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How to sympathetically restore a period property

Period property restorations are growing in popularity. An increasing number of Britons are taking on the challenge of restoring houses back to their former glory. If the work isn’t approached cautiously, you risk stripping out the authenticity and unique character of the house. If you’re in the midst of a period property restoration (  ...More »


Save your business money with a full commercial survey

There are lots of factors to consider when purchasing or renting a commercial property. Is it fit for purpose? Is it big enough? What are the operating costs going to be? Beyond these considerations, you’ll need to think about the actual building and whether there are any defects. Pre-existing issues could result in you having to spend thousands more than expected.Our commercial building  ...More »


How to resolve a Party Wall dispute

Extensions and building works can have an affect on walls and boundaries between you and your neighbours, known as Party Walls. In these cases, you must follow the procedures set out in the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. The Party Wall Act exists to protect you and your neighbours. It sets out your responsibilities and obligations for work that might have an effect on other people's property.   ...More »


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