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Why Planned Preventative Maintenance Surveys Are Essential in the Winter

Owning and managing a property is a big responsibility.  Maintaining the building’s infrastructure and appearance is essential to its very purpose, but knowing where to start with upkeep can be daunting. It is often in the winter months, with their freezing temperatures and harsh conditions, that serious and costly problems arise. As the saying goes: …

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The Party Wall Etc Act 1996 and Chimney Breast Removal – The Facts

A good way to increase space in an older property is to remove a chimney breast, particularly if the room is constrained in size. Once you have considered the merit of removing an original feature of the property and have come to terms with the inevitable disruption that will result, your thoughts must turn to …

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Sustainable surveying practices – building a greener future

As surveyors, we play an important role in helping clients meet sustainability requirements in construction. Official targets aside, we believe it is our professional and moral duty to steer the sector in a more environmentally conscious direction. While this is an ambitious approach, it is essential for the future of the planet that we take …

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The role of Chartered Surveyors in historic building preservation

If you are planning changes to a historic building, it is essential to get help from relevant professionals. Building preservation may involve sourcing specific materials, using certain skilled trades/methods and/or following prescribed procedures. A suitably skilled Chartered Surveyor can help you by providing a historic building survey and offering guidance on your project. The importance …

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How Chartered Surveyors navigate property related conflicts

How Chartered Surveyors navigate property related conflicts?

Property related conflicts are not uncommon in the UK, and when they arise, they can lead to contentious disputes, which can be challenging to resolve. In these situations, Chartered Surveyors play a crucial role in providing expert guidance and resolving conflicts in a fair and objective manner. Our valuable contribution in navigating property-related disputes, including …

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The Importance of Planned Property Maintenance

The Importance of Planned Property Maintenance in England

Look after your home, and it will look after you. This simple mantra holds true for property owners across the country. Property maintenance should be treated as an ongoing responsibility, rather than a one-time task. By having a planned maintenance program in place, homeowners and commercial property owners identify and address issues early, preventing them …

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Why does sustainability matter in chartered surveying?

Sustainability has become the focus of various industries, and the field of chartered surveying is no exception. We play a pivotal role in the construction and property development sectors and their commitment to promoting sustainable practices. This blog explores the significance of sustainability in chartered surveying, with a particular focus on the importance of incorporating …

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