21 Sep Building Surveys in Cardiff and Newport
One of the things Dai Thomas, our Cardiff building surveyor likes best about the job is the huge variety of houses that he gets to visit. Three completely contrasting properties caught his attention recently.
The first was a stunning period property hidden away in a quiet cul-de-sac in Penylan. Built in a Georgian style by the well-known Cardiff company E. Turner and sons, this house even caught the attention of the media for its impressive period features and fascinating history.
In stark contrast, the next house Dai surveyed was a new-build home dating from around 2018. This was a timber-framed property with striking structural features, including a large bifold accessing the garden, and underfloor heating.
The final property was a charming end-of-terrace Monmouthshire home. This mock-Tudor Grade II listed cottage was built in the late 19th century to house workers in a nearby estate. It was packed with historic features, including decorative stonework and impressive chimneystacks.
According to its listing in Cof Cymru – National Historic Assets of Wales, this property was listed as part of the entire row of cottages, because of its special architectural and historic interest.