Worcester Home Buyers Survey Quote - RICS Surveyors in Worcester
Relevant local surveying knowledge will help your surveyor appraise how the local can influence the market value and condition of a house. We give you expert building surveyors in Worcester leading to a significantly more detailed house buying survey for clients.
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Worcester Building Surveys from local RICS surveyors
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Worcester has a number of properties built with this stone. Clipsham stone is a practical substitute for older and harder-to-find materials. Clipsham is the hardest of the Lincolnshire limestones.
Flooding in Worcester
Flooding could seriously affect both the value and your enjoyment of your home. Hillside run-off from sudden rain, for example, can be a totally unexpected cause of flooding. Even for homes far removed from a major waterway or coastline, flooding can still seriously affect you. The causes of flooding in Worcester may include:
- Groundwater flooding often occurs where there is a high concentration of permeable rocks, called aquifers, such as chalk, gravel in river valleys, or sandstone.
- River flooding - This can be caused when the water draining into a river or water course exceeds the volume it can handle. Heavy rain falling on an already waterlogged area is a common cause.
Mitigating the risk of floodingBuyers should be aware that even the risk of flooding may affect a home's value. A chartered surveyor will carry out a survey of a house and report on the likely consequences were the home to flood.Flooding may occur near the River Severn in Worcestershire, the River Teme and its tributaries downstream of Ludlow and Beverley Brook Catchment in the London Boroughs of Merton, Sutton, Kingston upon Thames, Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth.
Interlocking Clay Tiles (Belgium and Holland Variety)
Buildings in Worcester were once commonly constructed using clay tiles with interlocks and weather bars imported from Belgium. Home Buyers Surveys should investigate any issues with the tiles as repair is a significant undertaking. Roofing Contractors sometimes lack the skills to repair problems with Interlocking tiles. If the HomeBuyer Report uncovers any defects, we would recommend you seek advice from a local contractor.
Walling Methods and Materials - Timber
In comparison to other methods of timber construction, such as post and plank, timber frame is by far the most common in Worcester and across Hereford and Worcester. Brick, stone and even plastered wattle and daub commonly feature in box-frame houses. Defects and maintenance issues associated with timber walling are varied, and some can be costly to fix. Points to consider when assessing defects of such houses range from rotten softwood window frames to serious warping of unseasoned timber beams. Benefits of timber-frame construction are numerous, such as -
- Carbon neutral
- Can be easily recycled
- Potentially lower overall maintenance costs
- Precision crafted timber elements lead to less settlement and movement of the structure over time