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October 16, 2017

A Guide to Gallows Brackets

Written by Karim El Shenawi-Ali

As a graduate surveyor here at Berry Lodge, whilst carrying out site inspections, I have noticed that the incorrect removal of a Chimney Breast and its support, or sometimes lack of,  is becoming an increasingly common sight. If left unsupported the Chimney Breast or stack can pose a great risk to the structure of ones […]

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October 9, 2017

Bombs and Boundary Lines! 

Written by Beau Davies

Here at Berry Lodge we regularly undertake Boundary Determination Reports. We recently undertook one of the most interesting investigations we have been involved in to date. Given the rarity of the outcome of the report, I thought it would a great topic to write a short blog post on. The boundary line in question bordered […]

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Written by Richard Palmer

In London it is hard to walk down any street without noticing the multitude of chimneys towering above the rooftops. These are often different shapes, heights, sizes and certainly not all in as good condition as could be hoped! Much of London’s housing stock is made up of houses built between the 1800’s and 1930’s, […]

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Written by Bradley Mackenzie

As an RICS Chartered Surveyor I regularly provide 30 minutes free advice via the RICS Party Wall Consumer Helpline. One of the most common questions I am asked by both building owners and adjoining owners is: “My Party Wall Surveyor isn’t responding what can I do?”   My take on this is as follows: In […]

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Written by Extension Architecture

Why You Need A Planning Consultant If you are thinking of making a planning application to your local council, it is a good idea to hire a professional planning consultant in order to save time and money overall, because they will guide you through the process by choosing from the various planning routes and options to […]

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Written by Richard Palmer

By far the most obvious and important parts of a property are the walls. They not only provide weatherproofing, security and support they are often the most decorative part of the property. As part of my “Property Through the Ages Blog Series”, I will be comparing two of the most common types of brick wall […]

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