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Sligo House Survey

Posted on 28/06/2018

This building is thought to be the work of the English Architect John Nash, built in 1820 and with its giant Portico and rear watch tower presents a commanding appearance on a beautiful site.  The survey of grand and not so grand historic houses is something the practice does well and as with other commissions our client wanted an independent professional opinion on the condition of the house. We undertook a preliminary survey looking at the main elements of the house so that the vendor could decide how best to proceed.  We undertake full RICS condition surveys looking at every … Read more Sligo House Survey

Acton House Restoration

Posted on 28/06/2018

One of the grand houses of County Armagh. The house was built around 1775 and looks to have replaced an earlier bawn built by the Poyntz family when they came to Ireland in 1619. Brett describes the house as “a sophisticated square three-bay two-storey roughcast house with attic and basement… with fine internal detailing….a house of considerable distinction”. The house is listed. We got “under the skin of this house”, looking at every element in detail so that we thoroughly understood it. A detailed condition report with cost estimates provided an authoritative base on which to proceed with a scheme of repair and alteration. … Read more Acton House Restoration

Florence Court Survey

Posted on 28/06/2010

This grade A listed mansion house has been described as one of the finest Georgian houses in the country. Built in the mid-18th century it is the great house of the Cole family and is now owned by the National Trust. Its Laundry Yard, originally housed male staff, but was now little used and in a rundown condition. The National Trust wished to see the wing brought back into use as a holiday destination. In addition, some existing domestic accommodation within the main house and south wing were to be re-ordered. The Practice was commissioned to provide a full survey … Read more Florence Court Survey