Cement For Pointing: Should You Use it?

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The use of cement mortar to repoint older properties is one of the most common issues we see when conducting building surveys. Whilst repointing a property may seem like a routine or minor repair, using the wrong materials can cause damp issues and damage to brickwork and stonework, meaning some hefty repair bills in future.  … Read more

What is Rising Damp & is it Real?

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The recent launch of the RICS, Historic England, and PCA (Property Care Association) joint position statement on the investigation of moisture and its effects on traditional buildings is being heavily discussed among surveyors and property owners alike. In this article, we’ll explore what rising damp is, the causes, and answer your commonly asked questions.  What … Read more

What is a Planned Maintenance Report?

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As we come out of what feels like a very long winter, properties of all shapes and sizes have fallen victim to the elements. A Planned Maintenance Report allows you to anticipate future building work, enabling you to budget for repairs and ensure works fit in around you and your business.

Sustainability in Architecture

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With the ever-impending climate crisis upon us and changes in living and working practices in a post covid world, the need for sustainable architecture which provides a tangible connection to the natural world has never been in sharper focus.

Adding value to your home

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It’s been the year of staying home, and you may have felt inspired to update things, maybe you’re fed up of the same space and want to move on, or you’ve just seen the current busy market and want to make some improvements to really increase the value of your home before selling.

Response to Spring budget

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There’s definitely some positive news for the property industry in today’s budget, but we believe more could be done to help people get their foot on the property ladder. The stamp duty holiday on properties up to £500,000 will be extended until the end of June and a holiday on properties up to £250,000 will … Read more

What will happen to stamp duty?

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As the Government’s Budget on the 3rd March nears, it’s looking unlikely the stamp duty holiday will be extended for a significant period of time, but after a year of uncertainty for the UK, it’s difficult to predict what will happen in the next few months. Government had said they would not be extending the … Read more

Predictions for 2021

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What will happen to property in 2021 // You’ve likely heard it a lot recently but the world of property is changing significantly at the moment. This is the case for both the residential and commercial markets so we’re going to highlight a few changes, and throw our hat into the ring when it comes … Read more