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Property Surveying Blog

February 26, 2017

Wall Tie Bars

Written by Richard Palmer

Whilst carrying out day-to-day inspections we come across a number of interesting things that people not involved in the building trade may be unaware of. A common site to our surveyors are wall tie bars or lateral restraint bars. What are they? Not to be confused with wall ties used to connect the two leaves […]

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February 21, 2017

CCTV Drain Surveys

Written by Beau Davies

If you live in a terraced or semi-detached property you will be familiar with the drainage that is prevalent to these types of properties. However, if you don’t, one of the most common characteristics that these properties have, is they will always share drainage pipes. This means the drainage pipes for each respective property within […]

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February 13, 2017

Berry Lodge Flies High!

Written by Holly Crawford

Our Surveying Drone is currently being used on a number of Surveying sites across Greater London. So far it has proved to be a tremendous success and has assisted our Surveying team in capturing hundreds of shots that would otherwise be impossible to take. We have complied a short video so you can see it in […]

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February 9, 2017

Driven Piles Explained!

Written by Beau Davies

  Over the years at Berry Lodge, our surveying team have dealt with numerous different types of construction methods. One being foundations and on more structurally complex construction projects piled foundations. Tubular steel piles are produced in many different lengths ranging from 2-12 long, and 100-400mm in diameter depending on the size of the proposed […]

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February 2, 2017

The Marvels of Mediation

Written by Bradley Mackenzie

As an RICS Chartered Surveyor and RICS Accredited Mediator, I have dealt with all types of surveying disputes, from Party Wall disputes, to Boundary disputes and even Dilapidations disputes. One characteristic that all of these disputes have in common is high legal fees and in many cases, some form of negotiated position or settlement well […]

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Written by Richard Palmer

As Party Wall Surveyors we are often out on site visits undertaking Schedule of Condition Reports, this week we noticed a property with Dry Rot and thought it may be a good subject to write a short blog on. Dry Rot is the common name for a type of fungus that can cause severe decay […]

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