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August 3, 2017

Wasps, A Stinging Feeling

Written by Richard Palmer

Whether it be undertaking a Party Wall inspection, an RICS HomeBuyer Report or a Full Building Survey, our surveyors tend to find themselves in and out of a lot of lofts. Amongst other things, one thing that they are always on the lookout for are wasp nests, which can be a danger to both the […]

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Written by Karim El Shenawi-Ali

Over the past few months, I have undertaken a fair few Party Wall Surveying inspections. During my time on site I have increasingly noticed walls that have failed and property owners that don’t know what have caused the issue, or how to address them. To help clear up the confusion, I thought it would be […]

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Written by Beau Davies

Cantilevered scaffolding is a form of scaffolding that is usually used to overcome obstacles that prevent a scaffolding tower being erected, or reduce the chances or damage occurring to the structure beneath the cantilevered area. Conventional scaffolding would usually require a frame, post or base plate to rest on some part of the ground or […]

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Written by Bradley Mackenzie

Over the years we have seen all types of Access Hoarding designs from those that are well designed to those that provide little to no protection to the contractors or the adjoining owners. To try and minimise the disruption access can have upon an adjoining owner’s property, we thought it would be a good idea […]

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Written by Karim El Shenawi-Ali

In this blog post, I will be addressing one of the most common forms of Party Wall work that takes place within the London area, Chimney Breast removal. Removing your Chimney Breasts is a cost effective and easy way of not only the increasing room size, but also positively increasing the Net Internal Area (NIA) […]

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Written by Beau Davies

Here at Berry Lodge we deal with thousands of Parry Wall Awards each year, by far one of the most common forms of work I see being undertaken to terraced or semi-detached properties is structural work to the Party Wall. Whether this work be in the form of a loft conversion, chimney breast removal, or […]

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