Talus Partnership

About Talus Partnership

As a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Talus Partnership Limited is an impartial, independent and regulated practice. The partnership adheres to the strict RICS code of conduct and professional values.

Talus Partnership Ltd are highly experienced Chartered Building Surveyors and Construction Project Managers

Our Philosophy

Talus is dedicated to developing its business in partnership with our clients. Our philosophy is that success can only be achieved by building client relationships based on mutual understanding and successful service delivery.

Our services can be delivered individually or tailored to suit any client or project requirement. Our people form part of a team and can work from our offices or they can be located at a client’s office or on site.

By adhering to our core philosophy, Talus delivers high quality project and commercial management services that facilitate the successful delivery of construction projects.

Why use Talus?

Every business leader and every project manager seeks to maximise value from their operations. To do this, they must achieve the right balance between economy, efficiency and effectiveness. Whether a one off project or an ongoing programme, successful organisations have realised the benefits of receiving expert support in setting up and managing effective development projects.

Our clients return to Talus time and again because rather than merely applying traditional services, our performance-based approach requires a firm understanding of the client’s requirements together with the factors that determine success. We are keen and enthusiastic.

From this base, the appropriate resources and processes can be applied to ensure successful outcomes for the client and all concerned.

Reasons why you should use Talus

Significant and long standing experience built up over +20 years;

The practice is multi-disciplinary with in-house delivery of complimentary services;

Document production ensures quality control and a quality output;

Our fee will be competitive but we will not buy work. We will provide you with a fully costed breakdown of our time, should you so wish;

We build long term relationships, with many repeat order appointments;

We foster team spirit on all our projects.

James Hopkins

James Hopkins (Managing Director)


MSc Construction Law & Arbitration

James Hopkins qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1997 and is the principle partner of Talus Partnership Limited.

Prior to setting up his own practice, James worked firstly as a site engineer for Wimpey Construction Limited and for the last twenty years for the well respected multi-disciplinary surveying practice, MDA Consulting Ltd, rising through the building surveying and project management teams to eventually be Director in charge of Project Management and Specialist Services.

James has a masters degree in Construction Law & Arbitration from Kings College, in London.

One of James' specialisms is party wall surveying and he is a member of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club and the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors, which promotes excellence in party wall practice.

James is also a church quinquennial surveyor for the Diocese of London, Southwark, and Guildford and has a passion for work in the conservation and listed building sector of the construction industry.

James has full membership of the Association for Project Safety.