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Written by Bradley Mackenzie

I was recently instructed to undertake a building survey of a large detached house in North London. The purchaser was especially concerned as they thought the property was suffering from damp. Upon inspection, the damp issue had all of the traits of rising damp! In all the years I have been inspecting properties, rising damp […]

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Written by Karim El Shenawi-Ali

Over the past few months, I have increasingly noticed the use of roof lights in pitched roofs, as these are becoming a common addition to most loft extension, I thought it would be great to share exactly what they are and what benefits they bring to homeowners. In simple terms, roof lights can be implemented […]

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Written by Bradley Mackenzie

“Can I move the timber boundary fence separating my garden (the building owner’s garden) and the adjoining owner’s garden?” In this Party Wall blog post I will be looking at one of the most common questions I  am asked by both owners planning on undertaking construction works to their property and also owners whom adjoin […]

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Written by Karim El Shenawi-Ali

Here at Berry Lodge Surveyors we specialise in Party Wall Surveying. One of the most common types of notifiable Party Wall works I have dealt with is a wall that is being built up to the boundary line, but wholly on the land of the builder owner. This is frequently seen in the form of […]

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Written by Beau Davies

Within London and other highly built up areas, there are an array of issues that need to be overcome when construction works are taking place. At Berry Lodge, we see a number of issues during our site inspections, one of the more common ones we are seeing is air vents, boiler flues or air bricks that […]

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Written by Richard Palmer

Here at Berry Lodge we deal with numerous Party Wall Agreements each month, one of the most common elements we see is enclosure costs. Enclosure costs arise when a Building Owner uses or encloses upon a wall that was previously built by the Adjoining Owner. This blog post aims to provide transparency to the determination, […]

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