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Blocked drain potentially serious implications

By , Chartered Surveyor

Mon 12 Nov 2012

This matter should be investigated further as a matter of urgency as the overflow can seriously... More

Ever wondered where mice and vermin get in?

By , Chartered Surveyor

Mon 12 Nov 2012

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Classic example of flat roof at end of life

By , Chartered Surveyor

Mon 12 Nov 2012

Problems with flat roofs are one of the most issues discoveries made by home surveyors - this... More

Cracks to pointing reveal movement

By Martin Tate, Chartered Surveyor

Mon 12 Nov 2012

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Bucket used to conceal roof leak

By , Chartered Surveyor

Mon 12 Nov 2012

What hidden problems await the unwary? A good surveyor will always carry a ladder and where... More

Older plaster ceilings in need of repairs

By Scott Oke, Chartered Surveyor

Wed 07 Nov 2012

Before the introduction of plasterboard, lath and plaster ceilings were formed by applying plaster... More

Rusted Downspout put Foundations at Risk

By Martin Tate, Chartered Surveyor

Wed 07 Nov 2012

The guttering of this Manchester house were in particularly poor condition, and had begun to cause... More

Historic woodworm no cause for concern

By Martin Tate, Chartered Surveyor

Wed 07 Nov 2012

During a recent building survey, the surveyor noted evidence of historic woodworm (photograph shows... More

Wall ties are not always cause for concern

By Martin Tate, Chartered Surveyor

Wed 07 Nov 2012

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Rising Damp Ruins Bathroom

By Scott Oke, Chartered Surveyor

Wed 07 Nov 2012

Damp throughout this St Albans home was particularly evident in the bathroom, where rising damp had... More

Rotten window frames requiring repair

By Stewart Sherman, Chartered Surveyor

Wed 07 Nov 2012

The windows and doors of this property are all of timber framed double glazed construction. ... More

Concrete sills in need of attention

By Administrator, Chartered Surveyor

Wed 07 Nov 2012

Original concrete window sills and aprons have been utilised in this property and... More

Concealed drainage hides problems at Manchester flat

By Stewart Heasman, Chartered Surveyor

Tue 06 Nov 2012

A recent survey on a converted house in Manchester revealed excessive standing water near in parts... More

Excessive loading has led to split roof struts

By Martin Tate, Chartered Surveyor

Fri 05 Oct 2012

One or two of the roof supporting struts in this property have split due to their size and excessive... More

Poorly ventilated loft space leads to rot

By , Chartered Surveyor

Sat 29 Sep 2012

A recent Homebuyer Report conducted on a house in Manchester revealed extensive dry rot in the... More

Blocked cement valley prevents drainage

By Scott Oke, Chartered Surveyor

Sat 29 Sep 2012

Although guttering and rainwater pipes can be cheap to fix, they can lead to more expensive problems... More

Weeds growing through flat roof in poor repair

By Stewart Heasman, Chartered Surveyor

Sat 29 Sep 2012

Flat felt roofs are common and can be problematic. This one has weeds are growing out of the gravel... More

Electrics in cellar in shocking state

By Stewart Heasman, Chartered Surveyor

Sat 29 Sep 2012

£5,000 should be budgeted for rewiring of this installation which does not comply with current... More

Wet rot in the timber purlin at a party wall

By , Chartered Surveyor

Sat 29 Sep 2012

Damp meter readings indicated in excess of 17% moisture content on a large area of this party wall... More

Major damp problem due to lack of damp proof course?

By Stewart Heasman, Chartered Surveyor

Sat 29 Sep 2012

The surveyor found severe damp showing around the bay window, but was it due to lack of a damp proof... More

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