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Building Pathology


"There is no-one I have worked with in Cornwall who knows so much about the use of lime, sands, and other traditional materials for use in repair and conservation of old buildings"A.P. English Heritage

"Stephen takes a very methodical approach to conservation repair and deals with each challenge in a careful sequence of stages"

"Stephen is now probably the top expert in Cornwall on the analysis of damp problems in historic buildings" E.B. Conservation Officer

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Building Surveys

Buying a house is likely to be the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. We believe it is essential to find out as much as possible about the property you are thinking of purchasing prior to signing a binding contract.

Our survey will provide you with the general condition of the property stating whether any defects are present with estimates of costs for remedial works. You will have the necessary information from which you can negotiate the purchase of the property. In some cases we may even advise you not to proceed with the purchase.

A thorough professional survey is more likely to save you money in the long run and avoid costly future repairs.

Perhaps most important of all, you get the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have had an experienced qualified professional, with a wealth of local knowledge and expertise to survey the property and advise you before you commit to exchanging contracts.

Examples of Surveys

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