Vancouver Character Homes Inspection
In our 25+ years experience of constructing and inspecting homes in the lower mainland, we have come across many Character Homes. These are specialty homes, which often have very historic elements. It is extremely important for a qualified inspector to investigate the individual situation of the home for safety, value and ideal maintenance schedules. Rick Richardson takes special keen interest in working on Vancouver Character Home Inspections.
Vancouver Character Home inspections is one of our top specialties. We consider character a specialized type of inspection. Vancouver Character Home inspections, from a licensed vancouver character home inspector.
Rick Richardson is a character home enthusiast, who lives in the Greater Vancouver area. It is important to select a home inspector with a history and experience in the area that your character home is. Every location is different, and Rick Richardson will gather location specific research to get a full understanding of the area before he arrives to any given job.
“Part of what makes this job special to me, is each home has a unique history and set of circumstances. It is my job to become acquainted with those things, and develop an action plan for your beloved home.”
– Rick Richardson
Arbutus Home Inspections takes commitment on the process for preserving Character homes. The benefits to retaining the Character homes in the city adds to the historic streetscape, mature landscaping, as well as preserving and maintaining a neighbourhood’s unique identity.
Under the current city guideline, a character home is one that was built before 1940 and meets with four or more of the following criteria:
- original massing & roof form
- original front porch or veranda
- cladding consistent with 1940 or earlier
- Period windows (50% or more)
- original casings or trim (50% or more)
- Period Details or decorative elements
- other period features