Chartered Building Surveyor Joins our Growing Team

Lea Hough is delighted to welcome Gary Newton to the team. Gary, a Chartered Building Surveyor with over 15 years of experience, works across all aspects of Building Surveying, including condition surveys, dilapidations, contract administration, feasibility studies and the procurement of refurbishment schemes. Gary will assume a senior role within the Building Surveying team and will operate across both residential and commercial work from our Blackburn office.

Making the move to Lea Hough from a Manchester based firm of building surveyors, Gary is from Rossendale and therefore has extensive knowledge of the Lancashire property market. Also with project experience across public and private sectors, including housing schemes, retail and education, Gary will be a welcome addition to the team.

Gary commented:

“Lea Hough is a well-established firm with a strong reputation and solid portfolio of work across both residential, commercial and education sectors. I’m really excited to be joining the team, particularly as it’ll allow me to get back to my Lancashire roots!”

Paul Dignan, Partner, commented:

“We’re always looking for talented individuals to join our team but finding experienced Chartered Building Surveyors can be difficult. The fact that Gary has the expertise we need, alongside excellent local knowledge, makes him the ideal candidate for us.

“Lea Hough has had a busy year to date and Gary is our third new recruit in the past three months. The firm is going through an exciting period of growth and we’re delighted that Gary is on board to help and support our growing workload.”

Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors provide a full range of professional property services to private and commercial clients across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cumbria and the wider North of England. For more information about any of the property services offered by Lea Hough, please contact us.


“We had a Schedule of Condition carried out on a Commercial Property. From vacant possession to our proposed completion date we were really tight on time. Gary managed to carry out the inspection and write a very thorough report in the time needed to ensure we hit our completion date. The price of the report was also extremely competitive. I would recommend Lea Hough to anyone looking for a Professional Surveyors with excellent service & communication at a competitive price.”

Danny Ambler - Fuse Contract Furniture, Blackburn