About Us

Barlow & Associates are Chartered Quantity Surveyors and Building Surveyors.

Our Quantity Surveyors act to ensure value for money and to protect their clients' position in the delivery of construction and refurbishment projects.

Our Building Surveyors undertake Building Surveys, investigate defects and advise on Commercial Lease terms and Dilapidation Claims.

Formed originally in the 1960s the practice has been trading in its current form since 1990 and is managed by Chartered Surveyor directors who have been with the practice since then. The principals all take an active part in day-to-day project matters, personally providing clients with the benefit of their many years experience in construction, the development of commercial property, building defects and commercial leases.

Derby's central geographical location and proximity to the rail and motorway networks allows Barlows to provide an economical service for clients throughout the UK.


Barlows' experience is wide ranging. Projects vary in nature and value, frequently running into millions of pounds and include:

  • New speculative and bespoke developments
  • Refurbishment and fitting-out new or existing premises
  • Company relocation
  • Building Surveys and Condition Schedules
  • Dilapidation claims and lease advice
  • Project Monitoring for financial institutions
  • Community projects and Lottery bids


Barlows act mainly 'Business to Business'. Projects range from new bespoke premises to historic Listed buildings, including:

  • New Superstores, Extensions, Fitting-out
  • High Street Retail
  • Warehouses
  • Factories
  • Business Parks
  • Restaurants
  • Sports Centres
  • Schools
  • Offices
  • Community Projects
  • Financial Services