Insider Guide: Conservation areas
In this Insider Guide we take a look at conservation areas, which exist to protect a location’s special architectural and historic interest. These are, of course, the features...
Insider Guide: Japanese knotweed
Spring is the time of year when the dreaded Japanese knotweed starts to rear its head – or buds in this case – and we realise just where it’s been hiding all winter...
Insider Guide: Drains
In this Insider Guide we’re going to take a look at drains, and in particular the things that can prevent them from functioning effectively, as well as simple maintenance techniques that can help to alleviate problems...
Insider Guide: Thatching
In our second Insider Guide, we’re turning our attention to thatching, a traditional roofing method which dates back over 2,500 years...
Insider Guide: Asbestos
In the first of our series of Insider Guides, we’re taking a look at asbestos, a material which is often mentioned but, in our experience, little understood by homeowners...
Thatched properties and fire risks
Engaging a competent and thorough building surveyor is crucial in helping to reduce the risk of fire in a thatched property – and there are more sources of fire risk than you might think...
“My mate does some building. He’ll give the place a once over...”
More and more families are shunning full building surveys so they can raise enough cash to buy a home...
A valuation survey is not a proper building survey
People often think that a mortgage lender’s valuation survey checks the condition of a property – but it doesn’t!
Being informed on radon risks
Most people are not aware of radon until it is brought to their attention by their conveyancer during environmental searches that radon may be present in their locality...
Protecting your house insurance
Even if your home is adequately covered for weather damage, you risk being ineligible to make an insurance claim if you do not maintain the property to an acceptable standard...
- Home condition surveys
- Full building surveys
- Listed/cherished building surveys
- Building defect reports
- Party wall matters
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