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A Boundary Wall

These days I frequently find myself resolving disputes over building matters, and workmanship issues… sometimes with owners, sometimes with tenants, sometimes with managing agents. I

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Property investment

Over the years I have been involved with numerous refurbishment projects throughout Sussex. Clients maybe looking to create an investment package, some are looking to

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Flat Roof Repair

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over the last 40 years I have seen and walked on countless flat roofs. Years ago, I could scale ladders quickly and safely… these days

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Flat Roof Repairs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over the last 40 years I have seen and walked on countless flat roofs. Years ago, I could scale ladders quickly and safely… these days

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Bricks

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Most property built in the 19th and 20th century is constructed with walls formed in brick, of different thicknesses. Older property is often formed with

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Flat roof coverings

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Flat roofs are commonly seen around residential dwellings. They may be weathering extensions, porch structures, dormer windows or garages. Whilst they appear to be flat,

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Domestic Security

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]‘A man’s home is his castle’ is an often-quoted phrase which, in modern usage, gives us the right to deny intruders into our property. A

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The ‘S’ words

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The horror words in any written survey are ‘settlement’ and ‘subsidence’, then closely followed by ‘dampness’. These are defects which my colleagues and I

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Seagulls

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Here in Worthing, seagulls are no strangers! I was reminded of this only recently when on one day I had three encounters. It started badly

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Energy performance certificates

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Energy performance certificates (EPC’s) have been around now since 2008 and I imagine that most of us have seen the multicoloured ratings on fridges, freezers

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Building Terminology

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I often have clients describing their building problems to me. Sometimes, their terminology is less than accurate and, invariably, I have to make a physical

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drain

Domestic drainage

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Domestic drainage systems are covered under part H of the building regulations, and alterations to the drainage system will require Building control approval. Typically, the

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Convert your garage

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For growing families, one of the principal reasons to move house is to gain additional accommodation. Market conditions have not been easy for the last

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Window

Maintenance free windows?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] It is easy to assume that replacement plastic windows are maintenance free, however this is not the case. That said, the days of old

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The good old days?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I have reached one of life’s milestones recently – to my astonishment I find that I have been in the property business for more than

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Bats

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over the years I have taken aboard many redevelopment projects, most involving the refurbishment or reconstruction of residential property. I am involved with one such

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Thermal Imaging

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I suppose that as we all get older we would like to think that we become wiser… I look back on more than 40 years

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Stairs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Stairs occupy a central and very visible area of an average house. Moneys spent on the creation of an attractive stairway and entrance hall are

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Wall Tie Corrosion

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I find that I have been writing short articles for Sussex Local’ for some 10 years… Doesn’t time fly! I recall that the first such

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Floors

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]These days floors are all too often covered either with carpeting or timber ‘click’ decorative boards. In older property it is most likely that floors

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An asbestos cement roof

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Only recently I was phoned by a frail elderly lady who was concerned that a rogue builder was proposing to charge her hundreds of pounds

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Lightbulb, energy savings

Energy Savings

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Yes, it’s that time of year again… Chilly nights, rising fuel bills and it won’t be long before I get the first phone calls concerning

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Ashwood Tree Surgery

Care for your trees during lockdown

There are some areas of gardening which are better left to an expert and tree felling and pruning fall firmly into this category. Stephen Pickett

wall

A Boundary Wall

These days I frequently find myself resolving disputes over building matters, and workmanship issues… sometimes with owners, sometimes with tenants, sometimes with managing agents. I

Property investment

Over the years I have been involved with numerous refurbishment projects throughout Sussex. Clients maybe looking to create an investment package, some are looking to

Flat Roof Repair

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over the last 40 years I have seen and walked on countless flat roofs. Years ago, I could scale ladders quickly and safely… these days

Flat Roof Repairs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over the last 40 years I have seen and walked on countless flat roofs. Years ago, I could scale ladders quickly and safely… these days

Bricks

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Most property built in the 19th and 20th century is constructed with walls formed in brick, of different thicknesses. Older property is often formed with

Flat roof coverings

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Flat roofs are commonly seen around residential dwellings. They may be weathering extensions, porch structures, dormer windows or garages. Whilst they appear to be flat,

Domestic Security

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]‘A man’s home is his castle’ is an often-quoted phrase which, in modern usage, gives us the right to deny intruders into our property. A

The ‘S’ words

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The horror words in any written survey are ‘settlement’ and ‘subsidence’, then closely followed by ‘dampness’. These are defects which my colleagues and I

Seagulls

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Here in Worthing, seagulls are no strangers! I was reminded of this only recently when on one day I had three encounters. It started badly

Energy performance certificates

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Energy performance certificates (EPC’s) have been around now since 2008 and I imagine that most of us have seen the multicoloured ratings on fridges, freezers

Building Terminology

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I often have clients describing their building problems to me. Sometimes, their terminology is less than accurate and, invariably, I have to make a physical

drain

Domestic drainage

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Domestic drainage systems are covered under part H of the building regulations, and alterations to the drainage system will require Building control approval. Typically, the

Convert your garage

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For growing families, one of the principal reasons to move house is to gain additional accommodation. Market conditions have not been easy for the last

Window

Maintenance free windows?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] It is easy to assume that replacement plastic windows are maintenance free, however this is not the case. That said, the days of old

The good old days?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I have reached one of life’s milestones recently – to my astonishment I find that I have been in the property business for more than

Bats

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over the years I have taken aboard many redevelopment projects, most involving the refurbishment or reconstruction of residential property. I am involved with one such

Thermal Imaging

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I suppose that as we all get older we would like to think that we become wiser… I look back on more than 40 years

Stairs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Stairs occupy a central and very visible area of an average house. Moneys spent on the creation of an attractive stairway and entrance hall are

Wall Tie Corrosion

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I find that I have been writing short articles for Sussex Local’ for some 10 years… Doesn’t time fly! I recall that the first such

Floors

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]These days floors are all too often covered either with carpeting or timber ‘click’ decorative boards. In older property it is most likely that floors

An asbestos cement roof

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Only recently I was phoned by a frail elderly lady who was concerned that a rogue builder was proposing to charge her hundreds of pounds

Lightbulb, energy savings

Energy Savings

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Yes, it’s that time of year again… Chilly nights, rising fuel bills and it won’t be long before I get the first phone calls concerning

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