Reinstating a Listed, mixed use property after fire damage

We were appointed by the loss adjuster of a mixed unit on the High Street in Haslemere, Surrey which had been damaged by fire.  The property was a 4 storey, Listed Grade II mixed use unit in a highly prominent location of the historic High Street in Haslemere.  The fire had started in the ground floor and spread to all floors.

What our client wanted…

The loss adjuster turned to us as Chartered Building Surveyors to specify and oversee the works to fully repair and reinstate the property. We needed to ensure this was undertaken with the support of the local Conservation Officer, given the property’s Listed status.

How we helped…

With our specialist Listed Property experience, we specified the work and liaised with the Property Owner, Loss Adjuster, Engineer and Conservation Officer to find solutions, which met with everyone’s agreement.

The property was fully and sympathetically restored and completed to budget. This included specifying and sourcing specialist repairs for the lath and plaster ceiling, leaded light windows and timber frames. Unforeseen events such as the uncovering of hidden wattle and daub walls were incorporated into the renovation and repaired. 

Given the property combined a retail unit on the ground floor and a residential apartment on the first floor, we ensured ceilings and floors in the property met with the latest regulations for sound- and fire-proofing to accord with Building Regulations.

The end result…

This was a project with multiple stakeholders. We were pleased that the final result was supported by them all.  The sympathetic restoration ensured a prominent building in central Haslemere once again added harmoniously to the historic and picturesque appearance of the High Street.

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