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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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January 18, 2017

Acrylic Based Render

Written by Beau Davies

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

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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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