Forde George Chartered Building Surveyors and Historic Building Consultants

1 Fairpark Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 4HL
Tel:  01392 495604
Which IHBC Branch are you based in?

South West

Which county are you based in?


Describe the work your company carries out

  • Condition survey Reports and Historic analysis

  • Advice and implemenation of Historic Building repair and conservation works

  • Architectural services for Historic Building adaptations

  • Historic building and Estate Planned maintenance Programmes


Give examples of up to three projects you have undertaken

Axminster Heritage Centre:

  • Grant funded, phased development over 6-7 years.
  • Conversion of GDII former Axminster Carpets building to community use and ultimately museum/visitors centre
  • Private Trustees client
  • Lead designer and project coordinator
  • Design of conversion, repair and replacement/reinstatement of historic fabric and design of complimentary new interiors


Various Fire Damage Reinstatments:

  • Numerous rebuilding projects including GDII cottages and Historic Public house
  • Private clients
  • Design and specification of cob, stone and thatch structures plus interiors
  • Locations largely around Devon and Somerset

Ugbrooke Park Esatate, Devon

  • For Ugbrooke Estate (Lord Clifford of Chudleigh)
  • Various works to GDI and II* fabric
  • More recently design, specification and project coordination of water damaged interiors to the original Robert Adam principal rooms
  • Coordination of specialist decorators and conservators

HESPR 'Designated Service Adviser'

Name: David George BSC (Hons) DipArchCons MRICS IHBCk

Job title: Director

Tel: 013920495604 


Which of the following roles do you consider your company carries out under the HESPR scheme?

Historic Building conservation YES

Conservation planning YES

Architectural design and new build in historic areas YES

Historical research YES

Historic area assessments YES

Project Management YES

Archaeology YES

Other YES