Local Building Surveyors
Local Building Surveyors provides a surveyor search and price comparison service. Aimed at property buyers, it's one of those sites that does pretty much "what is says on the tin" - LBS allows home buyers to find a chartered surveyor in their own area, and get instant quotes for RICS HomeBuyer, Building, and Valuation surveys.
Unlike some other property service comparison sites, it's restricted to RICS members or RICS regulated firms only to ensure the service quality delivered by users of the site.
This site, along with its sister sites is a hybrid. The front end of the site is built on Joomla, and behind the scenes is a fully bespoke advanced management system that allows surveyors to maintain their account information and profiles, choose the services they wish to offer through their various offices, and select the postcodes where they want to offer them, together with a range of reporting functions.
The system also incorporates webmaster admin reporting tools: company, invoicing, lead and performance reporting are all included.
The site has been through a number of design and technical iterations since launching in 2011. The most recent update was in 2020, where the primary search functionality was updated to improve mobile usability.