Herefordshire Building Surveys – Leominster, Hereford and the Surrounding County
Nicholson Price Associates are Historic and Listed Building specialists undertaking surveys of all types of Listed and Historic Buildings right across Herefordshire and the surrounding counties.
Having been fortunate to have inspected historic and listed property in many of the most scenic parts of the county we understand and recognise the local building traditions and the type of problems that can develop. Providing an accurate assessment of an historic building requires a deep and broad understanding of multiple building types, materials and building techniques and the affect that age and alterations can have on the integrity of the building.
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Buying an old building involves a degree of risk, buying a listed building involves an additional layer of risk due to the legislation that protects them. Our survey reports not only provide the highest level of detail, but they also alert you to any potential breaches of development control including listed building consent for which you as the incoming owner will assume full responsibility.
There are very few Building Surveyors specifically trained and experienced enough to provide an accurate and balanced assessment of a property with a long and complex architectural development, and it is unrealistic to expect a general surveyor to have the same level of experience as a surveyor who specialises in historic buildings. We survey all types of historic buildings, mostly listed but not exclusively so and although many of the properties that we inspect are high value, we also inspect more humble cottages and town houses.
We understand that our clients are trusting us to advise them on what is the most expensive purchase they are ever likely to make and we work very hard to repay that trust by providing the very best service we can. We keep our clients informed at every step of the way, we respond quickly and take the time to listen to and address our clients concerns. As a small family business, we provide a bespoke competitively priced service for anyone considering buying or developing an historic or listed building.
We are regular visitors to the county and have inspected several important listed buildings in villages such as Eardisley, Kington, Tarrington and others. The character of timber frame buildings differs from region to region not only in style but in the basic construction and the size and detailing of the timbers. Many of the listed timber frame buildings that we inspect are built with relatively skinny timbers, but the opposite is often the case in Herefordshire where massive roof trusses and tie beams are more common.
Herefordshire contains around 6000 listed buildings including many Grade I buildings of national importance, but most people think of Herefordshire as the black and white county.
Like most English counties the older stone buildings reflect the local geology and are predominantly red sandstone but it is the proliferation of timber frame buildings that are the most striking.
Herefordshire is a largely agricultural county with few large towns but plenty of picturesque villages which are becoming increasingly popular with people from outside the county looking for the idyllic rural retreat. With so many attractive villages it is difficult to single one out but the area to the South West of Leominster taking in Pembridge and Eardisland is particularly attractive. The small towns of Ledbury and Bromyard in the East of the county are also worth exploring and contain many interesting historic buildings.
IF YOU LIVE IN OR YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING A LISTED OR HISTORIC BUILDING IN HEREFORDSHIRE, CONTACT US TO DISCUSS YOUR PROPERTY AND SURVEY REQUIREMENTS.
Call 01978 447101
Read more about the county here: https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/18321088.herefordshire-market-town-list-best-places-live/