A pre-purchase survey is one of the most valuable documents that any potential new owner should have in their possession before completing a building purchase, even more so when it relates to a period or protected building. The detailed report describes the form of construction, the condition of accessible elements and provides initial advice on any repairs and appropriate methods of implementing them. The report also provides the purchaser with a clear picture of what they are about to get involved in.
Building defect inspections and reports are undertaken to assess what repairs may need to be implemented on any period of historic structure, be it an agricultural barn or a grand house.
Andrew Hayes is an approved surveyor for the Diocese of both Bath & Wells and the City of Exeter and is able to undertake Quinquennial surveys for both Church and secular buildings.
- Pre-purchase surveys
- Defect analysis surveys
- Schedule of Condition Surveys
- Quinquennial inspections and reports
- Impartial and independent reporting
- Initial repair advice
Statement of Historic Significance
Court Design & Conservation provide support for their clients in the preparation of archival research on properties and their settings using architectural history to understand the historic development of their buildings' settings and their interpretation to enable an appropriate conservation-based philosophy to support any proposed alterations or repairs to the buildings.