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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.