Mr Richards had been grappling with repairing his listed building home in Clitheroe for many years, as a result of ongoing water penetration. Getting the necessary ‘Granting of Listed Building Consent’ approval to start the remedial works was a minefield and his builder simply couldn’t provide the advice and management he needed, so eventually he turned Aldrock Surveyors for advice.
Aldrock Director and Building Surveyor Michael Shorrock said, ‘I sat down with Mr Richards and his family to understand the issues they’d had. Advice and suggested solutions had been given previously by various sources. All the information was examined, and following an in depth survey the causes of the water penetration were clearly identified, along with the preferred remedial work solution.
’We quickly got to work, creating all the necessary drawings, specifications, plans and planning submissions to the Local Authority Planning Department to finally allow the works to get underway. Knowing we would take care of everything gave Mr Richards real peace of mind after years of stress.’
Working in conjunction with local planners, our team ensured that the necessary work would satisfy and discharge all the conditions imposed by the granting of Planning Permission to a listed building. It was a substantial project for a home owner; the roof had to be removed and replaced, brickwork rebuilt and re-pointed, plus new drainage and groundworks were required too.
Comparative prices were sought before appointing an experienced and trusted builder. We then project managed everything through to completion and ensured the remedial works met all the requirements of the agreed drawings and specification with the completed scheme coming in on budget.
Knowing a Building Surveyor was taking care of everything provided the Richards’ family with the reassurance their home is now safe, warm and can be enjoyed once again. Mr Richards said, ’it’s all been very well managed, all the people involved have been clean, careful, considerate and I am very happy to recommend them’
Take a look at these short testimonial videos from the client and his Daughter.