01 / Who are we?
In the beginning
Established in 2013, F J Brown started out primarily as a residential development firm specialising in land acquisition, planning and architectural design.
Continuous growth
With over ten years’ experience working in both the public sector and private industry, the practice slowly grew and expanded into other areas of surveying and construction.
Full service offering
We have provided services from simple condition reports and residential home buyers surveys to design and construction of domestic extensions and National Trust portfolio planning.
Quality as standard
We are a small family practice who pride ourselves on quality work and providing a thorough service to each and every client.
Regulated by RICS
We are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors which is of the highest industry standards in terms of ethics and practice values.
02 / What do we do?
Planning & Architectural Design
F J Brown & Co can help you to design the home of your dreams suitable to your family’s needs. We will guide you through the process, providing the best ways to stay within budget and meet planning and building regulations requirements.

Services include:
- Planning and construction plans for Home Extensions / Conversions & New Builds
- Commercial Property Design
- Fire Strategy Advice & Design
Building Control
We can offer you a bespoke Building Control service for residential and commercial projects from start to finish. This includes thorough plan checks, consistent and timely site inspections and issuing Final Certificates. Our vast local knowledge, fire safety specialism and speedy, user-friendly application process makes Building Regulations compliance easy to achieve.
Residential Surveys
Whether you are buying a new home or are experiencing some issues in your existing property, we can provide specialist, professional advice on the condition of your property as well as the most appropriate, cost effective way to rectify issues.

Services include:
- RICS HomeBuyer Survey Reports
- Bespoke Building Surveys
- Schedule of condition
- Specification of works
- Structural surveys
Designing to your needs
Full planning support
Quality as standard
Expert advice
Planning your dream extension
Cost effective solutions
Cost effective solutions
03 / Why we do it
We want to share our knowledge and experience to bring high quality new builds, extensions and renovations from their original concept to reality.
We endeavour to support you in making complex decisions that will help to shape your dream home and ideal living space.
We use our onsite experience and relationship with reputable, award-winning contractors to enable your money to go further; maximise your budget and help you to understand how your house can become your home.