Listed Building Surveys
If you are thinking about purchasing a Period or Listed Building, it is essential to obtain specialist advice from someone who understands traditional building techniques and Conservation. In many respects the approach to surveying traditional buildings is completely different from that required for conventional houses or commercial premises.
Some older buildings have been spoilt by unsympathetic repairs and past attempts at restoration. Often they have their own particular defects and problems which may have remained undetected for many years. On occasions the best advice may even be to leave the defect alone and deal with it later on. Some older properties have also been subjected to “over restoration”. It is not necessarily knowing what to do, but what not to do that matters.
Jones Melling Limited are able to offer sensible and balanced advice on the condition, Conservation and repair of traditional and Listed Buildings, both to prospective purchasers and existing owners on how best to repair or restore their property.