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January 18, 2017

Acrylic Based Render!

Written by Beau Davies

Whilst carrying out a Schedule of Condition Report earlier this week, we were asked by a Building Owner carrying out a rear extension if we believed acrylic render to be a better choice for an external finish than a traditional cement based render. When choosing an external finish there are a couple of points you […]

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January 12, 2017

Wet Rot, Know the Facts

Written by Richard Palmer

As Party Wall Surveyors we are often asked a variety of surveying questions, this week we were asked about Wet Rot and we thought it would be a good subject to write a short blog post on. Wet Rot commonly refers to a family of fungi that affect timbers inside and outside the home; for […]

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January 4, 2017

Crack in the Party Wall!

Written by Bradley Mackenzie

We had a Party Wall Enquiry this week from a building owner regarding an issue he was having with his chimney breast. As the vast majority of homes within the UK will have chimney breasts within them, we thought it would be a fantastic opportunity to post this question as it turned out to be […]

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December 22, 2016

Cut your Energy Bill in Half!

Written by Holly Crawford

As part of our dedication to customer assistance, along with the ever rising energy prices we have decided to offer several useful tips to keep your home warm this winter. In the average UK home, 25% of heat is lost through the roof, 35% through walls, 15% through floors, 15% through doors and 10% through […]

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Written by Richard Palmer

If you have ever been inside a medieval house with exposed timber beams, wooden doors and often wooden floors, you will have likely noticed small holes to the surfaces of the timber. Unbeknown to most, these holes aren’t a characteristic of the wood, instead they are actually caused by several timber eating beetles and their […]

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December 8, 2016

Building Control Information

Written by Holly Crawford

As part of our dedication to customer assistance, we thought it would helpful to list out the various contact details for Building Control for London’s various Boroughs. Below you will find a full list of all of the contact numbers and email addresses for your local Building Control departments.   Barking and Dagenham Address: Town […]

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