Historic Building Survey
When purchasing this type of building, it is essential to obtain independent specialist advice from someone who understands traditional building techniques. Surveying old buildings requires a completely different approach as many older buildings have defects which have run with them for many years, whilst others have been spoilt by inappropriate repairs in the past, or over-restoration. Informed sensible advice is therefore of the utmost importance.
Routine maintenance of this type of building is essential. Consultancy’s Surveys for older properties detail it’s current state of repair and where future expenditure may be required. Alterations to a listed property cannot be made without consent. We can help you identify where future issues may arise or where previous alterations may have been unlawfully carried out. A detailed understanding of a building is essential to help ensure it’s successful conservation and maintenance.