Sycamore farm comprises a range of buildings situated around a courtyard. They include a two storey farmhouse, interconnected barns, outbuildings and stables plus a detached store.
They are built primarily from local grit stone and occupy an elevated gently sloping site.
As part of a Planning Application for the conversion of the agricultural buildings to habitable accommodation we were asked to carry out a condition survey of the buildings to determine their suitability without extensive demolition and re-building.
- Condition survey on the Farm house and associated barns
- Prepare a report upon their current structural condition
- Recommend and detail remedial repairs
- Comment generally on their suitability or otherwise in terms of structure, for their use as habitable accommodation, based upon the Architects proposal
- Visual inspection of the buildings
- Photographic survey
- Exposure of foundations to determine form and depths
- Recommendations relating to underpinning due to changes in proposed floor levels and the proposed construction of an indoor pool
- Produce a structural report suitable for submission to the planning department which supported the conversion scheme