The 6th April 2014 sees the introduction of updated Approved Documents for Part L – Conservation of Fuel and Power – from the current 2010 documents. With the introduction of the updated guidance there is a period of transition, meaning, that if the Building Regulations Application is made prior to the 6th April 2014 and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Changes to Approved Documents Part L in 2014
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the new buzz word in construction. Everyone is talking about BIM and its impact on the construction industry, but what is the impact for surveyors? We are a firm of surveyors and designers, established two years ago. From the outset our focus was collaborative working and knowledge sharing, something lead […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The new year has started off with a number of enquiries but I have noticed a number of these are around consumers and issues with their project. This started to make me think about what were the similarities between the issues. All the projects had a common theme, the client had first approached a builder […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Tips for Undertaking a Building Project or Extension
On the 18th June 2012, the RICS matrics Suffolk group enjoyed a presentation from RICS Headquarters to set out what the RICS is influencing in Parliament and to engage with user groups on what topics affect surveyors. The matrics group is an open group of surveyors in Suffolk that offers a support network to those […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on RICS Parliamentary Affairs Gives Presentation to matrics Suffolk
The RICS are warning potential homebuyers to take caution when looking at properties with ‘free’ photovoltaic panel installations. Purchasers are seeing mortgages declined or difficulties from mortgage lenders due to the way that these ‘free’ panels are leased to homeowners. These ‘free’ PV panels installed by solar companies are usually let on long leases, usually 25 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on RICS Warn of Mortgage Difficulties from Free Solar Panel Installations