Established in 2000, RH Benwell & Associates (Building Surveyor Cornwall) offer tailor made residential surveys and Mining & Ground Stability Reports throughout Penzance, St Ives, Hayle, Truro, Newquay, St Austell and other areas within Cornwall.

Tailor Made Building Surveys in West Cornwall


We can provide “Visual Inspection (Mining & Ground Stability) Reports” which are commonly being requested as a result of mining searches. Find out more information on our detailed page HERE.

Richard’s dedication to his profession is evident in the enthusiasm shown on each and every project he works on. All services offered by RH Benwell & Associates are fully tailored to your needs to ensure a personal service is always delivered. The majority of the workload we receive is from returning or referral customers – testament to our commitment to our clients.

We specialise in a number of reports, surveys and investigations for domestic and commercial clients including:

  • Residential surveys
  • Home purchaser surveys
  • Schedules of conditions
  • Asbestos surveys
  • Specific defect analysis
  • Energy audits
  • Project management
  • Self-build certification
  • Renewable energy
  • Insurance reinstatement works
  • Planning and building control

We mainly cover the West Cornwall areas including: Penzance, St Ives, Camborne, Truro, Newquay, Helston, Hayle, Redruth and St Austell.


Pearce Fine Homes have worked with  RH Benwell on many challenging projects, we have always found RH Benwell a pleasure to deal with, they are always very friendly and their professional advice and performance has been a  real asset to us. We look forward to working with Richard again in the near future and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services to others.

Building Surveying

Residential surveys, homebuyer surveys, energy audits and self-build certification for domestic and commercial clients.

Asbestos Surveys

An asbestos inspection can be carried out as a separate entity or be included in a building survey.

Case Study 1

 House for sale survey


Case Study 2

Defect Analysis Survey


Case Study 3

Investment Property


Founded by and remaining under the control of Chartered Building Surveyor and qualified Asbestos Inspector Richard Benwell MRICS, RH Benwell & Associates are the building surveyors of choice.

Contact Us

Phone: 0800 2888 669

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