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Buying a Georgian Property and Checking the Interior of the House

By LauraCampbell Subscribe to RSS | February 16th 2012 | Views:
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Jane Austin, satire, Gainsborough paintings and grand architecture are the legacy of a Georgian era. In this time and age there are still a great demand of Georgian houses. However there are several factors which one must consider before investing in such a property. There is also a specific way of carrying out the renovation and restoration of the Georgian property.

Buying a Georgian property

Edinburgh is one of the few cities in the world with beautiful Georgian architecture buildings. These buildings are very old but their terraces and squares are still standing. Not only this but these are amongst the most sought after and desirable properties in the market. Most of these properties are well built and also don’t have much structural problems. If you do fall for a Georgian house then there are certain factors which you must have regard of, before moving on to the purchase.

One of the most important things in a Georgian house is its roof. This is a complicated piece of art. Such houses have a complex roof structure and concealed gutters which mean that water can get in. These houses have a double skin of bricks which is filled with rubble. So if water gets in, it stays in there and causes damage in the form of damp and rot. The repair can be expensive.

You must also check its basement to see if its water tight. This will allow you to use it even as a living space.

Another important factor is the maintenance and repair of a Georgian house, as this is very expensive. Proper conservation experts and conservation material will be required to carry out the work.

Moreover if you have plans of buying a flat in a Georgian building then you should check its insulation and sound proofing, as this might not be of the contemporary standard.

Interior of Georgian houses in Edinburgh

These houses usually have kitchens in the basement, ground floor has drawing and dining rooms, first and second floors have bedrooms and top floors have spaces for servants. These houses have full length windows, French doors opening to a garden. The walls in these houses are paneled, painted or papered. The floors have large rugs or carpets. The grander Georgian houses often have decorative marble floors. Another feature of Georgian houses is its fireplaces. These are usually at a focal point in the room and give it a nice warm and cozy feeling.

LauraCampbell - About Author:
Laura Campbell is a marketing officer for Greenlet, property lettings website in Edinburgh. If you want more information on flats in edinburgh, please visit flats to rent edinburgh.

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