From the stunning White Cliffs of Dover to the rugged peaks of the Scottish Highlands, the United Kingdom is a land blessed with an incredible diversity of flora. However, amidst this splendid diversity, a sinister problem looms large – invasive plant species. These plant invaders, with their aggressive growth and reproduction, pose a significant threat to the native ecosystems. Today, we’ll delve into three of the most notorious culprits: Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed, and horsetail.
In the intricate world of property acquisition, knowledge isn’t just power; it’s a safeguard against unforeseen expenses and a tool for effective negotiations. One of the often-overlooked yet highly beneficial aspects of property survey reports is a detailed breakdown of estimated costs for works. But why is this breakdown so crucial, and how can it serve potential property buyers?
Undertaking certain building work without planning permission constitutes a breach of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 which can result in fines or imprisonment for the offender in some cases such unauthorised works to listed buildings.
If you’re eyeing a charming period property, you’ve probably come across the term ‘lath and plaster’. It’s an old-school technique that has both beauty and baggage. As experts in the field, we at Flettons Surveyors are here to break it down for you in simple words.
Purchasing a property is undeniably one of the most significant investments many of us make in our lifetime. As with all substantial investments, it’s crucial to be informed. This is where a property survey by Flettons Surveyors becomes an invaluable tool, enabling you to revise your offer.
Magnesite floor screed, also known as magnesium oxychloride, may sound like an arcane term to many. Yet, for aficionados of architecture and those engrossed in the restoration of vintage properties, this term evokes more than a mere nod of acknowledgment. Pioneering its way through the early to mid-20th century, this flooring marvel has left an indelible imprint on the building industry. Through this guide, we unravel the layers of magnesite floor screed, touching upon its history, its commendable attributes, the challenges it posed, and its ripple effect on other facets of a structure.
Concrete framed buildings, popular across various eras and especially in the mid-to-late 20th century, have provided us with enduring structures. From the use of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) to different concrete types influenced by specific periods, the world of concrete buildings is diverse. However, like all construction methods, there can be potential issues. At Flettons, we’ve compiled a list of common problems you might encounter in concrete framed structures:
Galvanic action in plumbing is a type of corrosion that occurs when two different metals are in contact with each other in the presence of an electrolyte, such as water. When this occurs, an electrochemical reaction takes place that can cause one metal to corrode more quickly than it would on its own.
Cracks are a major concern for every property buyer and homeowner. However, buildings can crack for various reasons, and some cracks are more serious than others. The main question when it comes to cracks is, have I got subsidence?
Dampness and timber decay are among the most prevalent issues in properties, posing both financial implications and challenges in securing loans. Flettons, with its vast expertise, emphasizes the significance of comprehending the multiple forms of dampness and their potential impact on property value.
Ever had those moments where you’re itching to understand the magic behind a comprehensive property assessment? Or wondered about the layers that make up your beloved home? You’re in luck! With Flettons Surveyors by your side, we’ll uncover exactly what surveyors look for during an in-depth survey and the nuances of structural alterations.
Understanding roofing materials is crucial for maintaining the longevity and safety of a structure. One such material that has stood the test of time is the Eternit Fibre Cement roofing. If your property has this roofing or you’re considering it, this guide is for you. Let’s dive into the world of Fibre cement roof tiles.
Let’s start with the basics. A load-bearing wall, as the name suggests, is a wall that supports the weight above it, be it the structure, roof, or sometimes an upper floor. Essentially, these walls bear and distribute the load to the foundation.
The foundation of a city, town, or even a single house often depends on its underground drainage systems. Just like arteries in our body, these systems play an essential role in the overall health of a structure. In this guide, we’ll delve deep into the world of underground drainage systems, highlighting their importance, types, hazards, costs, and the critical aspect of CCTV surveys.
In the world of property ownership, boundary fencing plays a pivotal role in not only delineating property limits but also in ensuring a level of privacy and security. Flettons Surveyors, with a legacy of helping property owners make informed decisions, offers this extensive guide to boundary fencing.