Should I be Worried About flooding?

Flooding A climate change sub-committee found that there are currently 4.2 million properties deemed to be at risk of surface water flooding. The average insurance claim for flood damaged domestic properties is 20,000-30,000. Short term implications of flooding to properties can include structural damage in more severe cases and will typically involve contamination of linings …

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Inspiration: Barn Conversion

Rushmore Farm, Upton: Barn Conversion Project Value: 1.4million Designed by Studio Four, this project won the RICS 2016 South East Residential Project of the Year. The project involved conversion of an agricultural barn which sits within an area of outstanding natural beauty. Planning permission was obtained to convert the existing agricultural barn into a dwelling, constructing …

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Damp: Identifying & Treating the Key Types of Household Damp

Anyone familiar with property programmes on TV will no doubt have heard of damp in the home, and it is a common issue that crops up in building surveys. However, if correctly identified and treated damp can be removed and, ideally, prevented. The three most common types of damp are condensation, rising damp and penetrating …

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Japanese Knotweed

Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is a non-native plant in the UK which can cause damage to properties and spreads easily. As a result it can impact on the buying and selling property process and there are strict requirements governing its removal. This hardy plant can cause extensive damage to property such as walls, drains, driveways …

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