About Us

Taylor Mitchell is a subsidiary of Peter Barry Surveyors Limited focusing on the area between Cambridge and Bishop Stortford.

Jobs will generally be completed personally by Justin Burns who, as well as being the founder and a director of Peter Barry Surveyors, has lived in the area for several years.

Justin started his working life as an apprentice carpenter with John Laing Construction in North London qualifying in his early 20s. He started to take on private work at the weekends and within a couple of years had enough customers to set up on his own. As the years went by, Justin started to take on bigger projects, employing sub-contractors as necessary, until JMB Builders became a thriving general builder specialising is residential projects.

After an unfortunate incident with an electric plane, and wanting a new challenge, Justin signed up to do a part-time degree in Building Surveying at Westminster University in his early 30s. Completing his degree with honours, he took a trainee surveyor role with Jeremy Leaf Surveyors in Finchley and started on the path to becoming a Chartered Surveyor achieving full membership in 2002.

Having worked for Jeremy Leaf for a few years undertaking a mix of residential surveying work, that itch to break out on his own came back again and Peter Barry Surveyors was born. The practice consisted of  Justin and a part-time administrator in those early days but gradually expanded to a team of 20+ covering the whole of London over the next decade.

With a solid management structure in place at Peter Barry, Justin started to undertake work closer to where he now lives in North Essex with is wife and children under the Taylor Mitchell name at the start of 2022.


Justin Burns


Working as a General Practice Surveyor, Justin has spent several years undertaking a wide range of residential surveying work. During the last few years, he has moved into the specialist field of administering The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 and has agreed to several hundred awards during that time. He is equally at home acting for building owners, adjoining owners or as an agreed surveyor and is often selected as a Third Surveyor. Justin is a member of both the Pyramus & Thisbe Club, a fellow of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors and a member of the surveyors’ panel that operates the RICS’ Party Walls helpline providing specialist advice to the public on party wall matters.



William Weaver


William Weaver is a Chartered Surveyor and a fellow of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors. He has specialised in party wall matters for several years and has extensive experience in acting for both building and adjoining owners. William has agreed awards covering everything from simple loft conversions to high-risk basement conversions.




Matthew Price

BSc  MRICS FFPWS         

Matthew Price became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) in 2012 but has worked on party wall matters for considerably longer than that. He has extensive experience in dealing with all types of awards relating to residential extensions. Matthew is also a Fellow of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors.





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