Building Surveyors Oxfordshire - Local Chartered Surveyors with local knowledge and expertise
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Building Surveyors Oxfordshire - the local property experts that will save you money with a building survey
Are you buying a property in Oxfordshire?
A structural building survey from our Building 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 Oxfordshire?
A Schedule of Condition from GEM Building 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 01234 355 358
Why GEM Building Surveyors believe our building surveys are the best money can buy
7 reasons to choose our Independent Building Surveyors:-
- Plain English building surveys – our surveys are jargon free so that you will totally understand any property issues or characteristics
- Our Building 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 Oxfordshire 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 – Our Building 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.
The county of Oxfordshire is an area we have been carrying out structural building surveys in for many, many years as independent Chartered Surveyors. The county has some delightful villages such as Ascott under Wychwood on the banks of the River Evenlode, Buckland with its mix of thatched cottages and modern houses and Minster Lovell with its low stone bridge and picturesque cottages where we have helped our clients save money with a building survey.
Oxfordshire is a beautiful county within the rolling hills of the Cotswolds and is synonymous with its dreaming spires of Oxford University. The county of Oxfordshire borders Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire in the south-east of England.
Oxfordshire historic houses
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxford
The splendid 18th century baroque architecture of Blenheim Palace and the stunning Capability Brown landscaped parkland makes Blenheim Palace a popular place for tourists to visit.
Queen Anne gave John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough the ruined Woodstock Manor together with the sum of £240,000 in honour of his victories in the Battle of Blenheim. Blenheim Palace was built with this money designed by Sir John Vanbrugh between 1705 and 1733 in an impressive, exuberant and luxurious style that derives in late 16th century Italy - the baroque style. Blenheim Palace is the only non-royal, non-episcopal country house in England to be given the title of Palace.
Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace on 30th November 1874 and later married at Blenheim Palace he stated in one of his speeches that “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us…” – the speech was in 1943 and was regarding plans to rebuild the Chamber that had been shattered by bombs during World War II.
The Grade I listed building Blenheim Palace today is family home to the Duke of Marlborough, open to the public and often used by film companies as its impressive architecture and stunning landscaped gardens provides a striking setting.
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Broughton Castle, Broughton, Banbury, Oxfordshire
South-west of Banbury on the B4035 in north Oxfordshire you will find the magnificent moated Broughton Castle built by Sir John de Broughton around 1300. Broughton Castle has an eventful history with the house falling into a dilapidated condition in the early 19th century due to the owner William Thomas, 15th Lord Saye & Sele no longer living in Broughton favouring Belvedere at Erith, Kent and neglecting Broughton Castle. Later in the 1860s with the help of architect George Gilbert Scott, Frederick, 16th Lord Saye & Sele saved Broughton Castle carrying out vital repair work although his successor John Fiennes preferred racehorses rather than spending money on Broughton Castle.
In the 19th and 20th century firstly the Gordon-Lennox family then the Fiennes invested in improvements then later help was received from the Historic Buildings Council in 1956 and in the 1980s and early 1990s English Heritage.
Broughton Castle is open to the public from at Easter and from May to September where visitors can admire the house and gardens including the Ladies Garden, which was created by Lady Algernon Gordon-Lennox in the 1890s with its delightful buxus hedge features and flower borders.
Chastleton House, Morton-in-Marsh, Oxfordshire
Chastleton House is a magnificent example of Jacobean architecture and home to the Jones family since 1610 although latterly owned and run by the National Trust since 1991. Local Cotswold stone was used to build the house within Chastleton village making it different from other large mansion houses built in parkland with long approaches. The impressive county manor house has sixteenth century Flemish tapestries and 17th century flamestitch hangings adorning the walls in the bedrooms. Chastleton House has a magnificent Long Gallery with the longest barrel-vaulted ceiling in England and is known as the home of croquet as in 1865 the rules of croquet were first classified at Chastleton.
Chartered Surveyors Oxfordshire
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We are 100% impartial with your best interests at heart
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