn it into a reality.

Production – the building phase

Our Production services cover every aspect of the physical build including Construction Phase Management and Contract Administration. This includes managing contractors, monitoring cash flow, facilitating progress meetings and completing regular inspections to keep the project on track.

Property Performance

We all want our buildings to work as they should. Our Property Performance services cover Insurance Valuations, Dilapidations, Structural Diagnostics & Repair, Pathology issues, and where necessary, Expert Witness Statements.


Procurement considerations for self-build and renovation projects

As far as the ‘build management’ is concerned, the term self-build is actually a bit misleading with only a small proportion of individuals actually building on site for themselves.  Most will employ a team of builders or, at the very…

The impact of specification and drawing decisions on build budgets

I once saw an episode of a house-building TV programme include a statement from one enthusiastic self builder condemning cost professionals for stifling specifications on the grounds of expense.  In his view it would be better to save on their…

Self-Build & Renovation: Focus on Planning Permission

Planning consent usually falls into two types – Outline Consent (OPP) and Detailed Consent (DPP). OPP is where the permission to build a dwelling has been agreed in principle but where a number of design details have yet to be…