Northwood Property Survey Types
Northwood is a suburban area in Greater London and Middlesex. First recorded in 1435, Northwood’s residential population boomed in 1891 when the first public house and shop were founded. This was following the development of the Metropolitan Railway in 1887 that led to the construction of Northwood station.
The area established a series of urban developments that now encompass a high street, church and hospital. The majority of the buildings are Victorian and Edwardian spanning through to post-war architecture. A notable building is the Northwood Headquarters that houses the British Armed Forces Permanent Joint Headquarters. The militaries have had a presence since the 2nd World War having an impact on residential property.
Northwood sits on the Metropolitan line with underground access to central London, making it a desirable outskirt for many property holders.
There is a high abundance of Victorian and Edwardian constructions, mainly built using brick work and timber. Post war constructions vary in material, a survey will determine if any deleterious materials have been used such as asbestos.
Wall tie failure
Failed coursing beams
Cracking around bay windows
Ageing electrical services
Poorly replaced roof coverings
Pooling in flat roofs
Structural cracks from extensions and conversions
Chimneys not correctly capped and ventilated
Subsidence from clay soil
These are but some defects that may be encountered. Surveys from Woodward Chartered Surveyors will be able to identify any kind of defect and provide professional advice to deal with problems you may encounter.
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