Surveying period properties
A huge problem with old buildings is a lack of experienced building surveyors capable of assessing them, be they listed or not.
Wight Heritage Preservation is the only company on the Island specialising in the preservation and repair of period properties. We understand how period properties are built. Our surveys are based on passion and detailed working knowledge of old buildings. That's why we can teach you about your building, unravel some of its history, and estimate the potential cost of repairs and maintenance. We don't do tick box surveys.
Building surveyors nearly always recommend injection damp proofing (which shows they don't understand the reasons damp is present). Most lenders ask for a 'Timber and Damp' survey to be undertaken, after the building survey - which is incorrect as far as we are concerned - the surveyor should be able to do that as part of the survey he does. We have carried out surveys and preservation work on many island properties. If you require a pre-purchase survey, which will allow you to have an understanding of any issues and costs, involved with correctly maintaining a period home, we will be happy to help.
"We recently contacted Wight Heritage preservation as we were interested in buying a period cottage that had evidence of damp on the inside walls and we wanted to know how much it would cost us to permanently rectify the problem. Jamie visited the property to carry out a survey for us and sent us a detailed written report. Most companies have very limited knowledge about how to deal with this common problem and offer quick fixes that only last a few years at best, but Jamie has a much more comprehensive knowledge of how these houses were built and hence how to permanently return them to their former glory. If you have an old property which is suffering from persistent damp problems Wight Heritage Preservation should be your first port of call ".
Our surveys will give the period home owner / purchaser an independent report. Advice will coincide with any surveys requested from a mortgage company. We are not chartered or structural surveyors. We are specialists in the conservation of period properties, and feel that passing on our in-depth knowledge will greatly help future home owners. Survey costs will be redeemed against any work carried out by Wight Heritage Preservation.