Better Prepared was formed from the residential department of Kirkby & Diamond, (See Profile) established by Duncan Kirkby in 1980. Duncan and his team now work from modern offices just off Junction 14 (M1). The Company carries out all the usual surveys and valuations for house buyers, probate, matrimonial disputes etc.

The Company opened an energy and sustainability department in 2006 and this has grown to become a significant part of the business and provides SAP ratings, Energy Performance Certificates, Display Energy Certificates, Code for Sustainable Homes and Eco Homes assessments as well as sustainabilty statements for Part 1B.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • RICS, NHER, BRE

Serviced Areas

  • Beds, Bucks, Herts, Northants. except for SAP/Code etc. which we undertake countrywide

Payment Options

  • Credit Cards

Contact Details

  Website
  City Milton Keynes
  Postcode MK15 0DU
  Address 13 Diamond Court, Fox Milne
  Phone Number 0845-644-3970
  Fax 08456 443971

Products & Services

RICS Home Buyer Report
RICS Condition Report
Building Surveys
Valuations
Expert Witness
Party Wall
Schedules of Condition & Repair
Energy Performance Certificates

Customer Testimonials

Particularly impressed with Alison’s customer service. I was recommended to use you by Jules at First Steps and I would recommend you to anyone else. Thanks!


Thank you for the swift reply and outstanding service to my valuation request! I am very much appreciative of your help and advice concerning this matter and will be recommending the services of your company to all which require it.

You have restored my faith in this industry’s professional work ethic.


Very quick efficient service. I was kept informed throughout. I am very happy with the service I received.


In comparison to other surveyors we have used in the past this company shines above the rest. Good quality, thorough report and good value too!

From Our Website

Ian leads our team of specialists. A former director of Valunation & Wolton Chartered Surveyors, he gets stuck in Surveying daily. Ian also oversees expert witness matters, contributes to RICS valuation policy and advises various educational institutions on survey, energy and valuation related matters. Ian mainly covers our Suffolk and Essex locations. Mark heads our Milton Keynes based team and is involved with all the inspection and survey services we provide. Having formerly worked at eSurv and Wolton Chartered Surveyors as a Building Surveyor and Valuer for several years, Mark joined BPL in 2013, proving to be an integral part of the team.