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Case Study: Edwardian Cottage Burst Pipe in Roof Space

Case Study: Edwardian Cottage Burst Pipe in Roof Space

One of our Surrey building surveyors carried out a building survey for an Edwardian cottage, in which there was an extensive amount of dampness. We tested for damp (which we do in all building surveys) assessed the repair property. There was also another significant defect in rotten timber windows in which there was evidence of …

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How Can Garden Villages Help the Housing Crisis?

How Can Garden Villages Help the Housing Crisis?

The media has documented the UK’s housing crisis on many occasions. With both journalists and politicians raising the issue, could new garden villages be the answer?  What is a Garden Village? Simply put, garden villages are pieces of brownfield land that can be used for new housing communities. Usually, a garden village will contain anywhere …

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Home Extension Cost Considerations

Home Extension Cost Considerations

You’ve decided that you want more space in your property, so what’s next? Here are vital aspects you need to consider before you extend your property. Once you’ve decided that you want a home extension, you need to consider the price. Will, it cost more to extend your home, or is it more simple to …

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How Stresses Affect Structural Members in Commercial Buildings

How Stresses Affect Structural Members in Commercial Buildings

Several members make up a building frame. A few prominent members are struts, ties, beams, columns, and walls that make up the building’s frame. It’s essential to understand how stress affects these, especially in a commercial building. Struts are present in the frame to withstand compressive stress. This stress comes from the force of each level …

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