Principal: Steve Butler MRICS Chartered Surveyor
8.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday
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Expert witness CPR 35 report on a collapsed wall at Coalville for county court
In this case both parties were trying to deny ownership of a collapsed retaining wall. Our boundary dispute surveyors were easily able to resolve the question of ownership by reference to the title deeds. The owners of both properties abutting the boundary wall then blamed the other for its substantial and expensive collapse. As the boundary wall remains unrepaired and unstable it is likely that the property on the lower side of the wall is not mortgagable knocking many thousands of pounds off its value. Our surveyors were able to demonstrate with a few trial pits constructed against the wall that the movement of the wall had occurred entirely above ground level on the lower side of the wall. This confirmed that the wall had collapsed because it had been unable to cope with the weight bearing against it rather than because the foundations had rotated due to supposedly leaking drains on the adjacent property as the owner of the walls structural engineer had tried to claim.
Structural Surveyors Report on a leaning gable end at Coalville
Measurement with a spirt level suggest that the top fifteen course of bricks lean out 150mm from above the point at which two large longitudinal structural roof timbers bear into the wall. The top ten course of the wall are of single skin construction and particularly vulnerable to further movement. The the likely cause of the leaning wall is failure to restrain it at the time of construction.
Reccomended demolishing the top fifteen course of brickwork and rebuild them with a 225mm wall tied together with either bricks laid across the wall or metal ties. Straps set into the centre of the wall can be secured to the roof structure. The straps can be secured to the existing longitudinal timbers and to planks screwed across and perpendicular to the rafters just below each side of the apex. 18mm x 120mm x 2.4m floor boards or similar would suffice.
Coalville Chartered Surveyors Building Survey report photographs of a 1902 terrace
Our Coalville RICS surveyors inspected this terrace house. The front and rear walls of this property had been badly damaged by water because of failure to undertake a few hundred pounds of gutter and down pipe repairs. Intruders had damaged the kitchen and bathroom and run off with the boiler as well as damaging central heating pipes. An extension containing the bathroom and kitchen was single skin construction and likely to be cold and prone to water penetration. An attic conversion had dangerous stairs and no fire protection and probably no insulation of the ceiling.
Building Survey is owned by Steve Butler - RICS Chartered Surveyor, a member of the RICS Building Survey Valuation and Residential Property divisions.
Our Coalville Chartered Surveyors have at least thirty years experience of preparing residential building surveys, homebuyers surveys and valuation surveys in the Coalville area
We are also highly experienced Independent Experts for residential property in Coalville in respect of matters such as valuation, boundaries and construction disputes.
Specializing in residential property surveys and valuations has inspired confidence in a wide range of clients including individuals, large and firms of solicitors in Leicester
Our Coalville Surveyors are fully qualified MRICS members and Registered Home Inspectors and RICS Regulated Valuers ensuring the practice complies with exacting standards.
We provide a professional, cost effective residential property survey service and try to be as accessible as possible. Our survey reports are written in plain language with minimal caveats. Our clients like our straight forward approach, and that we try to go that little bit further on behalf of the client. Clients are particular welcome to attend the survey so that defects can be discussed on site.
Property matters can be very worrying. You can invariably telephone one of our Chartered Surveyors between 8.00 am and 6 .00 pm seven days per week. If you have a problem or don't understand something please feel free to call. Clients are also most welcome to meet our surveyors on site
Our surveyors can invariably visit clients in Leicester the same day or next day, at the office or home.
We can provide a rapid response in the Coalville area at low cost. Homebuyers Report and Building Survey prices are fixed so that you know exactly where you are.
Our RICS surveyors undertake residential property valuations for all tyes of purpose such as matrimonial dipsutes, probate and insolvency. We are fully familair with the requirments for Help to Buy Valuations
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