You would be surprised how many people involved in a construction project need a building surveyor but have no idea why. It’s one of those jobs which has no clear definition – and yet is of paramount importance when it comes to overseeing any kind of building scheme. So here, Dayle Bayliss explains what she […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Why do you need a Building Surveyor?
With the introduction of the latest RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Guidance Note on Surveys of Residential Property we look at the different levels of Building Surveys set out within the guidance. This should assist when making the decision on what level of survey to instruct. The Guidance note focuses on condition based surveys for […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What Type of Building Survey?
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
From the 22nd November 2013 it’s the start of Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings National Maintenance Week for 2013. Dayle discusses the importance of undertaking simple checks and maintenance to help stave of decay off our Listed Buildings. More than 40 old houses across Suffolk are in the grips of decay – many after […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Maintain Suffolk’s Listed Buildings – National Maintenance Week
Between the 23rd November and the 30th November it is SPAB’s 11th National Maintenance Week. This event is focused at demonstrating the importance of regular maintenance to a building regardless of age, scale or purpose. With the message of this years campaign being; A badly maintained building cannot be an energy efficient building. This message […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on National Maintenance Week – November 23rd to 30th 2012