Notting Hill Building Surveyors
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Notting Hill Building Surveys
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Notting Hill Building Surveyors - the property experts that will save you money with a building survey
Are you buying a property in Notting Hill?
A structural building survey from Notting Hill Surveyors is crucial when buying a property -the survey will identify any property issues enabling you to have a full understanding of the property and is a report you can use to negotiate to save you money on the purchase price.
Are you renting a property in Notting Hill?
A Schedule of Condition from Notting Hill Surveyors is essential to limit your future liabilities giving you peace of mind too. Don’t move in without one or if you are currently renting then call us today free phone 0800 298 5424
Why Notting Hill Building Surveyors believe our building surveys are the best money can buy
7 reasons to choose Notting Hill Building Surveyors:-
- Plain English building surveys – our surveys are jargon free so that you will totally understand any property issues or characteristics
- Notting Hill Surveyors meet you at the property – we are happy to meet and talk to you at the property to discuss and property concerns or future plans
- Local knowledge – we have been carrying out surveys in Notting Hill for many, many years and have local expertise
- Detailed Executive Summaries – our surveys have Good, Bad and Ugly Executive Summaries to ensure you understand the property from chimney to foundation externally and in every room from ceiling to floor internally.
- Latest surveying equipment – Notting Hill Surveyors always use the latest surveying equipment to ensure the most precise readings to gain a full analysis of the property
- Aerial view – 360 photos – we not only include many high resolution digital photos in our surveys we also provide birds eye aerial view – 360 photos which give a unique view of any hard to view areas of the property
- Unique survey sketches – over the many years we have been surveying we have commissioned unique survey sketches to ensure you are able to gain a full understanding of the property not just from descriptions and photos but from hand drawn detailed sketches too.
Where is Notting Hill?
Notting Hill Building Surveyors carry out residential structural surveys and commercial building surveys in Notting Hill, which is an area known for its stylish residential areas with Victorian terraced town houses, which were laid out during the 19th century. Notting Hill is a fashionable prosperous area with superior and cosmopolitan shops and restaurants notably in Westbourne Grove, Ladbroke Grove and Clarendon Cross. One of London’s best known markets can be found in Portobello Road.
Notting Hill is home to Europe’s biggest street party event held every August. The Notting Hill Carnival was founded as a local fair in 1965 and has been a popular event ever since.
Brief History of Notting Hill
The area of Notting Hill in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which today is synonymous with expensive sought after properties was once wasteland.
In the early nineteenth century the area in the west close to Pottery Lane was known for brick and tile making from the area’s heavy clay. There is one kiln remaining in Walmer Road, which at the time was used in the production of bricks and tiles. The area was also known for its pig farmers who had moved from the Marble Arch area with the area later cleaned up and the formation of Avondale Park in 1892, named after the Duke of Clarence and Avondale who had recently died.
The Ladbroke Estate
The Ladbroke family were the main landowners in Notting Hill in the early 19th century. Development of the Ladbroke Estate was undertaken in the 1820s with the architect Thomas Allason assisting with the layout of streets and housing. The area was to change to become a fashionable suburb with several streets taking on the Ladbroke name such as Ladbroke Grove and Ladbroke Square although initially the idea was to call it Kensington Park hence Kensington Park Road and Kensington Park Gardens.
Allason pioneered the idea of large private communal gardens with the layout instead of houses being set around a garden square with a road separating them his layout included a directly access secluded rear communal garden which were hidden from the front street view. The communal square designs are sought after today in this affluent area of London.
The Hippodrome racecourse
A racecourse was laid out in 1837 running around the hill with people anticipated to watch from the top of the hill – the Hippodrome racecourse. The racecourse’s life however was short lived with it closing in 1841 due to the area becoming waterlogged because of the heavy clay soil and a public right of way, which crossed the course. Today you can see evidence of the crescent shaped roads that skirt the hill including roads such as Elgin Crescent, Landsdowne Crescent, Stanley Crescent and Blenheim Crescent. St John’s church was built in 1845 at the summit of the hill, at the heart of the Ladbroke Estate development in an early English style.
Notting Hill in the early to mid 20th century
More and more large Notting Hill houses were divided into apartments with the change in practice of middle class households not having servants anymore. Sadly during the Second World War many of the properties were either destroyed or damaged with the area then becoming run down.
Notting Hill was subject to race riots in 1958.
The area continued to decline with the formation of the Notting Hill Housing Trust in 1963 to help with the dismal housing conditions. The area was later redeveloped with the slums being cleared making way for the Westway Flyover and 31 storey block of flats – Trellick Tower, designed by Erno Goldfinger in the 1960s and 1970s.
Notting Hill in the late 20th century
Many of the previously divided large houses returned to single occupation houses again as the area of Notting Hill became a desirable area with its large communal gardens and appealing architecture. Pembridge Place and Dawson Place are sought after with their desirable stucco-fronted pillar-porched houses and in Kensington Park Gardens the splendid terraces are popular with the wealthy as well as the large villas that are present in Pembridge Square and across Holland Park.
Notting Hill Building Surveyors
Notting Hill Building Surveys are always happy to help you with your future or current property. A building survey will save you time and money identifying any property issues and giving you anticipated costs involved in repair and/or building works.
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