Who We Are

We are a independent, RICS accredited firm of Chartered Surveyors providing Level 3 RICS Home Surveys and construction project management services to buyers and owners of properties within the Cotswolds and surrounding areas.

We specialise in historic buildings and Country Houses.

We value and support our clients by providing honest, considered, and reasoned advice.

We provide professional leadership and construction project management for historic conservation, refurbishment, or new-build projects.

We are experts in historic buildings and the use of traditional materials. We understand the complexities of mixed-age construction and how to overlay professional management and leadership for successful delivery of complex projects.

Our Story

ECL Chartered Surveyors is a focused team of experienced and knowledgeable Chartered Surveyors, dedicated to providing excellence to our clients, alongside value for money. Our team is an established one that encompasses over 70 years of expertise in the Cotswolds. The current team has worked together for many years.

Individually, we bring different strengths and focus to our services. As a collective, we share our skills and knowledge to positively impact our clients.

Our Vision

To provide high-quality, independent, honest advice to our clients, alongside an exemplary level of client care, support, and professionalism.

Our Culture

We are client focused. We walk in our client’s shoes to understand their requirements, whatever the service needs, translating the client’s vision and goals to an achievable reality. We expect the best service of ourselves and expect no less from others for delivery to our clients. We aim to provide excellence alongside adding value to any instruction.

We are self-critical and always look to learn and develop our knowledge and skills.

Tim Lawson, MRICS

Founder and managing director, Tim leads the project management team and manages the business. Tim’s wealth of experience includes land agency, country house agency, overseas development, and professional services with the country’s leading firms of Chartered Surveyors.

He started his own practice in the Cotswolds in 2001, specialising in home surveys, project management and professional services. He founded ECL Chartered Surveyors in 2023 with an experienced, energetic, and forward-looking team.

“I believe in plain speaking with clients, as they need to hear facts without waffle or jargon. I care deeply about acting in the best interests of clients and sharing my knowledge and experience for their benefit. I am respectful of historic methods of conservation, but always eager to learn from the experience of others, and new technologies and innovations - especially when they are simple and work!

As well as serving clients, I see my role as supporting, encouraging and providing opportunities for the next generation of this practice”.

Contact Tim by email: tim@ecl-cs.com or phone: 07855 264 360


George Lawson, MRICS, MCIOB

George is a Chartered Project Management Surveyor, with RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and also a Chartered Construction Manager with the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building).

His main body of project experience is with project managing construction work to historic and listed country houses.

George has had a research article about the modern use of historic mortars and renders published with the Building Limes Forum and is an active member of the group.

George is also a member of the TAG, the Traditional Architecture Group and when his three children allow him, he enjoys researching and visiting historic houses in this country and in Europe.

“I am passionate about historic buildings, traditional architecture, and Country Houses. I believe in advising clients in an honest and straightforward manner and being able to use my extensive experience project managing significant historic country house projects”.

Contact George by email: george@ecl-cs.com or phone 07976 168 022

George Lawson