Building growth through sustainability

Lancaster-headquartered chartered surveyor and sustainability consultant Murton & Co has unveiled expansion plans.

The company is looking to take on more staff and develop new services as it looks to the future.

And to mark its tenth anniversary in January next year it has developed new branding and logo.

Murton & Co works with a range of clients, including architects, developers, investors, local authorities and self-builders.

Director Jonny Murton, who set up the company in 2011, said: “The majority of our work focuses on energy performance, sustainability and compliance.

“Whether customers want an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), accurate floor plans for a new extension or simply want to know how to make their property as energy efficient as possible, we can help.”

Jonnys said the company has been extremely busy during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

He said: “We have weathered the storm because we don’t just do physical surveys on site. We work with architects and developers at the design stage so most of the energy efficiency calculations can be done in front of a computer screen.”

He said he was planning to take on some new staff in the coming months. And he also wanted the company to offer new services based on improving sustainability.

They would include ‘passive house’ design work, where the emphasis is on reducing artificial heating and boosting heat retention within a home.

The company is also looking to move further into retrofit work, which involves making existing properties more energy efficient.