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December 11, 2017

Why do Roofs Sag?

Written by Tughan Musa

In my first blog post, I am going to be looking at something that all properties have in common, the roof! Roofs are essential to the fabric of every building, they weatherproof it while also channeling water away from the upper parts of the property. Roofs traditionally are constructed to form a shape of a […]

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Written by Karim El Shenawi-Ali

Property Foundations are as old as the building itself, foundations are considered to be the most important aspect to property stability and safety. They carry the weight of the building, in the process, transferring the load to the soil below allowing the building to stand securely. That is why when considering undertaking a rear, side […]

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Written by Bradley Mackenzie

In this blog post, I am going to be looking at special foundations and in particular how recent Case Law has changed the way these foundations can be approached during the Party Wall and construction process. Special foundations can often be a sticking or delaying point on Party Wall Jobs, therefore I thought it would […]

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Written by Beau Davies

In this blog post, I am going to be looking at roof coverings. The whole purpose of these as you know is to keep the inside of the property dry and in a good condition.  A leaking or faulty roof covering is one of the easiest ways that water can penetrate your property. Roof Coverings […]

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November 13, 2017

Appealing a Party Wall Award

Written by Bradley Mackenzie

The Party Wall Award is generally considered as the conclusion of the Party Wall Agreement process and importantly once served means that the building owner is free to commence their Party Wall Works. Through the eyes of the Party Wall etc Act 1996, once the Party Wall Award has been agreed, the “dispute” between the […]

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November 6, 2017

A Look at Subsidence

Written by Karim El Shenawi-Ali

As a Party Wall Surveyor, one of my daily tasks is to undertake site visits, which i inevitably means I will see a wide variety of property defects.  While I have seen many, in my experience I have found defective walls to be most common. A defective wall is defined as a wall that contains […]

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