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Asbestos Cement Within Residential Properties

Asbestos was a very popular building material in the construction of homes and buildings in the UK from around 1930. This was mainly due to cost effectiveness, as it was very cheap. The material was also very readily available, and offered durability, strength, insulation and good fire resistance to properties. As the health related risks …

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Expect The Unexpected: Lessons Learned from Two Property Surveys

A Neighbourly Dispute When surveying properties, it’s important to expect the unexpected, but sometimes you can’t avoid surprises. I carried out a Building Survey a couple of months ago on a 3-bedroom end terrace property that was on auction. Upon my arrival at the property, I was happily welcomed by the client who mentioned that …

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POSITIVE INPUT VENTILATION

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) Units & Systems

Many homes that we survey are found to have elevated levels of moisture, causing condensation and dampness and we often recommend installing a PIV, or Positive InputVentilation system. But what are they and how do they work? Positive input ventilation (PIV) is a low-energy, whole home ventilation method. It looks toprotect homeowners from the many …

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