Peak District Listed Building Surveyors
Our services: Listed Building Surveys
Having lived in the Peak District and being regular visitors to the area we understand the diverse nature of the architecture and the building materials used across the county.
Like many English counties, the Derbyshire landscape is full of contrasts. It’s rugged and elevated in the West towards the Cheshire border, but flatter as you move East towards Nottinghamshire. Brick is the predominant building material in the South and East of Derbyshire. The county is best loved for its beautiful limestone and millstone grit cottages and farmhouses that are nestled in The Peak villages and countryside.
Having been fortunate to have inspected historic and listed property in many of the most scenic parts of the county including Youlgrave, Winster, Matlock, Ashbourne, Eyam and Bakewell, 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 historic buildings, but also a good knowledge of local distinctiveness and how this has developed partly as a result of a consistency in the building materials and the way they are used.
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Most people will have visited or be aware of Derbyshire’s grandest houses, many of these are nationally important Grade I listed buildings, but the North of the county is also full of outstanding smaller historic manor houses and farmhouses. Many of these more modest properties are Grade II* and Grade II listed buildings located within the Peak District National Park.
Apart from requiring very careful inspection prior to purchase, it is important that the planning history is carefully examined to ensure that your dream home doesn’t come with any illegal alterations that you may be required to remove.
There are almost 6000 listed buildings across Derbyshire, many are grouped together in smaller towns and villages such as Wirksworth, Youlgrave, Ashborne, Parwich, Tideswell and Winster all of which are full of ancient cottages and farmhouses and much sort after by local people as well as those looking for a second home.
Property prices in parts of Derbyshire can be high and if you are buying a an older building you want to be certain you are employing the right people with the right experience to advise you.
Nicholson Price Associates undertake surveys of all types of historic buildings right across Derbyshire, The Midlands and the North of England.
IF YOU LIVE IN OR YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING A LISTED OR HISTORIC BUILDING IN DERBYSHIRE, CONTACT US TO DISCUSS YOUR PROPERTY AND SURVEY REQUIREMENTS.
Call 01978 447101
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