Ten of Our Best Residential Building Surveys

 

Introduction

Buying your new home is often just the start of the journey towards creating your ideal home so we pride ourselves on offering a broad palette of advice alongside the initial building survey from advice on the ‘buildability‘ of your ideas, what are the likely issues, the building costs whether it be for  repairs or modifications and the impact this might have on the end value.  These are often fundamental questions buyers have when deciding whether the property can be everything they wish it to be or whether it is a bridge too far.  And once the purchase has been completed, we can then work with you and our team of architects, engineers and builders to realise those dreams.  It really is that straight forward, particularly if you happen to be moving into unfamiliar surroundings.

We have pulled together a Ten of Our Best Residential Building Surveys to illustrate the diverse nature of the properties we have surveyed from Condition Surveys and Homebuyer Reports to Building Surveys and from modern farmhouses to Grade II* Jacobean Halls.  We trust this demonstrates that we have the skills and experience to help you on your journey.

 

1. Bryn Melyn Farm & Holiday Cottage, Nr Bala

Description

We were commissioned to undertake a Full Building Survey of this attractive period farmhouse with 5 holiday cottages, land and fishing situated in the picturesque Upper Dee Valley. The property was served by a centralised heating system, commercial grade septic tank and a private spring water supply.

Gross Internal Floor Area

House: 280sq.m
Cottages: 384sq.m
Outbuildings: 390sq.m

 

 

2. Underhill Hall, Pulverbatch

 

Description

Underhill is a Grade II house with a mid 17th Century Jacobean core, 18th Century façade and a 19th Century wing to the rear. The house has retained many original features including exceptional oak panelling, polished oak floors, an impressive Jacobean oak staircase, fireplaces to many of the rooms and exposed beams and studwork.

Gross Internal Floor Area

House: 530sq.m
Outbuildings: 200sq.m (approx.)

 

3. Church Farm, Bishops Castle

 

Description

Church Farm is a Grade II listed farmhouse the heart of which dates back to the late 16th Centuries. Given its age the property has undergone a series of adaptations, most recently in the early 19th Century with the introduction of the large stone wing and detached barn. The property was in a mixed state of repair and detailed advice had to be given around the repairs to the roof, timber frame, windows and walling.

Gross Internal Floor Area

House: 351sq.m
Barn: 424sq.m
Outbuildings: 150sq.m (approx.)

 

4. Ford Street, Clun

 

Description

Believed to be constructed in 1890, we were instructed to undertake a Building Survey of this partially renovated house and advise on the costs for completing the renovations, any repairs and both the cost and feasibility of extending the property further and reconfiguring the stairwell. Interestingly the front elevation is constructed of a timber frame with random rubble coursed stone walling to the side and rear. All in all it was a very interesting instruction where we were able to bring our skills and experience to bear.

Gross Internal Floor Area

Combined: 144sq.m

 

5. Boreatton Park, Baschurch

 

Description

Record Associates were commissioned by PGL Travel to undertake a condition survey of the roof coverings to their very large and imposing mid 19th Century Calendar House and prepare a planned maintenance programme incorporating costings for the repair and renewal of the roof coverings. The survey was undertaken using specialist access equipment.

 

Gross Internal Floor Area

House: c.5000sq.m

 

 

6. Bycroft, Church Stretton

 

Description

We were instructed to undertake a Homebuyers Survey of this charming early Edwardian five bedroom house in Church Stretton which had been sensitively refurbished by the previous owner. Being an Edwardian House enthusiast it was lovely to see all the classic Edwardian period features and in such fine condition.

 

Gross Internal Floor Area

House: 250sq.m

 

 

7. Mizpah House, Bridgenorth

 

Description

Mizpah House is a Grade II town house dating back to the late 18th Century though the property is believed to have been extensively remodelled in the interwar period where it was given an Arts and Crafts makeover. Record Associates undertook a Building Survey of the property and advised the client on repair and remodelling costs. We are now project managing the further remodelling and refurbishment of the property.

 

Gross Internal Floor Area

House: 528sq.m
Outbuilding: 30sq.m

 

 

8. The Old School House, Weston-Under-Redcastle

 

Description

Record Associates were commissioned to undertake a Building Survey of this Grade II listed former school house which was converted in the early 1980’s into a private residence. Record Associates have now been engaged to prepare a range of design options and costs for the further adaptation and extension of the property to modify the access, enlarge the kitchen and improve the linkages with the garden.

 

Gross Internal Floor Area

House: 200sq.m
Outbuildings: 40sq.m

 

 

9. Redgreet Farm, Staffordshire

 

Description

Record Associates were commissioned to undertake a Building Survey of this substantial farmhouse which has been comprehensively redeveloped to incorporate a large lake, indoor swimming pool and billiard room.

 

Gross Internal Floor Area

House: 459sq.m
Outbuildings: 40sq.m

 

 

 

10. Stable Cottage, Shrewsbury

 

Description

Record Associates were commissioned to undertake a Building Survey of this Grade II listed former stable which incorporate a heavy cast iron frame and masonry floors. We were then instructed to design the reconfiguration of the internal accommodation to provide more open plan living and create higher quality, more efficient space. The client is thrilled with the end result!.

 

Gross Internal Floor Area

House: 87sq.m

 

 

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