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Consequences of Ignoring the Party Wall Act

Consequences of Ignoring the Party Wall Act

If you live in a semi-detached or terraced house, you may have already heard some complicated stories about the Party Wall Act and, as a result, decided that you will never do any major home improvement work on your house. But it isn’t all doom and gloom. It can even be a relatively painless process …

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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 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Property

Owning a home comes with a ton of responsibility. That’s why it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with everything on the property so that you can stay on top of essential maintenance and upkeep. When you own a home, it seems like there’s always some expense coming up. Whether it’s a required plumbing repair …

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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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4 Reasons Why Property Owners Hire Surveyors

4 Reasons Why Property Owners Hire Surveyors

As a property owner, you have likely already hired a surveyor before and understand the reasons for their importance. If not, you need to consider why property owners get their properties surveyed and if you should do the same.  Seeking professional advice will keep you informed on all relevant legalities of your property. There are …

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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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Top 5 Things About Your Party Wall Agreement You Need to Know Before Renovating

If you live in a semi-detached or terrace house, then you share a wall (or walls) with your neighbour. That wall is known as a party wall. Party walls usually separate buildings belonging to different owners but could include garden walls built astride a boundary – known as party fence walls.  Where a wall separates …

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Why Checking Engineers Are Required Under the Party Wall Act

Why Checking Engineers Are Required Under the Party Wall Act

Party Wall Surveyor – Structural Design The structural design of a building for the Party Wall Surveyor is essential. Our party wall surveyors may refer matters to a checking engineer. Why do we need them? An excellent professional will never step outside of his or her discipline. Concerning party wall matters, typically, a surveyor will be appointed …

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