Building Conservation Services
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A fairly high percentage of the housing stock in major urban areas in Ireland is in excess of 100 years old. Financial Institutions automatically require a detailed house survey or structural survey in the case of all such properties. As well as being a requirement towards gaining mortgage approval, our period property surveys will fully informed you, the Purchaser, as to the condition of the property.
In our experience, Clients underestimate the works required to renovate older properties to the required standard to a very high degree which is why a Chartered Building Surveyor with experience in this niche area of surveying is essential. Kelleher & Associates hold specific qualifications and have considerable experience in the conservation and repair of period buildings making us your ideal partner to undertake inspections of period properties. Our structural surveys provide detailed and practical advice on the appropriate repairs needed to address common issues affecting period properties such as:
- Appropriate repairs to address rising and penetrating damp;
- Appropriate remedial works to address and stabilise structural movement affecting internal and external walls;
- Appropriate techniques to repair damage to period timbers affected by rot or wood boring insect damage;
- Repairs to overhaul historic windows;
- Considering the limitation of a visual survey, appropriate further investigation;
- Appropriate repairs to overhaul period roof structures.
Specialist Drone Technology
Kelleher & Associates use drone technology to conduct detailed roof and chimney inspections providing our Clients with the most comprehensive reports on the condition of even the most inaccessible parts of a building.
A specific section of our report deals provides advice on whether the property you are purchasing is in an Architectural Conservation Area or is a Protected Structure.
Conservation Reports are an essential requirement in advance of planned works to Protected Structures. Such reports typically contain the following information:
- Historical background of property and area;
- Architectural record and inventory;
- Statement of significance;
- Condition report;
- Conservation specification.
Sample Defects Encountered in Period Properties
Structural Movement Affecting Period Facade with Crack Discs attached
Rising Dampness & Wet Rot
Damaged Roof Surface & Debris Laden Inner Valley Gutter
Uneven Suspended Timber Floor Surface
Pre Purchase Survey
A Pre-Purchase Home Survey, sometimes called a ‘structural survey’, is a thorough internal and external inspection of a property to determine its condition.
Mortgage Valuations are required by your lending institution to apportion a current value to the property you are purchasing.
We produce Land Registry Compliant Maps for First Registration purposes.
We provide Conservation Services in Dublin, Galway, Limerick, and surrounding counties. To book your Certificate of Compliance survey simply fill in the quick query form or call us in Dublin on 01 6856935 or Galway on 091-399935.
Areas covered by our surveys
Building and Planning Regulations
BER (Building Energy Rating)
- Essential Repairs
- Desirable Repairs