Structural report on Victorian properties

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Victorian buildings were not always designed and built to the same rigorous standards as today but also the effects of time can lead to deterioration of elements of the structure of your home or property.

Additionally, Victorians didn’t perhaps understand the influence of ground conditions on a building as well as engineers do today, so foundation issues are often a problem.

With a good deal of properties in London and the Home counties built during the Victorian era, there are many homes and commercial premises that can be affected in this way.  Examples might include cracking around a bay window, a sloping landing or a leaning garden wall.  These can be causes of concern for home owners, tenants or landlords and they are seeking informed advice, which can only come from a structural engineer.

This is where Structures-Made-Easy can help. Structures-Made-Easy have extensive experience of Victorian buildings, from the early period after the Georgian era to those closer to Edwardian. The approaches taken by builders and engineers changed somewhat during that period, often as new materials became more readily available.  We are familiar with the structural forms and approaches adopted during that era, from the materials and construction techniques to the standard positions of concealed beams and walls.

We will visit the property to gather evidence on the building  and surroundings, then investigate the highlighted issue, including taking measurements.   We will then produce a detailed written report describing the issue, how severe any problems may be and giving options for how the problems could be repaired and the root cause addressed.  We can also give a very crude guideline on the cost of those repairs.  Our report will give guidance on the urgency of remedial works or whether rebuilding is required or most-cost-effective.  

Often a structural problem may be localised in the property and you may wish Structures-Made-Easy only need to report only on that issue.  Alternatively, we can investigate the structure of the entire property.

. If you would like to discuss further please feel free to contact us using our email support@structures-made-easy.co.uk or call us on 0207 965 7376

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