1960’s Bungalow, Brimpton

1960’s Bungalow, Brimpton

This 1960’s bungalow appears at first sight to be of traditional construction but is in fact timber framed with a brick cladding.  The bungalow has been altered and extended several times and our client was concerned about the quality of past workmanship.  Obvious deflection in part of the roof and along the gables was found […]

Early 1800s House, Newbury

In part dating from the early 1800’s this 5-bedroom house has been substantially altered and extended over the years.  In addition to the main house the property as a whole includes a separate 2-bedroom cottage and other useful outbuildings. Apart from the normal concerns that a buyer might have our client was particularly concerned about […]

End terrace house, Goring-on-Thames

This 3-bedroom 1960’s end terrace house was built on a sloping site with significant fill beneath the raised ground floor slab.  The selling agent made our client aware of floor slab settlement issues and supplied an engineer’s report to substantiate repairs that were allegedly complete.  Our client remained concerned and wanted a full independent survey […]

Former Victorian Cottage, Thatcham

Originally a two-up two-down Victorian cottage this house has undergone significant alteration and extension over the past 100 years and is now a substantial 4-bedroom house.  Despite its original age and the numerous alterations the roof and walls were found in basically sound condition.  Some weakness was identified in original lintels and minor non-structural cracking […]

Stone Cottage, Shrewsbury

This traditional stone built cottage is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to the town of Shrewsbury.  The cottage is well over 100-years old and built into the side of a hill.  Overall the cottage was found structurally sound but we identified penetrating damp through the ground floor retaining walls and defects […]