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In the frame – window defects and what to look out for

In the frame – window defects and what to look out for

22/03/21

Windows are an intrinsic part of every residential building’s design, whether they are Velux roof lights, dormer windows, panelled patio doors, or just plain old wooden or UPVC casements. Dormer...

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Going underground – foundation movement and what it could mean

Going underground – foundation movement and what it could mean

15/03/21

There are many aspects of a building construction that can’t be seen when the project is finished. This includes things like the plumbing and electrics, or underground drainage. All these components...

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Lofty ambitions – attic conversions and what should be considered

Lofty ambitions – attic conversions and what should be considered

08/03/21

If you don’t want to move house, and you have the space to do it, loft conversions are a great way to create more living space. There are however pitfalls and drawbacks to doing this. Some people...

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Setting standards higher than ever for residential property

Setting standards higher than ever for residential property

01/03/21

A new RICS Home Survey Standard is coming into effect today (1 March 2021). The new standard aims to increase consistency, transparency, and competency across residential surveying in the UK. and will...

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One step at a time: Staircases and Landings

One step at a time: Staircases and Landings

22/02/21

At first glance, most properties look to be perfectly safe to the untrained eye. It’s only an expert property surveyor who would notice that the risers on a staircase were dangerous, or the balustrades...

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Planning appeal – a refusal is not the end of the road

Planning appeal – a refusal is not the end of the road

15/02/21

Applying for planning permission can be a tricky process, and is potentially full of pitfalls if you are not familiar with how the planning system works. Many people assume that a planning refusal is...

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