About Us

Standard Heritage was founded in 2014 by its principle surveyor – Michael Foley  as a consultancy to a well known heritage based chartered building surveying practice.

In 2017 Michael decided to set up an RICS regulated building surveying practice to provide  ‘big practice’ services directly to the public in Kent, Bexley and Bromley.

The firm is a small practice but our surveyors are RICS professionals with decades of experience working on all types of old buildings, ranging from medieval timber framed halls to Edwardian terraced houses and everything in-between. Between us, we have vocational, academic and professional qualifications.

The firm is small enough to offer a level of client care and service that is second to none for the householder but capable of managing larger and complex projects in the commercial historic built environment.

Our passion for old/ historic buildings has led us to carrying out focused training in the field of conservation with the RICS, the SPAB (Society of Protection of Ancient Buildings) and at the internationally acclaimed faculty of building conservation; West Dean College.Our knowledge base is kept up to date through continued professional development and networking with other conservation professionals from and at: the RICS, Historic England, the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC), the SPAB, the Building Limes Forum and  the Environment Study Centre.

To get a flavour of the level of our continued professional development and training we carry out see;

To see examples of what we are about and  what our clients have to say about us, visit our News page; 

Principle surveyor – Michael Foley – getting to the bottom of an issue during a rather invasive survey !
Emma Simpson, Michael Foley and Charles Riley in the masonry workshop at West Dean college