This unusual property could be described as very much a house of two halves. Most historic buildings have been extended, truncated or altered in some way, often the changes are subtle and difficult for the untrained eye to spot, but not in this case. This is a C17 timber frame building with an early C19 brick extension, no attempt has been made to visually assimilate the two halves and this produces an odd juxtaposition of style and materials. Surveying this type of building requires knowledge of two distinct types of construction methods, and the defects that can afflict them. NPA were engaged to produce measured and condition surveys and prepare all of the necessary documentation and drawings to obtain Listed Building Consent for the repair and alteration of the building, LBC was granted with limited conditions.