Paul Drake

Role involves:

Paul is an experienced Chartered Building Surveyor, and his role within the Building Surveying team covers a variety of tasks including planned maintenance surveys, specifications, project-management of construction projects, as well as survey inspections, defect analysis and condition survey reports.
Services covered:

Areas of expertise:

Paul has extensive knowledge of planned maintenance and refurbishment projects to traditional buildings.
His forte is overseeing repair and refurbishment projects to buildings that are of traditional construction, such as stone-built property, rural buildings, and older property and Listed Buildings.
Paul is happy to scope works, obtain Planning Approval / Listed Building Consent, prepare specifications/ tender documents, and project-mange building contracts through to completion.
As well as this, Paul has had considerable involvement with the installation of renewable energy projects such as biomass boilers and PV solar panels.
Career Overview:

Paul has thirty years’ experience in the surveying profession and he became MRICS qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor with the RICS in 2000.
Prior to joining Lea Hough, Paul worked as an in-house Building Surveyor/Estates Manager at Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority for 16 years. Prior to this, Paul previously worked as a Building Surveyor in private practice and for two local councils. 
After qualifying as a Chartered Building Surveyor, Paul worked in private practice for a number of years, and he carried our contract administration for large-scale group housing refurbishment projects.
When not in work:

Paul likes to spend most of his spare time outdoors and spend time with his family. He enjoys cycling and is a member of Clitheroe Bike Club. He enjoys hill walking in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. He regularly volunteers for the Ribble Rivers Trust and Wyre River Trust.
Paul is originally from Bristol but has lived in Lancashire for over twenty years. He is a keen supporter of both Bristol City FC and Blackburn Rovers FC.

“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