Box Gutter Sketch – how to do it right
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Traditional Box Gutters
Box gutters are present in all eras of property, but particularly in Georgian properties. They are often hidden and are renown for problems. The sketch and photographs below show exactly what a box gutter looks like.
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Commercial Box Gutters
Box gutters seem to be a lot more popular on commercial properties than residential properties or residential properties that are built like commercial properties such as new blocks of flats.
Modern Box Gutters
We thought it was ironic recently when we surveyed some new houses that were built in a Georgian style which had recreated this box gutter problem. During our surveys, we have over the years seen box gutters carried out properly and successfully, often with lead; equally we have seen problems over the years. We personally like a box gutter to be large enough to actually walk in, that way it doesn't get blocked up with leaves.
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We feel our surveys are quite unique, as they are written to your level of knowledge. The surveys include photos and sketches and definitions. The survey will also include an action required section and an estimate of costs in the executive summary. We are more than happy to meet you at the property whilst carrying out the survey to discuss any specific issues you may have or have a general chat about what we have found at the end of the survey.
If you are looking for commercial property, whether it is freehold or leasehold, we would recommend a survey as this will prevent dilapidations claims in the long run. You may wish to look at our Dilapidations Website at www.DilapsHelp.com and for Disputes go to our Disputes Help site www.DisputesHelp.com , both of which we have been advised are very helpful!
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