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Basements and the Party Wall Surveyor Team

Basements and The Party Wall Surveyor Team

Basement excavations are becoming increasingly popular, according to our Party Wall Surveyor Surrey Team. Living spaces are generally becoming smaller. People are today taking advantage of basements. Excavations are now very common; this provides additional living space, also possibly increasing house values. More innovative ideas are being used for basements to get the best out …

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Can a Neighbour Refuse Consent to Party Wall Works?

Party Walls typically separate buildings belonging to different owners but could include garden walls built astride a boundary – known as party fence walls. Since the Party Wall Act 1996 was introduced, homeowners in England and Wales have had a procedure to follow when building work involves a party wall or party fence wall, some excavations …

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What Do You Do If A Contractor Destroys Your Property?

When you hire someone for a building or repairs project in your home, you want the work to be of high quality and for them to treat your property with care and respect.  However, in some cases, a contractor might do subpar work that can cause immediate and lasting damage to your property. Even if …

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Top 5 FAQs About Structural Engineering

Giving someone the duty of organizing your building services is a daunting task, so you’ll need to make sure you’re working with a firm that you trust and that you ask them the right questions.  So, what questions do you need to ask a structural engineer? Let’s dig in. What is a Structural Engineer? Structural …

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What is a party wall?

What is a Party Wall?

Our Party Wall Surveyors are often asked to explain what a party wall is; this is never a simple answer. As with all party wall matters, this can be complex. Role of a Party Wall Surveyor & The Party Wall Act The Act covers new buildings on or at the boundaries of two properties. It also includes …

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Rights of Access for a Building Surveyor Professional

Rights of Access for a Building Surveyor Professional

The Correct Advice from Our Building Surveyor Professionals For matters connected with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, you will need to know certain information. You will need to be guided on these matters by experts. Our Building Surveyor professionals are here to help you. Party wall matters can be very complicated, and you must understand your …

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What is Asbestos? Dangers and UK Regulations

What is Asbestos? Dangers and UK Regulations

Many buildings in the UK that were constructed in the past have used asbestos due to its desirable properties. The Main Benefit of Using Asbestos: Inexpensive Insulation Resilient and durable Asbestos is incredibly great and insulating heat and absorbing sound for insulation purposes alongside being fire resistant. However, only up until relatively recently the effects …

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Wood Rot: The Difference Between Dry Rot and Wet Rot

Wood Rot: The Difference Between Dry Rot and Wet Rot

Wood rot is one of the leading causes of buildings’ damage – especially if they’re old or abandoned. It’s important to identify what kind of wood rot it is – dry or wet – and then learn how to treat it and what caused it (to prevent the rot from occurring again). The difference between dry …

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3 Reasons Why You Need to Hire a Structural Engineer

There are many reasons to hire a structural engineer for your industrial, commercial, or residential building project. Whether you’re starting from scratch or already have designs and drawings to work with, a structural engineer is there to make sure your vision comes to life safely. The services provided by a structural engineer are often comprehensive …

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Pitched Roof: Types & Common Defects

Pitched Roof: Types & Common Defects

Pitched roofs are the most common types of roofs found on buildings. They are most often used because they effectively shed water, whereas the other type of roofs, such as a flat roof, aren’t. A pitched roof is most likely to be found on the main buildings on most domestic properties. Types of Pitched Roofs …

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