Tayross Chartered Building Surveyors carried out detailed building and structural surveys of three bespoke properties in Northwest London this week.
Friday 5th March 2021
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS
Carl O'Boyle who was a registered NHBC (National House Building Council) member for 20 years before qualifying as a chartered building surveyor now carries out detailed building and structural surveys on bespoke properties for select clientele.
We have built up an enviable reputation at Tayross Chartered Building Surveyors for surveying bespoke homes for not only identifying difficult defects and problems but offering practical solutions, so that the buyer does not lose the property, but can move forward.
This week we started with a property in Highgate London this was a £1.8 million Victorian extended property. This had a rather unusual extension to a lower ground floor; I was able to advise the clients on the robustness and weaknesses of the structure, which they found very useful for deciding on their purchases. We do not only identify the defects and problems within the property but with my 25 years experience in the construction industry we offer sensible solutions which enables buyers to get over problems that would normally be a deal breaker.
Along with this we produce a PowerPoint presentation annotating in some instances over 100 photographs which give the purchaser a really detailed very quick understanding of what they are buying into. Especially useful where there are difficult issues that need to be explained in a very clear and practical way.
This property was followed by a £2 million detached house located in Northwood set in its own grounds. This property was surrounded by very large trees and the purchaser was worried about problems with future subsidence. We were able to put their mind at ease, by identifying that the property had been mini-piled.
We followed this survey with a beautiful property (originally one property separated into two properties) located in Nugents Park in Hatch End, this property was built in 1910 and had lots of interesting features.
We like to tailor our service to the client's particular needs and this client was interested in getting advice on the robustness of the structure of the property and on renovation aspects such as removing chimney stacks and extending close to a very large Weeping Willow tree, these trees are notorious for causing subsidence as they can detect leaking dreams from distances over 50 metres away. They send their roots to find the water and this can lead to soil shrinkage adjacent to foundations.
The client was very impressed by our attention to detail and thoroughness of our inspection reflected in the report. We also advised him on build costs.
If you have a large property that needs to be surveyed by not only an experienced Chartered Building Surveyor but an experienced chartered builder please do not hesitate to call or email us at Tayross chartered Building Surveyors.