Five Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

admin / November 1, 2019

Buying a home is likely to be the biggest investment you ever make, and this can be an exciting process. It can also be a process littered with pitfalls, so here are five mistakes our property surveyors recommend you avoid 1. Making unrealistic or uneducated offers   Make sure to research sale and list prices […]

Japanese Knotweed – Much More Than a Summer Nuisance

admin / October 23, 2018

Fallopia Japonica, more commonly known as Japanese Knotweed was introduced to the UK in 1850. It was chosen by gardeners as the ideal landscaping plant due to its dense bamboo-like appearance and capability of growing rapidly almost anywhere. Since Japanese Knotweed infested soil has been classified as contaminated waste under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. […]

Salt Dampness

admin / September 13, 2018

When assessing isolated or sporadic dampness, an experienced surveyor can identify the cause and request further specialist investigation if required. In normal circumstances, once the original source of the dampness has been repaired, a short drying out period will be sufficient to resolve the damp but when salts are present reoccurring dampness remains, causing damage […]

Flat, Felt Covered Roofs- What To Spot

admin / May 10, 2018

Bitumen felt is the most common traditional material used for covering flat roofs in domestic construction. It normally appears a black to dark green with pigments of grey. It is widely known that flat roofs are more likely to fail than traditional pitched roofs and for this reason they are more often used when the span of […]