Category Archive for "Surveys"

INTRODUCING THE NEW CSTDB QUALIFICATION

As from the 1st January 2018 The Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) qualification has been re-named Certificated Surveyor of Timber & Dampness in Buildings, (CSTDB)  however, the  existing CSRT qualification will continue to be recognised as a professional qualification…

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Rising Damp in an internal wall.

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Rising Damp Works carried out to a property in Leatherhead.     This week we completed some work to address Rising Dampness at a property in Leatherhead.   Rising Damp had been identified by a Property Care Association (PCA) independent surveyor.   These…

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What is a Damp and Timber in contact Survey ?

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Damp and Timber Survey when buying a property Have you been asked for a damp and timber survey? What does ” Timbers in Contact” mean? Most people are flummoxed by the “timbers in contact” phrase . Basically, it’s the timbers…

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Example of a blocked air brick

Air Bricks and their purpose

  We are often asked why air bricks in the wall are important. Another question we are regularly asked is “ What does my Mortgage Valuer/Surveyor mean by “improve the sub floor ventilation”? In simple terms, an air brick is…

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When is damp not damp?

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We recently inspected a property where the client said had “raging dampness” As you can see from the photo, there is definitely a problem and a vusial inspection did indeed show the surface of the wall to be damp, however,…

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Future surveyor?

Why do you charge for your surveys?

Shaw Preservations

WHY DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR SURVEYS WHEN SOME OTHER COMPANIES DON’T ?             Please let me explain: As a company we take pride in our efficiency.  Everything is communicated in writing for complete transparency…

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