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Typical Housing Defects

During the course of our work, we undertake surveys on a wide range of residential property types and ages, from studio flats through to large country houses, some originating hundreds of years ago through to newly-built. Most are from late Victorian...

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What's in the loft?

When undertaking surveys, we often start in the loft. Over the years we have made many discoveries of things that a buyer might not have been aware of without having a survey. These have included:

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Party Wall Guidance: The Basics: Part 1

What is the Party Wall Etc Act 1996, and how might it apply to my proposed extension?

You may have heard of the Party Wall Etc Act 1996, but have no idea how it relates to you, or the property you own. If you are planning a new extension at the back of...

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Pitched roof coverings

Perhaps one of the most important parts of any house, bungalow or block of flats is the main, pitched roof, which not only plays a primary role in keeping the inside of dwellings dry, but also substantially affects the appearance and character of a building....

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Cracking to low-rise buildings

Cracking within low-rise buildings of masonry construction is common, but many cracks and signs of minor-movement are not significant and do not require any action.

All buildings move to some extent and for a variety of reasons. This is a brief summary...

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