Welcome to Brinsons
Established in 1900 as a family business based on the principles of dedicated service, professional expertise and extensive local knowledge. With over a century of experience, Brinsons has developed into one of Wales' leading practices of Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents.
Operating from our prominent and stylish office in Caerphilly, we offer clients a personal approach to residential sales and lettings, commercial property services and land agency across South Wales.
Much may have changed since 1900, but our dedication to the highest standard of service remains a timeless commitment to each and every one of our clients.
How it began
Brinsons Chartered Surveyors founded in Caerphilly by Mr Evan Brinson, a local entrepreneur from a farming family. Originally established to advise farmers and landowners on property matters, Brinsons also acted as Auctioneers selling livestock at Nelson market and provided accountancy services to local farmers. Evan Brinson himself was a well regarded Caerphilly businessman who was a founding member of the South Wales branch of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) as well as being a Chartered Surveyor.
Mr Roderick Brinson, grandson of Evan, took over as sole Principal and immediately set about modernising the practice. With the farmland in and around Caerphilly being increasingly developed as housing estate, business parks and industrial estates, Brinsons became more focused on residential estate agency, lettings, professional services and commercial property consultancy.
The Brinsons office on Castle Street in Caerphilly was re-developed as part of the Castle Court Shopping Centre scheme. Rod Brinson then purchased the old Castle Cinema on Eastgate (famously the venue of a Sex Pistols concert in 1976) and redeveloped it as a purpose built headquarters accommodating the expanding estate agency at ground floor and the thriving commercial property team at first floor.
On the retirement of Rod Brinson, Trevor Isaac became Managing Director and was joined by longstanding staff members, Michael Griffin and Richard Harris, who became Directors. Michael subsequently retired as a Director in 2014 but remains with Brinsons as a residential sales Consultant.
The firm acquired Fairfax & Co Chartered Surveyors, a well respected firm of land agents in Cowbridge, thus establishing a new Brinsons office in Cowbridge focussed on commercial and land agency work under Richard Harris.
The Cowbridge team relocated to a refurbished showroom on the High Street to develop a new residential estate agency as well as adding a Monmouthshire Building Society agency to the range of services
Brinsons acquired La Maison, a residential lettings agency in north Cardiff, and relocated the team to the Caerphilly office to expand the lettings side of the business.
The well established, Cowbridge based firm of Estate Agents and Chartered Surveyors David Birt & Co, a niche residential sales agency specialising in exclusive, high value properties in the Vale of Glamorgan, was acquired by Brinsons to expand its residential sales agency in Cowbridge.
The firm acquired Bute Chartered Surveyors which is a niche Practice, specialising in the valuation of Medical Centres. This acquisition has considerably strengthened the range and quality of professional services offered by Brinsons.
In April 2020, Brinsons Ltd sold the Cowbridge branch which traded as Brinsons & Birt which enabled the respective offices to focus on their strengths. Brinsons Ltd remains multi-disciplined and now solely based in Caerphilly covering Residential, Commercial and Management specialisms.