Old Building Condition Surveys in Scotland

Ball Green House - a restoration project in progress following a survey by John.

We undertake Building Condition Surveys all over Scotland and the Islands.  The format is the same as for anywhere else in the country - but Scottish buildings tend to be a little more exposed and cold.  This presents a more extreme set of circumstances that the surveys have to acount for - generally a greater need for insulation, more condensation problems, and more damaged building fabric from the ravages of cement and gypsum.  Whether you are buying a Georgian townhouse in Edinburgh, or a croft on the mountains above Abriachan, we can show you wnhat the house is built of, what has been done to it over the years, and how to look after it for the future. We help you understand the home, what it may cost to repair, and  how to maintain it in future - and what materials to use.  

Ball Green house is one such survey, where John has helped the owners after purchase to make the most of their home...

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