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Who we are

About Blaker Collins & Philosophy

Blaker Collins is a new and innovative company which has been set up in order to provide our clients with an exceptional service.

Here at Blaker Collins, our goal is to give you the best possible experience, and as much information as possible to help you make that all-important decision on the home you have fallen in love with.

We feel that not enough attention is given to clients individual needs, and we want to be able to understand what you specifically want from a survey, what your concerns are, and then use our joint experience and expertise to fulfil those needs.

WHO WE ARE

Reasons to choose Blaker Collins

Simplicity

We hate jargon! So we do our best to use simple, easy to understand terms, pictures, diagrams and the RICS traffic light system, to let you know what we think.

Expertise

We have proven experience in a wide range of properties, from modern purpose built flats to historic buildings.

Efficiency

We aim to provide your report within an average of 3 working days, allowing time for reflection as required by the RICS – dependant on property size of course!

Technology

We use the latest onsite technology to help obtain as much accurate data as possible.

Approachable

We love to chat! We are friendly and helpful throughout the process, and aim to give you an honest overall opinion.

RICS Regulated

We comply with the RICS Home Survey Standard. We are RICS Registered Valuers, and are regulated and audited by the RICS.

Meet the team

Sophie Blaker (Estate Man. BScHons) MRICS

Sophie qualified as a Chartered Surveyor over 25 years ago. Initially working in the London commercial property sector, she soon became involved exclusively with residential property which is where her true interests lie. Sophie is a RICS Registered Valuer.

Gavin Collins MCIOB AssocRICS

Gavin qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Building in 2015. Gavin has worked in the residential property sector for almost 15 years. He has experience in the insurance repair sector, which includes fire, flood and subsidence claims. Gavin loves surveying properties of all types and moved over to pre-purchase surveys in 2017. Gavin is also a RICS Registered valuer.

Gavin Collins MCIOB AssocRICS

Gavin qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Building in 2015. Gavin has worked in the residential property sector for almost 15 years. He has experience in the insurance repair sector, which includes fire, flood and subsidence claims. Gavin loves surveying properties of all types and moved over to pre-purchase surveys in 2017. Gavin is also a RICS Registered valuer.


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AnnieC 08/02/22

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Very professional but also very calm and kind advice. My house purchase was not subject to a mortgage so this was a first for me to source my own House Survey. Sophie was very approachable and explained things clearly and in a Jargon free way without being condescending. She kept me updated throughout. I recommend this company for home surveys.

Alice 10/02/22

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I was in contact with both Sophie and Gavin - I found them both to be extremely helpful and efficient. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Blaker Collins again and would recommend them to anyone looking for a homebuyers survey! Thank you both!

HG 13/02/22

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Very professional, thorough and detailed report. No stone left unturned and Sophie was able to give us a verbal summary over the phone immediately to address main points. Very happy!

Hannah James 17/02/22

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Sophie has been very quick at getting back to me and super helpful and clear in terms of the findings of the survey. Would highly recommend using Blaker Collins.

Harry 04/03/22

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Great communication and speedy turnaround on the report!

Rory Golding 22/03/22

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Very friendly, helpful and professional company and very good customer service ! We recommend highly