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Chartered Building Surveryors, Carlisle, Cumbria

Founded in 1998, James Associates is a leading specialist chartered building surveying practice based in Carlisle.

We provide a wide range technical surveying services to both private and public clients. Our principal area of operation is in Cumbria, but we have accepted commissions as far South as York and as far North as Kilmarnock, as our reputation for high quality professional work has spread.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction.

The RICS regulates and promotes the profession; maintains the highest educational and professional standards, protects clients and consumers via a strict code of ethics and provides impartial advice and guidance on a wide range of property related matters.

As members of the RICS, we are required to act in accordance with their quality assurance requirements and a strict code of ethics. We are one of the 10,000+ firms that have already successfully registered to be regulated by the RICS; which gives clients extra reassurance that we can be trusted to deliver high standards of service.

The Chartered Institute of Building; the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership.

We are also members of the CIOB, which has a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society, and they’ve been doing that since 1834. Members of the CIOB work worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment.

The CIOB also accredit university degrees, educational courses and training. Their professional and vocational qualifications are a mark of the highest levels of competence and professionalism, providing assurance to clients and other professionals procuring built assets.

A summary of services James Associates can offer include:

  • Building surveys
  • Defect investigations
  • Thermography surveys

We are always happy to discuss any aspect of our services and answer any questions you may have without obligation.

In the meantime please browse our website where you can find out more about out firm and services we offer.

Regulated by RICS


We have wide experience in dealing with both commercial and industrial properties from steel framed industrial units clad asbestos cement to modern office accommodation.

We also provide repair and maintenance advice for property and project management for commercial building work.


We can assist home buyers and Landlords by offering a range of pre-purchase services including building surveys, defect investigation of individual elements and non-invasive testing that seek to place the purchaser in the position of being an ‘informed buyer’; we are fully independent and you can be sure that we will represent your interests 100%.

In addition we offer existing home owners contemplating development Party Wall advice and act as Party Wall Surveyors in accordance with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.

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