Watford Property Surveying Service Types
Watford is a town located 18 miles North West of Central London established as a town and borough within Hertfordshire.
Watford became an urban district through the Local Government Act of 1894, eventually becoming a municipal borough through grant of charter in 1922. The borough of Watford encompasses nearby areas such as Croxley Green, Bushey, Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Kings Langley, Abbots Langley, Carpenders Park and South Oxhey, all of which are nearby and local to Woodward Chartered Surveyors.
Watford has been a town since the time of the Saxons standing by the River Colne. The location of the settlement grew due to travellers migrating through from the Midlands to London. As a result the area grew and developed giving rise to landmarks such as St Mary's Church, Cassiobury Park, Watford Palace Theatre, The Pumphouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Watford Colosseum, and Watford Stadium.
Post industrialisation buildings came from the development of the Grand Union Canal, bringing all sorts of trade and industrial growth. Today Watford houses headquarters to several multinational firms along with modern amenities (such as hospitals and transport) and large retailer high street and the Harlequin Shopping Mall anchored by John Lewis and Marks and Spencer, making Watford a desirable area to live in the outskirts of London.
Currently, of residential properties for sale in Watford, the average price is £457,919 and spends on average 149 days at market.
There is a heavy mix of Victorian and Edwardian constructions, mainly built using brick work and timber, as well as modern and post war constructions. A survey will determine if any deleterious materials have been used such as asbestos in post war buildings, and identify areas of movement throughout the structure whilst commenting on other defects.
Wall tie failure
Failed coursing beams
Cracking around bay windows
Ageing electrical services
Poorly replaced roof coverings
Pooling in flat roofs
Structural cracks in 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 provide professional advice to deal with problems you may encounter.
Woodward Chartered Surveyors Watford provides a wide range of surveys and services on our website. If you have any queries please call us on 01923 920 950.