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5 Common Misconceptions about Party Wall Agreements

5 Common Misconceptions about Party Wall Agreements

The Party Wall Act is an essential piece of legislation that permits neighbours to have a say in work done near their property, that may cause damage to their homes. This year represents the 25th anniversary of the Party Wall Act of 1996, and its importance has not lessened in the following years. The Party …

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Can A Civil Engineer Do Structural Engineering?

Can A Civil Engineer Do Structural Engineering?

When building a new home, renovating an existing home, or undertaking any other construction project, you will require the services of either a Civil Engineer or a Structural Engineer, or both. “Can civil engineers do structural engineering?” is a common question that many of us have. The answer is Yes! Civil engineering is one of …

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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 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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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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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 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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