Case Study – The Round House

Cheadle, Staffordshire


The Round House is a unique Grade II listed property in Cheadle. Our client wanted to undertake restoration work on the building to bring it up to a standard for use as a residential dwelling. There was evidence of structural movement and cracking to both the internal and external masonry walls.

A requirement of the local authority conservation officer was that a detailed structural survey of the building was carried out to identify the cause of the movement and to recommend appropriate and discreet remediation.


  • Full building survey
  • Identify the cause of the movement
  • Recommend and specify structural repairs


  • Detailed inspection of the roof, walls and floor
  • Trial hole inspection of the foundations and supporting ground
  • Inspection of adjacent drainage runs
  • Review of site topography and surrounding features
  • Written condition report on the grade II listed structure
  • Recommendations for remedial works which involved work to the roof, underpinning, localised re-building and crack stitching of the masonry