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Burnley has some excellent architectural survivals from earlier periods and has a total of 191 listed buildings. Gawthorpe Hall originated as a strong tower fortification in the 14th century. Towneley Hall originated from around 1200 and the hall not only contains the 15th-century Whalley Abbey vestments, but also has its own chapel – with a finely carved altarpiece made in Antwerp around 1525. St Peter's Church, around which Burnley's town developed, dates back to the 15th or 16th century.

Heasanford House dates back to the early 16th century, it is thought, and is made of sandstone with roofs of stone-slate and Welsh slate. The building has a U-shaped plan, with two storeys, attics and cellars, and a main range of three bays, now stuccoed.

The present Green Hill Bowling Club building was originally a farmhouse, remodelled in the 19th century. It is in painted sandstone with a stone-slate roof with two storeys and a four-bay front. Its second bay is a two-storey gabled projecting porch with a Tudor arched doorway. Its windows are mullioned.

There are still a number of classic Victorian terraces and many relatively standardly constructed houses were built in various decades of the 20th century including, for example, the Stoops and Hargher Clough council estates which are located in the south west of the town. The 1980s and 1990s saw massive expansion of Ightenhill and Whittlefield. Large housing developers built sprawling housing estates, predominantly on greenfield land. There has been a fair number of new build developments constructed up to recent times.

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To give you an idea of how useful the Environmental Search Report can be, we had a client purchase one for a property in Grey Street in Burnley BB10 1BZ which revealed that there was a flooding risk from surface water flooding within 250m of the property. This sort of finding may well have implication for your buildings insurance.

Additionally, the property conveyancing search – you're expected to buy one if you're buying using a mortgage – revealed that the dwelling was located within 4km of an area licensed for onshore energy exploration and production. If this exploration and production went ahead, there might be pollution and contamination issues down the line which might not only affect the buyer's enjoyment of their property but might also lower the potential selling price of the house.

Finally, the report revealed that the home was within 25m of a coal mining affected area. This means that at the very least a coal mining search would also need to be bought to find out if there are any issues such as contamination and ground instability.
You're expected to get a Regulated Drainage & Water Search as standard when you're looking to buy a property using a mortgage. However a brief look at the contents of such a report, such as one bought by a client for a property in Garnett Street, BB3 3DT in the Blackburn area, shows how important the findings in the report are.

For example, the report revealed that, should any building which is or forms part of the property be at risk of internal flooding due to overloaded public sewers, then insurance is in place to cover any damages and provide compensation. Additionally, the report revealed that should the property suffer from low water pressure or flow, insurance was also in place. People underestimate how important having decent pressure in the water supply to a home can be – but you'd want to know that insurance is in place for this eventuality because the displeasure caused by low water pressure in terms of how taps and particularly baths function is considerable, to say the very least!
You'll generally only be expected to buy a coal mining search – an additional conveyancing property search – either if your environmental search report says you should get one or if it is known that the area you're looking to buy a property in is known to be in an area where such mining has either taken place in the past or is going on at the present time or if there are future plans to carry out such activity.

A recent such search was required to be bought by a client buying a property in Duke Street, BB8 0SU, in the area of Burnley. The report stated, happily, that the property was 'acceptably free from coal mining related risk' and that no further action was required with regards to past coal mining. This not only provides peace of mind to a buyer but also to the lender and the conveyancing solicitor involved can also feel reasonably certain that further enquiries about the matter are not needed.

LancashireLancashire is a county in the north west of England, whose administrative centre is Preston. Its history dates back to the 12th century and curiously some of its lands were originally treated as being part of Yorkshire in the Domesday Book of 1086. The county borders Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

The county particularly came to prominence during the Industrial Revolution with Liverpool and Manchester growing into its major cities, whose economies expanded as a result of the trade from the docks and the cotton mills respectively. By the 1830s a massive 85% of all cotton manufactured worldwide was processed in Lancashire. Cotton mill towns which developed from this economy include Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Colne, Darwen, Manchester, Nelson, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale and Wigan.

The main motorway in the area is the M6 but other motorways, such as the M55, M65, M61 and M66, M62 and M58 also run through it. The county has international airports in Manchester Airport, the third busiest in the UK and Liverpool John Lennon Airport. These cities are also excellent transport hubs in general and their main train stations (Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly) offer fast access to other major British conurbations as well as to a host of other locations.

The county has many universities including for example the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Bolton, the University of Law, the University of Manchester, the University of Salford, UMIST and Preston University.

There are at least four professional orchestras, including the The Hallé, which is the UK's oldest symphony orchestra and is based at the Bridgwater Hall. The Manchester Arena hosts more than 21,000, is the largest indoor arena in Europe and has been voted the most popular venue in the world. Landmarks include the Blackpool Tower, the Ashton Memorial, Rivington Pike and King Street Mill. Other attractions include Morecambe Bay, the Ribble Steam Railway, Blackpool Zoo and Camelot Theme Park. Lancashire has given many gems to cuisine such as Eccles Cakes, Ormskirk ginger bread, Faggot, black peas and bury black pudding. It would take many more words to detail how important the county has been musically, whether regarding folk music (for example the number of ballads emanating from the county, take 'The Ballad of Chevy Chase) or contemporary music (the Beatles and many more).

Listed Building Survey Burnley

We have local RICS Listed Building Surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Burnley. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Burnley

Building Survey Burnley Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Burnley Borough Council at Town Hall, Manchester Rd, Burnley BB11 9SA, telephone 01282 425 011, or you can check the local authority website.

Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension .

Local Building Survey Burnley

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Halifax, Bradford, Rochdale, Bolton, Blackburn, Huddersfield and Keighley.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Burnley. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing building surveys on properties in Burnley we'll be able to give you the detailed Burnley HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.

Home Buyers Survey Burnley

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Grey Street, Burnley BB10 1BZ
  • Lydgate, Burnley BB10 2DU
  • Heath Street, Burnley BB10 3BL
  • Casterton Avenue, Burnley BB10 2PQ
  • Loxley Gardens, Burnley BB12 6PW

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Ranging from 10 to 40 years all of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a Home Buyers Survey in Burnley.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage. The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

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If they find any issues during the inspection of your property in Burnley, our surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them. An example of this is where the surveyor finds evidence of woodworm infestation. 

If you are concerned about any other defects with the property you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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What’s the difference between a HomeBuyer Report and a Building Survey?

When it comes to property surveys for home buyers there are two main choices.

The first is the RICS HomeBuyer Report; this survey is specifically designed for post-1950s flats/bungalows/maisonettes or houses of standard construction. The report uses a 'traffic light' format to indicate the opinion of the surveyor on the various aspects of the building under consideration. The HomeBuyer Report includes a current market valuation as standard which can be used to compare with your property's agreed asking price.

The second option is the RICS Building Survey; this survey is reserved for older and larger properties that may have had the original fabric of the property altered or have unique features (i.e. a thatched roof). It is the most detailed visual inspection that can be carried out.

While it doesn’t include the property valuation that comes as standard with a HomeBuyer Report, many surveyors will often include in it an estimate of the cost of works for maintenance or upgrades to help with repairs or renovation to the property.