Country House Surveying

Brian Gale & Associates have considerable experience in surveying large and prestigious Country houses.

We have, in our staff and Partners, experienced Chartered Building Surveyors with over 20 years post qualification experience in this field of expertise.  These Building Surveyors have, over the years, carried out detailed Building Surveys and undertaken significant defects analysis and maintenance schedules on numerous large country houses and estates including:

·         Properties which date back to the 13th century.
·         Period timber frame houses
·         Georgian properties
·         Regency housing
·         Victorian and Edwardian period properties
·         Large modern and contemporary structures

Although many of the Country’s larger houses may date from one period e.g. a Georgian or Regency mansion, many Country Estate houses have evolved over a number of centuries and we have the expertise to inspect and report upon the structure and fabric of these buildings, looking at each individual period section together with the house as a whole.  Our Building Surveyors have surveyed one such property where the original core of the building dated back to the 13th century and then had seven extensions added to it with the last major portion being added in the 1920s, an “historic jigsaw puzzle” of a Manor House.

As well as fully inspecting the main property inside out, we also normally include in the survey of a Country House, if required, all cottages, annexes and other habitable buildings together with farm buildings and other outbuildings, which can again date from period structures through to modern concrete and steel frame buildings containing a variety of coverings (sometimes this may well include asbestos cement sheeting).

We have a strong and long established association with local Building Contractors and Specialist Service Engineers / Companies and can arrange formal testing on all services especially gas, heating and drainage including private drains and treatment plants, swimming pools and the like.

Each report will be fully tailored to our specific Clients’ needs and can either include just the main building (if preferred) or an entire “Estate” as a whole together with all necessary testing and checking of the services.

By instructing Brian Gale Surveyors for your Country House Building Survey you can rest assured that a complete tailored service will be provided and you will be kept informed at all stages of the process by our friendly back up team of administrative staff.

Call or email us now to “talk through” your likely requirements.

Download our free guide to undertaking a survey on a country property, simply fill in the form to the right.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.