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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

Japanese knotweed found near property

By Stewart Sherman, Chartered Surveyor

Sat 29 Sep 2012

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Buyer advised to take down chimney stack

By Scott Oke, Chartered Surveyor

Sat 29 Sep 2012

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An example of spalled brick fascias

By Martin Tate, Chartered Surveyor

Sat 29 Sep 2012

Spalling is caused by water being allowed to penetrate behind the front edge of brickwork or... More

Sash window frame with wet rot

By Stewart Heasman, Chartered Surveyor

Sat 29 Sep 2012

Wet rot is usually associated with neglect or poor detailing in buildings suffering damp or exposure... More

Chimney has stack of problems

By , Chartered Surveyor

Fri 28 Sep 2012

There are chimney stacks on the roof slopes. The mortar joints are beginning to erode and some... More

Rising damp found in flat bathroom

By Scott Oke, Chartered Surveyor

Fri 28 Sep 2012

The main property's floors are of suspended timber construction and surfaced with fixed floor... More

Structural Movement discovered at this property

By Scott Oke, Chartered Surveyor

Thu 27 Sep 2012

Monitoring plate fitted near severe localised cracks suggests ongoing movement (subsidence) at this... More

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