Specialist building surveys for any Grade I, Grade II* or Grade II listed building throughout England. Our listed building surveys include a top level building survey / structural survey, listed building advice, building conservation advice, reliable cost advice and a rebuilding cost assessment for insurance purposes. We provided a specialist listed building survey for the above 14th Century, Grade I listed building in Essex.
Listed building surveys often reveal far more than is apparent from the outside. In the above case most of the original Medieval features were concealed behind Georgian remodeling and later alterations. But up in the roof void were all the Crown posts and smoke blackened timbers from the original open hall. Understanding the building and its historic significance is an important part of our listed building surveys. Examining the materials used over time and how they are working with the original construction is also essential before recommending appropriate conservation and repairs. Are there any obvious non-compliant repairs and alterations; this may need further investigation to follow the trail back to obtain a conclusive answer. If there has been non-compliant work, we then assess the potential remediation costs that will pass with the title to the new listed property owner.
Building conservation: building and condition surveys, conservation works and advice, renovating historic buildings, historic analysis and research. Historic buildings consultancy and advice on buildings at risk.
In the above case we carried out a pre-purchase listed building survey for this 16th Century, Grade II* listed building in Hertfordshire. Originally an open hall house with cross wings; later alterations, extensions and new front wall. After completion of the purchase we provided practical building conservation advice for initial repairs to the building. We then obtained listed building consent for other extensive repairs and alterations; this included a measured survey, existing and proposed drawings, a heritage statement and impact assessment, project management advice and conservation monitoring.