Detailed structural survey carried out to a traditional oak framed Tudor style property.
Monday 22nd November 2021
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS
We at Tayross RICS Chartered Building Surveyors are often asked to carry out surveys on peculiar types of buildings.
We had a recent instruction to carry out a detailed building and structural defects survey on a Tudor style oak timber framed property that had literally fallen off a cliff edge and then had been re-assembled and located in a different part of the country, this is perhaps one of the most unique circumstances we have had yet.See historical link here:-
The owner of the property requested a survey to give him a well informed report in order to make a decision on whether it was worth bringing the property up to modern living standards considering its current condition.
The property was located on a 5 acre wooded and landscaped estate. The client also wanted us to inspect a timber framed barn previously used as stables and to survey a pool/games room on the estate.
Some of the biggest issues that we discovered unsurprisingly were;
Serious issues with the different combination of roofs, rising damp, wet rot and poor drainage. We also covered how difficult the property was going to be to heat. The services were dated and therefore needed advice on upgrading.
The property being an old traditional oak framed building with vaulted ceilings on the first floor and additions added either side of the property.
We were able to identify all the major defects and offer advice on what we thought were the best options available in dealing with these and also at the same time giving guidelines on the likely costs etc.
This type of construction was a one off, but we like to tailor our reports to the clients needs and always are up for a challenge and in this instance it was profitable for the client.