About Wellesley House Surveying

Based in Brittany, France, Wellesley House Surveying is the trading name for Nick Warner, a qualified independent surveyor.

Nick qualified as a Technical Building Consultant & Surveyor in the West of England at the end of the 1960’s. He was employed as a Local Government Building Inspector for some years and then moved into private industry and worked for major house building contractors in Gloucestershire.

After buying and renovating his first holiday home in Brittany 20 years ago, Nick moved permanently to France over 15 years ago, where he renovated an old farm ‘from scratch’ carrying out most of the work himself. After the farm was sold he has completed another old cottage renovation project.

His technical experience of older properties has been enhanced by this experience of ‘real work’ on types of construction rarely seen in Britain. He is, therefore, well qualified both by examination and practical ‘hands on’ experience to survey older French properties, benefiting clients with a practical evaluation of their proposed purchase of their ‘dream house in France’.

Having worked in the area for some years, Nick has established good contacts with local artisans and allied building services and can often assist clients with local knowledge.

  • Buying or extending your home in France?
  • Worried about hidden defects and how much they will cost?
  • Like an ‘English style’ pre-purchase survey.
  • We will prepare a detailed report with costings to allow you to negotiate.
  • Areas covered: Northern France mainly covering Brittany, Normandy & Loire Valley.  Other areas of France can be covered by arrangement.