Ruislip Property Surveying Service Types:
Ruislip Party Wall Survey
Ruislip Structural Survey
Ruislip is located to the North West of Central London in the London borough of Hillingdon. The parish church, St Martins’s, is dated back to the 13th century appearing in the Domesday Book. Development of the area exploded following the introduction of the Metropolitan Railway infrastructure in early 20th century. Therefore the majority of residential developments feature Victorian and Edwardian architecture which is beautifully preserved in the Grade II listed village square. The surrounding area features a large number of 1930's houses, for instance those built by Manor Homes.
In more recent years there have been modern developments; however the local authority has maintained its agenda for preserving historic buildings. More specifically refurbishments to Winston Churchill Hall, Manor Farm, The Duck Pond Market and the Grade II listed library help Ruislip continue its traditional atmosphere.
The area has tube access to the Metropolitan Line, Piccadilly Line, and Central Line making it fully integrated with modern ways of life.
Ruislip also has its own Lido, originally built as a reservoir in 1811, Ruislip Lido was opened in 1933 as an outdoor area for swimming, boating, water skiing and other outdoor leisure pursuits. It had a difficult life in the 1970's to 1990's, but London Borough of Hillingdon have new reinstatement plans to return it to its former glory.
There is a heavy mix of Victorian and Edwardian constructions, mainly built using brick work and timber. The popular 1930's houses are generally of solid brick construction. Woodward Chartered Surveyors are experienced in dealing with old and listed properties and are more than able to analyse many of the typical defects associated with these building types.
Damp - particularly in solid brickwork
Settlement of concrete floors
Failed coursing beams
Rotten timber within concealed timber lintels
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
Defective floor timbers
Inapropriate use of modern materials in historic properties
These are but some defects that may be encountered. Surveys from Woodward Chartered Surveyors will be able to provide professional advice to deal with problems you may encounter.
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