Clark, Inc. offers historic window surveys to architects,
general contractors, government agencies, and building owners.
This valuable service helps determine the actual condition
and work needed to restore the window units back to their
original condition. Window surveys are often conducted by
inexperienced people in a brief visual walk through to determine
a percentage of typical and atypical conditions. Prices
are assigned to these conditions and multiplied by the number
of window units. This type of survey is dangerous to all
parties involved. Architects may rely on this to categorize
the work, but this approach makes it very difficult to establish
a budget. Contractors are then asked to bid the work based
on these brief inspections. With limited knowledge of actual
conditions, they are advised to field verify and bid according
to the specifications. Many times, the work is underestimated
and all parties are affected by the outcome.
contrast, Leeds Clark provides the most complete, precise,
and accurate window survey available in the market today.
Taking a hands on approach coupled with 30 years experience,
Tom Clark has made a science out of historic window surveys.
Utilizing many different tools, Leeds Clark's window surveys
provide all parties involved a detailed assessment and overview
of existing window conditions. Leeds Clark documents the
condition of every window opening and its components: sashes,
jambs, sills, brick moldings, casings, stools, and aporons.
Photo documentation of existing conditions and problem areas
helps the building owner and architect understand and visualize
the scope of work needed to restore/replicate the historic
Leeds Clark can also assist in the following:
of window building materials & methodology of construction
in planning and methodology for carrying out window
in window specifications and pro-forma estimating to
proper material sources that conform to Department of
window mock-up to document specs and set finished product
Clark's experience in condition assessment helps the architect
and building owner establish needs, offer realistic solutions
and specifications then develop a window preservation plan
and budget to determine feasibility of the proposed project.
For inquiries on Leeds Clark's historic window surveys,
Below is a sample of Leeds Clarks window survey form: