Inspections and Reports on Dwellings: Assessing Age
Estates Gazette – 2004 – 234 pages
All reports on dwellings require an age assessment, which may be a determining factor in a loan application and is a necessary prerequisite for calculating reinstatement costs related to forms of construction commonly adopted at particular times and it is essential for the inspector to be able to relate these two factors.
This book is divided into twelve age bands with seventy two colour photos of dwellings for each period. Each age band contains a commentary outlining the social, economic and technical circumstances of the time, which helps to explain why they look as they do. An overview of the photographs draws attention to the particular features which help to place a dwelling within one of the defined periods.
The broad range of dwellings covered, from the new to the old, the large to the small, with those built privately and those built by local authorities, will provide the necessary assistance towards identifying the age of a dwelling in any part of the UK.
All those engaged in inspecting, whether studying to qualify, newly qualified or experienced will benefit greatly from reading this book.
Introduction The Age Bands: Post-1980 1960-1980 1940-1960 1920-1940 1900-1920 1870-1900 1840-1870 1810-1840 1770-1810 1720-1770 1670-1720 Pre-1670
Ian Melville and Ian Gordon are both chartered surveyors with considerable practical experience in both the public and private sectors. They have written extensively on the subject of building surveys and on the diagnosis of defects in dwellings.