Carter Fielding is a Building Surveying practice with its head office in Kingston-upon-Thames and local offices in Kensington and Leatherhead. The practice has been established in the South West London and Surrey area for over 25 years.
During that time our surveyors have inspected buildings of all shapes and sizes and know the differing forms of construction and the problems that can arise. For example roofs can be covered with man-made or artificial slate, clay or concrete tiles, thatch, asphalt, felt, lead, zinc, single sheet membranes and glass fibre. All have their own advantages and disadvantages and often it is work that has been done over the years that is the problem, rather than the original materials, although as time passes all building materials weather and deteriorate.
As a result of their experience, our surveyors can consider the issues and reflect in their reports on the severity of a particular defect. The conclusion will range from no work needed through monitoring and further investigation to planed or urgent repair being needed.
We can also provide advice on party wall procedures, Licences for Alternation and planned maintenance.
A building can be a costly responsibility and you should know its condition and potential drawbacks before purchase or agreeing to lease. A survey report will give the information that you need and you may be able to negotiate a reduction of the agreed price or rent.
Carter Fielding’s surveyors have dealt with hundreds of party wall matters and related work in central, south and west London as well as Surrey. We assess the proposals, advise on the notices to be served and the need for any further drawings or information that might be needed.
Listed and historic buildings need comprehensive knowledge of traditional materials and building techniques. At Carter Fielding, our experience enables us to identify different construction methods and materials used in older buildings.
We act for individual owners, block management companies and managing agents to prepare maintenance schedules giving details of work required, costs and timing. We also arrange for post-dilapidation repairs and improvements to the interior of buildings.