YHA, Ilam Hall,

Dovedale, Ashbourne

Completed: April, 2014

Service: Building Surveying

Sector: Leisure

Client: Youth Hostel Association

Size: 118 Bed

Monaghans were appointed to provide a Quinquennial Condition Survey (Planned Maintenance Costed Report) for the Youth Hostel Association at Ilam Hall.

The Grade II listed, 17th Century gothic manor sits in 84 acres of National Trust parkland and Monaghans highlighted the structural movement to main gable elevation and other defects and shortcomings that the YHA could budget and programme.


  • Based on National Trust Guidance 2011

  • Extensive roof survey

  • 10 Year ‘Full Comprehensive Survey’ and report rather than an ‘Intermediate Survey’ basis

  • Full inspection of all accessible parts of the exterior and interior including the structure, its services, fixtures and fittings

  • Included a Section 11 Fire Precautions Report