We are independent, professional and thorough building surveyors in Cambridge and HaverhillWe are independent, professional and thorough building surveyors in Cambridge and HaverhillWe are independent, professional and thorough building surveyors in Cambridge and HaverhillWe are independent, professional and thorough building surveyors in Cambridge and HaverhillWe are independent, professional and thorough building surveyors in Cambridge and HaverhillWe are independent, professional and thorough building surveyors in Cambridge and Haverhill

We are specialist building surveyors in Cambridge and Haverhill focusing on residential properties and listed buildings

Listed/cherished building surveys

This is a full building survey for historic, larger, listed, unusual, cherished properties that require more attention to detail.

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, while others have been spoilt by inappropriate repairs in the past, or over-restoration. Informed sensible advice is therefore of the utmost importance.

With a background of training with English Heritage and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), our Senior Surveyor Raphael Stipic is able to advise clients on the condition, care and repair of historic buildings.

The building survey itself can take on average eight hours to undertake although with the additional historic research, collation of all relevant information and production of the report, this can take several days to complete. The report is approximately 50–60 pages long with detailed photographs and useful summaries for estate agents and conveyancers.

Routine maintenance of this type of building is essential. The report provides detailed descriptions of repairs required and the type of works necessary, indicating where further professional advice is required.

Please note that 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 its successful conservation and maintenance.

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