Trust your instincts? The challenges of surveying historic buildings

Spencer Carroll, Chartered Building Surveyor, Lighthouse Surveyors,

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Abstract: This paper is concerned with the challenges of surveying historic buildings and the various ways that these buildings have been occupied and changed over their lifetime. It considers the unusual use of sgraffito on a London building and records for bomb-damaged properties in London.


Keywords: building surveying, historic buildings, bomb-damaged properties, surveying techniques, ‘Regent Street disease’, sgrafitto

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