About us


Cockrams Surveyors is a private fully independent firm of Chartered Surveyors. There are no ties to Estate Agents, Banks or Financial Institutions. The company acts in the best interest of and only for the individual private client. The company prides itself on diligent inspections and accurate comprehensive reports based on a depth of knowledge and great experience in residential buildings and the property market.


Colin formed the Company in 2009 following redundancy from Personal Touch Surveyors. Initially covering Devon from Dawlish, Colin moved the Company to Falmouth in February 2010 to cover Cornwall whilst trying to maintain parts of Devon concurrently.

Originally working from a home office, Colin relocated the Company in July 2011 to the current offices on Lemon Street in Truro.

Cockrams has always specialised in providing Pre-purchase Surveys and Valuations but it became obvious that the market in Cornwall was much different to that in Devon, whereby more people were relocating to the area requiring alterations and improvements to the properties they were buying. The Architectural Services department was then formed and the team expanded to cope with the additional workload.

The Company continues to grow in both the Architectural Services and Survey & Valuation side of the business whilst maintaining the ethos of excellent customer service.


Cockrams Surveyors provides a wide range of services to its clients. Central to the business is Building Surveys, Intermediate Surveys, HomeBuyers Reports and Valuations. The company also undertakes specialist services such as Mundic Block testing, expert witness in disputes, architectural design, planning, Building Regulation specifications, tendering and project administration/management.

We do not profess to be the cheapest in the field but we do offer great value for money. We provide a highly professional yet personal service to our clients tailored to the individuals’ needs. We are approachable and are happy to talk directly with our clients about the property they propose to purchase or service we are providing. We are not tied to any other institution so our clients’ best interest is our only concern.