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When do you Need a Full Structural Survey?

February 19th, 2015

When do you Need a Full Structural Survey? A full structural survey, also known as a building survey provides much more information about the structural fabric and integrity of a property, compared […]

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Commercial Property Surveys

February 12th, 2015

Commercial Property Surveys It is essential for anyone buying or leasing commercial property to consult a building surveyor experienced in commercial property at the outset. A building survey (FBS), preaquisition or condition […]

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Electro Osmosis DPCs

June 02nd, 2014

ELECTRO OSMOSIS DPCs The Building research Establishment (BRE) book “Understanding Dampness” has this to say: “There are two types: active and passive; neither has been approved by a recognised laboratory. By far […]

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Thatched Cottages

June 02nd, 2014

THATCHED ROOFS Buying a Thatched Property Common misconceptions about thatched properties can often deter first-time buyers, so make sure you are familiar with the issues associated with this type of property. If […]

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Japanese Knotweed

June 02nd, 2014

The presence of Japanese knotweed can have legal implications and consequences for neighbours, landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers of land and houses. In the case of Japanese knotweed spreading from one owner’s […]

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Top 10 Bad Works Done On Traditional Buildings (RICS)

June 02nd, 2014

The Top 10 Inappropriate Works Commonly Carried Out On Traditional Buildings Replacing original good quality sash windows with inappropriate modern aluminium or PVC-U casements and stripping out original period doors. Unnecessarily injecting […]

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